Welcome to the Greater Berlin Business and Professional Association!

2022 gbBPA COCKTAIL PARTY

 

Join the Greater Berlin Business and Professional Association (GBBPA) at Lucien’s Manor on Wednesday, February 23, 2022* from 6-9 pm as we celebrate a successful 2021 Fall Festival Event and move forward through 2022! This is your opportunity to network and mingle with our current business and professional members from Berlin Borough, Berlin and Waterford Townships.  Ticket purchase is $40.00/person for non-members.  Tickets can be purchased at the event with a check or cash.  Additional information about this event or becoming a member of the GBBPA will be available at the event.  We look forward to seeing you there!

*NOTE:  DATE MAY CHANGE DUE TO COVID GUIDELINES

                    

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Upcoming Events

News & Announcements

Merry Christmas

The Greater Berlin Business and Professional Association would like to wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas.  Please stay safe and well during this holiday season This is the perfect time to take advantage of our businesses and  “shop local.”  

 

NEW MEMBER - december

The Greater Berlin Business and Professional Association would like to welcome its newest member to our organization. The link to our members can be found via our Member Directory on our website:

Task Dog Training, founder and contact Lauren Fasola, is located at 300 White Horse Pike, Ste. 20, Berlin, NJ (old K-Mart Center).  This business includes everything from basic obedience training to service dog training.  They also have a boarding facility.  Additional information regarding this practice can be found on their website: https://www.taskdogtraining.com/

 

BERLIN LIONS CLUB SUPER BOWL RAFFLE

Our business member, Berlin NJ Lions Club is having a Super Bowl raffle. Proceeds benefit Lions Sight & Community Related Causes.  Additional info can be found on the attached flyer or their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/BerlinLionsCLubnj/

SINFULLY SWEETS HOLIDAY SPECIALS

GBBPA is excited to announce that Sinfully Sweets is having two special events to celebrate the Holiday Season…Holiday Open House, Saturday, December 18 includes a visit from Santa. Sunday evening, December 19 enjoy some shopping, hot chocolate and sweets.

Sinfully Sweets is located at 302 White Horse Pike, Atco, NJ 08004. To find out more information visit them or go to their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Sinfully-Sweets-112155037024456<

NEW MEMBERS - NOVEMBER:

The Greater Berlin Business and Professional Association would like to welcome its newest members to our organization.  Additional information about these businesses can be found via our Member Directory on our website:

A&F Lawn Care, LLC, owner Fred Tuttle, is located in Berlin Boro.  This business specializes lawn care, landscaping and hardscaping.  Additional information regarding this business can be found on their website:  https://aflawn.com/

Hassman Research Institute, owner Dr. Howard Hassman, located on Cross Keys Road in Berlin Boro.  This organization specializes in clinical research that conducts studies in a wide variety of therapeutic areas. Additional information regarding this organization can be found on their website:   https://hritrials.com/

Hassman Medical Practice, owners Drs Joseph, David and Michael Hassman, located on Cross Keys Road in Berlin Boro.  This group specializes in family medicine. Additional information regarding this practice can be found on their website:  http://www.advocarebma.com/

Brenda McQuaid will be our contact for both of the Hassman groups.

 

Berlin Lions Club HOAGIE SALE

Our GPPBA member, The Berlin Lions Club, is having a hoagie sale, Saturday, November 20, 2021 starting at 9:30 am until sold out.  Please see attached flyer for locations and contact information.  This fund raiser will benefit sight and community projects.

NEW MEMBER-SEPTEMBER:

The Greater Berlin Business and Professional Association would like to welcome its newest members to our organization.  Additional information about these businesses can be found via our Member Directory on our website:

CreationsByMia, owners Mia Crivaro and Jeremy Schiller, located at 461 Church Street, Atco, NJ 08004.  This business specializes in on-location hair and makeup services, as well as, Photo booth services for events.  Jeremy is the photo booth specialist.  Additional information about this business can be found via their website: https://www.creationsbymia.com/

kevin lyons, new vice president

The Greater Berlin Business and Professional Association would like to congratulate Kevin Lyons, Bunnycakes, LLC, on becoming the new Vice President of the GBBPA.  Kevin has served previously as Secretary for two years and we value his enthusiasm and contributions to our group.  Kevin is currently the co-Chair of the 2021 Fall Festival…a position he also held during our 2019 Fall Festival.  

congratulations -charles heimlich

Congratulations to our newest member Charles “Chuck” Heimlich, Heimlich’s Karate, on his recent induction into the Philadelphia Martial Arts Hall of Fame.  Following his induction, Chuck participated in the expo event where he demonstrated a variety of self-defense moves and weapon disarming and control. 

