As part of a video for the Hunterdon County of Chamber Foundation I had the opportunity to do an interview with Joe Colalillo of Shop Rite, one of the inductees for the Foundation’s Hall of Fame. Joe is well known and loved throughout the county for all he does to support the community in many, many ways.
I’m a regular shopper at Shop Rite and always knew how hard everyone works but I think I underestimated and maybe under appreciated what really goes into a thriving business like Shop Rite.
After the interview I wandered the store a little to get some images to put in the video. It seemed everywhere I turned employees were busy doing all the things necessary to serve their customers. Individually, they were focused and hardworking which was impressive enough. Collectively, they were a well-tuned team.
It is all too easy to underestimate and under appreciate what goes into making a business like this thrive, from the individual to the whole team. Everyday I photograph businesses I see this and it gives me a whole new perspective every time.