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After four years as Executive Director of the Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement Area, Paul Raino has chosen to retire effective September 28, 2013.
"It has been a pleasure to represent over 400 downtown businesses and work with such a dedicated group of volunteer Board members" Raino said.
As Executive Director, Paul has guided the organization through the re-branding exercise for the Downtown. He was responsible for many new marketing initiatives, such as featuring a different business each week in the media. As well he streamlined the events portfolio, by providing support for many local events and turning over the management of larger events like Ribfest to dedicated service clubs. He worked closely with the City of Peterborough on many issues that affect the Downtown.
Board Chair Dave Madill states “on behalf of the Board and the DBIA membership I would like to thank Paul for his time and efforts that provided many positive results. Paul is the consummate gentleman and his positive attitude and marketing savvy were greatly appreciated. We wish him the best in retirement.”
Paul and his wife Mary Lou plan to spend more time in Florida in the winter and enjoy their home on Chemong Lake in the summer.
It is the Board’s intention to recruit externally for suitable Executive Director candidates. We plan to conduct a thorough search in an effort to identify candidates who meet the high standards of service and professionalism.