| April 1, 2013
Hatteras Island Business Association is reactivated
reactivated Hatteras Island Business Association will meet on Tuesday,
April 9, at 6 p.m. at the Hatteras Village Community Building.
Hatteras Island Business Association was initially formed in 1981 and
was active for more than a decade. In February 2013 concerned business
leaders revived the association because of a gradual tourism decline
due to the unstable infrastructure of Highway 12 on Hatteras Island.
Individuals and businesses can join the association.
of the Hatteras Island Business Association is to help develop a
healthy business climate on Hatteras Island by providing a vehicle for
the business community and citizens to have a collective voice
regarding their needs and concerns for Hatteras Island.
the association’s goals thus far has been traveling to Raleigh to
lobby senators and representatives for an immediate fix through
beach nourishment and a long term solution to Highway 12’s major
``We have been and will keep in communication with our
elected state and county officials so the message conveyed is clear and
concise of what the needs and concerns of Hatteras Island businesses
and citizens are,” writes association treasurer Bonnie Williams.
of the association are Dave Dawson, president; Chyrel Austin, vice
president; Jomi Price, secretary; and Williams as treasurer.
association is in support of existing organizations and committees on
Hatteras Island that are also working for a permanent solution to
Highway 12 and other endeavors on Hatteras Island.
association would also like to focus on being a facilitator for all of
the island's organized groups so association members can be informed of
each group’s current status.
``We are seven unincorporated villages. Together, we are one united island and can accomplish much,” writes Williams.
dues to join the association are $10 for individuals. Business dues are
based on the number of employees, as follows: 1-5 employees $25; 6-10
$50; 11-20 $100; 21-50 $200; and 50 or more $300. Affiliate member dues
To join the association, forward a check in the appropriate amount to HIBA, P.O. Box 1090, Avon, NC 27915.