No Charge to Attend the NPBA Kick-Off Reception Tonight

Newburgh Professional & Business Association is kicking off their membership drive at the Karpeles Museum at 94 Broadway in Newburgh tonight, Wednesday May 15th @ 5:30pm. There is no charge to attend.


The NPBA originated from Mayor Kennedy's 2012 Community Action Teams Initiative. After hosting a community breakfast meeting where a cross -section of business owners were able to share common concerns, an idea developed to organize a City of Newburgh business association. With the election of a committed board of directors, the Newburgh Professional & Business Association was born.


Driven by its mission "to promote commerce and tourism in the City of Newburgh by unifying the efforts of local businesses and related organizations through a common voice", the NPBA has established monthly community meetings, provided a forum for business and economic development, and launched a Winter Holiday Decorating Contest. Plans are being cultivated to strengthen and showcase local business.


The NPBA is seeking members who are local business owners, entrepreneurs, community leaders and interested individuals committed to supporting business and building community.

The group has been meeting once a month for general meeting presentations within city limits while the board-elect worked behind the scenes to develop the working parts of the association.. The NPBA wishes to thank the following people for their support :

Judy Kennedy, Enrinque Rob Lunski, Angie Perez Ramos, Tiombe Tallie-Carter*, John Diehl*, Stefanie Pearl*, Sue Young*, Carl Aeillo*, Debra Mainz*, Jim Moss*, Ed Wolfe*, Anthony Monaco, Craig McCoy, Debbie Barnette, Eve Hinderer, Frances Fox-Pizzonia, Gabriela Vallar, Ilyana Campos, Susana Campos, Ivette Laboy Vega, Janet Gianopoulos, Jay Bedart, Joel Lepore, John Lonezak, Joy Young, Joyce Hill, Kerry Donovan, Leandra Hill, Leetha Berchielli, Leza Warren, Lisa Berkana Gervais*, Maribel Escorcia, Susana Garcia, Mayra Garcia,Michael D. Johnson, Michele Basch, Nancy Colas, Pastor Roni Austin, Perry Brown, Piotr Zmuda, Ramon Vega, Raymond Strakosch, Rosanna Rossi, Victoria Colon, Walter  Mandel, Yvone DeCarlo Johns, Daniel DeLeon, Angel Figueroa, John Rodriguez, Karen Mejia, Pamela Krizeck, Jim Kullicek, Kelly Malone, Bonnie Clemmer, Kippy Boyle, Barbara Pirillo, Cathy Smith-McCarty, Gerardo Castro, Virginia DiOrio, Michael Ferrara, Beth Hoeffner, Ian MacDougall, Michael Vatter, Courtney Kain, Kelly Malone, Walter Park, Alma Quiceno, Lisa Silverstone*, June Henley,Don Fernandos Restaurant, El Solar Cafe, The Karpeles Manuscript Museum, Evangeline Edwards, Chris Knasiak, SUNY Liberty Partnership Program

*=indicated board member