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VCA Maple Shade Animal HospitalVCA Maple Shade Animal Hospital
VCA Maple Shade, Business Manager:
For Amanda Pierce, it’s all about relationships.
Pierce, who has been employed at the animal hospital for 16 years (it’s been in operation for 35 years), said she decided on her career in part to be supportive.
“I wanted to help the people and their pets by helping to educate clients on choosing best medicine and lifestyle for their furry family member,” Pierce said. “I also want to create an empowering and fun place for my team to work.”
She said what is unique about the hospital is the way people and animals are treated when they walk (or fly, hop, or slither) in the door.
“The pet’s health is our top priority and excellent customer service is our goal,” Pierce said. “Every team member genuinely cares about our clients and patients as if they are family.”
She said she would recommend Maple Shade to someone looking to open a business here.
“It’s a nice town with friendly people,” Pierce said.
She noted she is a member of the Maple Shade Business Association because “it is important to support local businesses,” adding that the greatest challenge to Maple Shade businesses is online shopping.
A native of Bayville, N.J. (“I love the beach, it is in my soul!”), Pierce graduated from Central Regional High School and, later, Ocean County College.
A Medford resident for nine years, she spends her spare time spending time with her family, seeing Broadway shows, going to the beach, vacationing, reading, learning history, crafting, going to the movies, and interior decorating.
*Professional Dog Trainer on Staff*
845 East Main Street Maple Shade, NJ 08052
Jeff Chudoff, co-owner with his wife Kim of FastSigns of Maple Shade, says he’s learned the value of relationships and networking.
“Nothing beats a personal referral from a mutual contact,” he said. “It’s truly invaluable.”
Jeff’s business has been around for more than 35 years, with more than 30 years being located in Maple Shade.
So, how did he come to work in his field?
When Jeff graduated from the University of Miami he went to work at 3M, where he says he learned everything there was to know about window tint.
“So my first shop was a ‘tint shop,’” he said.
“As a young guy, I was getting paid to play with cool cars and trucks all day,” Jeff added. “I was living the dream.
“One day a guy asked me if I could cut letters for his I-Rock Z,” he continued “That’s how I got into lettering vehicles and before long I was making signs and the rest is history!”
Jeff said his business thrives on uniqueness.
“Every job is a new experience,” he said. “I learn something new every single day and the advancements to equipment and materials allows us to be more creative than ever before.”
Jeff said he would “absolutely” recommend Maple Shade to someone looking to open a business there.
“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with so many business owners in and around our town,” he said. “I believe we do a fantastic job of supporting one another and that’s a great feeling!”
Jeff also gives high marks to the Maple Shade Business Association.
“I’ve been a member of the MSBA for a long time and I really enjoy the monthly breakfast meetings,” he said. “It’s a great opportunity to socialize with members I might not otherwise cross paths with.”
Jeff said the greatest challenge the Maple Shade Business Association faces is member engagement.
“When I look through the list of MSBA members I’m shocked at how many faces we never see at events or meetings,” he said. “The association is only as strong as its members.
“With greater participation we could grow and do even more to help our community,” Jeff added.
A native of Cinnaminson, Jeff graduated from Cinnaminson High School.
He and Kim live in Marlton with their dog. They’ve lived there for 12 years and raised their four boys there as well.
Jeff said he really enjoys going to car shows and spends a lot of his spare time helping his brother with his used car business.
“When I’m not doing that, I’m either with my wife or my kids,” he said.
When and where we are meeting!
Due to COVID-19 all MSBA events are cancelled until further notice.
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Breakfast Meeting – 7:30am
Palace of Asia
480 Route 38 East
Maple Shade, NJ
Tuesday, June 9, 2020
Happy Hour – Networking
5:30pm to 7:00pm
Laurel Lanes / Spliz Bar & Grill
on the Patio
2825 Route 73 South
Maple Shade, NJ
No Meetings in July or August