Monday, January 18, 2021
In an effort to support the mission and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., the CCSNJ has put together a list of local volunteer opportunities and initiatives taking place for the MLK Day of Service on January 18, 2021.

If you are looking for ways to support the community during this important day, check out CCSNJ's Community Events Calendar.

Also, if your organization has an initiative for MLK Day of Service that you'd like to share on the Community Events Calendar, you can follow this brief instructional video.
Upcoming Events

Tuesday, January 19, 2021
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Please join us to hear from Congressman Donald Norcross as he discusses his priorities for the upcoming year and issues of interest to the South Jersey business community.

Thursday, January 21, 2021
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Late last year, Governor Murphy and the New Jersey Legislature finalized an agreement on the New Jersey Economic Recovery Act of 2020, which creates a variety of different corporate tax incentive programs to help attract and retain businesses in the state. Please join us to hear New Jersey Economic Development Authority's Chief Executive Officer, Tim Sullivan, discuss the new tax incentive programs approved as a part of this Act, including how they differ from their predecessors, Grow NJ and the Economic Redevelopment and Growth (ERG) Program, and when businesses that are interested in taking advantage of the programs can start to do so.

Thursday, January 21, 2021
2:00 - 3:15 p.m.

  • COVID-19 Employee Leave Update
  • COVID-19 Vaccinations and Testing

Thursday, January 28, 2021
2:00 - 3:15 p.m.

  • Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Round 2: Assessing and Accessing Potential Benefits for Your Business

Tuesday, January 26, 2021
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Thinking about what comes next for your workforce as you move into 2021? As many offices move to a hybrid environment or continue an all-remote model, they are talking about issues such as optimizing technology platforms and keeping employees engaged. The RSM team will facilitate a discussion on this topic including brief presentations followed by break-out sessions to discuss with your peers.

Wednesday, January 27, 2021
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Connect with the CCSNJ's high-level Board of Directors during this hour-long networking session featuring Judi London, Chief Strategy OfficerBancroftDenise V. Monahan, Group Vice President, M&T Bank; and Anthony Mongeluzo, 
President, PCS.

Wednesday, January 27, 2021
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Join Pyramid Club members and members of the Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey for a great night of virtual networking!

Thursday, February 4, 2021
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Join us to hear from Ørsted Offshore North America's Chief Executive Officer, David Hardy, on his career, leadership, and commitment to building a renewable energy future and launching a new American industry that will revitalize ports along the East Coast and create valuable, highly skilled jobs across the country.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Please join us to hear an update from Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin on the Assembly’s legislative priorities for 2021, his expectations for the FY2022 state budget and any new initiatives planned to address business challenges due to the pandemic.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Join us for small group networking! 
Throughout the program we'll ask fun poll questions to help break the ice.

This meeting's theme is: Boyz II Men

Join the zoom meeting with a
Boyz II Men-themed background!

Network with fellow CCSNJ members in a fun and relaxing virtual atmosphere!
Friday, January 22
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. | REGISTER
Monday, January 25
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. | REGISTER
Friday, January 29
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. | REGISTER
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Legislative Updates
On January 13, Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey (CCSNJ) Manager of Government Affairs, Hilary Chebra testified before the Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee in support of a bill package sponsored by Majority Leader Louis D. Greenwald, which would assist restaurants and Main Street businesses struggling as a result of the pandemic. Read more>>
On January 12, Governor Phil Murphy delivered the State of the State Address, broadcast virtually for the first time in state history due to the pandemic. The address opened with stories from various business owners and residents on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. During the speech, the Governor highlighted some of the goals he accomplished during his first three years in office, including enacting the $15 minimum wage and passing the millionaires tax, both of which the CCSNJ opposed, and the newly signed tax incentive programs, which the CCSNJ supported. Read more>>
Resource Center
2020 Fourth Quarter Results
The region’s economy experienced overall declines in business activity in the fourth quarter during the resurgence of the pandemic in the region and associated restrictions, according to the firms responding to the South Jersey Business Survey. Despite current conditions, most of the survey’s indicators for future activity showed increases from the previous quarter, indicating firms’ expectations for growth over the next six months.

CCSNJ in the News
A package of bills aimed at easing restrictions on to New Jersey restaurants trying to weather the pandemic is advancing in the state Legislature. Read more>>

To continue supporting our small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Phil Murphy signed A-4853/S-3011 to reduce businesses’ UI contribution rate for a period of time. Read more>>
An Assembly committee Wednesday endorsed a six-bill package aimed at helping restaurants and other small businesses, including a path for food and beverage establishments to expand to 50% capacity if they meet safety measures and depending on COVID-19 activity in their region. Read more>>
Christina Renna is the CEO of the Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey. She talked about the chamber’s rebranding effort, and how it reflects its members’ loyalty during a unique year.
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