Inaugural HBA Business Appreciation Networking Social Was A Big Success

On November 7th the Hillsborough Economic & Business Development Commission and the Township of Hillsborough hosted an HBA Business Social at The Falcons Nest. This Inaugural HBA Business Appreciation Social was a unique event that brought together the Hillsborough business community for a year-end celebration to acknowledge and celebrate local businesses and community partners.

Mayor Frank DelCore attended the event along with Township Officials, representatives from the Economic and Business Development Commission and local business members. Attendees had an opportunity to exchange business cards and build new connections while enjoying a delicious buffet provided by Jacques Catering. Entertainment was provided by two local bands, Brick in Brooklyn and The Joez. There was even a creative art display by local artists Doreen Lorenzetti and SCRAP U & Artistry Too.

The social also included a Business Resource Showcase where valuable resources and information was offered. The businesses that participated in the showcase were:

Affinity Federal Credit Union
Beacon News
Caz TV
Hillsborough Public Library
New York Life
Montgomery News

RB Health Hygiene Home
Shop Hillsborough / Fin Credit
Somerset Business Partnership
Sweets by Lauren

The evening continued with a business recognition ceremony with Mayor Frank DelCore presenting awards to local businesses. Finalists of the 2019 Courier News Best of Best Choice Award for Somerset County were recognized for winning the reader’s choice award. The Hillsborough Community Partner Awards recognized contributions in supporting community events. The Appreciation Awards honored businesses and community partners and their many years of dedication to Hillsborough Township.

The Appreciation Awards went to businesses that have served the community for 25, 30, 40, 50 and 60 years. “We congratulate these businesses on their longevity and continued dedication to the Township as we highlight their significant milestone years in Hillsborough,” said Mayor Frank DelCore.

Appreciation Awards recipients:
25 Years
New Image Designs and Topline Nails Salon
30 Years
Castellano Construction Inc., Homebridge, MAILBOX Business Center, Mercom Inc. and Victor’s Pizza
40 Years
Hillsborough Funeral Home and Pinnacle Health and Fitness
50 Years
The Day Spa at Hair Plus
60 Years
Red Bank Veterinary Hospital

The Hillsborough Community Partner Awards recipients were recognized for their contributions in supporting events such as the Veteran’s Breakfast, Run Around the Park, Tree Lighting and food donations to the Hillsborough Community Assistance Network. “We thank each and every one of these partners for their continued support. Their contributions help us continue these important Township programs,” said Mayor Frank DelCore.

Hillsborough Community Partner Award recipients:

Belle Mead Animal Hospital
Brookdale Assisted Living
Central Jersey Nurseries
Country Classics
Cream Puffs Farms Kennel
Dog Days Daycare
Duke Farms Community Gardens
Faith Lutheran Church
Family Foot and Ankle Specialist
Fellowship Bible Church
Hillsborough Fire Marshals IAFF Local 4897

Hillsborough High School Hillsborough Memorial VFW Post 8371
Hillsborough PBA 205
Neshanic Reformed Church Rolnasek Poultry Farm
Remax Preferred Professionals
Rotary Club of Hillsborough
South Branch Reformed Church
Woods Road Elementary School
The Motor Works, Inc

2019 Courier News Best of Best Choice Award for Somerset County finalists:

Simply Sweets by Lauren
Catered Affair
Super Sundaes
Flair Dance Academy
Premiere Dance
Big Bang Music Center
Affinity Federal Credit Union
Steps Together
Dave’s Computers

Beyond the Fringe
Fancy Nails
Dog Days Daycare
Little Elephant Studios
Hillsborough Township Police Department
Hillsborough Public Library
The Day Spa at Hair Plus
Belle Mead Animal Hospital

The evening concluded with Mayor DelCore thanking event sponsors, Vibrnz and New Yor Life, for making the entertainment by Bricks in Brooklyn and the art displays by Doreen Lorenzetti and SCRAP U & Artistry Too, possible. He also congratulated the award recipients and thanked all local businesses and community partners for their contributions to the Township. “It is our honor to have you be part of Hillsborough Township and to recognize you this evening. We look forward to continuing to work with you in the future” said Mayor DelCore.

To find out when the next event will be held, make sure to sign up for the HBA e-News by visiting our website.

HBA Business Appreciation Social - November 7, 2019
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