PERTH AMBOY — Mayor Wilda Diaz launched a new Ambassador Program in the Business District through the continuous support of the Department of Public Works’ Clean Communities grant and partial funding from the Business Improvement District.
The program, created to form a welcoming and cleanly environment for Perth Amboy shoppers and visitors, also provides information about city events, directions and a brochure including a listing of all downtown businesses.
In addition to greeting and assisting customers, the ambassadors maintain the main Smith Street business area and nearest intersecting streets by sweeping, recycling and light trash maintenance.
“I am thrilled about this program. The heavy downtown foot traffic allows for this program to succeed for everyone—from the local business owners to the out-of-town visitors, at no cost to the taxpayer,” said Diaz.
This pilot program has provided training and employment opportunities to five Perth Amboy residents, who have been training in customer service. The supervised ambassadors staff the length of Smith Street, seven days a week from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.