Join the HCBA

50 years of unparalleled dedication to the Chester Business Community. There are sponsored events, special partnerships, and of course plenty of opportunities.

Invest in your business today. Join the HCBA!

HCBA Members are the heart of the Chester Business Community

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Our Key Objectives are to:

  • Retain existing businesses and help them prosper.
  • Attract new and repeat business for our members throughout the year.
  • Produce seasoned events that draw thousands of visitors to Chester each year.
  • Design and implement effective promotional campaigns focused on generating foot traffic, and preserving Chester's image as a unique, home-town shopping and dining destination.
  • Provide opportunities for businesses to grow, thrive and be a part of bringing about positive change within the business community.
  • Identify and recruit long-term sustainable businesses.
  • Partner with all major stakeholders within Chester (landlords, tenants and Mayor/Council) to ensure  a viable, healthy downtown community.

Established in 1975, the HCBA sponsors a multitude of fun and lively public events throughout the year, including one of the largest craft shows in the nation, an annual Classic Car Show, a family-oriented Harvest Celebration, and a number of exciting attractions throughout the holiday season. These events, as well as Chester’s sprawling farms, lush green parks and pictorial scenery, continue to attract visitors from points far and wide.

If you would like to know what’s going on around town and have a voice in community growth, Join the HCBA today!

2024 HCBA Executive Board Officers

President

Danielle Hester, Comfortably Chic

Treasurer

Ryan Hester, Serendipity Toys & Books

Recording Secretary

Linda Cianci Hayes, Linda's Gourmet Biscotti

Corresponding Secretary

Sarah DeVizio, Homecoming: The Mental Health Shop

Become a member

Join the dozens of businesses already working together in the HCBA and gain access to all of the benefits below!

  • Business listing in the Chester Shopping & Dining Guide (30k+ distributed copies)
  • Fully dedicated Professional Marketing team
  • Extensive email and direct mail lists
  • Comprehensive Social Media Exposure
  • Advertising and sponsorship opportunities
  • High profile networking opportunities
  • HCBA Staffed Information Table at Alstede Farms
  • Business profile listing on ilovechester.com website (over 100,000 visitors per year)
  • Promote your events on the ilovechester.com Calendar of Events
  • Member Referrals
  • Events that bring thousands of visitors to Chester
  • Shared Communication through
    • Monthly meetings
    • Website access to all presentations, meeting minutes, and event calendar
    • Email alerts
  • Partnership with all major stakeholders in the community
  • Membership with The Morris County Tourism Bureau
  • Annual resident newsletter
  • Resident Shopping Passport
  • Additional advertising venues used to promote Chester and your business:
    • Print Ads
    • Online ads
    • Billboard
    • Radio