CMA Association Management Honored as Outstanding Small Business of the Year

CMA Association Management Honored as Outstanding Small Business of the Year

CMA Association Management (CMA) was recognized as the Outstanding Small Business of the Year by the MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce on April 21 at the Hyatt Regency in Princeton. CMA Founder and CEO Jeffrey Barnhart is seated on the left with the award with members of the CMA staff.
CMA Association Management (CMA) was recognized as the Outstanding Small Business of the Year by the MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce on April 21 at the Hyatt Regency in Princeton. CMA Founder and CEO Jeffrey Barnhart is seated on the left with the award with members of the CMA staff.

PRINCETON, N.J. – April 22, 2016 – CMA Association Management (CMA), a full-service association management and marketing firm, was honored as the Outstanding Small Business of the Year by the MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce.

The recognition was presented to the firm located in Princeton Junction, New Jersey, during an awards reception at the Princeton Hyatt on April 21. 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.

“The relationships that we have cultivated from the MIDJersey Chamber have been our bedrock. Working together, we were able to prosper during good economic times, while enduring the rest,” said Jeffrey Barnhart, founder and CEO of CMA. “Thanks to the relationships that we have built, we are able to manage all of our association and marketing services under one roof, allowing our clients to do what they do best…run their businesses and serve their members.”

“In CMA’s 29 years of providing their clients with outstanding association services, marketing and communication campaigns CMA has made a tangible impact on its clients and a sustained commitment to our community,” said Paul Kuhl, senior manager at withum and chairman of the MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce. “The MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce is very pleased to name CMA as the 2016 Small Business of the Year Honoree. Congratulations to Jeff and the entire CMA team!”

Jeffrey Barnhart, CMA Association Management (CMA) founder, CEO and Outstanding Small Business of the Year honoree; Michelle Siekerka, president and CEO, NJBIA; and Robert Prunetti, CEO and president of MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce celebrate CMA’s more than 29 years of business success at the Chamber’s Annual Awards Gala on April 21 at the Hyatt Regency in Princeton.
Jeffrey Barnhart, CMA Association Management (CMA) founder, CEO and Outstanding Small Business of the Year honoree; Michelle Siekerka, president and CEO, NJBIA; and Robert Prunetti, CEO and president of MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce celebrate CMA’s more than 29 years of business success at the Chamber’s Annual Awards Gala on April 21 at the Hyatt Regency in Princeton.

“The MIDJersey Chamber is delighted to recognize CMA with the Small Business of the Year Award,” MIDJersey Chamber CEO and President Robert Prunetti added. “While officially a small business, CMA has a large presence in the Mid-Jersey region. CMA continually executes at the highest-level by delivering exceptional service to its diverse client-base. CMA helped to effectively remarket and rebrand the Chamber in 2012. They are an important ally in the business community and this award exemplifies their commitment to success.”

While most 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 organizations more time and money by providing a growing portfolio of association management and marketing services under one roof. The association management team provides all aspects of full-service association management while the in-house marketing team 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.

(L-R) Barry Szaferman, founding partner, Szaferman, Lakind, Blumstein & Blader, P.C.; Jim Bartolomei, principal-in-charge, HBK CPAs & Consultants, Jeffrey Barnhart, CMA Association Management (CMA) founder, CEO and Outstanding Small Business of the Year honoree; and Patrick M. Ryan, chairman of the board, First Bank, celebrate CMA’s more than 29 years of business success at the MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Gala on April 21 at the Hyatt Regency in Princeton.
(L-R) Barry Szaferman, founding partner, Szaferman, Lakind, Blumstein & Blader, P.C.; Jim Bartolomei, principal-in-charge, HBK CPAs & Consultants, Jeffrey Barnhart, CMA Association Management (CMA) founder, CEO and Outstanding Small Business of the Year honoree; and Patrick M. Ryan, chairman of the board, First Bank, celebrate CMA’s more than 29 years of business success at the MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Gala on April 21 at the Hyatt Regency in Princeton.

“Recognition by our local business community as the Outstanding Small Business of the Year means so much to all of us,” Barnhart said. “This recognition highlights all of the hard work the whole team has done on behalf of our clients throughout the past 29 years.”

CMA works with many associations, including National Association of Independent Lighting Distributors (NAILD), International Card Manufacturers Association (ICMA), Event Service Professionals Association (ESPA), Rental and Staging Network (RSN), Third Party Marketers Association (3PM), Association of Legal Administrators New York City Chapter (ALANYC), North American Association of Commencement Officers (NAACO), and International Function Point Users Group (IFPUG).

For more information about award-winning CMA, visit CMAassociations.com.

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About CMA Association Management
CMA Association Management is a full-service firm that delivers best practices, leadership, governance, member services and financial services and integrated marketing for associations. CMA improves governance by providing industry-leading best practices and proven leadership. The firm leverages a “growth engine” strategy that enhances the value proposition, while growing membership, sponsors and event attendance. CMA is one of 75 association management companies accredited worldwide by the Association Management Company Institute. It is also a member of the Advertising Specialty Institute and International Association of Travel Agents. For more information, visit CMAassociations.com, call 800.852.4269 or email info@cmasolutions.com.

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 www.midjerseychamber.org for more information.

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