About Adam Binder

Adam Binder is founder of Creative Click Media, helping businesses and organizations to realize their fullest potential through innovative digital marketing efforts.

L-U-V from the GTRCC.

Last month, I wrote an article about productivity.  I’m curious - how many of you took me up on my challenge?  Don’t remember what it was?  Save yourself some time! Schedule an autoresponder - Let people know that you are only checking email twice a day.  Doing this will help senders problem-solve on their own, if the matter is urgent, or give you more space to respond in the future. Put your phone on airplane mode - Set aside chunks of time to get specific priorities accomplished.  Have you tried the Pomodoro Technique? Say no - a lot.  Period. I hope that you tried at least one of these suggestions (or maybe you came up with one of your own - I would love to hear if you did)! Here’s why. More time is great.  It gives us the space that we need to do the things we love.  Or as my husband says, L-U-V.  For those of you who don’t know, in addition to leading the business market with the highest growth in the USA at Apple (that’s right - I said it!), Domenick is a singer-songwriter.  When his ballads aren’t about clowns fighting or cherry bombs, they revolve

By |2017-02-14T21:45:18+00:00February 13th, 2017|Featured|Comments Off on L-U-V from the GTRCC.

The Importance of Raising Up Our Leaders

I am sure that you have heard that our Nine + Dine/Scholarship Dinner is fast-approaching!  June 13th is just around the corner (believe it or not)! After we spend a couple of hours enjoying the splendor of the Toms River Country Club that afternoon, we will be honoring two very deserving students from our Chamber family with scholarships to aid in the continuation of their educations. These two young women stood-out among nearly two dozen applicants for this year’s Greater Toms River Chamber of Commerce Scholarships. Sarah comes to us via her father’s company, the Ocean County Vocational Technical School and is a sophomore at the University of New Hampshire where she is studying Environmental Engineering.  She is an athlete, volunteer, and mentor.  She has been named to the Dean’s List every semester since starting at UNH.   Margit, who comes to us via her mother’s company, the Toms River Regional School System, earned her way into the high honor roll every marking period of her high school career.  She is an athlete, a musician, a volunteer, and an employee.   {I have so much to share about these two students, but you’ll have to join us on June 13th

By |2017-01-04T20:40:42+00:00May 4th, 2016|Business Advice, Events, Featured|Comments Off on The Importance of Raising Up Our Leaders

Want an empty inbox? Try this.

You may already know that I am one of those people in a daily battle when it comes to paper.  For the sake of argument, it’s fair to assume that “paper” = all things cut from trees + sent via email.   While I am proactive – I am on do-not-mail lists, I unsubscribe from countless solicitation emails, my shredder has a front-row seat in my home office and and-from-home office – more paper comes in than I know what to do with. In 2014, I took a morning to get all of my inboxes to zero (now, it's something that I do at least once a week).  I actually took a screenshot of it because my feathers were so fluffed.     Can you relate? In my experience with fellow members of group programs, clients, and even friends, I know that I’m not alone. A colleague in an online program I took a couple of years ago told our group that she had 40k emails in her inbox {I felt stress that I had 40 in my personal iCloud account – 40k is out of my scope}.   She said that she didn’t know how to tackle them and

By |2017-01-04T20:40:42+00:00April 6th, 2016|Business Advice, Productivity|Comments Off on Want an empty inbox? Try this.

Google Grants – Free Advertising for Your Nonprofit

When your work for a nonprofit, you are always looking for free services your organization can take utilize to continue raising awareness and gain supporters for your cause. While many corporations offer services, software and other application to shows support for various nonprofits, Google AdWords may be the most valuable. If your nonprofit isn’t already taking advantage of this service, it’s time to start benefiting from a free AdWords campaign. What Are Google Grants? Simply put, Google Grants offer free in-kind AdWords advertising services to 501(c)(3) nonprofits, up to $10,000 USD worth per month. The AdWords platform offers a streamlined way to get your organization’s story and mission in front of your target audience, increasing visibility, supporters, and donations. AdWords could be a huge boost for your nonprofit. Google has placed a few restrictions on the types of ads created with the free version of AdWords: -Ads must be text-based only, no videos or images -Ads appear only on Google’s search engine results pages -All campaigns must be keyword-targeted - $2.00 USD is your max cost-per-click (CPC) What are AdWords and Why Does Your Nonprofit Need It? Not sure what Google AdWords is? It is a valuable tool that allows

By |2017-01-04T20:40:42+00:00April 1st, 2016|Business Advice, Featured, Non-Profit|Comments Off on Google Grants – Free Advertising for Your Nonprofit

