ABOUT MAINSTREET HAMMONTON
A fresh fit. Where family is tradition, and visitors welcomed like family.
In 1984, the Greater Hammonton Chamber of Commerce established a sub-committee called the Hammonton Revitalization Corporation (HRC), a 501 C non-profit organization, to address the dilapidated conditions of Downtown Hammonton. The HRC, along with town leaders, applied to become a Main Street program in 1992. On June 3, 1993, Hammonton officially became a Main Street New Jersey program.
MainStreet Hammonton uses the unique economic development tool, the Main Street Four Point Approach. This approach is implemented by the efforts of four committees: Outreach, Promotion, Design and Economic Vitality.
Did you know, MainStreet Hammonton…
Leveraged millions of dollars in federal and state grants for street and sidewalk improvements.
Reduced Downtown store vacancies, attracted many new retail stores, eateries and art venues.
Improved business retention by offering sign/façade design grant services and business training seminars.
Improved community spirit and town pride by creating and successfully planning annual Downtown traditions such as Cruisin MainStreet, Easter Eggstravaganza, Downtown Trick or Treat and Downtown Holiday Tree Lighting.
Beautified the look of Downtown by organizing downtown clean-ups and planting seasonal flowers using resources from yearly fundraising initiatives and the help of volunteer services.
Helped create the Hammonton Art District which includes the regionally acclaimed Eagle Theatre, the Hammonton Noyes Museum of Stockton University, the Hammonton Arts Center and Hammonton Artist Studios.
Developed a new, dynamic downtown brand, “Live Well” and directed numerous state grants to effectively incorporate a comprehensive marketing campaign to promote Downtown Hammonton as a desirable regional destination.
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