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6/30/2009 - Hamilton Conducts Township-Wide Business Survey

Hamilton Conducts Township-Wide Business Survey

Survey Aims to Assist and Retain Local Businesses in Hamilton; Mayor Bencivengo Urges All Businesses to Respond   


(Hamilton) – Although Hamilton Township has enjoyed a number of new business openings in recent weeks, Mayor John F. Bencivengo wants to ensure that existing businesses across the Township weather the difficult economic times and look for ways the Township can better assist its local businesses.  This week, a survey is being mailed to all Township businesses to do just that.


“I would ask all local businesses to take a few minutes to complete this survey and let us know how we can better serve you,” says Mayor Bencivengo, who prior to being elected as Mayor of Hamilton, served as the Executive Director of the Hamilton Partnership, a non-profit advocacy group that represents and assists businesses across the Township.  “This is a progressive and proactive measure for us to better understand the needs of our local business and learn how we can help keep existing business here in Hamilton.”     


The survey, which was organized by Township’s Economic Development Advisory Commission and the Township’s Department of Technology and Economic Development, asks businesses for information about their operations, plans for future expansion and hiring, feedback on their dealings with Hamilton Township, opinions on the issues local businesses face, and suggestions on how Hamilton Township can assist local businesses and improve Hamilton’s economy.     


Every Hamilton Township business, approximately 2,700 businesses in total, will receive the survey in the mail this week.  This effort did not come at the expense of taxpayer dollars.  Private funds raised by the Township’s Economic Development Advisory Commission paid for this mailing.


The Township is asking businesses to respond to the survey by July 15, 2009.  Businesses can reply to the survey in various ways – either through the Township’s website, (a survey link is at the bottom of the homepage); fax the survey to (609) 890-3876 or mail the survey to the Township’s Department of Economic Development, located at 2090 Greenwood Avenue, Hamilton, NJ 08609. 


“This is an excellent opportunity for our local businesses to give their input on the issues they face everyday as well as provide the Township with advice on how to improve our local business climate ,” says James Schulz, Jr., Chairman of the Township’s Economic Development Advisory Commission.  “The Mayor and Council and our advisory commission want to hear from the local business community.  The information gleaned from this survey will help us identify ways we can better help to retain local businesses in our town.”