The Cape May County Chamber of Commerce will hold a forum Tuesday morning on J-1 Visa employees for businesses who hire international students.

This informative session at the Golden Inn in Avalon will provide important information on new regulations of the program as well as updates on hiring requirements to seasonal businesses that supplement their staffing needs with international students.

Representatives from the U.S. Department of State, the N.J. Department of Labor and the Social Security Administration will speak at the Forum.

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“I recommend that any business who utilizes the J-1 Visa student work force should plan to attend this forum in order to make sure they are fully informed on the requirements of the program,” Vicki Clark, president of the chamber, said in a statement.

The J-1 Visa program is a work-study program governed by the State Department as a public diplomacy program, giving international students a realistic view of American life while they work here during their summer break while in college.

If you go

The Cape May County Chamber of Commerce J-1 Visa Forum will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Golden Inn in Avalon. Pre-registration required at in the Chamber Events section.

The Millville Chamber of Commerce luncheon will be held 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the New Jersey Motorsports Park. Cost is $20 with a reservation and $22 at the door. Reservations urged by calling 856-825-2600.

Millville luncheon

The Greater Millville Chamber of Commerce will recognize Joanne Murphine as its Outstanding Citizen for October at its membership luncheon on Wednesday.

She’s known as “Mom Murphine” to the children she has helped in Cumberland County 4-H activities. At Rieck Avenue School, where Murphine is a full-time teacher’s aide in a special education classroom, she’s “Ms. Joanne.” Jeannette Rea-Keywood, a state 4-H agent, said Murphine “exemplifies strong leadership and dedication to the New Jersey 4-H program.”

Meteorologist Dan Skeldon will be the guest speaker.

Business editor Kevin Post

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