Hanover Airpark Business Association
of the Hanover Airpark Business Association is to enhance the business
and civic arena in which its members operate; to promote, advance and
safeguard the business interest of its members; to promote cooperation
and open lines of communication between its members and
local government; and to serve as a vehicle for members for the
Association to be responsible business citizens.
HABA is a 501c6 non-profit organization. The purpose is For A Thriving Commercial Community.
Contact: 804-419-1477 James Ledwith, President
Developing New Leaders Grant
Hanover Airpark Business Association will work with the Hanover Business and Educational community in awarding a grant in the amount specified in current year budget. The individual/organization will complete the application providing the outline of what the objective is to promote leadership, career development, and/or community service.
The application will be reviewed and approved by the committee. The individual/organization will be notified upon approval.
The application deadline is April 1, 2017.
In April, 2016 HABA donated a $1,000.00 to The Atlee High School Emerging Leaders - Camp Hope.
The Atlee High School Emerging Leaders are seniors chosen from an applicant pool at the school emphasizing grades, previous community service, volunteerism, and input from teachers/advisers. Through a collaborative effort between the Jepson School of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond and Hanover County Public Schools, students participated in a week long Summer Leadership Institute held on the University campus last summer. Throughout the school year, they volunteer for a host of projects ranging from drug and alcohol prevention in the schools to assisting special needs kids in the community. While required to do at least 10 hours in very specific organizations most do many, many more. It is an honor to serve.
Each year, the Emerging Leaders choose a particular project and are responsible for all aspects of that project, reporting to their advisor. This year, they chose Camp Hope based in Mechanicsville, VA. Camp Hope sends underprivileged kids to camp; and this chapter sends Hanover kids to the Camp which is in the Western part of the state. Many have never seen the outdoors in this way before. The Emerging Leaders raised enough money to send 15 kids to camp! HABA was a strong financial partner in that project.
Jamie Ledwith, HABA's Incoming President