The Hackettstown Business Improvement District announced nominations for the 2020-21 Board of Directors. There are 5 seats available on the Board of Directors and include three (3) two-year terms for business owners/merchants, and two (2) two-year terms for property owners.

Nominations were accepted from Monday, December 16, 2019 until Friday, January 3, 2020, gathered through standard mail and an online submission form. Members could nominate one candidate for each type of director position, and could also nominate themselves as a candidate.

ELECTIONS will be conducted via electronic ballot at the Hackettstown BID office (219 Main Street) from 9:00AM Monday, January 13, 2020 until 5:00PM Friday, January 24, 2020. Except for Wednesday, the 15th and Wednesday, the 22nd, the BID office will be open until 8PM. If you are unable to vote during the above dates, please contact us to make other arrangements. Results will be announced on the BID website,, and WRNJ Radio, Wednesday, January 29, 2020.

Directors will be sworn in during the Hackettstown BID Annual Meeting to be held at Hackettstown Town Hall Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 6:00pm.

2020-2021 NOMINEES

Vote for Business Owner (3)

Ron Cain III, Cain & Sons Fire Equipment

My name is Ron Cain III. I own and operate Cain & Sons Fire Equipment, on Mountain Avenue. My grandfather started the company in 1972 in Pine Brook, NJ. After about 20 years in finance and insurance, I became president of Cain & Sons in 2016. I have lived in the Hackettstown area for 11 years, and I have 4 children in the Hackettstown School District. I moved the company to Hackettstown in 2019 to serve the community that has become my home. I am nominating myself to run for a BID board position because I am passionate about community and small business growth. I have an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration, and my strengths include finance, sales, networking, customer service, and communication.

Frank Czigler, Czig Meister Brewing

Joseph Fisher, Man Skirt Brewing

Michael Rossi, The Gold Mine

Carl Smith, C&L Subs N Grub

Hi I have been in town with our deli since December 2011 at our old location on main street. December 2018 we moved our new bigger location and added Cluck U Chicken to our current Deli. I have been on the events committee in the past. I have seen some changes for the good and not so good. I would like to work with business owner as well as property owner, to help this town grow for the better. Like I had said we opened in 2011 and not looking to leave anytime soon.

Thank you for your time, Carl Smith

Peter Trusio, Jamieson Insurance Company

Vote for Property Owner (2):

Jordan Ferrara, David’s Country Inn – 314 Main Street

Co-owner of David’s Country Inn since 2009.

Matthew E. Czigler, West End Properties – 106 Valentine Street & 98 Main Street

Monica Lemperle, 205 Main Street Property

Votes can be cast at the BID office from Monday, January 13, until Friday, January 24.

Only BID members in good standing with the Hackettstown BID may make nominations, be nominated, and/or be elected, for directorships. A BID member in good standing is defined as a member whose current property assessment is paid in full.

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