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                                                                                  Business & Community News      Spring 2024
              dŚƌĞĞ  ŚĂŵďĞƌƐ ,ŽƐƚĞĚ  ƵƐŝŶĞƐƐ  džƉŽ




                                                              ƌŝĚŐĞƚŽŶ  ƌĞĂ͕ 'ƌĞĂƚĞƌ DŝůůǀŝůůĞ ĂŶĚ 'ƌĞĂƚͲ ƟǀĞ  ŝƌĞĐƚŽƌƐ dŽŶLJ ^ƚĂŶnjŝŽŶĞ ;    Ϳ͕  ĂǁŶ
                                                         Ğƌ sŝŶĞůĂŶĚ  ŚĂŵďĞƌƐ ŽĨ  ŽŵŵĞƌĐĞ ũŽŝŶĞĚ ĨŽƌĐͲ ,ƵŶƚĞƌ ;'s  Ϳ ĂŶĚ  Ăƌů ^ŚĞƌƌŝĐŬ ;'D  Ϳ͕  ƌ͘
                                                         ĞƐ ƚŽ ƉƌĞƐĞŶƚ ƚŚĞ ƐĞĐŽŶĚ ĂŶŶƵĂů  ƵŵďĞƌůĂŶĚ    ŝŶĂ ZŽƐƐŝ  ůŝŽƩ ĂŶĚ ƐƚĂī ŽĨ  ƵŵďĞƌůĂŶĚ  ŽƵŶƚLJ
                                                          ƵƐŝŶĞƐƐ  džƉŽ Ăƚ  ƵŵďĞƌůĂŶĚ  ŽƵŶƚLJ dĞĐŚŶŝĐĂů   dĞĐŚŶŝĐĂů  ĚƵĐĂƟŽŶ  ĞŶƚĞƌ ĂŶĚ ĞdžƉŽ ŵĞĚŝĂ
                                                          ĚƵĐĂƟŽŶ  ĞŶƚĞƌ ŝŶ sŝŶĞůĂŶĚ ŽŶ DĂƌĐŚ ϭϰ͕     ƐƉŽŶƐŽƌ ^E: dŽĚĂLJ ĨŽƌ ƚŚĞŝƌ ŚĂƌĚ ǁŽƌŬ ĂŶĚ ĐŽͲ
                                                         ϮϬϭϴ͘                                        ŽƉĞƌĂƟŽŶ ƚŽ ŵĂŬĞ ƚŚŝƐ ũŽŝŶƚ ĞīŽƌƚ Ă ƐƵĐĐĞƐƐ͘
                                                           EŝŶĞƚLJ ďƵƐŝŶĞƐƐĞƐ ĂŶĚ ŽƌŐĂŶŝnjĂƟŽŶƐ ƐĞƚ ƵƉ      &Žƌ ŵŽƌĞ ŝŶĨŽƌŵĂƟŽŶ ŝŶĐůƵĚŝŶŐ Ă ůŝƐƚ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ
        Catherine Hardy, (center) owner of A             ĚŝƐƉůĂLJƐ ƚŽ ƉƌŽŵŽƚĞ ƚŚĞŝƌ ƉƌŽĚƵĐƚƐ ĂŶĚ ƐĞƌǀŝĐĞƐ  ĞdžƉŽ͛Ɛ ƉĂƌƟĐŝƉĂƟŶŐ ďƵƐŝŶĞƐƐĞƐ͕ ǀŝƐŝƚ
        Whiskey Array, historic home rentals,            ĂŶĚ ĂďŽƵƚ ϰϬϬ ƉĞŽƉůĞ ĂƩĞŶĚĞĚ͘                ǁǁǁ͘ ƵŵďĞƌůĂŶĚ džƉŽ͘ĐŽŵ͘
       talks about her business journey. Listen-  On March 19, the Bridgeton Area   efits, Patricia Mooneyham of

                                                           :Ğī 'ĞŽƌŐĞ ĂŶĚ >ĂƌƌLJ DĂůŽŶĞ͕ WƌĞƐŝĚĞŶƚƐ ŽĨ

                                          Chamber of Commerce celebrated  The Passion Professor, and
          ing are Patricia Mooneyham, and                ƚŚĞ 'ƌĞĂƚĞƌ sŝŶĞůĂŶĚ                                Chamber members and women who excel and
                                                                                    ͞dŚŝƐ ŝƐ ŽŶĞ ǁĂLJ ŽƵƌ  ŚĂŵďĞƌƐ ƉƌŽŵŽƚĞ
           Meghan McCormick Hoerner.      Women’s History Month with a pan- Meghan McCormick Ho-             inspire, le�–right: Ediana Mar�nez, Meghan
                                                         ĂŶĚ 'ƌĞĂƚĞƌ DŝůůǀŝůůĞ
                                          el discussion including owners of   erner of The Bridgeton Bea-    McCormick Hoerner, Catherine Hardy, Patricia
                                                                                  ůŽĐĂů ƐŚŽƉƉŝŶŐ ĂŶĚ ŝŶǀĞƐƚŵĞŶƚ ĂŶĚ ƉƌŽǀŝĚĞ
                                                          ŚĂŵďĞƌƐ͕ ƌĞƐƉĞĐƟǀĞůLJ͕
      four of the Chamber’s women-owned businesses. The meeting was held  con.                                    Mooneyham, and April Venable.
