Hello Everyone and Welcome to the President’s Message Corner! On behalf of the entire Medford Business Association Board, I would like to say Happy New Year and thank you for a very successful past year. I want to personally thank the Executive Board for their hard work and dedication.
Medford Township is a great place to live, work, and play. In a recent meeting, our Mayor discussed what’s coming to Medford and about the successful events that Medford has been hosting. We also heard from many of the nonprofit organizations in town about upcoming events they will be hosting. There is a lot happening here in Medford and we need to get the word out. Sharing information about our events helps keep the public aware of what is happening. While Social Media is an extremely useful tool for sharing important information, we need to remind ourselves that not everyone is on social media and it’s important to stop and talk to your neighbors and verbally communicate what’s happening.
I want to take a moment to remind everyone about the importance of shopping local and using your local services. If you like having a community with businesses and services, then it is important to utilize them to keep them here. Sometimes it might be easier to go online, but it also takes away from the face to face interaction with each other. Shopping at your local store is not just a purchase, it’s an experience. Enjoying a stroll on the avenue, walking with your family from store to store, meeting the local business owners, it’s an opportunity to create lasting memories and meet new people. This year, with all the many resolutions you made, try adding just one more; commit to shopping local more often.
Theresa Freedman - President, MBA