Aberdeen Township Announces Business Council Appointments
Aberdeen Township has announced the appointment of eight local business men and women, as well as a township official, to the recently formed Aberdeen Business Council, an advisory board designed to enhance the relationship between the municipality and the business community.
The advisory board will serve as a liaison between the business community and township government. It consists of nine members appointed by the township manager for one year terms ending January 31.
In addition to improving relations with the business community, the Aberdeen Business Council will explore opportunities for new commercial or industrial development and help attract new businesses to town, according to an ordinance from the Aberdeen Township Council authorizing the formation of the group.
Named to the Business Council by Township Manager Holly Reycraft were:
- Michael Ali, Livoti’s
- Jason Bigelow, Advanced Tire and Auto Center
- Eugene DeMarco, DeMarco’s Italian Bakery
- Luigi Falco, Fun Time America
- Barbara Fischer, Columbia Bank
- Arthur Hirsch, Snap Fitness
- Maxine Rescorl, Aberdeen Township Zoning Officer
- Melanie Straniero, Flowers by Melanie
- Carmine S. Visone, Home Away from Home Academy
Visone was selected by Reycraft to serve as chairperson of the Business Council, which will meet monthly.
“The Aberdeen Township Council realizes that strong ties to the business community are essential to the stability of our town,” said Mayor Fred Tagliarini, who is an ex-officio member of the new group.
“By working closely with the Township Council and administration, our underlying objectives are to help our existing businesses succeed and attract new ratables. Key to that first objective is being the eyes and ears of our business community. We are here to help and actively encourage Aberdeen businesses to convey their ideas and concerns to us through direct dialogue with Business Council members or via the township website,” Visone said.