March is BPA Membership Drive Month at the GWACC!

Credits: Jackie Walters, Communications Asst., GWACC

The hyper-local relationships that Business and Professional Associations (BPA) offer to their members is extremely valuable.  All businesses are wise to form alliances with their neighbors.  Membership in the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce (GWACC) widens your net when the products/services your business offers are unique in some way.  ANYTIME you know your target customers exist outside of your immediate area, expanding your exposure can increase profitability!

The GWACC Board of Directors has voted to extend a limited-time first year CREDIT to current members of the Fanwood BPA, and the Scotch Plains BPA, in the amount of the annual dues they pay to those organizations.  That equates to about double of our regular first year discount, which we offer to every new member (and which cannot be combined with this limited-time offer).  You may sign up for this annual credit anytime during the entire month of March 2014.

The best way to start thinking about whether GWACC membership is right for your business is to attend one of our 2 regular monthly networking events.  A visit to our informative website will not be time wasted... there is so much information there about who we are, what we do, and how we can help your business with marketing, discounts, and relationships. 

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In case you cannot make it to one of our regular March events, or if you simply want to ask more questions, we will be having a formal Membership Drive Informational.  Representatives from both the Fanwood BPA, and the Scotch Plains BPA, will also be there, were you to need to sign up for their BPA at the same time.  

Optional Informational Date: March 24, 2014
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Location: JCC of Central NJ, 1391 Martine Avenue, Scotch Plain, NJ
Coffee, soda, water, and cookies will be served
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For over 60 years, the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce (GWACC) has been connecting commerce and community. The GWACC promotes the economic prosperity of businesses primarily in Fanwood, Garwood, Mountainside, Scotch Plains and Westfield. It is the largest association of businesses and nonprofits in our area. Members include business owners, professionals, managers and operators. Membership cultivates the opportunity to build relationships, partner, make referrals, increase business, attend lunch and learns, and support the community. 

The GWACC hosts three street fairs each year, two in Downtown Westfield and one in the center of Garwood. The chamber also operates the Westfield Farmers Market and runs the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) program. The GWACC monthly networking events — one in the early morning and one directly after work — serve as an opportunity for current members to network with each other regularly and for prospective members to come see what we're all about. In addition, the Professional Women’s Committee organizes networking events specifically tailored to women business owners, professionals, and entrepreneurs.

For more information about the GWACC, visit You can also call the office at 908-233-3021 Monday through Friday between the hours of 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Our office is located on the 3rd floor of the Bank of America building at 173 Elm Street, Westfield, NJ 07090.


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