New Business Award – McCloskey Mechanical Contractors
McCloskey Mechanical has been a primary leader in the Commercial HVAC and Plumbing industry for 30 years. They’ve been a top competitor and have worked on many retail, educational, financial, automotive and hospitality projects. Giving back to the community is a high priority for McCloskey Mechanical. Their employees strive to make a positive impact in our local community, as well as charities around the globe.
Small Business Award – Cotaro Ristorante Italiano
Since 1982 Cotardo’s Ristorante has served traditional southern Italian cuisine with homemade recipes and family-run experience that could not be imitated. As our community evolves and changes, Cotardo’s has remained as beloved as ever, and continues to delight customers with weekly specials that reflect the season’s cuisine. Come in and try something new or come back and enjoy the flavors that have lasted for over 35 years.
Mayor’s Award – Interstate Commercial Real Estate
Interstate Commercial Real Estate was founded in 1968 and is active on a nationwide basis in the location and development of freestanding, turn-key, single tenant franchise locations for chain stores and franchise operators. ICRE has provided site location and development assistance to a variety of companies for over forty years including locating over 800 sites during this time. In Gloucester Township their projects include: Lidl, Royal Farms, and commercial plazas’ facade improvements.
Heritage Award – Zallie’s Shoprite
ShopRite stores offer their customers the lowest overall prices and the greatest value in the marketplace. Zallie’s opened their first location in Gloucester Township in 1973. In September 2007, they opened up a second location on Chews Landing Road. Zallie’s ShopRite stores are dedicated to supporting the Gloucester Township community. Their associates are constantly collecting donations and holding events to raise money to support local food banks.
About Economic Development Corporation
The Gloucester Township Economic Development Corporation oversees an aggressive economic development program and strives to improve the economic climate in the township by attracting new businesses and helping existing businesses expand. Membership includes key municipal officials and businesspersons. In conjunction with the EDC the Township offers a variety of services to resident firms, developers and potential relocation prospects, including financial assistance and assistance at the regional and state level, negotiating the permitting and funding processes.
Board of Directors:
Hon. David R. Mayer Mayor (Ex-Officio)
Joseph A. Angeloni, President
James Forte, Vice President
Dennis Paris, Member,
Stephanie Bass, Member
Ken Lechner, Government Liaison
TRIAD Associates Economic Development Advisor
Economic Development Officials:
Ken Lechner, PP AICP, Director, Community Development
Chuck Palumbo, Tax Assessor
David Carlamere, Solicitor
Tom Cardis Business Administrator