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John Sommese Discusses Important Factors in Strong Business Relationships

Though common sense dictates that businesspeople must forge long lasting relationships with their customers to increase brand integrity and to sustain revenue, relationships between a business and other businesses like vendors, partners, and even competitors receives less attention. However, this business-to-business connection proves almost as essential to marketplace success as the customer connection.

Besides communication, a factor correctly ranked as the bedrock of enduring relationships, honesty is also listed as one of the top factors in linking one business to another. A businessperson should clearly express what he or she knows and does not know so that vendors and partners can plan accordingly, or even provide advice.

In fact, a businessperson should listen more than he or she speaks to encourage partners to express themselves, which leads to greater understanding between organizations. Do not let that understanding become out of date. Make it a priority to regularly touch base with business contacts through social media like Facebook and LinkedIn. A businessperson should never let partners forget how much her or she values their services.

About the Author:
As Vice President and General Sales Manager with TeleRep, Inc., John J. Sommese holds years of experience promoting strong business relationships in the television industry.


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A Brief History of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey By John J. Sommese

A constituent of the Presbyterian Church (USA), the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, formed in 1962, when a petition was presented to the Presbytery of Morris and Orange with 152 signatures. Reverend Chester M. Davis received the title of the church’s pastor, and a ballot determined the church’s name.

On September 16, Berkeley Heights’ Westminster Presbyterian Church held its first worship service. A nearby school served as the location of the service due to the church’s lack of a proper facility. In 1963, the church held services in the Hamilton Terrace School, and Reverend Robert B. Sheldon took over the position as the pastor, a role he would fulfill for 24 years.

In 1965, construction of the Westminster Presbyterian Church current facility began, and in 1966, the church held its formal dedication. The church has served the residents of Berkeley Heights ever since. In addition, the church opened its Westminster Nursery School in 1971.

About the Author: A national media sales executive, John J. Sommese is proud to list the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, among his charitable contributions.

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