The Hillsborough Business Association (HBA) is a Hillsborough Township Initiative to support local businesses with promotion and development programs. The HBA is administered by the Office of the Business Advocate.

Office of the Business Advocate

The mission of the Office of the Business Advocate is to encourage development by attracting, retaining, and assisting businesses to expand and grow in the Township. The Business Advocate is responsible for commercial industry relations, centralized gathering and dissemination of information and regulatory guidelines. This office acts as the catalyst for the Economic and Business Development Commission’s mission. The Business Advocate is committed to providing superior customer service.

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David Kois, PP, AICP
Business Advocate / Sustainability Director / Deputy Zoning Official
(908) 369-4313 Ext. 7106


David is a New Jersey licensed professional planner, certified by the American Institute of Certified Planners and a certified Zoning Official from the Rutgers Center for Government Services. David holds bachelor degrees in Sociology from Montclair State University and Planning and Public Policy from Rutgers University, Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. He has worked for Hillsborough Township since 2011 and has served in various capacities of employment including Business Advocate, Sustainability Director, Deputy Zoning Officer, Deputy Planning Director, and Zoning Officer. David’s prior experience includes serving as executive board member and managing the finances of a non-profit organization.

Economic & Business Development Commission (EBDC)

Chuck Ruggieri, Chairman
Janine Erickson, Vice Chairman
Toni Natale, Secretary
David Kois, Business Advocate
Ken Hesthag
John Palinkas
Gregg Wilke
Jon Schwartz, Jr.

Committeeman Shawn Lipani, Liaison

About the Hillsborough Economic & Business Development Commission

The Economic and Business Development Commission is comprised of volunteers from the community, appointed by the Township Committee.  They are a liaison between the business community and Township officials.

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