NEWARK – James Hostetter introduced at Tuesday’s Downtown Newark Association assembly he has resigned as president of the group.

Hostetter, who has been president greater than two years, stated he made the choice to permit for extra time with household and his two companies, Good Guys Garage and Brick Alley Donut Co.

The DNA has grown to 109 members and the group had a stability of $29,239, as of Tuesday.  It was additionally introduced on the assembly a minimum of five new companies have opened in downtown, or will quickly.

Shannon Walker, proprietor of Walker Promotion and Specialty Co., has served as vice president and turns into DNA president no less than till April, when the president’s time period expires. The DNA will take nominations in January for the new management phrases.

“I need to focus on my businesses, my family and close friends,” Hostetter informed the DNA membership.


Hostetter opened Good Guys Garage in November 2012, at 23 S. Fourth St., and opened Brick Alley Donut Co. in March at 56 W. Main St.

“It’s been fantastic,” Hostetter stated of the expertise main the DNA. “I am going to nonetheless be part of DNA. (Being president) takes loads of volunteer hours.

“I feel we’ve some nice momentum. More and extra individuals are coming downtown for Final Fridays, and extra companies are getting concerned.”

Walker stated she understood Hostetter’s determination and hopes to proceed the group’s progress.

“I need to simply proceed to ensure we’re all united collectively, and have our companies prosper by having individuals down right here,” Walker stated.

The membership additionally voted to approve hiring a DNA coordinator, a paid, part-time place to help with advertising, occasions and membership. The place can be 50 hours per 30 days and pay $15 per hour.

The new downtown companies embrace Heather Stasel, an HER actual property agent, who moved from an workplace in Heath to her new group workplace at 43 S. Third St. The enterprise hours are 9 a.m. to five p.m.

Amy Rine, who does clothes alterations, opened Altered By Amy, at 6 North Park Place, suite B. The enterprise is open from 12 to four p.m., Monday via Friday, for walk-in clients, and others by appointment.

Rine, who has 25,000 hours of stitching expertise, had labored out of her Hanover residence for seven years.

Altered By Amy joins Miles Financial Service, Walker Promotion and Specialty Co., and J & D Storage at 6 North Park Place.

John and Tammy Montgomery opened a Home Video Studio franchise at 54 W. Main St., the previous area of Cradle 2 College clothes retailer. They have operated the enterprise for five years out of their residence.

Home Video Service celebrates its grand opening on Sept. 14, with a ribbon-cutting at four p.m. The firm’s CEO, Robert Hanley, will attend.

Home Video Service transfers movies from any format to DVDs or to its digital video archive. It additionally shoots video productions and net commercials. Its hours are 10 a.m. to five p.m. Monday via Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Nick Roberts and Tavisha Patton, 2014 Newark High School graduates, opened In Demand Boutique, at 34 N. Fourth St., on Thursday.

The boutique sells males’s and women’s clothes, and plus-size clothes, jewellery and purses. The hours are 11 a.m. to six p.m. Monday via Friday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.



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