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May 14, 2013

Business group experiencing ‘impressive’ growth

White Hall Business Association wants to meet town’s needs

FAIRMONT — The past few months have been positive, exciting and busy for the new White Hall Business Association.

The group is now fully incorporated and an official association with a 501(c)(6) nonprofit status. The White Hall Business Association held an election to choose three individuals for its board of directors, who will serve until the permanent officers and directors are elected at the annual meeting in July.

“The membership is continually growing. It’s very impressive,” said Jonathan Board, who is on the board of directors and has been part of the collaborative effort between many businesses in White Hall to form the association.

He is the chief operating officer of Photo Craft, which owns Your Bulletin Board, Freedom Design and Stonewall Investment Properties, all located in White Hall.

The idea for the business association came about when White Hall council proposed an ordinance that would increase the municipal fees for commercial properties in order to fund fire, police and the construction of a public safe­ty building.

The ordinance was tabled by council on Jan. 28, and since then, many discussions have taken place related to the municipal fees. Council members, business representatives and residents have given suggestions for replacing the ordinance.

 

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