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Business Person of the Year

It’s time once again to consider those members deserving of being named “business person of the year”. Newly renamed the Joseph G. Salerno Busi- ness Person of the Year Award, the award is given to Chamber members whose professional successes and contributions to the community represent the best of business and professional enterprises.

The Committee is accepting suggestions based upon the following criteria:

  • Must be a person owning or representing an existing business in Roselle or vicinity.

  • Must be a member in good standing of the Ro- selle Chamber of Commerce; and

  • Must be a person with current involvement in Roselle business growth.

If you know of a local business person who is de- serving of the award, please submit their name in writing to the Chamber office by August 21st. Be sure to outline his/her qualifications based on the criteria.

Update Your Business Listing!

Membership with the Roselle Chamber of Commerce offers member businesses a comprehensive listing within our searchable on-line Membership Directory. This listing includes business location, telephone and fax numbers, products and/or services provided, a brief business description, and contact information with a link to email and website.

Take full advantage of this membership benefit and review your listing at www.rosellechamber.com/mem- ber.html. If you’d like to revise your listing, please visit www.rosellechamber.com/memberupdate where you’ll find a form to submit updates.

Phone scam, don’t be slammed!

You may have heard the term “slammed” in the past, however to review “slamming” involves changes to your phone service without your knowledge, in this case by switching your communications provider(s). Scammers will call, misrepresent themselves, and ask questions about your account or request permis- sion to make changes to your account.

A Chamber member in-good-standing recently re- ceived a call from their “provider” stating that their business account was inadvertently switched to a residential account. The caller requested a verbal “okay” to switch it back. Fortunately for this member they were suspicious of the call and later determined that their current provider made no such call.

As a reminder, please be cautious when talking with callers who claim to represent your current communi- cations provider.

Promote Your Business Through Residential Greeter Service

New residents in the community can be a source of new business for you. They tend to purchase more and have a need to develop new business relation- ships—whether it’s finding the best restaurants in town, sprucing up their yards or homes, or fulfilling medical, financial or legal needs.

By participating in the Chamber’s Residential Greeter Service, you have the opportunity to promote your business to new residents and develop lasting busi- ness relationships.

The Residential Greeter Service allows you to place advertising items in our New Resident Packages, which are delivered to an average of 50 residents per month. The items could be brochures, flyers, menus, coupons, magnets, key chains, etc. The cost is $175 for a 6-month period ($335 for non-Chamber mem- bers). That’s only $29/month!

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