Friday, February 22, 2013
Business owners had opportunity to develop relationships.
Thursday night's event at Northfield was a smashing success! All GWACC members in attendance were extremely happy, and complimentary in their comments. The Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce has commenced creating some members-only events, to allow for familiarily, and relationship building. The formal "speed-networking" format for this particular event was chosen as a solution to maximize interactions in a fixed time period. And, all who RSVP'd were sent a list of "things to bring," to include marketing materials, their condensed story, and any specials which they have to offer others.
Monday, February 4, 2013
Executive director of Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce thanks residents for spending dollars in community.
As a busy mom of three elementary school-aged children, living in the area, I GET IT! Sometimes it’s about feeling isolated; sometimes it’s about realizing its 5:00PM, and you have NO plan for dinner; and sometimes it’s about LOVING our local businesses, but finding it tricky to fit the logistics of local shopping into the plans. It can seem amazingly difficult to “do it all,” but, we try. I have some GREAT news! Many of our local businesses know about our needs, and want to provide products and services to help. The idea for this article came to me last week, while sitting with local small business owner Jack Kasich, talking about his business. Since 1978, Jack and family have been running Robert Treat Delicatessen, delighting many in our…
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Heather L. Robinson, Executive Director, Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce, proud of area's post-Sandy response.
They say that, in hard times, our true character reveals itself. How we handle ourselves in those situations… as individuals, as groups… is telling. Although I’m not a native of this fine state of New Jersey, November made me PROUD to live here. November was hard, and New Jersey rolled up its proverbial sleeves. Twitter was abuzz with the helpful hints and suggestions offered by well-intentioned citizens who were in the know about such important issues as gasoline lines, and downed wires. The Town of Westfield blasted Twitter updates almost continuously, keeping citizens informed of mayoral and town council updates. Then came our area businesses. Those earliest to open immediately utilized social media to spread the word that they were …