Newburgh Professional and Business Association Welcomes New President

January 1, 2015 marks a new beginning for the Newburgh Professional and Business Association (NPBA) who got their start in 2012 as one of Mayor Judy Kennedy's community action teams. Outgoing President Tiombe Tallie-Carter was honored at the annual holiday party mid-December held at Space Create on Broadway in Newburgh. Her expertise and pragmatic governance helped to lay the impermeable groundwork that the association is built on. Non-profit status, membership tiers, a strong business plan and bylaws were all established under her presidency. 

Our own Stefanie Pearl, HHV publisher, is a founding member of the NPBA. Can you agree that unifying the voices of business in the city of Newburgh is a cause we can all get behind!?

President Peter Sukeena of Mass Mutual, Vice President Carl Aiello of Times Community Newspapers, Secretary Stefanie Pearl of this publication and Treasurer Sue Young of Design by Sue will commence their two-year terms on January 1st.

Ozioma Egwuonwu 

The NPBA also welcomes two new members to its Board of Directors: Ozioma Egwuonwu and Nancy Thomas. Ozioma Egwuonwu is the founder of Burn Bright International and World Dream Day. Nancy Thomas chairs the Newburgh Preservation Association, serves on the City of Newburgh Industrial Development Association and is the owner-operator of the Goldsmith Denniston House Bed & Breakfast.

Goldsmith Denniston House B&B

The NPBA is a local association whose mission is to promote commerce and tourism in the City of Newburgh by unifying the efforts of local businesses and related organizations through a common voice. Our membership is comprised of local business owners, professionals and concerned citizens from the greater Newburgh area.

General Meetings are held every third Wednesday of the month at 5:30PM. Please go to our website for event location and topic. All are welcome. Upcoming events include South African performers at the Ritz and reports by the Columbia Graduate students who studied the city of Newburgh. 

Headlining Photo: Chuck Thomas (Director of the Newburgh Free Library and husband to new board member Nancy Thomas, and incoming President Pete Sukeena)