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									N OVEMBER 2005
                                             The Review
                                       ✹ Published monthly for members and friends of the Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey

Don’t Miss                                 Members Meet Flyers and Phantoms
                                                                                                                           At the Chamber’s
The Annual                                                                                                                 Flyers and Phantoms
Meeting &                                                                                                                  Luncheon on
                                                                                                                           October 3, 400
Holiday Party                                                                                                              members were

                                                                                                                           seated with players
   Mark your calendar for the
                                                                                                                           from either team like
Chamber’s Annual Meeting and
                                                                                                                           Philadelphia Flyer
Holiday Party, sponsored by
                                                                                                                           Chris Therien
Wachovia Bank, N.A., Deborah
                                                                                                                           (center). For more
Heart & Lung Center, PSE&G,
                                                                                                                           coverage please see
Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young,
                                                                                                                           pages 10 & 11.
LLP, Binswanger, The Staubach

Company and World Wide Web

Communications, on Thursday,
December 8 at The Mansion on
Main Street in Voorhees. Join us as
                                                                        Corzine and
we review our accomplishments in                                        Forrester Address
2005, set forth our goals for 2006
and elect board officers and
                                                                        Chamber Members
                                                                        On October 6, Gubernatorial Candidates
members at the Annual Meeting

                                                                        Senator Jon Corzine (D) and Doug Forrester
beginning at 5:30 p.m. Then it’s
                                                                        (R) spoke to 300 Chamber members about
on to the Holiday Party from 6:30
                                                                        their vision for New Jersey. The meeting
until 8:30 p.m., where you’ll enjoy
                                                                        was part of the Good Morning South
The Mansion’s finest hors d’oeuvres,
                                                                        Jersey series, sponsored by Wachovia.
cash bar and unrivaled networking              Jon Corzine                                                             Doug Forrester
                                                                        See page 3 for details. ✹
with an expected 500 Chamber
members, board and staff. Watch
your mail for your invitation. ✹           Chamber & KTB Provide Insurance Solutions

                                              The Chamber and Kistler Tiffany Benefits              With more than 30 years of employee

                                           (KTB) will host an informative insurance            benefits consulting experience in the Delaware
                                           program for members on November 18, 8:30            Valley, our team can evaluate and implement
                                           a.m. at The Mansion on Main Street. Join us to      an employee benefit plan for you and your
Government Action ..............2
                                           learn how our insurance partnership can             employees, and act as a resource and liaison
From the President................3        benefit you and your employees.                     for you year-long. Additionally our partners
Special Events ....................4          Representatives from our endorsed broker,        provide complimentary enrollment in Health
                                           KTB, will be on-hand for this informational         Advocate and COBRA set up and administration
Business Expo 2005............8
                                           session to explain: how consumer driven health      (if applicable) to the Chamber’s clients.
New Members ................12
                                           plans can help control your rising health benefit        NOTE: the date of this event has been
Business Resources ............14          costs; the recent changes to Medicare Part D        changed from November 3 to November 18.
Member News ................15             and how they affect every employer; and how         This is a complimentary event. Register online
                                           our insurance and HR expertise can benefit you      at ✹
November Calendar..........15
                                           and your employees.
          Government Action
Senator Adler Discusses Upcoming Issues
                                                                                                        On September 21, State Senator John
                                                                                                    H. Adler, of New Jersey’s Sixth Legislative
                                                                                                    District, addressed members of the
                                                                                                    Chamber at a State Affairs meeting
                                                                                                    sponsored by Sun National Bank and
                                                                                                    South Jersey Gas Company. Senator Adler
                                                                                                    shared his thoughts regarding the upcoming
                                                                                                    gubernatorial election and Assembly races.
                                                                                                    Mr. Adler also discussed his bill that would
                                                                                                    eliminate smoking in all public places. Since
                                                                                                    introduction, the bill has been amended to
                                                                                                    include casinos. Senator Adler said that it is
                                                                                                    his hope that the bill will be signed into

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                                                        Issues Update
Administrative Order Issued                         processors, refineries and warehouses.          management to unsubstantiated claims or
                                                    Therefore, under this order, employers of       other vicious attacks.
by Commissioner Campbell                            these 101 facilities must invite and include        It is important to note that this
    On September 26, NJ Department of               employees and their union representatives       Administrative Order was issued with no input
Environmental Protection Commissioner               when departmental inspections take place.       from the business community and no public
Bradley Campbell issued an Administrative           Employers are required to notify their          comment period was given to those whose
Order that directly impacts those covered by        employees of these inspections by posting       businesses would be affected by this order.
New Jersey’s Toxic Catastrophe Prevention           notices in the facility. Also, both employees

Act (TCPA). This order, which was effective         and their union representatives will be               IS YOUR BUSINESS
October 1, 2005, establishes procedures             permitted to participate in meetings                 REGULATED BY TCPA?
that require employers to include employees         between the Department of Environmental
                                                                                                         How will this bill impact you and
and their union representatives in DEP              Protection and those in management at
                                                                                                      your company? The Chamber wants
inspections, investigations or audits of            their facility in reference to the outcome of
                                                                                                      your input!

