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Hillcrest Business Association elects 2012-13 board of directors

SAN DIEGO -- The Hillcrest Business Association (HBA) held its Annual Meeting and Quarterly Member Open House on Tuesday evening, which included the election of the organization's 2012-13 board of directors.

Held at HBA member business Pita Jungle, the event was open to all community members, who were able to meet and interact with the organization's staff, board and volunteers.

Four board members were up for re-election along with six newly nominated candidates. The board members who were previously seated and ran for re-election all won another term, and four new members have been added to the board.

The 2012-13 HBA board of directors will include the following people, which include their business affiliation. Members with an asterisk by their name were re-elected, and members with a double asterisk were newly elected to the board.

Reem Ali, Bayu’s

* Ronald Baranov, Baranov Properties

* Michael Brennan, Urban Green

Amy Capano, Cathedral

Sean Cute, The Ruby Room (Secretary)

Jillian Dicola, Hollywood Tans (Treasurer)

* Johnathan Hale, Hale Media (Vice President)

Pete Katz, Katz Real Estate

** Robert Lane, The Range Kitchen and Cocktails

** Cecelia Moreno, Crest Café

Alonzo Ortiz, Comerica Bank

** Nicholas Papantonakis , Snooze an A.M. Eatery

** Eddie Reynoso, Urban MOs

Delour Younan, Hillcrest Shell

* Glenn Younger, Grah Safe and Lock (President)

"This year we're thrilled to welcome the newest members of our board. They represent Hillcrest businesses that are engaged and committed to the Hillcrest business district. They bring experienced voices and input as creative and motivated business leaders in our neighborhood. We're working on some major projects for 2013 and we know that these leaders will make a huge impact on Hillcrest," said Lisa Weir, HBA's Marketing & Communications director.

HBA represents over 1,200 businesses in the area, and works to promote its member businesses through special events, and community beautification projects. The organization annually puts on events like Hillcrest City Fest, the Hillcrest Hoedown, the Hillcrest Farmers Market, the Pride of Hillcrest Block Party, Taste 'n' Tinis and others.

The organization was also responsible for the installation of the Hillcrest Pride Flag, and is currently working on a number of other community beautification projects.

More information about the HBA is available HERE.