PRINCETON, N.J. — Creative Marketing Alliance (CMA), a full-service marketing firm serving the electrical and lighting industry, has been named Outstanding Small Business of the Year by the MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce. MIDJersey Chamber CEO Robert Prunetti recently made the announcement during a press conference in Princeton.
“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. Congratulations CMA.”
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.”
CMA is regularly involved in industry events, including yearly attendance at the NAED AdVenture Marketing Conference. Industry distributors and manufacturers they have partnered with include Springfield Electric, Granite City Electric, Griffith Electric, IDEA, Philips, Shat-R-Shield, and IMARK.
Barnhart, a former marketing executive at Philips Lighting, leads CMA’s expertise in the electrotechnology industry by embedding his client side knowledge into the roots of the company.
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.
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.
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