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Maple Shade Business Association

Small town, friendly businesses.

Helping Maple Shade customers connect with local businesses.

 

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Upcoming Events

Look here for our latest events and sales!

47th Annual Sidewalk Sale Festival along with Car Show

Saturday, September 7, 2019

For Sidewalk Sale info visit MapleShadeABC.com

For Car Show info visit MapleShadeCarShow.com

Maple Shade Business Directory

Farmers Insurance

Address 80 W. Main Street Maple Shade, NJ 08052 Phone: 856-334-3473 Website: https://agents.farmers.com/nj/maple-shade/jeffrey-grady
https://agents.farmers.com/nj/maple-shade/jeffrey-grady

Biography

For Jeffrey Grady, success in business requires a personal touch.
An agent at Farmers Insurance since they came into New Jersey in 2011, Grady has operated out of Maple Shade for six years.
Now vice president of the Maple Shade Business Association, Grady said he joined to be more active in the community.
“I think the biggest challenge that we face is getting people to realize just how great Maple Shade is to do business in,” he said. “It is very easy and the residents are extremely loyal and, most of all, down-to-earth people.”
Grady said he became an insurance agent “by accident.
“I owned and operated restaurants for most of my adult life, then I ran two race tracks on the west coast; horse racing,” he said. Grady was transferred back into New Jersey and was looking for a different career “and insurance hit me.”
He said he would “absolutely” recommend Maple shade to everyone looking to open a business in the town because it is a “great place to do business in.
“The residents are very friendly,” Grady said. “I had the pick to open in any town in the state and I chose Maple Shade.”
Now a resident of Delran for 19 years, Grady grew up in Upper Darby, Pa., where he graduated from Upper Darby High School.
So, what’s unique about Grady’s employer?
“We have a hands-on approach,” he said. “I worked in industries that demanded lots of hours and (the need to be) people oriented.
“That separates me from the others,” Grady continued. “You call my office and you will get a return call that day.”
He said the most important thing he’s learned when it comes to business is treating people with respect and fostering constant communication.
“Treat people the way you want to be treated,” Grady said.

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Member Spotlight

Bio of Carol-Anne Peacock

For Carol-Anne Peacock, the Golden Rule applies to business as well as personal relationships.
“Treat folks how you would like your family to be treated,” she said.
Peacock has worked at Investors Bank since 2014 when it opened its branch in Maple Shade.
She moved to the area from Scotland in 1978, found it hard to find a job, and “was lucky” to get job as a bank teller at First Peoples Bank of N.J.
A director on the Maple Shade Business Association board, Peacock said the MSBA is an important organization for the township.
“They not only care about the business community but the entire community and how business effects Maple Shade’s growth and sustainability,” she said.
Peacock said she would recommend Maple Shade to someone looking to open a business there.
“Firstly the support given to any new business coming to town is awesome, from the township planning board, networking of businesses in Maple Shade (MSBA) and many more but mostly the community,” she said.
Peacock, who grew up in Renfrew, Scotland, graduated from Glasgow, Scotland and has lived in Cherry Hill since 1980.
She said variety makes her business unique.
“Every day is different!” Peacock enthused. “Every customer has different needs.”
Also, the rewards are many at the bank.
“The feeling you get when you really help someone is always the best feeling,” she said. “That’s what we strive to do here, always what’s best for the customer.
“Some of our customers feel like family to us, they share their life stories with us, include us in many life events, etc.,” Peacock added. “It is the best feeling to be part of a community like Maple Shade, especially when you did not grow up here.”
So, what is the greatest challenge the Maple Shade Business Association faces?
“Sometimes I feel the MSBA does not get the recognition it should in the community,” she said. “I don’t believe folks know exactly who does what.
“Maple Shade has many great organizations working hard to do the best for the community we all live and work in,” Peacock continued. “And working together, pooling resources and contacts to make Maple Shade even better would be ideal.”
She said building relationships and networking are the most important things she’s learned when it comes to business.
“Just have a conversation with folks: don’t think of the sale,” Peacock said. “First, get to know folks and let them know you and the sale will come.”

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When and where we are meeting!

Thursday September 19th
Happy Hour/Networking – 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Carrabba’s Italian Grill
500 Route 38, Maple Shade

Tuesday October 8th
Breakfast Meeting – 7:30 am
Palace of Asia
480 Route 38 East
Maple Shade, NJ

Thursday October 17th
Murder Mystery Dinner Show
Cocktail Reception 5:30pm
Buffet Dinner and Show 6:00pm
MSBA Charities Fundraiser – $40.00 per ticket
Includes Dinner, Show and a Drink Ticket
Call MSBA – 856-414-9139 for tickets
The Maple Room (Knights of Columbus Hall)
636 N. Forklanding Road Maple Shade

Tuesday November 12th
Breakfast Meeting – 7:30 am
Palace of Asia
480 Route 38 East
Maple Shade, NJ

Tuesday December 10th
Holiday Celebration / Networking – 5:30pm to 7:00pm
More Info to come

Palace of Asia Maple Shade NJ

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