facilities regulated by TCPA and the law’s          the inspections and/or investigations. The
                                                                                                         Please contact Nichole LoPresti,
associated rules and regulations.                   most disturbing portion of the Administrative
                                                                                                      Manager of Government Relations at
    Currently, 101 facilities fall under the        Order is the fact that it allows the DEP to
                                                                                             or via
requirements of the TCPA program. These             engage in meetings and discussions with
                                                                                                      phone at (856) 424-7776 x 27.
companies include water treatment plants,           union representatives and employees while
chemical manufacturers, pharmaceutical              employers and others from management
companies, food manufacturers and                   are not present, thus threatening                                          Continued on page 6

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            From the President
The Candidates Address                                    of State government operations in our recent report.
                                                             Third, the State budget poses a number of
Chamber Members

                                                          challenges, including looming debt service
    On October 6, the Chamber was privileged to           payments, pension payments, and rising health
be one of few organizations to host the two major         care costs for public employees. The price tag for

                                                                                                                 The Review
party candidates for Governor, Senator Jon Corzine        these items alone represents $4 billion. On top of
(D) and Doug Forrester (R). Our
members had a unique oppor-
tunity to hear both candidates
                                  ❝The new Governor                           these items is the
                                                                              Transportation Trust Fund,
                                                                              which will run out of money
                                                                                                                        is published by
                                                                                                                 Chamber of Commerce
discuss their vision for New
Jersey, just one month prior to
                                          will need to adopt                  for capital projects this June.
                                                                                  The Chamber looks
                                                                                                                  Southern New
the election. Members asked
each candidate questions and
                                             policies that                    forward to working with the
                                                                              next Administration to offer our    Piazza 6014 at Main Street
                                                                                                                  Voorhees, NJ 08043-4659
formed their opinions on who
would be the best choice for
                                         encourage business                   expertise on these issues. Our
                                                                              Board Council on Responsible           856.424 .7776
                                                                                                                   856.424 .8180 Fax
    Both candidates
                                          expansion,                          Government Spending will
                                                                              undertake another round of
addressed the Chamber’s
                                         retention and                        recommendations to State
                                                                              Government to curb
                                                                                                                        Albert V. Ruggiero
Board Council on Responsible                                                                                     Executive Vice President & CAO
Government Spending report.                attraction.                        spending, as we enter year           South Jersey Gas Company

Each candidate had reviewed                                                   two of this five year plan.
                                                                                                                      President & CEO
our report, which outlines 43                                                 And, we pledge to our
                                                                                                                      Debra P. DiLorenzo
recommendations on streamlining State government          members to continue to bring State government to                     ✹
operations that can save taxpayers, conservatively,       you, and to be your voice in Trenton! ✹                          Editor
$300 million. Both acknowledged the need to                                                                             Meredith Lavery
control State government expenses, and praised                                                                                 ✹
                                                                                                                 November issue sponsored by
the Chamber for its efforts.
                                                                                                                      Citizens Bank
    Whoever is elected Governor faces issues
very important to the business community. The first,
is how to make the State more business-friendly.
The new Governor will need to adopt policies that
                                                                  Look at your business through…
encourage business expansion, retention and
attraction. Certainly, business taxes, a well-trained
and educated workforce, and burdensome regula-
tions that produce little benefit, must be addressed
if we are to improve our standing in the national
and world economies.                                        Invest in a new corporate image,
    The second issue is property tax reform.                logo, advertisement or brochure
Although property tax reform is the number one
                                                            without breaking the bank!
issue among voters, our Chamber contends that as
long as our State is comprised of 566 local
governments and 611 school districts, any
                                                            It’s money well spent.
meaningful property tax reform will be difficult if not     ROSE THOMAS . Graphic Designer
impossible. Any discussion on the property tax              phone: 856.461.6155 a fax: 856.461.3156 a cell: 856.982.7027
issue must include an examination of expenditures,          email:
much as the Chamber examined the expenditures

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            Special Events
Unstoppable                                        Hiring, Firing...                                   PNC Executive
Selling™...                                        And Everything in                                   Series to Feature
It’s an inside job!                                Between                                             Comcast’s Williams

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     Learn how your beliefs and attitudes              Handling difficult employment situations            On Friday, December 2, the Chamber’s
have an impact on your sales. The                  the right way can mean the difference               PNC Executive Series will host a breakfast
Chamber will host a sales workshop entitled        between finding yourself engaged in a               meeting with Jack L. Williams at 8:00 a.m.
“Unstoppable Selling™... It’s an inside            costly and time consuming legal battle, or          at the Hilton Cherry Hill.
job!,” presented by DillonMarcus, Ltd. and         moving forward with the right employee.                 As president of Comcast Sports
sponsored by Commerce Insurance Services,              On Tuesday, November 15, the                    Management Services, LLC and president
on Wednesday, November 9 at 8:30 a.m.              Chamber’s HR/Employment Law Series,                 and CEO of Comcast SportsNet, Williams
at the Hilton Cherry Hill. This interactive        sponsored by Right Management                       has been a driving force behind the
session will guide you through a series of         Consultants, will present a seminar on this         regional sports networks in the Philadelphia,
activities to assist you in identifying and        topic at the Hilton in Cherry Hill.                 Baltimore, Washington, Chicago and
understanding how your beliefs and attitudes           Patricia Smith, Esq. and Michele Fox,           Northern and Central California markets.
influence your sales. Unstoppable Selling™         Esq., partners in the Labor & Employment                A pioneer of cable television in the
will immediately change how you sell.              Department of Ballard Spahr Andrews &               United States, Williams has played an
     DillonMarcus, Ltd. located in Cherry          Ingersoll, LLP, will address the practical and      integral role in creating, developing and
Hill, New Jersey, works with clients to focus      legal issues that arise when hiring, disciplining   operating television ventures around the
on creating environments that foster an            or discharging an employee. Hear about
                                                                                                       world, and Comcast SportsNet is the latest
appreciation of different styles, strengths and    the common pitfalls that can result from
                                                                                                       addition to an already impressive career.
skills. Their motto is “Business is personal.      improper hiring, failing to appropriately
                                                                                                           Register online at ✹
Cultivating personal relationships is at the       manage employees and inconsistent discipline.
heart of what we do.”                              Learn practical tips on effective management
     Don’t miss this 90 minute results-oriented,   of difficult employees and how to avoid
fun and engaging workshop. Register at             lawsuits and liability. ✹                                  Register online at ✹

