Burlington County is a premier destination to live, work and run a business, and the Burlington County commissioners have launched a new initiative that recognizes local businesses that have called the county home for a century or longer.
The commissioners announced the creation of the new Burlington County Centennial Club at the J.S. Braddock Agency’s 100th anniversary celebration, where Commissioner Allison Eckel presented the agency’s leaders with a proclamation honoring the agency for its milestone, plus a certificate recognizing it as the first member of the new Centennial Cub.
J.S. Braddock is a full-service insurance agency that has operated in Medford for 100 years. Job Braddock started the company in his home with two part-time workers and it has grown to more than 40 employees in three locations.
“One hundred years of business is an amazing accomplishment. It means you’re trusted, you’re steadfast and you’re a valued member of the community,” Eckel said during the celebration. “It also means you are resilient, innovative and creative. On behalf of the commissioner board, we want to congratulate you on this milestone and wish you another century of success.”
Centennial Club businesses will receive official recognition from the commissioners on the Business Portal section of the county website and social media pages, including the Shop Burlington County First page used to promote local businesses and shopping local.
The commissioners revived the shop local initiative in 2020 as part of the county’s COVID-19 assistance for businesses. The board has now spotlighted more than 250 small businesses and encouraged residents to patronize them as a way of supporting their own neighbors and communities.
“Businesses like J.S. Braddock are important pillars of our communities. They not only create jobs and deliver the goods and services our residents want and depend on, but they are often the first ones to step up to support their neighbors and communities,” Eckel said. “Our board is proud to recognize these businesses for their countless contributions, and we want to help all our businesses to enjoy the same kind of success and longevity.”
Businesses interested in joining the new Centennial Club or being spotlighted by the Shop Burlington County First initiative can email the Burlington County Public Information Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (609) 265-5020.