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New Hope Business Alliance announces candidates for March 30 executive election at Havana

Mayor Larry Keller (center) Dee Fell (right) and George Fernandez (far right) as the tree is finally lit

Mayor Larry Keller (center) at NHBA Christmas tree lighting last year

The New Hope Business Alliance (NHBA) announced Friday the results of their 10-day nominating process, naming the six business owners who will be running for four executive positions in a general election to be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 30 at Havana. A seventh candidate dropped from contention at the last minute, leaving one executive post — director of external relations — to be appointed by the executive committee pursuant to their adopted bylaws.

Herb Millman of Cockamamie’s Art Deco will compete with Linda Sghiatti of Clusters Caramel Corn for the position of executive director. Jim Jolly of the Angel’s Light will run against Dominick Pizzulo of Route 32 Riding Gear for the title of director of member communications.

Victoria Gia of Victoria Hair Couture will run unopposed for the position of director of events, as will Dawn Lorenzo of Olive-n-Grape for director of finance.

Registered businesses in New Hope borough are invited to attend the March 30 NHBA executive elections at Havana, and may vote for one candidate for each position, in what has become New Hope’s first open, democratic business election in recent memory.

The New Hope Business Alliance seeks to promote local commercial prosperity by advocating on behalf of all New Hope business owners, organizing special events, and marketing New Hope as a national tourism destination. The group is collaborative by nature, and has said it seeks to partner with other area organizations to help enhance the local economy.


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