Greater Vineland Chamber Of Commerce Membership February 2017 : Page 1

> Advocacy: Legislative Corner > Influence & Recognition: Members Support Each Other > Partnerships: Meet & Greet at Maplewood III > GVCC Supports Electric Charging Stations on Toll Roads > Assembly Bill Addresses Workforce Grants > Welcome to New Members > Congratulations to Awardees > Business Passport Program Promotes “Love Where You Live” VOLUME 31 • NUMBER 2 > Full Calendar of Events > South Jersey Paper Gears Up for Annual “Steals and Deals” > Member-to-Member discounts > FEBRUARY 2017 SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY’S BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS NEWSLETTER CHAMBER EVENTS Registration is required for all GVCC meetings and events. Call 691-7400 or visit www.vinelandchamber.org. FEBRUARY 15 • WEDNESDAY FREE SEMINAR: "WHAT IS CRM?" Chamber Office. 3 p.m. Presented by Brad Tornberg of E3 Consulting. A survey of the landscape and solutions to fit your business. GVCC members only. Free to attend; you must pre-register. Addictions in the Workplace The Southwest Council, Inc. stands ready to help businesses help their employees. BY DEBORAH A. EIN News & Views FEBRUARY 16 • THURSDAY GVCC GENERAL MEMBERSHIP LUNCHEON. Ramada Inn of Vineland. 12 noon. Love Where You Live. Sponsored by CCIA. Members $30. Non-members $35. Must register by February 14. FEBRUARY 23 • THURSDAY GVCC WOMEN’S PROFESSIONAL GROUP LUNCHEON. Hampton Inn (2134 W. Landis Ave.) 12 noon. Topic TBD. Members $25. Must register by February 21. Donald Noblett, left, and Thomas Worrell inform the GVCC crowd about how to recognize and help employees with substance abuse. T FEBRUARY 28 • TUESDAY MEET & GREET. The Spot at The Ave (618 E. Landis Ave.). 5:30-7 p.m. Free. Members only. Register by February 27 or pay $5 at the door. SAVE THE DATE: MARCH 25 • SATURDAY GVCC’S ANNUAL DANDELION DINNER Merighi’s Savoy Inn, 4940 Landis Ave, Vineland, 6 p.m. Details on page C4. he Greater Vineland Chamber of Commerce held its first General Membership Luncheon of 2017 at Hampton Inn on Thursday, January 19. “Addictions in the Workplace” was the topic addressed by The Southwest Council, Inc. The Southwest Council, a substance abuse prevention agency, has been providing substance-abuse educa-tion and prevention services in Salem and Cumberland counties for more than 21 years. Two representatives of the organiza-tion—Thomas Worrell and Donald Noblett—addressed the GVCC crowd about this increasingly relevant and important topic. Worrell noted that just two days before, Gov. Christie had put forth Executive Order 19, stating that opioid addiction in New Jersey has reached crisis proportions. Noblett also called substance abuse “a very local problem” that costs the county and its businesses in healthcare costs and lost productivity. “It’s costing people’s lives,” he said, citing that Cumberland County ranks among the top in deaths caused by overdose. “Employers need to deal with it head-on and encourage [their affected employ-ees] to get help,” Noblett said. Worrell and Noblett shared some signs and symptoms that should be “red flags” for employers to initate a conversation with an employee in order to get more information. Worrell discussed the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), which busi-nesses should have in place to identify and assist employees. Also discussed was the lifelong journey to sobriety that many abusers must walk and that EAP provides ways the employer can help its employees with accountability and support. “We need to encourage a cultural shift,” Noblett said. The Southwest Council stands ready to help businesses and employers “in knowing how to navi-gate and then get the resources needed for that journey. “Everyone is affected in some shape or form by substance abuse,” Noblett added. Salem-Cumberland Regional Action Toward Community Health (SCRATCH), an initiative of The Southwest Council, is a regional coalition dedicated to eliminat-ing substance abuse in Salem and Cumberland Counties. Learn more at swccoalitions.org/scratch-2/ For more on EAPs that The Southwest Council, Inc. offers, call Tom Worrell at 856-794-1011, ext. 301. For more on SCRATCH, contact Donald Noblett at 856-794-1011, ext. 316 or e-mail donald@southwestcouncil.org. WWW.VINELANDCHAMBER.ORG { C1 }

News&Views

Deborah A. Ein

Addictions in the Workplace

The Southwest Council, Inc. stands ready to help businesses help their employees.

The Greater Vineland Chamber of Commerce held its first General Membership Luncheon of 2017 at Hampton Inn on Thursday, January 19. “Addictions in the Workplace” was the topic addressed by The Southwest Council, Inc. The Southwest Council, a substance abuse prevention agency, has been providing substance-abuse education and prevention services in Salem and Cumberland counties for more than 21 years.

Two representatives of the organization— Thomas Worrell and Donald Noblett—addressed the GVCC crowd about this increasingly relevant and important topic.

Worrell noted that just two days before, Gov. Christie had put forth Executive Order 19, stating that opioid addiction in New Jersey has reached crisis proportions.

Noblett also called substance abuse “a very local problem” that costs the county and its businesses in healthcare costs and lost productivity. “It’s costing people’s lives,” he said, citing that Cumberland County ranks among the top in deaths caused by overdose.

“Employers need to deal with it headon and encourage [their affected employees] to get help,” Noblett said.

Worrell and Noblett shared some signs and symptoms that should be “red flags” for employers to initiate a conversation with an employee in order to get more information.

Worrell discussed the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), which businesses should have in place to identify and assist employees.

