New For 2014!! Member - To - Member Savings
New For 2014:
Member- To- Member
We're excited to announce the launch of a new program this year that's exclusive for
our members! The program will advertise your business to fellow members to get them
in your door AND will save you
$$ when patronizing fellow members a definite win-win!
The details are simple...
Send us an email outlining what you would like to offer (examples: a specific
percentage discount such as 10% off all services, a discounted flat fee for a specific
service, buy one get one free/half off, etc.). The offer has to have a real special value
for the members in other words, if you offer everyone a free evaluation of some kind, it
isn't exclusive for our members. We understand that some of our members will be
unable to offer a discount because of the nature of their business.
But all of our members will be able to take advantage of the discounts offered.
Your questions answered...
Can I change what I offer?
Yes you can, but for the sanity of our web developer, we'd prefer that the offer
be for a full year. For greater flexibility you can offer something like..."10% off
all services, ask about even greater seasonal discounts."
Sounds good, but how can I verify that someone is a member?
They'll have a membership card (see sample below). Membership cards
have been mailed to all members who are current in their dues.
All our members are listed alphabetically on our website.
I'd like to shop with fellow members, but how will I know what the offers are?
All offers will be listed on our website under the heading Member To Member Savings.
Have a different question?
Call us at 732-477-4949 and we'll answer it!
2014 Dream Dollars Raffle
Visit our Educational Foundation page or to get your ticket and more information, click here.
Are You In The Bag?
Reaching thousands of new residents has never been easier!
Contact the Chamber office to learn how.
Business of the Month Joe’s Service Center
Business of the Month
Joe’s Service Center
584 Mantoloking Road in Brick
We love the story of a small business that grew because of the hard work of the owners who are invested in their community. The following spotlight is on a family owned and operated business that is exactly that.
Joe’s Service Center has been taking care of the automotive needs of Ocean County residents since 1958. Joe Bevacqua originally opened as Breton Woods Gulf, later became a Mobil dealer and then in 1986 changed to their current name. For many years he worked seven days a week to build a business that is now owned and operated by partners Jeff, Lisa and Billy.
Joe’s son, Jeff grew up in the business and began running it 23 years ago. As a teenager, he pumped gas, cleaned the station and the mechanic’s tools, took out the garbage and basically learned the business from the bottom up. His partner (and brother-in-law) Billy began working there when he was 16 and has been there ever since. Lisa (Bevacqua) Wheeler does “behind the scenes” work to keep the office running smoothly.
The full service station, in addition to selling gasoline, kerosene, diesel fuel and propane, prides itself on mechanics who repair all makes and models of cars and light trucks. They do everything from oil changes to major engine work and also offer towing and tire sales.
Jeff says that they have “built their business on honesty and always being as fair as we can be.” And since they’ve been helping neighbors for 56 years that seems like a very sound philosophy!
Brick Event Collects 400 Pounds of Food As Thanksgiving Collection Effort Continues
An ongoing effort to collect food for the needy of the local area got a boost to the tune of 400 pounds thanks to a Brick Township event.
Community Hope of Ocean County, an organization started by Wingman Planning and Tri County Agency of Brick, two Brick businesses, has been leading the effort to support the FoodBank of Monmouth & Ocean Counties’ Thanksgiving drive throughout the fall. At a Nov. 1 event at the Brick PAL, the New Jersey Miss Amazing Pageant donated nearly 400 pounds of food through the organization.
“We can’t thank the New Jersey Miss Amazing Pageant enough for their outstanding support of our efforts to stock the shelves of The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties,” said Jacki Frank, Community Hope’s co-organizer.
Miss Amazing Inc. is a nonprofit organization that gives women of all ages the chance to shine, the Community Hope organization said. Miss Amazing pageants operate in 20 states, including New Jersey. The pageant has an interview portion, evening wear and an optional talent section, and it gives women with disabilities an opportunity to boost their self-confidence.
The New Jersey Miss Amazing Pageant was held at the Brick PAL Nov. 1, and pageant organizers asked participants to bring in canned food to support Community Hope of Ocean County and the FoodBank. The Brick event had seven “Amazing Women” entrants and they, along with their families and friends, donated 398 pounds of food.
There is still time before Thanksgiving for everyone in the community to add to the progress already made, according to organizers, as Community of Hope Ocean County has been working with 13 local businesses to get the word out to the local community about the items most in need for the food drive and to make food donation convenient in the Brick and Toms River areas.
Collection of non-perishable food for the FoodBank continues at the 13 local businesses acting as drop-off points for donations:
• Barlo & Associates, 92 Mantoloking Rd, Brick, NJ 08723, www.barloarchitecture.com
• Briarmill Pharmacy, 1820 Lanes Mill Rd, Brick, NJ 08724
• Brick Chamber of Commerce, 270 Chambers Bridge Rd #6, Brick, NJ 08723, www.brickchamber.com
• ERA American Towne Realty, 1848 Hooper Ave., Toms River, NJ 08753, www.eratomsriver.com
• FastSigns of Brick, 1743 New Jersey 88, Brick, NJ 08724, www.fastsigns.com/484-brick-nj
• Flowers by Addalia, 1565 Rte 37 W, Toms River, NJ 08755, www.flowersbyaddalia.com/
• Howard Johnson Hotel Toms River, 955 Hooper Ave, Toms River, NJ 08753, www.tomsriverhojos.com/
• Investors Bank (Brick branch), 639 Brick Boulevard Brick, NJ 08723, www.myinvestorsbank.com/home
• Jersey Coast Appliance, 18 Route 37 East, Toms River NJ 08753,http://www.jerseycoastappliance.com/
• Joe’s Service Center, 584 Mantoloking Rd, Brick, NJ 08723, www.joesservicecenternj.com
• Mulberry Street, 474 Brick Blvd, Brick, NJ 08723, http://www.mulberrystreet.net
• Tri County Agency of Brick, 1875 New Jersey 88, Brick, NJ 08724, www.tri-countyinsurance.com
• Tuscan House, 1250 Hooper Ave., Toms River 08753, http://www.tuscanhousenj.com/
2015 Scholarship Application
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Message to Membership
I am so honored and excited to serve as your president for 2015. I was so pleased that my husband, children and parents were able to join me at our Distinguished Citizens event, which was a warm and welcoming holiday gathering. It also gave me platform to thank my parents for instilling in me the value and importance of “giving back”.
I joined the Chamber 7 years ago and it was one of the best decisions I ever made. I was immediately connected to the Brick business community. Those connections have become friendships with many outstanding role models, that continue to inspire me today.
Membership has provided me with many opportunities to meet and work alongside with some amazing people and business leaders, all while “giving back”. Whether by volunteering on a committee, participating on a project or even attending our events, there are so many ways to get involved and make a difference.
So, as I pledge to continue our mission to “give back” I encourage all of you to think about how you can contribute this year by either:
- Joining a committee
- Volunteering on a project
- Attending our events
- Inviting another business owner to join the chamber and help strengthen and support the community we love to do business in.
Wishing you and your family a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year!