Wednesday, March 20, 2013
It's Girls' Night Out in Haddonfield Thursday evening with discounts of up to 80% at selected shops.
Girls’ Night Out kicks off the spring season in downtown Haddonfield with many of the town’s shops and boutiques offering in-store discounts, food and beverages and more. Stores will offer many different discounts off select merchandise of up to 80 percent. Admission to Girls' Night Out is free; however participants are encouraged to pre-register at www.ShopHaddonfieldNJ.com. Registrants will be entered to win a $200 townwide Haddonfield gift certificate. The winner will be announced by the DJ in Kings Court during Girls' Night Out at 8:30 p.m. The promotion is sponsored by the borough's Partnership for Haddonfield business improvement district and will run from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Haddonfield boutiques and eateries taking part in the event…
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Susan Adelizzi-Schmidt is considering running for a state senate seat in Cape May County.
Susan Adelizzi-Schmidt, Haddonfield's public relations representative, is considering a run for the state Senate in her hometown of Upper Township, Cape May County, according to PolitickerNJ.com. State Sen. Jeff Van Drew (D) is the incumbent and Adelizzi-Schmidt would run as a Republican, the website reports. Adelizzi-Schmidt's Suasion Communications Group, based in Somers Point, earns about $30,000 yearly for public relations services for the borough and its Partnership for Haddonfield business improvement districts.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Some merchants have complained about unkept streets in Haddonfield.
Officials from the Partnership for Haddonfield, the borough's tax-funded business improvement district, have come up with $500 in this year's budget for helping to keep the business district clean. Key officials admit its not nearly enough to ensure that trash blowing around the streets is regularly or weeds in sidewalks will be quickly pulled, but they hope it's a start. "It's not going to solve the problem all year, but it's a start," said Jeff Kasko, a borough commissioner who also sits on the PfH board. "We may also add one to two part-time public works workers this year, too." Marlee Lick, proprietor of Harrison's Gift Shop on Kings Highway East, has been a frequent critic of the cleanliness of the downtown. She let out a whoop as the…
Monday, December 17, 2012
"It's like having company over and leaving dirty dishes in the sink," a shop owner said.
Some prominent Haddonfield shop owners are complaining about the cleanliness of the downtown shopping district. They are concerned the Kings Highway business district does not look well during the critical holiday shopping season—or any other time or the year. "It's like having company over and leaving dirty dishes in the sink," said Sue Maslowski, owner of Jay West Bridal shop and a member of the borough's business-tax funded Partnership for Haddonfield (PfH) business improvement district. "Kings Court is a mess, the dinosaur area needs to be cleaned up. I don't think it's always the store owners' responsibility to clean up." Maslowski said the problems are especially acute in the summer, when weeds push up along public sidewalks and in …
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Haddonfield Professionals Committee hosts next monthly networking event on Sept. 7.
Sunday, August 26, 2012
The Haddonfield Professionals Committee of the Partnership for Haddonfield will be hosting their next monthly First Friday Networking Event on Friday, Sept. 7, from 8 to 9 a.m. at Jersey Java & Tea, 140 Haddon Ave. in Haddonfield. The Haddonfield Professionals First Friday Networking features one hour of networking and business card exchanging for local professionals in Haddonfield and surrounding Camden County communities, including Collingswood, Haddon Heights, Moorestown and Cherry Hill. Ten percent off Haddonfield townwide gift certificates will be available during the networking session. The Haddonfield Professionals First Friday Networking is free to attend and no registration is required. The Haddonfield Professionals Committee is a…
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Remi Fortunato's salary is $30,000.
The annual salary for the new retail recruiter for the Partnership for Haddonfield, the borough's tax-funded business improvement district, is $14,000 less than her predecessor. Remi Fortunato is scheduled to make $30,000 annually for 21 hours of work per week. Her job is to recruit new businesses to Haddonfield and to help retain existing businesses. Lisa Hurd, who was the retail coordinator for the PfH, made $44,257 for 28 hours of work per week. Fortunato's salary is even less than the $32,500 listed for the position on the PfH budget on April 4, the day she was hired. A request for an explanation for why her salary is less than the amount listed on the budget was not immediately provided by a PfH media representative. Fortunato is …
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Do you think it will help the business community? Vote in our poll.
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…
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Haddonfield's business improvement district takes in less money, so it must cut expenses.
The Partnership for Haddonfield, the borough's tax-funded business improvement district, has been forced to reduce expenses because of a shrinking surplus that has cut its budget by $55,000 this year. The PfH budget will be reduced from $355,046 to $300,000 this year. The surplus, the amount carried over from year to year, dropped to $18,000 this year, down from $67,346 last year. PfH officials said the surplus has been shrinking for several years because expenses continue to rise and they have not increased the tax rate used to fund the district. The two-tier tax rate is paid by local business owners, based on the value of their business. Officials also said the PfH has not made as much money from promotional events over the last year as …
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
From sofas to floor mats, Kings Highway shop helps fill your nest.
Walking by the Kings Highway display windows of the The Summit Sampler shop without stopping in is a challenge. Getting out of the bright store without touching dozens of things is impossible. Whatever your home decorating fancy -- antique, contemporary, glittery, or funky – The Summit Sampler has it. Wall décor and lamps, oversized furniture upholstered in leather, tweed, or prints, tables highly polished or distressed, or an affordably priced gift for a friend or yourself, it’s in stock here. The Summit Sampler, a satellite of home furniture and accessories store in Union County, opened in Haddonfield in October 2011, barely a month after taking over the lease on a large space that had been held by the adjoining carpet store. “We were …
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Borough commissioners discussed budget and other business.
A reduction of about $500,000 in taxes collected over the last year could affect the next municipal budget, borough commissioners learned Monday. The sobering news was delivered during a Board of Commissioners work session at the Municipal Hall. No resolutions or ordinances are approved at work sessions, which occur twice monthly. The collection rate dipped from 98.4 percent last year to 97.7 percent this year. "That hurts," said Commissioner Jeff Kasko, who oversees the budget for the three-member Board of Commissioners. Delinquent taxes caused the reduction, borough Administrator Sharon McCullough said. The increase in delinquent taxes doesn't necessarily mean property taxes will go up, McCullough said. The gap could be addressed with …