               PNC Executive Series: Consumer Buying Behavior
On September 20, PNC Executive Series featured Paul Leinberger, senior vice president of GfK NOP, publisher of ROPER REPORTS who
discussed the latest in consumer buying behavior and what it takes to increase sales. Pictured (left to right) are: Gerhart Klein, Anne Klein &
                                                                                                          Associates; Anne Klein, Anne Klein &
                                                                                                          Associates; CCSNJ President & CEO
                                                                                                          Debra DiLorenzo; Paul Leinberger; Denise
                                                                                                          Monahan, PNC Bank; CCSNJ Board
                                                                                                          Vice Chairman Kelly Johnston, Campbell
                                                                                                          Soup Company; Board member Glenn
                                                                                                          Stefanowicz, PNC Bank; Board member
                                                                                                          Lauri Ann Plante, Right Management
                                                                                                          Consultants; Board member Jim Garino,
                                                                                                          Clear Channel Entertainment; and
                                                                                                          CCSNJ Executive Vice President & COO
                                                                                                          Kathleen A. Davis. Special thanks to
                                                                                                          Anne Klein & Associates for sponsoring
                                                                                                          this high-level speaker. ✹

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Government Action                                                                                              Continued from page 2

Issues Update                                   Code transactions; banking and insurance          Site Remediation Fund (HDSRF). Previously,
                                                issues; business trusts; trade secrets; non-      only private parties and municipal entities
                   — Continued from page 2
                                                compete agreements; and other commercial          were eligible to receive financial assistance
                                                disputes.                                         and grants from this fund.
Minimum Wage Increased                              New Jersey’s current court system is              The HDSRF program has been in
    As of October 1, 2005, the minimum          overburdened with complex commercial              existence since the early 1990’s and the
wage in New Jersey was increased by             and corporate issues. The resolution of           fund currently contains $116.5 million for
$1.00 from $5.15 to $6.15. This will be         these issues is often time-consuming and          cleanup projects. Under the new law,
followed by another increase on October         costly. Moreover, the court’s final decision      governments can apply for grants even if
1, 2006 to $7.15 per hour.                      not only impacts the litigants but also their     the municipality, county, or redevelopment
    Earlier this year, Governor Codey signed    customers and clients. A business court           entity does not own the property. In these
into law A-3781 (SIRES, PANTER) /               would enable a group of experienced               circumstances, a lien would be attached to
S-2065 (SWEENEY, VITALE), which                 judges to hear appropriate cases without          the property.
increases the minimum wage by two               placing additional burdens on the court               The Chamber of Commerce Southern
dollars over the course of two years. The       system. This allows for a legal precedent to      New Jersey, supports the cleanup of
law also establishes the New Jersey             be set for business cases which would             Brownfield sites, so that Smart Growth can
Minimum Wage Advisory Commission,               serve as guidance for businesses and legal        occur in these areas. However, CCSNJ is
which will evaluate the minimum wage            communities. Lastly, this specialized court       concerned that since the pool of applicants
each year and recommend changes to the          would greatly assist in controlling business      to receive funding from this program has
Legislature as needed.                          costs since cases would be heard in a             been expanded, that grants will be
    The Chamber has been outspoken in           more timely fashion.                              authorized properly and not frivolously.
our opposition to increasing the minimum
wage in such a drastic way. CCSNJ Board
                                                      T HE C HAMBER N EEDS            TO          State Launches Smart
member William Eubanks testified
                                                          H EAR F ROM Y OU !                      Growth Website
alongside Chamber Executive Vice
President Kathleen A. Davis before the                 How would a specialized business
                                                                                                      On October 4, the State of New Jersey
Assembly Labor Committee this past                court improve the business climate for
                                                                                                  launched a website for the Office of the
February. Mr. Eubanks spoke to members            you and your company? How has
                                                                                                  Ombudsman for Smart Growth. The
of the committee regarding how severely           timely and costly legal proceedings
                                                                                                  website contains Smart Growth links, infor-
this increase will impact his business and        impeded you ability to do business in
                                                                                                  mation on Smart Growth permits, and other
business throughout the state.                    the state? Please contact Nichole
                                                                                                  useful information. At the Chamber’s April
                                                  LoPresti, Manager of Government
                                                                                                  State Affairs meeting, Smart Growth
                                                  Relations at nlopresti@
Legislation to Establish a                        or phone at (856) 424-7776 x 27 in
                                                                                                  Ombudsman Patrick Gillespie addressed
                                                                                                  members regarding the role his office
Business Court                                    reference to this matter.
                                                                                                  would play in serving as a liaison for the
    For several years, the Chamber has                                                            business community and the state. He said
supported legislation that would establish a                                                      that it was his hope that the web page

