Conshohocken Business Development Commission Launches New Initiative to Cultivate Business Growth

The Conshohocken Business Commission, an organization governed by Conshohocken Borough Council that implements plans and programs to promote business growth in the borough, announced today the launch of the Ambassador Program. The first of its kind, the Ambassador Program is an innovative new initiative that will match local business leaders as advisors to new and existing business owners who are seeking assistance with local ordinances or business growth challenges. The goal of the program is to arm local business owners with the necessary resources to facilitate growth.

“Small and medium sized businesses are strapped for time and resources,” said Matt Mittman, CBDC director. “They don’t have the benefit of large staff or lots of money to spend on advocates. The purpose of the Ambassador Program is to provide top business talent from the community and match them with specific needs of local business owners. Since small business success is a key to economic vitality, by helping support local business owners, we are helping the community at large.”

The program will match local business leaders with expertise in such areas as finance, law, marketing and management with businesses who need guidance in the same areas. The CBDC believes the Ambassador Program will encourage local business owners to communicate with each other and will offer a great opportunity for them to share the experiences and resources needed to become and maintain successful businesses within the borough confines. The program will also serve as a marketing and networking platform, giving businesses exposure to one another in council meetings and in the community.

The program is expected to get underway in March, with members of the CBDC volunteering their time with a number of small businesses who have spoken before the commission in the past year. The Ambassador program isn’t the first initiative to result from the CBDC’s efforts to strengthen the borough’s business community. In August, they introduced the Business Spotlight, where a different business is featured each month at the CBDC meeting to share the story of their business, ask and answer questions, meet the members of Borough Council, and network with other business owners.

“As with any business, there are a thousand things to get done before opening and a thousand questions to ask throughout operation,” Mittman continued. “It’s helpful to be able to connect with and get help and advice from people who have been through it already. That’s what our programs are all about.”

Local business owners seeking guidance or volunteers interested in the program are encouraged to attend a CBDC meeting or contact Matt Mittman to learn more. For additional information on CBDC or the Ambassador Program, please contact Matt Mittman at (610) 828-6300 or