Friday, December 14, 2012
Holiday shopping event in Chatham Township drew kids, shoppers to the area.
A few hours before she sat down for her last meeting as a member of the Chatham Township Committee, Laura Ali Nonnenmacher was at the Chatham Mall for the first Chatham Township Works event. The event was a coordinated effort to draw consumers to Chatham Township's two shopping centers aind increase the local profiles of small businesses located there. It was originally scheduled for Nov. 1, but was postponed due to Hurricane Sandy. As a special treat for the event, Santa Claus made an appearance and spent some time in Hickory Square Shopping Center and the Chatham Mall, where he distributed candy canes to children at the event. Do you have photos from Chatham Township Works? Upload them to this gallery!
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Stores in the Chatham Mall and Hickory Square will offer special discounts to shoppers Thursday.
After a delay caused by Hurricane Sandy, business owners in Chatham Township are ready to show how they work for the town. From 5 to 7 p.m., stores in those two shopping centers will open their doors and offer special bargains to customers as part of their first organized shopping night, Chatham Township Works. The event includes a visit from Santa Claus and deals at some of your favorite stores, including IYO Frozen Yogurt, The Hallmark Store and more. According to Laura Ali Nonnenmacher, who organized the event, the goals for the business community are: The Chatham High School Key Club has helped to publicize the event, which was originally scheduled for Nov. 1 and was postponed due to damage from Hurricane Sandy.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Swearing-in fills vacancy left empty for over a month.
Laura Ali Nonnenmacher was sworn in as a member of the Chatham Township Committee Thursday night, filling a seat which has been vacant since Former Mayor Kevin Tubbs resigned on May 8. Nonnenmacher was chosen to serve out the remainder of Tubbs' term on Monday, after the Chatham Township Committee declined to name a candidate for the role.
Monday, June 11, 2012
Joe Contorno, the other leading candidate, removed himself from consideration Monday.
The Chatham Township Republican Committee chose Laura Ali Nonnenmacher to fill the unexpired seat on the Chatham Township Committee Monday. The result came after Joseph Contorno, the other leading candidate for the seat, told the committee he did not wish to be considered. Tom Basta, the chair of the Chatham Township Republican Committee, said Contorno and Nonnenmacher were "the two [of the three] candidates with the most votes" as the committee went into its meeting Monday night. The two were invited to give brief presentations to the committee during the meeting. "Joe used his time to withdraw from the race," Basta said. "[He] made a selfless and courageous decision to remove himself from consideration." Once Contorno made his …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Social media, team-building among the candidate's goals.
Laura Ali Nonnenmacher is one of two Republican candidates seeking her party's nomination for the open Chatham Township Committee seat available this May. Nonnenmacher earned her BA at the University of Rhode Island. After working for Xerox for about 10 years, she branched out into small business ownership. She runs Triple Win Inc. and a franchise called The Alternative Board, where she uses social media groups like Twitter and Facebook to work with other small businesses and provide sales, marketing coaching and strategy planning. That experience in small business outreach and marketing, she said, could be applied to "raise the level of community awareness" for municipal government. Nonnenmacher served as the president of the Southern …
Monday, June 4, 2012
Stacey Ewald writes in her endorsement.
Monday, June 4, 2012
To the Editor: Tomorrow, Tuesday, June 5 is primary election day. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. I am writing to remind and encourage Chatham Township residents to vote and to lend my support to the Republican candidate for Chatham Township Committee, Laura Ali Nonnenmacher. I’ve known Laura Ali Nonnenmacher for many years from our numerous volunteer activities in Chatham. I’m always amazed by her unbounded enthusiasm and passion for her community, her creative approach to solving problems and her ability to mobilize and motivate others. She’s been a valued strategist, fundraiser and marketer in her many volunteer roles and she’s always at the heart of efforts to improve communications and transparency in all organizations she’s …
A chance meeting at an ice cream truck impressed one woman new to the area.
Monday, June 4, 2012
Dear Editor, I was taught when I was a little girl that true character is demonstrated when he/she thinks that no one is looking. I'm new to the area but a few weeks ago spent the afternoon at the park on Shunpike with my sister and her kids. While on line at the ice cream truck with my nephew I noticed someone who was struggling to find enough change to buy his kids ice cream. Both kids wanted different items and he was trying hard to talk them into sharing one. A woman in line behind him then offered to buy ice cream for both of his kids and then told a story about the same thing happening to her and how some stranger helped her out once before. The man had a far away town on his shirt so he wasn't from around here but he was so …
Thursday, May 31, 2012
The sitting township committee member writes a Letter to the Editor supporting Nonnenmacher's candidacy.
Dear Editor: I am proud to endorse Laura Ali Nonnenmacher for the open seat on the Chatham Township Committee in the Republican primary June 5. I have been privileged to serve on the Committee for the past five years. Working together the Committee has successfully kept taxes under control with no tax increase for the past two years while maintaining services up to the high standards expected by Township residents. Laura is a lifelong Republican who believes in limited government. I am confident she will continue the priority of the Committee when it comes to fiscal discipline. She is a small business owner who understands that less government is better government. Laura will also bring a fresh perspective to the Committee. She has a …
Township woman writes in her endorsement for the township committee candidate.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
To the editor: I personally and proudly would like to endorse Laura Ali Nonnemacher for the Chatham Township Committee. She is the perfect fit for this position! Laura is compassionate, determined and knowledgeable and wants to please everyone…that's right, EVERYONE! I know that she will be fair and trustworthy on issues and really make a difference. Laura Ali Nonnemacher cares and will work tirelessly in a volunteer position for you! I urge everyone to get out and vote for Laura Ali Nonnemacher on June 5th! Thanks very much! Best, Pam DePace
Friday, May 25, 2012
Katherine Abbott writes in her support for her former runningmate.
Dear Editor: I would like to encourage all Chatham Township Republicans and Independents to vote for Laura Ali Nonnenmacher in the June 5 Primary Election. I know her to be a proven leader in the school community as District Cabinet President and Southern Boulevard School’s PTO president, where she was called upon nearly every day to serve. We need leaders with successful track records to mobilize people into action. When Laura is elected as a Committewoman for the Township of Chatham, we will all be lucky to have her energy and her 19-year knowledge of the people and places of the township. Laura’s past professional executive experience with Fortune 100 companies and her current business of turning around small companies will help her …