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Holliston Business Association to Revitalize Itself

by Paul Saulnier
March 19, 2018

A steering committee has been formed to revitalize the HBA

In recent years, the HBA (Holliston Business Association) has concentrated on helping the community while ignoring the needs of its members. Although it will continue its outreach programs and fund-raising efforts for the community, the revised organization wants to do more for the businesses that operate in Holliston.

For 2018, the HBA is embarking on a strategic initiative – YourHBA - to focus on three core values:

  1. To develop, support, and grow new and existing businesses within Holliston;
  2. To build stronger connections between our businesses and residents;
  3. To advocate for all businesses within Holliston.

Members of the strategic planning committee include, left to right, Rich Powers and Andy Carini, co-presidents of HBA, Matt Cicciari, President of CCRE Consulting, Inc., and Chris Sahagian, HBA treasurer. The group has met several times to organize their plan to make the HBA a vital entity in the community. They have requested input from businesses and residents in order to better understand the needs of both.

The committee asked former HBA president John Drohan, above, to explain his plan for a revised HCAF (Holliston Community Action Fund). John started the fund years ago when he and others brought the HBA back to life. He wants the new HBA to empower the HCAF to provide funds for community projects in addition to its traditional role of helping individuals in need of emergency financial assistance. By working together, the new HBA and the HCAF will help our community thrive.

If you would like to help shape the future of the HBA, please share your thoughts in a quick survey:

If you would like to participate in YourHBA strategic planning meetings, please send an email to HBA co-President Andrew Carini (andrew@ourtownpublishing.com). The next meeting is scheduled for March 22, 2018.

 

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