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Washington Township Rotary discusses the importance of small businesses

(Blackwood, NJ) – Gloucester County Freeholder Heather Simmons was a recent guest speaker at the Washington Township Rotary Club luncheon at Wedgewood Country Club on Thursday, Jan. 31.  Simmons is the Freeholder Liaison to the Department of Economic Development.    

Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said, "The Rotary is made up of problem solvers, opportunity creators, and community builders. With their main goal being community support, promoting small and local businesses in any way that they can comes as second nature. Supporting small businesses can change communities and bring them closer, but can also change the lives of those who own these businesses and rely on their success."  

Freeholder Simmons said, “Small business is the backbone of our economy.  Supporting small businesses in everyday life is as easy as shopping and dining locally. The more support they are given, the more likely they are to succeed, leading to more opportunities for work and community growth, the outcomes that support the mission statement of the rotary itself.”

Pictured: Rotary President Phyllis Palo, Freeholder Heather Simmons, and Vice President Tom Kozempel