BELMAR, NJ — Belmar Business Partnership has named three business owners to its board of trustees.

Michael Hayes is owner of Tandem Bike Inn at 603 10th Avenue. He and his wife, Anne Marie, have operated the bed and breakfast for nearly nine years.

Antoinette Raucci has owned Antoinette Rose Bridals on Route 71 for 15 years and another store in Brick for 23 years. She plans on moving her Belmar store to Main Street this month.

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Joe Rizzuto has been at the helm of Main Street Donuts since he opened the shop at 705 Main Street nearly two years ago.

All three join a volunteer board of trustees that consists of a cross-section of commercial property owners and business owners. Its members include president Sal Marchese, owner of Salon Marsal; treasurer Gail O’Reilly, property owner, vice president Tom Burke, civic member; secretary Christine Cardellino, owner of the Blue Hydrangea Beach Cottage and author of the Belmar Beachcomber blog; and the following trustees: Norman Einhorn, director of the Center for Visual Rehabilitation; Anthony “Sonny” Nardone, owner of Go Play! Retro Arcade; and Pat Tecza, owner of Nostalgic Nonsense. In addition, Thomas Carvelli is the Belmar Borough Council liaison to the group.

Created by Belmar to manage its Special Improvement District, the nonprofit group is dedicated to supporting commerce, business and tourism in this seashore community. Its operations are primarily funded through an assessment on commercial properties in Belmar, along with some sponsorship and other additional income sources.

BBP continues to seek increased participation from business or property owners, or anyone with a business interest in Belmar to bring their expertise and talent to its volunteer ranks. It also offers the opportunity to serve on several committees, including visual improvement, promotions, economic development and organization.

For more information about BBP, visit its website, call 732 894-9022 or stop by its new offices at 923 Main Street.


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