Time for businesses, officials to Sound Off

The Southern New Jersey Development Council will present the 31st annual Sound Off for South Jersey for public officials and business leaders at 8 a.m. Friday at Harrah’s Resort.

A panel called “The Recovery, Post Hurricane Sandy and the 2013 Tourism Season” from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. will include state Sen. Jim Whelan, D-Atlantic; Assemblymen Chris Brown and John Amodeo, both R-Atlantic; and Ocean County Freeholder Joseph Vicari.

A panel called “The Next Hurricane — how can we prepare” from 10:15 to 11 a.m. will include state Sen. Jeff Van Drew, D-Cape May, Cumberland, Atlantic; Avalon Mayor Martin Pagliughi; Assemblywoman Pamela Lampitt, D-Burlington, Camden; and state Board of Public Utilities Commissioner Mary Anna Holden.

U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone, D-6th, will give the luncheon keynote address.

Returning this year is NJTV and Michael Aron’s “On the Record” program, with “Reporters Roundtable” following the luncheon.

A welcoming reception will be held Thursday evening poolside at Harrah’s.

For reservations, visit www.snjdc.org or call 856-228-7500.

Glenn Insurance promotes Petry

Glenn Insurance has promoted Richard Petry to chief operating officer.

Petry has been employed with Glenn Insurance for 27 years and leads the Professional Liability Division.

He is also on the executive board of the Insurance Society of Philadelphia and the board of the South Jersey Aids Alliance.

Petry lives in Absecon with his wife, Kathleen, and daughter, Meagan. His son, Matthew, lives in Harrisburg, Pa.

Health care reform topic for chamber

The Cape May County Chamber of Commerce will hold its membership lunch meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Thursday at Wildwood Golf and Country Club, 1170 Golf Club Road, Cape May Court House.

The chamber’s Insurance Committee will provide an introduction to the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and how it will affect businesses and individuals.

Preregistration is $24, $30 after Monday, and $35 for soon-to-be members. Call 609-465-7181 or visit capemaycountychamber.com.

A.C. Chamber mixer at Morton’s

The Greater Atlantic City Chamber will hold its Monthly Business Networking Mixer from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Morton’s The Steakhouse in Caesars Atlantic City.

Registration is free for members and $10 for nonmembers.

To register, visit www.acchamber.com. For more information, call 609-345-4524, ext. 12.

Galloway association plans seminar, mixer

The Galloway Township Business Association will offer a free workshop at 8 a.m. Thursday in Meeting Room 5 of the Campus Center at Richard Stockton College.

Tim Downey, of Galloway-based Dynamic Advertising & Design will present “DIY — Free & Low-cost Web/Voice/Email/Marketing Services.”

The Great Galloway Mixer will be held at 6 p.m. Feb. 28 at Fred & Ethel’s Lantern Light Tavern in Smithville. The event is free for members, $10 for nonmembers. Preregister by emailing RSVP@GallowayBusiness.com or visit GallowayBusiness.com.

Score workshop for small business

The local chapter of Score is offering a free small business start-up workshop at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Tri-County Score Center, 1501 S. New Road, Pleasantville.

The workshop is intended for individuals who need assistance in starting or enhancing their business, and will include a Score Business Kit and information packet.

Registration is required; email tri-countyscore@hotmail.com.

JCC to honor Kline

The Milton & Betty Katz Jewish Community Center of Atlantic and Cape May Counties will honor Ed Kline, of Kline Construction Co., at its 2013 Annual Gala at 5:30 p.m. April 21 at The Chelsea in Atlantic City.

For more information, visit www.jccatlantic.org or contact Julie Fink at 609-822-1167, ext. 159, or jfink@jccatlantic.org.

Dandelion Dinner

The 40th annual Dandelion Dinner and Beer Tasting hosted by the Greater Vineland Chamber of Commerce will be held at 6 p.m. April 13 at Merighi’s Savoy Inn in Vineland.

Tickets are $50 and must be purchased before April 5. Call the chamber at 856-691-7400.