Commercial and Technology Part in the           Brownfields Bill Signed                           would provide New Jersey residents with
Superior Court. A-3544 (DIEGNAN,                    On September 15, S-277 (ADLER,                viable information pertaining to Smart
BARNES, GREENSTEIN) / S-2784 (SARLO,            MCNAMARA) was signed into law. This law           Growth. The website can be accessed at
BUONO) would create a specialized section       strengthens the ability of counties, municipal- ✹
of the judicial system to review issues

                                                ities, and government redevelopment
pertaining to business and commercial           agencies to clean up and reuse contaminated
litigation. This “business court” would be      former industrial sites. Now counties and
responsible for disputes involving businesses   local redevelopment agencies will have the
in a multitude of areas, some include:          opportunity to receive financial assistance
contract disputes; Uniform Commercial           grants from the state’s Hazardous Discharge

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Government Action                                                 Continued from page 2

HR Council Examines Workplace Monitoring
                                                                                                Government Action
                                                                                                November 8 ✹ 9:00 a.m.
                                                                                                HEALTH ISSUES COMMITTEE MEETING
                                                                                                sponsored by AmeriHealth New Jersey;
                                                                                                Speaker: Senator Fred Madden; The
                                                                                                Mansion on Main Street, Voorhees.
                                                                                                November 23 ✹ 8:15 a.m.
                                                                                                STATE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE MEETING
Pictured left to right are: CCSNJ Executive Vice President & COO Kathleen A. Davis; Ian         sponsored by South Jersey Gas
Meklinsky, Esq., Fox Rothschild; Richard Rosenblatt, Esq., Morgan Lewis Counselors at Law;      Company; Speaker and Location TBA.
Lewis Maltby, Esq., National Workrights Institute; and Sandy Wandelt, Sun National Bank.        November 29 ✹ 9:00 a.m.

                                                                                                ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE MEETING
   The September 23rd Human Resources Council meeting, sponsored by Sun National
                                                                                                sponsored by Atlantic City Electric;
Bank and Morgan Lewis Couselors at Law, featured guest speakers Lewis Maltby, Esq.,             Speaker: Speaker and Location TBA.
president of the National Workrights Institute, and Chamber member Ian Meklinsky, Esq., an
                                                                                                December 12 ✹ 8:00 a.m.
attorney with Fox Rothschild, LLP. The topic of the meeting was, “Employers’ Rights in
                                                                                                CONGRESSIONAL ACTION COMMITTEE
Monitoring the Workplace” and was moderated by HR Council Chairman Richard Rosenblatt,
                                                                                                sponsored by Comcast; Speaker:
Esq. The speakers addressed the boundaries in monitoring employee internet usage, emails,       Congressman Jim Saxton; Hilton,
and other conduct that impacts work productivity. ✹                                             Cherry Hill.✹

Environment Committee Discusses
Air Quality Regulations

Pictured from left to right: CCSNJ Executive Vice President & COO
Kathleen A. Davis; Environment Committee Chairman Bruce Katcher,
Manko Gold Katcher & Fox; and William O’Sullivan, NJDEP.

   The Environment Committee Meeting on October 7, sponsored
by Sun National Bank and Atlantic City Electric, featured New Jersey
Department of Environmental Protection’s Director for the Division of
Air Quality William O’Sullivan. Mr. O’Sullivan addressed members
on major environmental regulations pertaining to air quality. ✹

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            Business Expo 2005
Business Expo 2005 Roared with Success

    The Chamber’s 21st Business Expo was a
resounding success with 200 exhibitors and
3,500 attendees. A marketplace for business,
Business Expo 2005 demonstrated the best of
what the Southern New Jersey business
community has to offer. Exhibitors represented
businesses in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden,
Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester and
Salem counties, as well as Central New Jersey,
Greater Philadelphia and Delaware, and

                                                                                                    Local and Chamber dignitaries and sponsors
                                                                                                    open the doors to the Chamber’s 21st Annual
                                                                                                    Business Expo on September 28, 2005.

                                                                                                        The participation of our exhibitors and the
                                                                                                    generous support of our sponsors was key to
                                                                                                    our success. We thank the sponsors: UPS,
                                                                                                    The Philadelphia Inquirer, Bank of America,
                                                                                                    Kennedy Health System, World Wide Web
HF Bookkeeping & Training Services, LLC was named Best of Show for their creative
                                                                                                    Communications, AmeriHealth New Jersey,
Christmas-themed booth.                                                                             South Jersey Industries, Cooper Levenson
included technology companies, service            with so many exiting exhibits. HF Bookkeeping     Attorneys at Law, Tropicana Casino & Resort,
providers, local media, entertainment, area       & Training Services, LLC, took the Best of Show   The Staubach Company, Morris Graphics, Inc,
colleges, healthcare providers, manufacturers,    title with a Christmas-themed exhibit. Custom     Hilton Cherry Hill, Slingshot Technologies, B.F.
sports teams and non-profit organizations.        Confections’ booth placed second, while Health    Molz, Inc., AEX Convention Services, The
    This year’s Best of Show was tough to judge   Goals Chiropractic Center exhibit placed third.   Gotham Group, and Foodwerx. ✹

The Phillies Phanatic paid a visit to Business Expo 2005. Here he            Bank of America, a Business Expo sponsor, provided attendees with
visits with the team at B.F. Molz Inc.                                       information and addressed their banking needs.