Get the Squeeze on Lemonade Day 2016

Last year, we celebrated our inaugural edition of Lemonade Day Toms River.  Over 250 kids from our community developed, designed, built, and ran a lemonade stand on a beautiful July day.  In the process, they learned the best practices of business - to save, spend, and share. This year, we want to double the number of kids who participate in our 2nd annual Lemonade Day Toms River on Saturday, July 9th. In an effort to enhance the 2016 experience, Townsquare Media, along with Lemonade Day Toms River sponsors, are planning an information session at the Pine Belt Arena on Saturday, April 9th from 8:30-11am. Here’s the premise - no matter who you are: You are a parent of a child who would like more information about Lemonade Day Toms River 2016 - join us!  It’s free and there will be community businesses and nonprofits represented around the room.  The Lemonhead will be there for photo ops and backpacks will be available for pick-up (pick yours up if you have already registered for this July’s Lemonade Day OR register on-site on Saturday, April 9th).  And perhaps best of all, you can learn more about the Engage Toms River $10,000 Lemonade Day

By |2017-01-04T20:40:42+00:00March 31st, 2016|Chamber News, Events, Featured, Non-Profit|Comments Off on Get the Squeeze on Lemonade Day 2016

GTRCC Foundation, Scholarship Information

GTRCC Foundation Scholarship Raffle Here's how it works: Chose a number, or numbers, between 1 - 200 - register and pay for that number(s) $100 per ticket - open to members + future members - only 200 tickets will be sold Drawings will take place from November 2017 - August 2018 at Member Connect...Let's Do Breakfast You do not have to be present to win 1 chance to win per month for 10 months Here's what this could potentially mean for you!  If all 200 tickets are sold - $20,000 will be collected - $10,000 will benefit GTRCC Foundation & $10,000 will be put in a pot to win monthly.  $1,000 will be raffled off each month.  The more involvement we have from our community the more successful this initiative will be!  Greater Toms River Chamber of Commerce Foundation Tax Id#82-0898932 Raffle - License No: RL - 8207 ID No: 107-5-41798 Register here! Greater Toms River Chamber of Commerce Scholarship will open scholarship application mid November. Applicants must meet scholarship criteria If you have additional questions, please contact danielle@tomsriverchamber.com.

By |2017-10-27T11:22:01+00:00February 25th, 2016|Chamber News|Comments Off on GTRCC Foundation, Scholarship Information

New Website Features

Creative Click Media is thrilled to be partnering with the Greater Toms River Chamber of Commerce on an exciting new venture. Through collaboration we have created a new website with the hope that it will become the central hub not only for the business community but for everything Toms River. Our goal for this project is to create a comprehensive and informative website that is extremely user-friendly for not only for Chamber members but for the local community as well. Our new website will enhance your membership allowing you to register for events, make payments, and receive reminders all in one convenient location.  Additionally, an “Expert Tips and Advice” section has been added, where Chamber members can offer business information and advice in their field of expertise. Whether you are an accountant with tips for tax season or a lawyer offering advice on litigation, this new feature will be a valuable forum for professionals in our area to share some of their wisdom with the community. Best of all, this is completely free for members to contribute. Click here to learn how to contribute. Another exciting new feature is the community calendar. Greater Toms River area community members will now

By |2017-01-04T20:40:42+00:00January 29th, 2016|Chamber News, Featured|Comments Off on New Website Features

Welcome to Our New Website!

Over the last several months, I have been secretly creating a wishlist of client-focused amenities I wanted to implement at our site tomsriverchamber.com, and fortunately for us, we have a member who was able to read my mind and design a site that achieved each and every one of those goals. It is with great excitement that we announce the release of our new website - brought to you in partnership with the Greater Toms River Chamber of Commerce and Creative Click Media. Some of the functions we wanted our new site to have include: online membership application and renewals (including renewal reminders, invoices, and an annual recurring payment option), customized member database with searchable online membership directory (alphabetical and by industry) complete with map pin and link back to the member’s website, event registration, payment, + reminders, live customer service support, a robust community calendar that allows you to add your own upcoming community events (they’ll be run by the office for approval), new, valuable sponsorship opportunities, newsfeed with member-provided content, #WeAreTR live feed, dedicated tourism resources for the greater Toms River area, and so much more! So check us out.  Peek around.  See how your business can benefit

By |2017-01-04T20:40:42+00:00January 29th, 2016|Chamber News|Comments Off on Welcome to Our New Website!