Welcome to the South Jersey Business Association (SJBA) – a networking group dedicated to connecting local business owners in South Jersey. This article aims to provide you with valuable information about our weekly meetings and agenda, as well as the benefits of joining our organization. If you’re a business owner in South Jersey looking to expand your network and connect with like-minded professionals, you’ve come to the right place. Keep reading to learn more about our meeting format, what to expect when you attend, and how to become a member.
Our meetings are held in person every Thursday morning at the Empire Diner, located in South Jersey. We start promptly at 7:15 am, allowing you to kickstart your day with productive networking and collaboration. By meeting face-to-face, we aim to foster a sense of community and camaraderie among our members, creating a supportive environment for business growth.
At our weekly meetings, we follow a structured agenda that allows both current members and newcomers to showcase their businesses and share insights. Here’s a breakdown of what you can expect during our meetings:
- Member Presentations: Two current members are given a 10-minute opportunity to present their business and highlight their key products or services. This provides valuable exposure and allows members to learn more about each other’s businesses.
- One Business per Industry/Category: To promote fairness and avoid competition within our group, we have a policy of allowing only one business per industry or category. This ensures that each member has a unique position and the opportunity to shine within their respective field.
- Buffet-Style Breakfast: We provide a delicious buffet-style breakfast to all attendees, ensuring you start your day with great food and fuel for networking.
- Introduction of New Members: The SJBA president introduces any new members during the meeting, giving them a brief moment to share information about their business and make valuable connections from day one.
- Information and Updates: We provide updates on current and upcoming networking events, ensuring you stay informed about opportunities to expand your business connections.