Save the Date for the HBA Annual Meeting

by on September 7, 2018

The Board of Directors of the Hillcrest Business Association has scheduled its Annual Meeting on Tuesday, October 9, 2018. The meeting will be held at InsideOut Restaurant at 1642 University Ave #100, San Diego, CA 92103 at 5pm. Come to the meeting and be the first to receive the FY 2018 Annual Report and cast your vote for the new Board of Directors!  Drinks and snacks will be provided and all HBA members are welcome.  Here is the Proxy Ballot! Use this ballot if you can’t make the meeting.

Candidate Bios

Glenn Younger

Glenn Younger is president of Grah Security / Grah Safe and Lock and they have been helping San Diegans to be Safe, Secure and Successful since 1914.  The Grah office is located at 10th and University Ave. In addition to the retail storefront, Grah dispatches service vehicles throughout San Diego country from their convenient Hillcrest location. The supply division of Grah also takes advantage of the Hillcrest location and serves facility and building professionals with their door and security hardware needs.

Glenn has been involved with the HBA since 2006. He is also involved with the Hillcrest Farmers Market, Hillcrest CDC, Metro CDC,  and the Uptown Community Plan Update committees.

Cecelia Moreno 

Cecelia Moreno, is one of the owners of Crest Cafe, a community leader, volunteer and a founding partner in the Hillcrest Pride flag project. Moreno also volunteers with the Parking District.

Last July, Crest Cafe set the tone for Neighborhood involvement and creativity. The Installation of a whimsical anniversary-inspired mural of an elephant walking through a park helped to bring some excitement to an otherwise plain ally way on Robinson Ave.

In a tumultuous economy, it is becoming rare to see any business reach a milestone like Crest Cafe 30th anniversary last July. Moreno says that their secrets are not as basic as you might think. “Being a part of local organizations is simply a must in any business plan.”-Cecelia Moreno

Paul Smith

Paul Smith has been a small business owner is Hillcrest since 2008 and currently the sole owner and operator of The Merrow, a welcoming dive bar featuring cocktails, craft beer and live entertainment most night of the week. Southern California born and raised, he moved to San Diego in 1993.  Paul is a graduate of the California State University, Fullerton with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, and a graduate of the San Diego State University with a Master’s in Business Administration.

He had more than 20 years of experience in the design, manufacturing, and management of consumer electronics and mobile telecommunications products, before taking on the challenge of owning and running his own business. Paul has been a supporter of the Hillcrest Business Association and has taken a more active role in recent years participating in committees and helping with events like CityFest.

Jessica Baro

Jessica Baro is the Manager at Fiesta Cantina.

Tina Shirley (coming soon)

Colleen Cavalieri (coming soon)

Stefan Chilcote (coming soon)


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