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                                                                       Special Thanks
                                                                         to other EXPO
                                                                      Sponsors & Contributors
                                          Communications and          TRANSPORTATION
                                          Verizon Wireless              • UPS
                                          hosted an Internet            • DocuVault
                                          Café where Business           • South Jersey Party Supply
                                          Expo attendees could          • Academy Bus Tours
                                          surf the Internet and         • Family Limousine
                                          check emails.                 • Cross County Connection

                                                                      NBC 10 FOOD ZONE
                                                                        • NBC 10
                                                                        • U.S. Foodservice
 Expo sponsor
UPS meets with                                                        DECORATIONS & AMUSEMENTS
  customers at                                                          • Balloon Celebrations
 Business Expo
        2005.                                                         INTERNET CAFÉ
                                                                        • Verizon
                                                                        • Verizon Wireless

                                                                      PRESS & EXHIBITOR LOUNGE
                                                                        • Upstage Right Productions Inc.
                                  The four finalists in the Power
                                                                        • Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP
                                  Lunch Challenge (left to right)
                                  Mike Giletto of Pine Hill Golf      EXPO ORIENTATION
                                  Club, Anthony Todaro of a             • Tropicana Casino & Resort
                                  La Cart Catering by Ravitz
                                  ShopRite, Michael Mantia of
                                  the Flying W Airport Resort,
                                  and Fred Bhend of Hospitality
                                  Management Services T/A
                                  Foodwerx Café won in a four-
                                  part live competition on NBC’s
                                  10! Show in the weeks leading
                                  up to Business Expo 2005.

  Power Lunch Winner Chef
   Fred from Foodwerx Café
explains his dish to the three
  judges (seated left to right)
Jim Garino of Clear Channel
      Entertainment, Michael
       Willmann of WMSH
 Marketing Communications,                                          A finalist in the competition, Chef Mike from
    and Joe Fetterman of The                                        Pine Hill Golf Club, prepares his dish using
        Staubach Company.                                           the supplied ingredient ahi tuna at the finale
                                                                    of the NBC 10 Zone Power Lunch Challenge.

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           Flyers and Phantoms Face Off

Flyers & Phantoms
Kick Off Season
with the Chamber                               Phantoms Head Coach John Stevens talked about the Phantoms 2004-05 Calder Cup

                                               Championship (shown on the right) and the upcoming season.
    More than 400 Chamber members and
their guests left The Mansion on Main Street   Phantoms Team Luncheon, sponsored by           of Chamber members. Flyers announcer and
star-struck on Monday, October 3 after a       Brandywine Realty Trust, Commerce Bank,        color analyst Steve Coates emceed the
luncheon with some of their favorite sports    Cooper Levenson Attorneys at Law,              program. After introducing the assistant
figures.                                       PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Flyers Skate       coaches and players from both teams,
    Flyers and Phantoms players, and the       Zone.                                          Coates introduced Phantoms Head Coach
coaches, broadcasters and executives from         The luncheon was a unique opportunity       John Stevens and Flyers Head Coach Ken
the both teams joined the Chamber at the       for members, not only to meet their favorite   Hitchcock who spoke to an eager crowd.
Face Off with the Philadelphia Flyers and      players, but also to network with hundreds     The following Saturday, Chamber members
                                                                                                                   cheered on the
                                                                                                                   Phantoms to their first
                                                                                                                   victory of the 2005-
                                                                                                                   2006 season.
                                                                                                                       We would like to
                                                                                                                   thank the players,
                                                                                                                   alumni, coaches,
                                                                                                                   executives, and
                                                                                                                   announcers for taking
                                                                                                                   time out of their pre-
                                                                                                                   season to spend the
                                                                                                                   afternoon with our
                                                                                                                   members. Special
                                                                                                                   thanks to our sponsors
                                                                                                                   for making this electri-
                                                                                                                   fying event possible.
                                                                                                                   We look forward to
                                                                                                                   next year! ✹

Team Captain Keith Primeau talks about the upcoming season with members from PricewaterhouseCoopers.

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                                                                                                New Flyers’
                                                                                                player Peter
                                                                                                Forsberg (far left)
                                                                                                speaks with
                                                                                                members during
                                                                                                the luncheon.

                                                    Flyers Head
                                                    Coach Ken
                                                   pictured here
                                                   with CCCNJ
                                               President & CEO
                                                       Debra P.
                                                spoke about the
                                                  return of NHL
                                                 Hockey during
                                                   the program.

During the cocktail reception, George Sowa speaks with Flyer Simon Gagne.

