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Creative Marketing Alliance Named Outstanding Small Business of the Year

The 2016 Award honorees for the MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce were announced today at a press conference at Hill Wallack in Princeton. Credits: Photo courtesy Creative Marketing Alliance

PRINCETON, N.J. – Dec. 3, 2015 – Creative Marketing Alliance (CMA), a full-service marketing firm located in Princeton Junction, N.J., has been recognized as the Outstanding Small Business of the Year by the MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce.

MIDJersey Chamber CEO and President Robert Prunetti made the announcement today during a press conference at law firm Hill Wallack LLP.

 “Creative Marketing Alliance is well-deserving of the MIDJersey Chamber’s Outstanding Small Business of the Year Award,” Prunetti said. “They have demonstrated the ability to understand their clients’ needs and create an effective strategy for their clients to market and brand themselves. We have had firsthand experience with CMA as they were the chief architect behind our rebranding strategies when we became the MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce in 2012. Congratulations to a long-standing member of our Chamber of Commerce, CMA.”

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The Outstanding Small Business of the Year award recognizes a small business (fewer than 100 employees) that has had a significant impact on economic development of Central Jersey.

“We are so humbled to be recognized by the local business community as the Outstanding Small Business of the Year,” said Jeffrey Barnhart, president and CEO of CMA. “This recognition underscores all of the hard work the whole team has done on behalf of our clients throughout the past 28 years.”

While most marketing firms have consolidated in recent years, CMA’s leadership has created a growth strategy that continues to increase the company’s offerings. CMA is able to save its clients more time and money by providing a growing portfolio of marketing services under one roof. The marketing firm produces strategic campaigns, public relations and social media, publications and email marketing services, website development and management, SEO/SEM, advertising, marketing collateral, videos and more.

CMA provides marketing services for many Chamber members, including First Bank, Scozzari Builders, Szaferman Lakind and HBK. In addition, CMA’s employees volunteer their time at many of the Chamber’s nonprofits, including CASA, Dress for Success, HomeFront, One Simple Wish, Rescue Mission of Trenton, Susan G. Komen Central and South Jersey and Trenton Area Soup Kitchen.

CMA will be officially honored with the award during the Chamber’s Annual Dinner, which is scheduled for April 20, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Princeton.

“Congratulations to the other honorees who include Investors Bank for Distinguished Corporation of the Year, Princeton Area Community Foundation for Community Impact, former Hamilton Mayor Jack Rafferty as Citizen of the Year and Michael Mann, Esq. from Pepper Hamilton LLP as the Ed Meara Lifetime Achievement Award Winner,” Barnhart said. “It is an honor to be recognized with these outstanding companies and individuals.”

For more information about award-winning CMA, visit  

PHOTO CAPTION: (L-R) Paul Kuhl, MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce Chairman from WithumSmith+Brown; former Hamilton Mayor Jack Rafferty, who is being recognized as Citizen of the Year; Jeff Vega, executive director of Princeton Area Community Foundation, which is being recognized for Community Impact; Jeffrey Barnhart, CEO of Creative Marketing Alliance, which is being recognized as Outstanding Small Business of the Year; Michael Mann, Esq. from Pepper Hamilton LLP, who is being recognized with the Ed Meara Lifetime Achievement Award; Erik Larsen, senior vice president and team leader at Investors Bank, which is being recognized as the Distinguished Corporation of the Year, and Robert Prunetti, CEO and president of MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce at the announcement press conference at Hill Wallack LLP.


About Creative Marketing Alliance

Creative Marketing Alliance (CMA) is a responsive, full-service marketing firm that delivers award-winning campaigns, recommendations and return-on-investment (ROI). CMA builds brands from a client-side, value-based perspective. It successfully launches and manages integrated marketing programs using Marketecture™, a strategic analysis process that helps clients understand how their company can be best positioned. Based in Princeton Junction, N.J., for more than 28 years, CMA provides innovative solutions in the areas of traditional design, interactive design, content creation, public relations and strategic marketing with an in-house studio for advertising and creative design. For more information, please visit, call 609-297-2235 or email us at

About MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce

For 147 years, the MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce has represented and supported the diverse Central New Jersey business community through growth-driven solutions and services. The Chamber unites the region with a common goal of collective economic, social and cultural growth, and serves as a hub for business resources and valuable relationships. Please visit for more information.

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