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“Communication is key.”
That’s what graphic designer and promotional coordinator Denise Salvano said is the most important thing she’s learned in the nearly 36 years she’s worked at Stonhard.
“With nearly a century in business Stonhard [which has been in Maple Shade since 1962], is the unprecedented leader in manufacturing and installing high performance epoxy and urethane floor, wall, and lining systems,” Salvano said. “Stonhard’s seamless, long-wearing and easy-to-clean systems are engineered to perform in both industrial and commercial environments without sacrificing design innovative vision.
“We work with you directly,” she added. “Available for both new construction and retrofit/rehab projects.”
Stonhard makes floors that protect work environments from chemical attack, impact, abrasion, thermal cycling, along with daily wear and tear.
Salvano said she would recommend Maple Shade to someone looking to open a business there.
“It has a great backbone, long history, community support,” she said.
Salvano said she is a member of the Maple Shade Business Association “representing and supporting our community.”
Having grown up and graduated from Pennsauken, she has lived in Maple Shade for 33 years.
“Spending quality time with my family and friends” is what Salvano says she does in her spare time.
Owner and creative director at Amped to Dance Dana Marie Randolph said the most important thing she’s learned when it comes to business is persistence.
“Never give up,” she said. “Even when enrollment is low and quotas are missed as long as I keep believing and working towards the vision everything will work out.
“I can’t give up because there is no plan B,” Randolph added. “I must continue to put everything I have in making the dream I have a reality.”
Amped to Dance opened in Maple Shade in July of this year.
“I’ve been professionally training in various styles of dance since the age four,” Randolph said. “After years of teaching at community centers in Philadelphia my passion for music, movement, and teaching collided together as the vision of helping people express themselves through dance came to life.”
So, what’s unique about her business?
“Amped to Dance is the dance studio where passion meets movement,” Randolph said. “We pride ourselves on fostering self-confidence and creativity through dance in each and every person we encounter.
“Amped to Dance is more than a business, even more than a dance school,” she added. “We are a place that encourages self-expression, healing, and love through creative arts.”
Randolph said she would recommend Maple Shade to someone looking to open a business here “because the town is very welcoming.” Also, she said It was a fairly simple process to get started.
She said it has been pleasant being a member of the Maple Shade Business Association.
“I am a member of MSBA because I’d like to learn and grow as a business owner in this town,” Randolph said. “I want to ensure the success of my business and what better way to be a part of a community of like-minded people.
“There are also so many qualities that I possess that may meet the needs of my fellow business owners,” she added.
Randolph grew up in Philadelphia and graduated from Temple University with a BA in communications and Lincoln University with a MEd degree.
She said she and her family have lived in Maple Shade since May 2019.
In her spare time, Randolph enjoys spending quality, “silly” time with her family, exploring new restaurants, reading, and writing.