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“Go the extra mile.”
That’s what Michael Meyer, broker associate at Keller Williams Real Estate, says is key to success.
Now in his 37th year as a full-time realtor, Meyer has been doing business in Maple Shade for most of his career.
Having grown up in the building and real estate business, he says treating people as you would expect to be treated is not only sound business practice but is also the right thing to do.
“I am hands-on working with buyers, sellers, and investors,” Meyer said.
“Maple Shade is the most business-friendly community that I work in,” Meyer said. “Being a member of the MSBA has kept me in touch with the business leaders of this town.”
He said the association’s biggest challenge is continued participation at various MSBA events.
Having grown up in Cherry Hill, Meyers attended the University of Arizona on an athletic scholarship.
He graduated from Cherry Hill East High School and the University of Arizona.
Meyer and his wife and I have two sons and they currently live in Mount Laurel.
When not working, Meyer said he enjoys golf, motorcycles, and spending time with his family.
That’s what Chris Springfield says is the most important things he’s learned.
Owner and president of SBSC (Small Business Service Center) for nine months, he said his company has been in Maple Shade for more than 35 years.
“I was looking for a service-related business to purchase and came across my business for sale,” Springfield said. “My wife and I decided to learn more about the opportunity.”
So, what’s unique about his business?
“We offer a variety of business-related items but focus on marketing, printing, direct mail advertisements, and commercial mail preparation,” he said.
Springfield said he would recommend Maple Shade to someone looking to open a business there.
“There seems to be a strong sense of camaraderie within the business community,” he said. “We are all here to help each other succeed and you can feel that.”
While he does not hold a position on the MSBA board, Springfield noted that he agrees with its mission.
“I feel it’s important to be part of your township’s association of businesses,” he said.
A native of Cherry Hill, Springfield graduated from Widener University and has lived in Voorhees since 2005.
He said that, in his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family, vacationing, and working on his 1968 Camaro.
Owner and creative director at Amped to Dance Dana Marie Randolph said the most important thing she’s learned when it comes to business is persistence.
“Never give up,” she said. “Even when enrollment is low and quotas are missed as long as I keep believing and working towards the vision everything will work out.
“I can’t give up because there is no plan B,” Randolph added. “I must continue to put everything I have in making the dream I have a reality.”
Amped to Dance opened in Maple Shade in July of this year.
“I’ve been professionally training in various styles of dance since the age four,” Randolph said. “After years of teaching at community centers in Philadelphia my passion for music, movement, and teaching collided together as the vision of helping people express themselves through dance came to life.”
So, what’s unique about her business?
“Amped to Dance is the dance studio where passion meets movement,” Randolph said. “We pride ourselves on fostering self-confidence and creativity through dance in each and every person we encounter.
“Amped to Dance is more than a business, even more than a dance school,” she added. “We are a place that encourages self-expression, healing, and love through creative arts.”
Randolph said she would recommend Maple Shade to someone looking to open a business here “because the town is very welcoming.” Also, she said It was a fairly simple process to get started.
She said it has been pleasant being a member of the Maple Shade Business Association.
“I am a member of MSBA because I’d like to learn and grow as a business owner in this town,” Randolph said. “I want to ensure the success of my business and what better way to be a part of a community of like-minded people.
“There are also so many qualities that I possess that may meet the needs of my fellow business owners,” she added.
Randolph grew up in Philadelphia and graduated from Temple University with a BA in communications and Lincoln University with a MEd degree.
She said she and her family have lived in Maple Shade since May 2019.
In her spare time, Randolph enjoys spending quality, “silly” time with her family, exploring new restaurants, reading, and writing.