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As someone who oversees building projects from concept to completion, Herb Ames always needs to be building relationships with architects, engineers, developers and members of city and county government, making networking a critical part of his job.

That’s why the president & CEO of Devin Group, Inc. said he always looks forward to the next NJBIA event, because he never knows who he’s going to meet.

“I was fortunate enough to be able to play at an NJBIA golf event. I ended up meeting a gentleman who owned 12 McDonald’s [franchises],” Ames recalled. “He told me how he grew his business… and thank God to NJBIA, and that golf event, and me attending that golf event that I was able to get lessons on how to grow a business.”

But Ames believes the best part about being an NJBIA member is the access to information. With daily New Jersey business and government affairs newsletters, Ames is able to stay on top of issues affecting his business without sitting down at the statehouse all day.

“There’s just so much information that NJBIA puts out,” said Ames, who is also president and chairman of the Regional Minority Chamber of Commerce. “I believe knowledge is power and NJBIA has that knowledge that can bring power to any small business.”

Watch the video above to learn more about what Herb and Devin Group can do for you and how NJBIA lends a hand.

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