It was a busy November in the Borough! Last month we officially launched the Dunmore Business Association (DBA) and I am proud to say that the response has been incredible. In just under a month since launching, the DBA is now up over 100 members!
Starting a non-profit business group was more work than we anticipated, and would not have been possible without a few key people. I would like to thank Attorney Marianne Stivala of Brian J. Cali & Associates and C.P.A. Al Karaffa of Kronick Kalada Berdy & Co. for all their assistance organizing this group. Both Marianne and Al donated their time and expertise ensuring the group was organized officially and properly.
I also want to thank Maggie Calpin of Nibbles and Bits for all her work getting the DBA off the ground. I am incredibly grateful that we have such dedicated members of our community willing to lend their expertise to make Dunmore a better place to live, work, and do business! If you would like to join the DBA, please email DunmoreBusinessAssociation@gmail.com.
I also want to wish everyone a very happy and safe Holiday season. I hope that you share this festive time with those you love and those most important to you! I look forward to seeing what 2023 brings to this wonderful Borough!
It was a busy October in the Borough! Our paving project was a massive success and I am happy to say that our roads are in much better shape than they were this time last year heading into the winter months.
Since taking office, I have been fortunate enough to talk with many of our business owners about the future of the Dunmore business landscape. We discussed the overall revitalization of Dunmore’s business community, how best to tap state money, upgrades to our streetscapes, and more.
We also met with representatives from the state, including the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) director. In his words, if our business community wants to leverage its access to state money to secure potential grants and outside funding, a great step would be to launch the Dunmore Business Association (DBA).
With the help of the association, DBA will be able to raise funds, grow local businesses, and beautify our community. If you are or know of any business owners that are not members, please feel free to email DunmoreBusinessAssociation@gmail.com. We are also on Facebook at “Dunmore Business Association” (this group is for business owners & affiliates only).
As you all know, Dunmore is already a great place to live, work, and do business. We are hoping that the DBA can make it even better!
It’s been a busy September in the Mayor’s office. As I am sure you’ve noticed, our paving projects are off and running! My car is taking significantly less of a beating driving on Prospect Street and West Drinker Street, just to name a few. Thank you to our Council and especially Council President Vince Amico for spearheading this badly needed project!
On another note…A big piece of the future of the Borough is our downtown district or more commonly known “The Corners.” Over these last few months, I have been working with Council, our business community, architects, and consultants to put together a “Downtown District” plan…think downtown Pittston.
I am happy to say that over these last few weeks we made significant progress in getting the ball rolling. This plan will be al- encompassing, from streetscapes to facades. It will not be done overnight and will take a large amount of work, but I think if we want to move the Borough forward we need to focus on our downtown.
In the meantime, I am happy that we have had business owners step up to beautify our downtown with smaller upgrades that make a big difference. A huge thank you to Chris and Cara Lowe of Cara Mia’s Delicatessen, Lori Iannielli Hart of Sheeley’s Drug Store, and the Iannielli Family Partnership for donating the string lights that you may have noticed are brightening up our Corners!
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