Wednesday, April 6, 2016
8:00 - 9:45 a.m.
Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill

Join us for this forum featuring area business leaders who will assess the Southern New Jersey economy in their business sectors. The panel will consist of four experts who will discuss current and six-month outlooks in their respective fields.

Stephen R. Miller 
President & COO 
Fulton Bank of New Jersey
Jeffrey S. Brown
Vice Chairman
NFI Industries
Luke A. Tilley, Ph.D.
Vice President & Chief Economist
Wilmington Trust Investment Advisors
Richard Forman
Founder/President & C
Forman Mills, Inc.
Tami Bogutz Steinberg, Esq.
Flaster/Greenberg, PC

On March 23, CCSNJ members gathered to hear from Assemblyman Craig J. Coughlin, chairman of the Assembly Financial Institutions & Insurance Committee, at the Chamber's latest Health Issues Committee meeting.

On March 29, Virtua president and CEO Richard P. Miller and former Philadelphia Flyers goalie Brian Boucher spoke to CCSNJ members about facing challenges in leadership. Moderated by Emmy-award-winning motivational speaker and author Steve Adubato, attendees enjoyed a fireside chat with these key leadership figures.

New Jersey's Equal Pay Bill Could Lead to More Wage Gap Disputes if Signed by Governor Christie

By Dina M. Mastellone, Esq.
Genova Burns LLC
On March 14, 2016, legislation that would close the wage gap amongst women and men in New Jersey was sent to Governor Chris Christie for signature after passing both houses in the State Legislature. On average in New Jersey, studies have shown that women make 80.4 cents for each dollar a man earns, making it slightly more than the national average of 79 cents. Further, the wage gap is larger for African-American and Latina women, who make 58.1 cents and 42.7 cents, respectively, for every dollar men earn. If signed into law by the Governor, the new Equal Pay Bill (Senate Bill 992) will amend the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD). The Senate passed the Bill by a vote of 28-to-4 despite strong opposition from many New Jersey business groups. The Bill is modeled on the federal Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act signed into law by President Barack Obama on January 29, 2009... Full coverage


CCSNJ Secretary
Joseph W. Devine, FACHE
Joseph W. Devine, FACHE, is president and chief executive officer of Kennedy Health. A 30-year Kennedy veteran, Devine is an officer of the Corporation of Kennedy Health and an ex-officio of the Kennedy Health Board of Directors and the Kennedy University Board of Trustees.

As treasurer of the New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA) Board of Trustees, Devine is also a member of the NJHA Executive Committee, the Chair's Advisory Committee on Industry Direction, and the NJHA Executive Compensation Committee. In addition, as NJHA treasurer, Devine serves as chair of the NJHA Finance Committee and as a member of the Investment and Audit and Compliance Committees for a one-year term through 2016... Full biography

State Affairs
Committee Chairman
William J. Castner, Jr., Esq.

William J. Castner, Jr., Esq., Senior Vice President of Corporate and Regulatory Affairs at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, chairs the State Affairs Committee, which meets eight times per year with members of the State Legislature and the Governor's cabinet. Members are updated at each meeting on current legislative issues.

Next Meeting:     Wednesday, April 20, 2016
                           8:00 - 10:00 a.m. 
       The Mansion on Main Street, 
Speaker:            Ford M. Scudder
                           Acting State Treasurer




April 14
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
April 21
11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
May 12
11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

April 6

April 14
The ChopHouse

April 15

April 19

April 20

April 21

April 29
The Future of Health Care

May 5

May 12
Filomena Lakeview


May 18
State Affairs Committee

May 19
Business After Business

May 20
Meet the Policymakers

May 25
Meet the Policymakers

June 1
Women's Conference


Imagine being able to assist local charities by doing something as simple as offering your employees access to beverages in your facility.  Coca-Cola, in partnership with CCSNJ, offers members access to the Vend4Cause program. Vending machines and/or coolers supported by Coca-Cola can be placed in your business and a portion of every dollar spent is given to a charity of your choice. For more information, click here.

Stefanie Marabella
Business Development
Better Qualified
Effective networking is the linking of like-minded individuals who, through trust and relationship building, become strategic referral partners for one another.

A few tips to keep in mind:
  • Set specific goals when planning to participate in networking events
  • Be genuine and authentic and determine how you can help others
  • Visit groups that spark your interest or mirror a similar tone or purpose
  • Become known as a powerful resource for others
  • Have a clear understanding of your services and what makes your doing it special
  • Be positive, energetic and have fun
  • Follow through quickly and efficiently on referrals...your actions are a reflection of your referral partner
Meet our Ambassadors

WCRE is a full-service Philadelphia and South Jersey commercial real estate brokerage and advisory firm specializing in office, retail, medical, industrial and investment properties.

One woman can make a difference, but together we can rock the world! Join Business ExSellence Consulting Services on Friday, May 6, from noon to 2 p.m. at Il Villaggio in Cherry Hill for its Women's Power Lunch. The event will feature guest speaker Debra P. DiLorenzo, President & CEO of the Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey. To register, click here.


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