The Voorhees Business Association will mark its milestone 30th anniversary Dec. 18, 2019, with a celebration that will also recognize Voorhees Police Chief Louis Bordi with the inaugural Community Impact Award. The event, which is open to the public, will be held at Il Villaggio in Cherry Hill from 6:30-10 p.m.
Tickets for the 30th Anniversary Celebration are $50 and may be purchased at www.voorheesbusinessassociation.org/events. Ticket includes hors d’oeuvres, sit-down dinner, and beer, wine and soft drinks. Advanced purchase is recommended as space is limited. Advertising/congratulations messages for the event program are also available.
“The VBA has been a proud part of this community since 1989, and giving back has been part of our mission since the very beginning, whether it’s contributing to the Voorhees Police Christmas Fund, sponsoring the popular pumpkin patch at the annual Halloween Festival, or delivering toys and much-needed supplies to the Voorhees Pediatric Facility during the holidays,” said VBA President Lisa Goldwasser. “This celebration also gives us the opportunity to engage the broader community and honor one of its vital members, Chief Lou Bordi.”
Bordi became Chief of Police in 2012, culminating 28 years’ experience in law enforcement. A native of Voorhees, he has served the department as a patrol officer, canine handler, canine trainer, and a sergeant and lieutenant in the Patrol Bureau.
In his various roles, he has been on the forefront of such initiatives as school safety and security, community policing partnerships, police officer training, and organizational accountability. Under his leadership, the Voorhees Police Department continues to make significant progress in driving down crime rates and supplying innovative police services to match the 21st century demands of policing.
Il Villaggio is located at 211 Haddonfield-Berlin Road in Cherry Hill. The 30th Anniversary Celebration begins at 6:30 p.m.
The VBA is a community-based partnership of business, civic and educational segments of Voorhees Township.
It provides networking opportunities for area business people, facilitates a dialogue between the local business community and elected officials, and channels its energies and resources and those of member businesses into improving the local community.
Each year, it awards scholarships to two graduating seniors of Eastern Regional High School, sponsors the Halloween Festival Pumpkin Patch, and provides members as judges for the annual regional and state DECA Marketing Competition.
It also provides grants to Eastern’s Project Graduation and the Voorhees Police Holiday Fund, and delivers toys and supplies to the Voorhees Pediatric Facility.