For additional information and photos access his website or Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Actorcelebrity

website: https://www.heimlichskarate.com/

NEW MEMBER - July:

The Greater Berlin Business and Professional Association would like to welcome its newest members to our organization.  Additional information about these businesses can be found via our Member Directory on our website:

Heimlichs Karate, owner Charles Heimlich, located at 130 W. White Horse Pike, Berlin, NJ 08009.  Heimlichs Karate specializes in educational fitness, self-defense, bullying workshops and several other martial arts programs.  Master Heimlich’s accomplishments includes: Martial Arts Professional Expert ,x Law Enforcement, Actor, Author, Speaker, with over 30 years of Experience, as well as, a Multiple Hall of Fame Inductee. Additional information about his business can be found via their website: https://www.heimlichskarate.com/

NEW MEMBERs May and June:

The Greater Berlin Business and Professional Association would like to welcome its newest members to our organization.  Additional information about these businesses can be found via our Member Directory on our website:

Safe Zone Flagging Incorporated, contact Samuel Perez, is a full-service Traffic Control Company, providing vehicle and pedestrian control to various industries throughout New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland and surrounding states. Safe Zone has recently relocated to 69 Clementon Rd., Berlin, NJ 08009.  Additional information about this company can be found via their website: https://safezoneflagging.com.

Sinfully Sweets, owned by Judy Dietz, is a candy store that includes other delicious gourmet boutique treats.  Sinfully Sweets is located at 302 White Horse Pike, Atco, NJ 08004.  To find out more information visit them or go to their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Sinfully-Sweets-112155037024456

Berlin Lions Club Fund Raiser

Our GPPBA member, The Berlin Lions Club, is raising funds to benefit our local communities.  They can accept sandals, slippers, boots, flip flops – all kinds of shoes – no socks please. This campaign concludes April 9th. Call: 609-970-6394 for information. Your shoes will eventually be used in Third World Countries where the need is great. Collection boxes are now available at:  Allegria (formerly The Fountains), The Palace Diner, Avenue Diner, Cutting Times Salon and in the parking lot entry way to the Berlin Boro Municipal Building.

NEW MEMBER-MARCH

The Greater Berlin Business and Professional Association would like to welcome the newest member to our organization:

Gateway Mortgage, Regional VP Chris Wilhelm, has a Berlin office located at 29 N. Route 73, Ste. 214A, Berlin, NJ 08009.  His group is focused on residential mortgages. Additional information regarding this business can be found on the following website:  https://www.gatewayloan.com/loan_officers/chris-wilhelm/

The above member provides services to our geographic area of Berlin Borough, Berlin Township and Waterford Township area.

GBBPA 2021 RENEWAL LETTER

It’s membership renewal time for the Greater Berlin Business and Professional Association!!! 

As you can see, we have held off sending this renewal due to the impact so many of our businesses have incurred due to COVID19.   Back in May our members agreed to permit our organization to honor our first responders, including DPW, by serving meals bought from our local GBBPA restaurant members.  We still have a few to complete, but we are getting there!   Click below to continue…

2021 gbBPA EXECUTIVE OFFICERS

The New Year of 2021 brings about some changes within the Greater Berlin Business and Professional Association. As you know, the terms for all of our Executive Officers expired December 31, 2020. We would like to take this opportunity to introduce our new officers.  Click below for full details.

bunnycakes - food network Challenge

We are thrilled to announce that Bunny Lyons, owner of Bunnycakes, has been chosen to appear on the FOOD NETWORK Christmas Cookie Challenge.  The program will air Monday, November 23rd at 10 pm tune in to watch Bunny battle it out with four other amazing cookiers!

COVID-19 and SMALL BUSINESSES

With the current Covid-19 pandemic underway it has taken a toll on all businesses.  Unfortunately, the smaller businesses will be feeling the effect of this crisis much sooner.  Several of our local businesses have been making significant changes in an attempt to stay afloat.  They have ALWAYS been there whenever we needed them to donate to various organizations, including the GBBPA!!  It is now our turn to help them!  We would like to encourage everyone to support these businesses and please shop locally. 

Several of our members fall into the category of “small business.”  Below are a few links that may be helpful to you or someone you know during this COVID-19 pandemic.

THANK YOU TO ALL OUR BUSINESSES FOR EVERYTHING YOU ARE DOING FOR THIS COMMUNITY!!!!

NJEDA Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant

Economic Relief Package:    https://faq.business.nj.gov/en/collections/2198378-information-for-nj-businesses-on-the-coronavirus-outbreak

New Jersey State Government: https://covid19.nj.gov

Camden County: https://www.camdencounty.com/