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            New Members
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Mr. Christopher D. Coigne,           Southern New Jersey is the          One Stop.                           daycare providers, preschools,
President/Owner                      local office of an international                                        and parents to offer fun fitness
We offer a full range of             network of business brokers         FENCING                             programs for kids!
accounting, consulting and tax       dedicated professionally to the     South Camden Iron Works
services tailored specifically for   sale and purchase of ongoing        PO Box 238                          FITNESS CENTERS
small to medium-sized                businesses and franchises, as       Mickleton, NJ 08056                 Velocity Sports Performance
businesses.                          well as consulting services for     (856) 423-1107                      2005 Route 70 East
                                     buyers and investors.               FAX (856) 423-2015                  Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
APARTMENTS                                                               Mr. Mitchell B. Kowal, Jr.,         (856) 874-9700
Community Realty Management/         CONSULTANTS-BUSINESS                President                           FAX (856) 874-1188
Village Green Apartments             The Alternative Board of            Wholesale distributor of chain
150 East Atlantic Avenue, D-1        Southern New Jersey                 link fence, pipe, guard rail, and
Hi-Nella, NJ 08083                   PO Box 67                           associated materials. Trading       Mr. Richard D. Sharpnack, Jr.,
(856) 783-8860                       1040 Broadway                       area covers New Jersey,             Velocity Sports Performance is a
FAX (856) 783-5827                   Westville, NJ 08093                 Eastern PA and Delaware.            unique state of the art 21,000
www.communityrealty                  (856) 456-0933                                                          square foot facility dedicated to                     FAX (856) 456-0937                  FINANCIAL PLANNING                  improving speed, power, agility,
Ms. Julie Mitchell,                           Merrill Lynch                       and injury prevention for all
Property Manager                                236 West Route 38                   types of athletes.
Community Realty Management          Mr. Stevan A. Wolf,                 Suite 110
(CRM) is a full service Real         Certified TAB Facilitator           Moorestown, NJ 08057                HEALTHCARE SERVICE
Estate Property Management           Achieve success with peer advice    (856) 439-4437                      Healthcare Administrative
Company located in                   and coaching by bringing        Partners, LLC
Pleasantville, NJ, managing          together owners of privately held                          112 Chesley Drive
multi-dwelling communities           businesses to solve challenges      Mr. Joseph DeMarco,                 Media, PA 19063
located in NJ, PA, VA, MD and        and sieze new opportunities at      Financial Planning and Services.    (610) 892-8889
the Virgin Islands.                  their monthly meetings.                                                 FAX (610) 892-8909
                                                                         FINANCIAL SERVICES        
AUTO REPAIR                          CONTRACTORS-GENERAL                 Professional Services     
Goodeal Transmissions                Ray Angelini, Inc.                  48 North Maple Avenue               Mr. Brian Effron, President
531 Mantua Avenue                    P.O. Box 432                        Marlton, NJ 08053                   Accounts receivable
Woodbury, NJ 08096                   105 Barnsboro-Blackwood Road        (856) 596-7760                      management and consulting for
(856) 848-1919                       Sewell, NJ 08080                    FAX (856) 596-0455                  healthcare professionals.
FAX (856) 848-4660                   (856) 228-5566                      professionalservicesagency@                  FAX (856) 228-5441                                   HEALTHCARE SERVICE
Mr. Rich Saraf, Owner                Mr. Joseph Lisrael, Owner           South Jersey Sports and Spine
Service and repair of automatic                                                     Medicine
& manual transmissions, differ-      Mr. Steven Minshall,                FINANCIAL SERVICES                  805 Cooper Road
entials, FWD/RWD and 4x4s.           Vice President of Business          UBS Financial Services              Suite 5
                                     Development                         198 Route 9 North, Suite 200        Voorhees, NJ 08039
BEAUTY & COSMETICS                   RAI is the premiere construction    Manalapan, NJ 07726                 (856) 874-9777
Winslow Beauty Supply                firm in the tri-county area         (732) 577-4978                      FAX (856) 874-9444
510 D Williamstown Road              specializing in General             FAX (732) 577-4068        
Sicklerville, NJ 08081               Construction, Electrical, Data        
(856) 629-2222                       Communications and                                 Dr. Meryl Stein, MD, Owner
FAX (856) 629-2222                   Preventative Maintenance Testing.   Mr. Scott J. Wood,                  Non-operative orthopedics;                                                      Financial Advisor                   back, neck or limb pain.
Ms. Seungkyoo B. Blee,               EMPLOYMENT &                        Financial Services.                 Acupuncture.
Owner                                TRAINING
Retail beauty supply selling         Genesis School of Business, Inc.    FITNESS CENTERS
beauty products to ethnic groups.    1000 Atlantic Avenue                Stretch-N-Grow of Southern
                                     5th Floor                           New Jersey, LLC                                Continued on page 13

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New Members                                                                                                 Continued from page 12

