Next year's budget is expected to be $240,000.
The Downtown West Orange Alliance introduced their projected 2013 budget on Monday night. The total revenue and expenses is expected to be $240,000. Some of the key elements of the budget, introduced by Executive Director Denise Esposito include:
Downtown West Orange Alliance video grant helps bring in new customers
Schneider Hardware is the oldest family-run retail business in West Orange and was the first business in town to participate in the Downtown West Orange Alliance’s grant program to help businesses create promotional videos. The grant is available to businesses in the Special Improvement District. I spoke with Roger Schneider, one of the two-brother team that owns and operates the third-generation owned hardware store. “For the past eight months, the video has been bringing in new customers,” Schneider said, adding the video has broadened the store’s exposure to other counties. “We recognize our customers, even if they haven’t been in in years, and we recognize a new customer coming in for the first time,” Schneider said. “We’ve had a lot …