About the HBA


The Hillsdale Business Alliance has existed in one form or another for many years. In 2012, the HBA published a pocket sized brochure listing about 60 of our businesses, and it proved to be very popular among residents and tourists alike.

Building on that success, the HBA enthusiastically renewed itself in January 2014, when Laura Griffin gathered a permanent Steering Committee who went on to craft a mission statement with specific goals and projects.   A new HBA web site was rolled out with a list of all businesses in the Hillsdale area and a program of shared advertising was begun.  In 2015, the HBA sponsored a successful ArtsWalk in the hamlet and its second Pumpkin Festival throughout town, as well as encouraging shoppers to visit local stores during Small Business Week and Shop Local Saturday.  Behind the scenes, the HBA Steering Committee expanded its membership and adopted a well-considered set of by-laws to govern future activities.

Our Mission:

  • Promote local businesses to residents, visitors and other businesses
  • Share best practices, collective experience and insights with HBA members
  • Advocate business-friendly programs, policies and practices through two-way communication with elected officials and town committees
  • Support our neighbors and the community through charitable efforts, sponsorships and projects.


Steering Committee:

Deborah Bowen (Inn at Green River) – Vice-Chair
Tom Carty (Four Seasons Gardens)
Danielle DeFalco- Camacho (Countryside Car Service) – Chair
Julie Kane (Julie M. Kane, Consulting) – Treasurer
Sally Stark (Sierra Capital) – Secretary

Advisory: Steve Tiger.

How to Participate:

As the HBA expands its list of projects and activities, we will form project-based subcommittees to manage the tasks. If you have a special interest or talent in a particular area, and would like to hear about opportunities for contributing, please get in touch by emailing info@HillsdaleBusinessAlliance.com.