                                                         ĂŶĚ  ŝůů tŚĞůĂŶ͕  ŚĂŝƌͲ
                                                                                     ŽƉƉŽƌƚƵŶŝƟĞƐ ĨŽƌ ďƵƐŝŶĞƐƐ ƉĞŽƉůĞ ĨƌŽŵ
      5-7 PM at Chamber member - Frightened Turtle Vineyard & Winery at       Venable began the discus-
                                                         ŵĂŶ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ  ƌŝĚŐĞƚŽŶ
                                                                                   ĂƌŽƵŶĚ ƚŚĞ ĐŽƵŶƚLJ ĂŶĚ ďĞLJŽŶĚ ƚŽ ŶĞƚǁŽƌŬ
      Sunny Slope Farms in Hopewell.                      ƌĞĂ  ŚĂŵďĞƌ ĞdžͲ     sion by asking the women to talk about their journey as entrepreneurs
                                                                                     ǁŝƚŚ ĞĂĐŚ ŽƚŚĞƌ ĂŶĚ ƚŽ ĞdžƉĂŶĚ ƐĂůĞƐ͘͟
             ŽůůĞĞŶ  ĞŶŶŝƐ ŽĨ ^ĞƌǀWƌŽ ŽĨ  ƵŵďĞƌůĂŶĚ ĂŶĚ  ĂƉĞ DĂLJ
      The meeting was sponsored by Inspira Health, which is led by a suc-     and as women who embrace the opportunities of running a business,
                                                         ƉƌĞƐƐĞĚ ƚŚĂŶŬƐ ƚŽ ƚŚĞ
             ĐŽƵŶƟĞƐ ƌĞƉƌĞƐĞŶƚĞĚ ŚĞƌ ĐŽŵƉĂŶLJ Ăƚ ƚŚĞ  ƵŵďĞƌůĂŶĚ
      cessful and inspiring woman, President and CEO Amy B. Mansue. The              ĂƌƌLJ ^ĞĂLJ ŽĨ ^ŽƵƚŚ :ĞƌƐĞLJ tĂƚĞƌ  ŽŶĚŝƟŽŶŝŶŐ ^ĞƌǀŝĐĞ ĂŶĚ
                                                         ĐŽŵŵŝƩĞĞ ůĞĚ ďLJ  ĂƌƌLJ  balanced with all the challenges and responsibilities of life in general.
             ƵƐŝŶĞƐƐ  džƉŽ ŽŶ DĂƌĐŚ ϭϰ Ăƚ  ƵŵďĞƌůĂŶĚ  ŽƵŶƚLJ dĞĐŚ͘
      discussion at the meeting was moderated by April Venable, another ex-          ZĂŝŶďŽǁ ^ƉƌŝŶŬůĞƌƐ͕  ŚĂŝƌŵĂŶ ŽĨ  ƚŚĞ  džƉŽ  ŽŵŵŝƩĞĞ
                                                         ^ĞĂLJ͕  ŚĂŵďĞƌ  džĞĐƵͲ Ediana Martinez of Essential Senior Benefits said, “it is the passion she
                                               traordinary leader of Inspira
                                                                              has to help others, especially seniors, that drives her to grow her busi-
                                             WƌŽŵŽƟŶŐ  ƵŵďĞƌůĂŶĚ  ŽƵŶƚLJ ŝŶ tĂƐŚŝŶŐƚŽŶ
                                               Health, Senior Vice President
                                                                              ness while handling the role of mother of three children and wife.”
