The Blueberry Capital of the World
From the Chamber and The Mayor’s Economic Impact Committee
We understand these are challenging times for all small business owners. We want to assure you that a Hammonton community-wide effort is in place to prepare and address all aspects of our town impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. The economic impact to our Hammonton businesses is one of the top priorities being worked on at this time.
Each day, new financial assistance information is being promoted with promises of providing some financial support for your business. We are sure it is overwhelming to many of you and may even be causing additional anxiety. You might be unsure what steps to take to help your business survive. If this is the case, this letter is to reassure you and give you guidance.
If you have started to process any of the wide variety of financial relief transactions, we strongly encourage you to PAUSE, and DELAY your efforts until Monday. We have put together a collective effort, which includes professionals and volunteers who are interpreting the ever-changing financial assistance programs in an effort to streamline the process. You will hear from us by Monday and this should answer many of your questions.
So for now…WHAT CAN YOU DO??
1. To be prepared, over the weekend, collect and organize your personal and business financial reports. Have your personal and business tax returns ready so you can move quickly when grants and loans are available. Position yourself to take advantage of these opportunities.
2. Document every expense incurred since this crisis. This might be helpful should insurance claims be made.
3. If possible, keep your payroll going, even if it is dramatically reduced. Programs might provide some relief in the future.
4. Contact your insurance broker, your accountant and your attorney to seek additional advice.
HOW WILL YOU KNOW what is going on in HAMMONTON?
A Hammonton run comprehensive website has been created and will be live by Monday 3/30/20. This clearinghouse of information will provide a one-stop location to receive the latest information to help you navigate through this crisis. Many concerned citizens, representing the town government, civic groups, the Chamber of Commerce, MainStreet and many others, have met all week to provide the best resources all of our collective talents can bring you.
A Hotline # 609-925-1166 is available to answer your concerns.
You can ask your questions through email at firstname.lastname@example.org and be on the lookout from this same email for on-going updates and information.
Channel 9 TV, Facebook and other social media, US mail and other means of correspondence will be used to provide various ways of getting accurate and important information to you.
More than ever…We Are All in This TOGETHER.
During these uncertain times, the Chamber is attempting to verify openings and suspension, plus services offered by our member businesses, if open.
This is an update, but a fluid list, so check with the individual entity. All information has been provided by the business or individual in their response to our inquiries.
For an entire restaurant and
food sales list click below:
For Chamber member openings click below:
Due to health concerns, please note
BEST EVENT / CHAMBER MEETING
Scheduled for Thurs. March 19 has been
WINE & BEER EXPO
Scheduled for Wed. April 22 has been
Check back for new date
At this time, plans for our
INSTALLATION & AWARDS BANQUET
are still on for May 19
The Chamber is monitoring the Coronavirus situation, considering the health concerns surrounding large gatherings - please check here for updates
NEXT REGULAR BOARD MEETING
Thursday April 9 - Time & site TBD
Red White & Blueberry Festival Food Vendors/Crafters
2020 Festival Applications are being updated.
The Chamber is monitoring the Coronavirus situation, considering the health concerns
surrounding large gatherings - please check here for updates
Mark down these dates
Details will follow
Wine & Beer - Postponed
Banquet - Tuesday 5/19
Red, White & Blueberry Festival - Sunday 6/28
Golf Tournament - Wednesday October 7 (tentative)
Thanks to all who attended our
at the Annata Wine Bar on Wednesday December 4th
A terrific night with good people, good food and good cheer.
Mannino's Cannoli Express for the
mini cannoli and Christmas ricotta cookies.
As usual, the Annata food was exceptional.
The Christmas spirit seems to be shining on
Sam Seitles of R.E.A.D. Pre-School and
Chamber President , Ben Ott. As you can see,
there is no dress code for our mixer.
1st Mike Torrissi $100.00
2nd Brian Tidwell 75.00
3rd Jared Cocca 50.00
Men Callaway 1st Larry Henshaw. $100.00
2nd Bob Comunale 75.00
3rd Jack Carini 50.00
1st Nancy Wescoat $100.00
2nd Dottie Garbutt 75.00
3rd Anne D’Amico 50.00
1st Place Chris Foust $150.00
Aggregate Total 33” (13” + 20”)
Men Mike Torrissi $50.00
Ladies Anne D’Amico 50.00
80’s Anthony Guerere 50.00
Closest to the pin Rich Rehmann 8’ ¼” Winner $50.00
Summer-like 93 degree heat greeted 79 golfers at the 32nd Annual John W. Mazzeo Annual Golf Tournament at Buena Vista Country Club on October 2nd. The event, which funds scholarships for St. Joseph and Hammonton High Schools, included lunch, a day on the links and an awards dinner. The Chamber thanks golfers, volunteers and sponsors who were instrumental in making the day a great success.
32nd Annual Golf Tournament
Thanks to Our Sponsors
Adams, Rehmann & Heggan
South Jersey Gas
New Jersey Manufacturing
Millennium Account Services
In Memory of Bob Comunale
Integrated Pest Management
Casciano Coffee Bar & Sweetery
David Charles Jewelers
Hoagland, Longo, Moran, Dunst & Doukas
Jersey Devil Golf and Fun Center
Mannino's Cannoli Express
ML Ruberton Agency
Sam and Suzanne Pignatelli
Polyvel , Inc.
Stockton University/Kramer Hall
Chamber Trustee Frank Ransom (L)
and Hammonton Deputy Mayor
Tom Gribbin are seen here during registration at Buena Vista Country Club.
They Came, They Saw,
They Ate BLUEBERRIES!
Thousands made their the way to Hammonton on Sunday June 30, 2019 to "Praise the Blueberry."And they ate and bought over 2,000,000 purplish beauties.
The combination of crafters, live music, street entertainers, the Cruisin' Classics Car Club, the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast, kiddie rides, an incredible array of food and perfect weather, made for an outstanding day. Did we mention Blueberries? Pies, Muffins, Pound Cakes, Cannoli, Buckle...and more.
Chamber trustees Chuck Biondi (right) and Steve Kincaid, along with Hammonton High School NHS member, unload some of the over 2,000,000 local blueberries.
FOTO FUN AT
Pictorial courtesy of Mazzeo Studio
Over 300 Classic Cars graced the grounds of the Hammonton High School parking lots on June 30th. Thanks Cruisin’ Classic Car Club!
Kids love blueberries and making a mess, so the pie-eating contest is a natural for them.
The Pancake Breakfast draws hundreds of hungry visitors to the Hammonton Kiwanis tent. Congratulations to the men and women of this outstanding civic organization for a tasty fund-raiser.
Chamber president Ben Ott and Trustee and former president,
Glen Ann Stoll take a break under the main tent. Besides Chamber Trustees and volunteers offering time and sweat, National Honor Society members from Hammonton and St. Joseph High school (background) are an immense logistical and sales help. Thanks to those young women and men.