LIMOUSINE SERVICE                   12 Heath Drive                      commercial real estate services      Lafayette Hill, PA 19444-1826
Albert’s Transportation             Westampton, NJ 08060                with a strong focus on customer      (610) 825-2500
1126 South Route 73                 (609) 265-0458                      needs.                               FAX (610) 941-8898
Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054                FAX (609) 265-1162                                             
(856) 222-9600                            RESTAURANTS                
FAX (856) 222-9650                         Woodbine                             Ms. Judy Sturm, Owner      Mr. Curtis Myers, President         Route 73 & Remington Avenue          Multi-Media Duplication –       ASPIRE provides personal            Pennsauken, NJ 08110                 specializing in DVD/CD
Mr. Bob Schiavo, Manager            development programs &              (856) 317-1000                       Duplication, DVD Authoring,
Full-time, full-service, all        services for students to equip                   On-Disc Printing, Broadcast
occasions, business and pleasure    them with the skills necessary to   Ms. Marilyn Paik,                    Video, VHS Duplication,
since 1985. Sedans, Limo,           maximize their abilities.           Restaurant Catering/Banquet          Foreign Conversions,
Hummer Limo, Limo Bus, Van.                                             facility with seating for 500.       Packaging/Fulfillment.
                                    The MSDC (The Minority              Nightclub.
MEDICAL                             Supplier Development Council                                             WASTE AND RECYCLING
Upright MRI of Cherry Hill          of PA-NJ-DE)                        RETAIL FOODS                         MANAGEMENT
701 Route 38 East                   42 South 15th Street, Suite 1060    Talk N’ Coffee                       WasteSavers, LLC
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002               Philadelphia, PA 19102-2218         1353 Route 41                        P.O.Box 8
(609) 744-9331                      (215) 569-1005                      Deptford, NJ 08096                   Columbus, NJ 08022               FAX (215) 569-2667                  (856) 232-0006                       (609) 291-7888        FAX (856) 232-5525         
Mr. Brian Deutsch,                               Mr. David Grupp, Owner
Marketing Director                  Ms. Darlene L. Jenkins,                     Specialists in cost reduction
                                    President and CEO                   Mr. Steve Rohner, Owner              solutions related to waste
MEDICAL EQUIPMENT                   “To facilitate opportunities that   Talk N’ Coffee is a national         management, disposal and
Komfort & Kare                      foster economic exchange            coffee roaster that offers direct    recycling.
648 West Cuthbert Boulevard         between our associate minority      shipping from our roaster to
Westmont, NJ 08108                  business enterprises (MBEs) and     your doorstep.                       WATER TREATMENT &
(800) 858-9058                      member corporations.”                                                    PURIFICATION
FAX (856) 854-5204                                                      TELECOMMUNICATIONS                   Preferred Water Treatment, LLC           PIPE-VALVES-FITTINGS &              American Long Lines,                 1015 Broad Street                 INDUSTRIAL SUPPLIES                 A PAETEC Company                     Woodbury, NJ 08096
Mr. Seth Auerbach, President        Solar Home Energy Solutions, LLC    700 Enterprise Road                  (856) 853-6222
Serving the Delaware Valley for     227 Mill Run Court                  Horsham, PA 19044                    FAX (856) 251-1126
over 30 years. Largest selection    Mount Laurel, NJ 08054              (800) 569-8280             
of Seat Lift Chairs available.      (856) 778-4111                      FAX (800) 503-8440         
Visit our mastectomy boutique.                   Mr. Hudson P. Brice, Owner
Also offering scooters, power                       If you are unhappy with the
wheelchairs, ramps, etc.            Mr. Patrick Murray,                 Mr. Vince McKernan, Regional         quality of your water, call
Chamber members receive 10%         Owner/Installer                     Sales Manager                        Preferred Water Treatment and
discount on non-insurance sales.    Solar PV Installer                                                       we can give you the water your
JCAHO certified.                                                        VIDEO TAPING                         body deserves. ✹
                                    REAL ESTATE BROKERS                 DUPLICATION
MEDICAL EQUIPMENT                   Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.     Laser Video
V.E. Ralph & Son, Inc.              56 Haddon Avenue                    401 Germantown Pike
P.O. Box 633                        2nd Floor
Kearny, NJ 07032                    Haddonfield, NJ 08033
(201) 997-2400                      (856) 616-7189
FAX (201) 997-6556                  FAX (856) 795-6966                   
Mr. Vernon Ralph, President         Ms. Deirdre H. Gross, Realtor
We are a distributor of             Real Estate
emergency medical equipment
and supplies to both the private    REAL ESTATE-
and public sectors. One of our      COMMERCIAL
specialties is the planning and     Century 21 Hearst Realty Inc.
implementation of early defibril-   5021 Route 42
lation (AED) programs for           Turnersville, NJ 08094
business and industry.              (856) 404-2316
ORGANIZATION                        Mr. Roger Beam
Aspire Youth Development            Providing quality residential &

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             Business Resources                                                                        Advertise in the
                                                                                                       2006 Membership

Fall Launch of New Web Site                                                                                The Chamber’s 2006 Membership
                                                                                                       Directory and Buyers’ Guide is the ideal
Offers Members New Marketing Opportunities                                                             venue for business-to-business advertising

    The Chamber, in partnership with World           D IRECTORY L ISTING U PGRADES                     giving your company optimal exposure in
Wide Web Communications, has launched                                                                  the Southern New Jersey business
                                                         All Chamber members receive a
a brand new Chamber web site at                                                                        community. The directory is distributed to
                                                     complimentary listing in our online that incorporates new
                                                     Membership Directory, which includes the          over 4,500 individuals, including Chamber
features to enhance your membership
                                                     company name, address, phone number               members, the media — newspapers,
investment and improve the site’s ease of use.
                                                     and link to their web site. Increase your         magazines, radio and television stations
    The new site features an enhanced
                                                     company’s visibility with the following           and wire services — legislative and
online directory to provide more information,
                                                     upgrades to your listing:                         government offices, and libraries.
value to members and the opportunity to
enhance your listing with logo artwork and           ENHANCED LISTINGS are boxed, larger               Additionally, member companies frequently

premium ranking. At               versions of members’ standard listings,           request extra copies for their use.
you will find up to the minute information on        additionally including a logo or graphic              Your advertisement in the directory will
business news, legislative issues and events.        and short description. Enhanced listings are      be on the desks of the top decision makers
                                                     listed alphabetically among standard              in the region where it will be used time
Several marketing                                    listings. Price: $100 per year
                                                                                                       and again to locate suppliers of goods
opportunities                                        PREMIUM LISTINGS include the same                 and services. Many directory users have
are available to members:                            features of the enhanced listings (boxed,         taken the Members First Pledge, our
                                                     large versions of members’ standard listings,     program designed to encourage member-
W EB S ITE S PONSORSHIP                              additionally including a logo or graphic          to-member business exchanges. These
    Support the Chamber and the                      and short description), but receive top
                                                                                                       members consult our buyers’ guide
community as one of six web site sponsors.           ranking in the search results. Premium listings
                                                                                                       frequently while fulfilling their pledge to
Your company will receive static logo                are listed alphabetically among other
                                                                                                       check with fellow members first when they
placement on the home page of the web                Premium Listings. Price: $200 per year
                                                                                                       are shopping for goods and services.
site, with link to your web site, for one full           Contact Meredith at (856) 424-7776                Watch your mail for more information.✹
year. Additionally, your company will                or mlavery@ ✹
receive a premium listing in our online
membership directory (see premium listing
description below). Price: $2,500 per year

