Commuting to town
A front-page article in this week’s Gazette features people from many different communities and in many different workplaces who commute to Hammonton. To a person, they all said they love working here, the people here and the town.
There are business owners, like Dr. David Weiss of Weiss Foot & Ankle Center and Dr. Amy Krachman of Dermalogic Laser Center, who commute from Voorhees; employees, like Anna Sacco and Grace Thompson of Sofia’s Supreme, who commute from Shamong and Tabernacle, respectively; Sal Cacia of Cacia’s Bakery, who commutes from Sicklerville; Nicole Beaver of NJM, who commutes from Mt. Laurel; Lorraine Vicente-Kahlil of New Era of Mystical Trends/Nueva Botanica Espiritual, who commutes from Franklinville; Christina Birchler of Stockton University’s Kramer Hall, who commutes from Mays Landing; and many more featured in the article representing the hundreds who come to Hammonton for work each day.
People who commute to Hammonton are a key component of the overall local economy. While they are in town all week, they don’t just stay at work. They venture out into the community at large, and spend their money at our restaurants, stores and with local services. Our local businesses benefit greatly from this support from a group of people who may not live here but spend a large part of their week here.
In addition, while they are here, they also bring a fresh and interesting point of view to the Hammonton experience. Because they are more objective and less directly connected to all local situations, problems and challenges, they can often offer new solutions, ideas and suggestions. Their time and their talent are valuable. They are making a positive difference in Hammonton.
Savvy Hammontonians and locally-owned businesses are already connecting with this interesting group of locally-based business owners and workers. Together, the two groups combine to continue to strengthen the overall local economy.