Also discussed was the lifelong journey to sobriety that many abusers must walk and that EAP provides ways the employer can help its employees with accountability and support.

“We need to encourage a cultural shift,” Noblett said. The Southwest Council stands ready to help businesses and employers “in knowing how to navigate and then get the resources needed for that journey.

“Everyone is affected in some shape or form by substance abuse,” Noblett added.

Salem-Cumberland Regional Action Toward Community Health (SCRATCH), an initiative of The Southwest Council, is a regional coalition dedicated to eliminating substance abuse in Salem and Cumberland Counties. Learn more at swccoalitions.org/scratch-2/

For more on EAPs that The Southwest Council, Inc. offers, call Tom Worrell at 856-794-1011, ext. 301. For more on SCRATCH, contact Donald Noblett at 856- 794-1011, ext. 316 or e-mail donald@southwestcouncil.org.

Read the full article at http://www.evergreeneditions.com/article/News%26amp%3BViews/2702890/381017/article.html.

Chamber Events

Registration is required for all GVCC meetings and events. Call 691-7400 or visit www.vinelandchamber.org.

FEBRUARY 15 • WEDNESDAY FREE SEMINAR: "WHAT IS CRM?" Chamber Office. 3 p.m. Presented by Brad Tornberg of E3 Consulting. A survey of the landscape and solutions to fit your business. GVCC members only. Free to attend; you must pre-register.

FEBRUARY 16 • THURSDAY GVCC GENERAL MEMBERSHIP LUNCHEON. Ramada Inn of Vineland. 12 noon. Love Where You Live. Sponsored by CCIA. Members $30. Non-members $35. Must register by February 14.

FEBRUARY 23 • THURSDAY GVCC WOMEN’S PROFESSIONAL GROUP LUNCHEON. Hampton Inn (2134 W. Landis Ave.) 12 noon. Topic TBD. Members $25. Must register by February 21.

FEBRUARY 28 • TUESDAY MEET & GREET. The Spot at The Ave (618 E. Landis Ave.). 5:30-7 p.m. Free. Members only. Register by February 27 or pay $5 at the door.

SAVE THE DATE: MARCH 25 • SATURDAY GVCC’S ANNUAL DANDELION DINNER Merighi’s Savoy Inn, 4940 Landis Ave, Vineland, 6 p.m. Details on

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10

GVCC MEMBER RIBBON CUTTING & OPEN HOUSE @ ACADEMY OF HEALTHCARE EXCELLENCE & EXCELLENT HOMECARE OF SJ New location* 616 E. Landis Ave/Unit B. Open house 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and also in the evening from 4-7 p.m. A ribbon cutting ceremony with the owners, GVCC board members and elected officials will be held at 12 p.m.

FEBRUARY 10-19

THE WHO’S TOMMY, A ROCK MUSICAL PERFORMED BY THE OBSP Levoy Theatre in Millville. Check website for times. Performed by the Off Broad Street Players, The Who’s Tommy is a rock musical by Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff based on The Who’s 1969 double-album rock opera, Tommy. 856-327-6400. Levoy.net.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11

BUENA VISTA COUNTRY CLUB VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER DANCE 2017 $60 per couple (excludes tax and gratuity). 6–10 p.m. BVCC is celebrating 60 years. Appetizer, salad, intermezzo (lemon sorbet), BV60 (60th anniversary) champagne toast, entree–Surf & Turf, dessert. Open beer, wine and soda bar. Cash bar for mixed drinks. Call 856-697- 1200 for reservations.

SATURDAY, MARCH 4

CITIZENS UNITED TO PROTECT THE MAURICE RIVER ANNUAL CHILI BOWL & AUCTION Padre Pio Parish Rosary Hall (E. Vineland), all day. Tickets are $25 each. Make reservations at doreen.homan@cumauriceriver.org or call 856-300-5331.

SUNDAY, MARCH 5

VINELAND ROTARY SPAGHETTI DINNER North Italy Hall, 414 Virano Lane, Vineland. Noon until 4:30 p.m. $10 for adults, $5 for children 10 and under, eat-in or take-out. Tickets available at the door or order tickets at www.vinelandrotary.com. Ticket cost includes salad, bread, spaghetti and meatball platter and beverage. Desserts are available as well. Live entertainment. BYOB. All proceeds benefit Vineland Rotary Charities.

SATURDAY, MARCH 18

BAY ATLANTIC SYMPHONY’S SCHNITTKE & BRAHMS Landis Theater, 830 E. Landis Ave., Vineland, 8:00 p.m. Tickets: $32. Preconcert conversation with Bay Atlantic Symphony Music Director Jed Gaylin at 7 p.m. Russian native Lydia Frumkin brings her tremendous pianism and deep commitment to this harrowing, shimmeringly lyrical work of beauty and dissidence by Schnittke. A similar mood ushers in Brahms stirring First Symphony, but yields to limitless exuberance. 856-794-4100.

FRIDAY, MARCH 24

SNJ TODAY/GRAPEVINE’s HOMETOWN HEROES GALA Merighi’s Savoy Inn, 4940 Landis Ave, Vineland, 6 p.m. Join The Grapevine in celebrating this year’s honorees. DJ/Dancing. Buffet Dinner. Cash Bar. Silent Auction. Proceeds go to the Rotary Club of Vineland Charities Foundation and The Cumberland Cape Atlantic YMCA. Tickets are $70 for one, $65 per ticket for multiples, seating of eight to 10 per table available. Tickets can be purchased at The Grapevine office, 1101 Wheaton Ave., Millville, at Merighi’s Savoy Inn or by calling 856-457-7815.

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