LARGE BANNER ADS appear on every page
of the web site, including the home page. A
limited number of large banners will link each
advertiser’s web site and rotate by visitor click.
    Size: 468 pixels wide x 60 pixels high
    Price: $750 per year /$300 per quarter

SMALL BANNER ADS appear on all of the
inside pages of the web site. A limited
number of small banners will link each adver-
tiser’s web site and rotate by visitor click.
    Size: 120 pixels wide x 90 pixels high
    Price: $500 per year /$200 per quarter

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           Member News
APPOINTMENTS                                           the Bankruptcy and Litigation Practice              • Columbia Bank has initiated a special
• Parker McCay announces the addition of               Groups, concentrating her practice on                 effort to assist the victims of Hurricane
  four new associate attorneys. Gregory J.             bankruptcy, insolvency, and restructuring.            Katrina in Louisiana, Mississippi and
  Moll and Jeffrey D. Winitsky have joined           • Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP is             Alabama. The emergency fund-raising
  Parker McCay’s public finance group.                 pleased to announce that seven lawyers                effort, which includes a combination of
  Kurt D. Raatzs will concentrate his practice         from Kenney & Kearney, a Cherry Hill,                 employee and corporate donations, is
  in the areas of real estate redevelopment            New Jersey-based law firm, recently                   being distributed through The American
  and municipal and government relations.              joined the firm’s Voorhees office.                    Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity
  Karen J. M. Savage will concentrate her            • Dr. Edward H. Salmon, founder and                     International and The Salvation Army.
  practice in the areas of insurance defense,          chairman of Salmon Ventures Limited                 • Parker McCay attorney and Princeton
  automobile and general liability, and                (SVL), announced today the appointment                resident, Michael A. Rambert, was
  municipal liability.                                 of Robert J. (Tony) Surace as vice                    selected for inclusion in New Jersey Law
• Dana B. Ostrovsky has joined Parker                  president of SVL.                                     Journal’s “Women and Minorities in the
  McCay’s Construction Group as an                                                                           Legal Profession,” a special magazine
  associate attorney. Ms. Ostrovsky will             ANNOUNCEMENTS                                           published by the Journal, devoted to
  concentrate her practice in the areas of           • Virtua Health’s Summit Surgical Center, one           recognizing high-achieving minorities and
  construction litigation and commercial               of the first freestanding ambulatory centers          women in the New Jersey legal community.
  litigation, representing both public and             in the state, celebrated 20 years of excel-         • Virtua Health, a multi-hospital healthcare
  private clients.                                     lence in providing progressive, patient-              organization with headquarters in Marlton,
• Flaster/Greenberg shareholder Alan H.                centered care to residents of South Jersey.           NJ, has been awarded a three-year term
  Zuckerman was recently appointed chair-            • Capehart Scatchard is pleased to                      of accreditation in radiation oncology by
  person of the Taxation Committee for the             announce that its patriarchal partner, Blaine         the American College of Radiology (ACR).
  Camden County Bar Association by Bar                 E. Capehart, Esq., is celebrating 75 years            Virtua’s radiation oncology department has
  President Mark V. Oddo.                              with the Firm; workers’ compensation                  received continuous ACR accreditation
• Attorney Maris J. Finnegan recently joined           attorney, Thomas J. Walls, Esq. has recently          since 1995. ✹
  Flaster/Greenberg P.C. as an associate in            been promoted to Shareholder in the firm.

           November Calendar of Events
                                                                                                                                             * Indicates
                                                                                                                                               Meeting held
                                                                                                                                               at Chamber

Monday                        Tuesday                          Wednesday                       Thursday                          Friday
                                                                                               Network Connection Lunch:

                                                           1                               2                                 3                           4
                                                                                                Noon, Caffe Aldo Lamberti,
                                                                                                Cherry Hill

                               Health Issues Committee:         Sales Workshop: 8:00 a.m.,     Network Connection Breakfast:

                        7                                  8                               9                         10                              11
                                9:00 a.m., The Mansion           Hilton, Cherry Hill            8:30 a.m., Adelphia,
                                on Main Street, Voorhees                                        Deptford

                               HR/Employment Law Series:                                       Network Connection Lunch:         Insurance Meeting: 8:30 a.m.,

                    14                               15                               16                             17                              18
                                8:00 a.m., Hilton,                                              Noon, Wyndham,                     The Mansion on Main
                                Cherry Hill                                                     Mt. Laurel                         Street, Voorhees

                                                                State Affairs Committee:

                    21                               22                               23                             24                              25
                                                                 8:15 a.m., Location

                               Environment Committee:
                                                                                                                                  upcoming events , visit
                    28                               29                               30
                                9:00 a.m., The Mansion                                           For more information about
                                on Main Street,

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