                                               dŚĞ  ƵŵďĞƌůĂŶĚ  ŽƵŶƚLJ  ŽĂƌĚ ŽĨ &ƌĞĞŚŽůĚĞƌƐ͕  ƌŝĚŐĞͲ
                                               for Operations Strategy and    Meghan McCormick Hoerner talked about the many twists and turns of a
                                               Transformation. Chamber
                                                                              career as a lawyer and entrepreneur recounting her work as a public
                                            ƚŽŶ  ƌĞĂ  ŚĂŵďĞƌ ŽĨ  ŽŵŵĞƌĐĞ ĂŶĚ EĞǁ :ĞƌƐĞLJ ^ƚĂƚĞ
                                               members and women busi-
                                             ŚĂŵďĞƌ ŽĨ  ŽŵŵĞƌĐĞ͕ ǁŽƌŬĞĚ ǁŝƚŚ ƉĂƌƚŶĞƌƐ ĂŶĚ ƐƉŽŶͲ
                                                                              prosecutor, defense attorney with her own law firm, her desire to tell the
                                               ness owners who spoke in-
                                            ƐŽƌƐ ƚŽ ƉƌĞƐĞŶƚ Ă ĚĞƐƐĞƌƚ ƌĞĐĞƉƟŽŶ ĨŽůůŽǁŝŶŐ ƚŚĞ  ŽŶŐƌĞƐͲ
                                                                              positive stories of others in Bridgeton and South Jersey through her non-
                                               cluded Catherine Hardy of A
                                            ƐŝŽŶĂů  ŝŶŶĞƌ Ăƚ ƚŚĞ E: ^ƚĂƚĞ  ŚĂŵďĞƌ͛Ɛ tĂůŬ ƚŽ tĂƐŚŝŶŐͲ
                                                                              profit organization, The Bridgeton Beacon, and her current
                                               Whiskey Array, Ediana Mar-
                                            ƚŽŶ  ǀĞŶƚ ŽŶ DĂƌĐŚ ϭ͕ ϮϬϭϴ͘                                         continued on page 4
                                               tinez of Essential Senior Ben-
                                               dŚŝƐ ǁĂƐ ƚŚĞ ϴϭƐƚ tĂůŬ ƚŽ tĂƐŚŝŶŐƚŽŶ ĞǀĞŶƚ ƐƉŽŶƐŽƌĞĚ
                                            ďLJ ƚŚĞ E:  ŚĂŵďĞƌ͘  /ƚ ďĞŐĂŶ ŝŶ ϭϵϯϳ ǁŚĞŶ Ă ŐƌŽƵƉ ŽĨ ƚŽƉ   Member / Shop Local Guide ……………….....Page 5-8
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                                            ďƵƐŝŶĞƐƐ ůĞĂĚĞƌƐ ƚŽŽŬ Ă ƚƌĂŝŶ ƌŝĚĞ ƚŽ ƚŚĞ ŶĂƟŽŶ͛Ɛ ĐĂƉŝƚĂů ƚŽ  Hispanic Business Commi�ee Ac�vi�es ..Page 9-10
                                                Business Resources - Here to Help ………….Page 2
                                            ŵĞĞƚ ǁŝƚŚ ƚŚĞ ƐƚĂƚĞ͛Ɛ  ŽŶŐƌĞƐƐŝŽŶĂů ĚĞůĞŐĂƟŽŶ͘ dŽĚĂLJ͕ ƚŚĞ   New Members, New Board Member…….....Page 10
        Frightened Turtle Vineyard and Winery at Sunny   Breakfast with NJ Legisla�ve District 3… Page 2-3
                                            ƚƌĂŝŶ ƌŝĚĞ ĐŽŶƟŶƵĞƐ ǁŝƚŚ ŚƵŶĚƌĞĚƐ ŽĨ ƉĞŽƉůĞ ƉĂĐŬŝŶŐ ƚŚĞ
                                                                                                     ƵŵďĞƌůĂŶĚ  ŽƵŶƚLJ &ƌĞĞŚŽůĚĞƌ  ŝƌĞĐƚŽƌ :ŽĞ  ĞƌĞůůĂ͕ 'ƌĞĂƚĞƌ
       Slope Farms was welcomed as a new chamber mem-  State of the County ………………………………...Page 3   Free Mee�ngs, Founda�on Fundraising…...Page 11
                                            ĐŚĂƌƚĞƌĞĚ ƚƌĂŝŶ ĨƌŽŵ ƐƚŽƉƐ ŝŶ EĞǁĂƌŬ͕ dƌĞŶƚŽŶ͕ WŚŝůĂĚĞůƉŚͲ
                                                                                                     sŝŶĞůĂŶĚ  ŚĂŵďĞƌ WƌĞƐŝĚĞŶƚ :Ğī 'ĞŽƌŐĞ͕  ƌŝĚŐĞƚŽŶ  ƌĞĂ
        ber, and served as host for the mee�ng. Le�-right:                                         Chamber Event Calendar………………………….Page 12
                                                Holiday Mee�ng, Remembering Leaders...Page 4
          Lisa Thomas, Rita Ratli�, and Ron Thomas.   ŝĂ ĂŶĚ tŝůŵŝŶŐƚŽŶ͕ ƉƌŽǀŝĚŝŶŐ ĂŶ ŽƉƉŽƌƚƵŶŝƚLJ ƚŽ ǁĂůŬ    ŚĂŵďĞƌ  ŚĂŝƌŵĂŶ  ŝůů tŚĞůĂŶ ĂŶĚ E: ^ƚĂƚĞ  ŚĂŵďĞƌ WƌĞƐŝͲ
                                                                       ĐŽŶƟŶƵĞĚ ŽŶ ƉĂŐĞ Ϯ           ĚĞŶƚ dŽŵ  ƌĂĐŬĞŶ Ăƚ ƚŚĞ  ĞƐƐĞƌƚ ZĞĐĞƉƟŽŶ ŝŶ tĂƐŚŝŶŐƚŽŶ͘
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