Gloucester supervisors, business owners and other community leaders met
at the new American Legion building last Wednesday to take part in
business forum to consider ways to ensure that Gloucester County
continues to grow and prosper.
Members of Gloucester County’s Community Engagement and Public
Information Office, as well as the Gloucester Chamber of Commerce, also
participated in the forum, in which people split off into small work
groups to brainstorm on the matter.
Abingdon district representative Robert “JJ” Orth opened the
morning’s proceedings, welcoming everyone and organizing the informal
Each table was tasked with coming up with some ideas that can benefit
business, and encourage more business owners to set up shop in
Gloucester. Each table was asked to think of at least two suggestions
within the allotted time. Suggestions seemed to fall into two
categories; those that were county-focused and those that were business
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