Investing in Our Community: How Monmouth Patrons Aims to Create Shared Value

Shared value is more than a buzzword. It’s a business strategy that revolves around the idea that the prosperity of a company and its community are interconnected. Unlike traditional corporate social responsibility efforts, shared value initiatives strive to generate economic value in a manner that also yields significant societal benefits.

The Monmouth Patrons Vision

In the heart of Monmouth County, Monmouth Patrons is embracing this philosophy. Our vision is to create a local network where businesses, patrons, and nonprofits can unite to uplift our community while thriving individually.

Business Standards

Monmouth Patrons aims to set a high standard for businesses in the county, requiring them to demonstrate a commitment to ethical governance, community enrichment, and environmental sustainability. These facets aren’t just checkboxes in our application form; they are the pillars that support our mission to drive shared value creation. We believe that when businesses adhere to these standards, they do more than just sell products or services – they become agents of positive change, fostering a thriving, resilient economy and a more equitable society.

The Role of Patrons and Nonprofits

But the shared value model doesn’t stop with businesses. Patrons and nonprofits play a pivotal role too. Patrons, through their conscious decisions, have the power to shape the business landscape, favoring those enterprises that respect ethical standards and contribute to the community. Nonprofits bring a wealth of insights about the challenges in our community. By partnering with businesses and patrons, they can drive awareness and collaborative problem-solving, advancing their mission and contributing to the shared value ecosystem.

Shared Value in Action

While Monmouth Patrons is at the beginning of our journey, the concept of shared value is not new. Countless organizations worldwide have successfully adopted this model, reinforcing the idea that businesses can be both profitable and socially responsible. One example is Patagonia, the outdoor apparel company. Their commitment to environmental sustainability is embedded in their business strategy, creating value for both their bottom line and the planet. These stories serve as our inspiration and guide.

Looking Ahead: A Future of Shared Value

Monmouth Patrons is excited about the future. We are committed to building an organization that promotes ethical businesses, empowers patrons, and supports nonprofits. By doing so, we aim to not only transform the business landscape in Monmouth County but also to enhance the overall quality of life for everyone in our community. In essence, we’re not just about doing business – we’re about doing business that’s good for all.

Ultimately, we believe shared value is more than just a strategy – it’s a commitment to a better, more sustainable future. And we invite you to join us on this exciting journey.

Founder’s Note

Hi, I’m Steve Kesselman, a local business owner in Monmouth county. I started Monmouth Patrons because I wanted to meet other people like myself. I was tired of supporting local businesses that don’t care about quality or about doing what’s right. I was tired of buying cheap products from Amazon, only for it to break a few months later. Wouldn’t it be great to support local businesses who care about their customers and our community, who offer quality products and services, who will create jobs, give back, and make Monmouth County a better place to live?

Monmouth Patrons is a place for Monmouth County businesses that strive to go above and beyond. A place where we can collaborate, meet new people, and most importantly, showcase our talents, products, services, and love for our community. My hope is for Monmouth Patrons to change the way we think about business and to create shared value for everyone.

Feel free to reach out with any ideas or just to say hello. I want this venture to be collaborative and work to help the most people possible.