Business Councils SERIES SPONSORED BY Access industry-specific information by getting involved in our Business Councils! While participating in these meetings, you will be networking with other members, increasing the visibility of your company and ultimately enhancing the effectiveness of your membership. CAMDEN BUSINESS COUNCIL Created in partnership with Camden City, this Council provides Camden City businesses with resources and programs that will help them grow their business, including opportunities to meet with large corporations located in the City for business-to-business opportunities. CO-CHAIR Ray Jones, Sr. Camden Business Association CO-CHAIR Nichelle Pace Camden Business Association 2023 COUNCIL SPONSORS CONSTRUCTION COUNCIL This Council meets two times per year to highlight and support development in our region, and to monitor and advocate on policy issues impacting the industry. CHAIR Gina Sullivan Engineers Labor-Employer Cooperative 825 2023 COUNCIL SPONSOR DIVERSITY, EQUITY, INCLUSION + BELONGING COUNCIL The CCSNJ and its member companies have more success with a membership that is not only diverse, but one that values that diversity and leverages it as a competitive advantage. This council meets three times a year to increase and encourage diversity in the South Jersey business community through content-driven discussions and networking opportunities. CHAIR Monika Williams Shealey, Ph.D. Rowan University 2023 COUNCIL SPONSORS EMERGING LEADERS COUNCIL The Emerging Leaders Council’s goal is to connect the next generation of CCSNJ leaders, young professionals between the ages of 21-45, while providing significant professional development content, platforms to meet other up-and-coming leaders in the region, and give back to the community. CHAIR Matt Jakubowski, ARM, AAI, CRIS Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. 2023 COUNCIL SPONSORS FAMILY-OWNED BUSINESS COUNCIL This Council is comprised of family-owned businesses that meet two times per year to share best practices and collaborate on issues unique to multi-generational businesses. CHAIR Rick Tousaw Holman Enterprises 2023 COUNCIL SPONSOR HUMAN RESOURCES COUNCIL This private council comprised of HR professionals only meets regularly to hear in-depth presentations from experts on the latest workplace issues impacting employers and to share best practices. Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. Members can earn SHRM credits by attending HR Council meetings and other designated HR-related programs. CHAIR Judy Sailer Primepoint HRMS & Payroll 2023 MEETING SPONSORS MANUFACTURING COUNCIL Open to CCSNJ members in the manufacturing industry, this Council meets to share best practices, hear from lawmakers and discuss the advantages and challenges surrounding manufacturing in the South Jersey region. This is an invitation-only Council. CHAIR Karen Primak IPAK 2023 COUNCIL SPONSOR NONPROFIT COUNCIL Meets three times per year to hear in-depth presentations from experts on the latest news and information from the nonprofit world and to share best practices. CO-CHAIR Lavinia Awosanya, MBA, CFRE Food Bank of South Jersey 2023 MEETING SPONSORS SMALL BUSINESS COUNCIL Open to CCSNJ member companies with 50 or fewer employees, this Council meets two times per year to discuss the unique issues facing smaller employers. CHAIR Hala S. Barson VoIP Doctors 2023 MEETING SPONSORS WOMEN'S COUNCIL Meets two times a year and is open to female CCSNJ members of all ages. Its focus is to unite and empower female professionals through a series of content driven programs and networking opportunities specializing in the unique issues facing women in the workplace. CHAIR Marianne Aleardi SJ Magazine 2023 COUNCIL SPONSORS Sign- Up at Anytime! New Members are Always Welcome! JOIN A BUSINESS COUNCIL Watch this brief tutorial on joining a Council from the InfoHub.