The Partnership for Haddonfield, the borough's tax-funded business improvement district, unanimously approved the hire of Remi Fortunato as its next retail recruiter. The vote occurred at a regular PfH meeting at 8:30 a.m. today, Wednesday, at the Municipal Hall.
Fortunato replaces Lisa Hurd as the PfH part-time recruiter who is responsible for attracting and retaining business in Haddonfield. She will be paid $32,500 annually for 21 hours of work weekly, according to the PfH budget which was introduced last month. Hurd was paid $44,257 for 28 hours weekly and her title was retail coordinator.
Fortunato is a Haddonfield resident who formerly owned Remi's Cafe in a space that is now occupied by The Little Tuna restaurant. Fortunato said she operated the restaurant from 1991 to 2001 and sold if for a profit. She said she understands the needs of businesses in Haddonfield.