BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ, October 5, 2019 — Dr. Sophia Chadda, Candidate for Bernards Township Committee and owner of her periodontal practice in Basking Ridge, visited business owners in the township’s seven primary business districts to learn how she can help grow their businesses and make them more attractive to township residents. Over the course of her campaign and as a 20-plus year Bernards Township resident and business owner, Dr. Chadda has also spoken with neighbors and community members about their desires to support local merchants and shop locally.
Over the past two months, Dr. Chadda spoke with merchants in Dewy Meadow Village, The Hills-Highlands Shopping Center, Marketplace Shopping Center, Riverwalk Shopping Center, Lyons Mall, businesses in Liberty Corner/Church Street and, of course, businesses in the downtown center of Basking Ridge. “I’ve never had a committee member, yet alone a candidate for township committee, ever ask me of my concerns, and am thrilled you [Dr. Chadda] came here and are taking an interest.” said a store owner in the Marketplace Shopping Center who wished to remain anonymous. “The township can help us provide better service to our customers by improving parking, traffic flow, and by ensuring development is well thought out with community members — store owners and residents alike — involved in the planning and approval process. The town hasn’t been very transparent in this respect over the past several years,” continued the business owner.