Mayor’s Message: The Voorhees Business Association

The mission of the VBA is to provide a forum for businesspersons and businesses in the area to meet, share and discuss concerns and interests of a civic, commercial, cultural or economic nature

In August of 1989, a small group of Voorhees business owners formed a local club to promote business within the township. The Voorhees Business Association (VBA) was born.

The mission of the VBA is to provide a forum for businesspersons and businesses in the area to meet, share and discuss concerns and interests of a civic, commercial, cultural or economic nature. The VBA also seeks to facilitate a dialogue and channel the energies and resources of the business community and elected officials into improving Voorhees Township.

VBA members have worked tirelessly for our community.  This past April, they held the Annual Voorhees Bowling Fundraiser, drawing over 200 people to raise money for the various charities and organizations supported by the VBA.

Other VBA activities include contributing money to Eastern High School’s Project Graduation and the Voorhees Police Holiday Fund, providing two scholarships to Eastern graduating seniors, and being the sponsor of the Pumpkin Patch at our Annual Halloween Festival. The VBA is also a sponsor of our Annual Municipal Calendar and has provided holiday gifts to children at the Voorhees Pediatric Facility.

Members of the VBA have volunteered as judges for Eastern’s DECA Marketing Competition and as coaches for Eastern’s Job Program. Young entrepreneurs and professionals experience life in the real world through the VBA’s “Take a Student to Work” Program. Several VBA members participate in Eastern Regional HS Job Coaching Program, which provides students who will go directly into the workforce after high school an opportunity to gain work experience.

The VBA has its luncheon meeting on the third Wednesday of each month. The VBA also hosts Before Hours and After Hours Networking Mixers throughout the year. The next After Hours Networking Mixer will be held at 5:30 p.m. at Rodizio in the Voorhees Town Center on Thursday, Aug. 15. The next luncheon will be held at noon at the Elena Wu Restaurant in the Voorhees Town Center on Aug. 21. You can register for all events at the website below.

The VBA website includes member information, a member directory, a member application, upcoming events, links and contact information.  Visit the website at www.voorheesbusinessassociation.com.

**The Voorhees Theatre Company Summer Young Adult Show will be Footloose with performances on Aug. 8, 9 and 10. The shows are held at the Raymond J Brosel Performing Arts Center at the Voorhees Middle School.

** The second show in our Summer Concert Series will be Thursday, Aug. 22. We welcome Beatlemania Now, the premier Beatlestribute band. This mind-blowing performance takes you back in time with the legendary foursome delivering a note-for-note theatrical event that is the next best thing to seeing the Beatles. The band recaptures the excitement, the mood and the frantic intensity which evoke memories of the 60’s and 70’s. The show is free and starts at 7:30 p.m. at Connolly Park. The “Beer Garden” and food trucks will open at 6:30 p.m.

** Voorhees Township is offering discounted tickets to Morey’s Piers in Wildwood. Tickets are available in the Municipal Clerk’s Office at Voorhees Town Hall. Prices vary according to the type of ticket and several options are available to residents and non-residents. For more information about tickets visit www.voorheesnj.com.