Dave Cooper was installed last week for yet another term as president of the Northland Area Business Association, an organization with which he has been involved from its inception almost two decades ago.

Dave Cooper was installed last week for yet another term as president of the Northland Area Business Association, an organization with which he has been involved from its inception almost two decades ago.

Joining Cooper as officers in 2017 will be Trevor Secord of the North YMCA as vice president, Stacie Warren of the Hadler Cos. as secretary and Trisha Bidwell, also of the Hadler Cos., as treasurer.

Installed as trustees for NABA, following a vote at the Dec. 13 end-of-year luncheon, were Becky Bandelaria of Huntington Bank, Ryan Krieger of Krieger Ford, Monique Underdown of WesBanco, Sue Logan of Vaud-Villities Productions, Gordon McNamee of Magnets for Wellness, Alicia Ward of the Northland Community Council and George Schmidt, chairman of the State Route 161 Task Force.

"We're starting off the year with a full slate of officers and looking forward to a very busy 2017," said Cooper, owner of the Ink Well on East Dublin-Granville Road.

Also during the meeting to close out 2016, Cooper presented Secord with an oversized check for $548.98, partial proceeds from the September NABA golf outing fundraiser.

Cooper also announced that Secord would be taking over for him as head of the planning committee for the annual golfing event.

"I can step back and take a breath," Cooper said.

The date for the 2017 outing has already been determined, according to Secord. It is scheduled for Sept. 14, a Thursday, and will once again be held at York Golf Club, 7459 N. High St.

Last year's golf outing had 30 to 40 participants, but Secord said he's hoping for as many as 70 for the next one.

"We are looking for anyone interested in being on the golf committee," Secord added.

Cooper said the committee will seek a community partner to benefit from the 2017 golf outing. The check presented to the North YMCA, the 2016 community partner, represented 20 percent of the proceeds from the September event. The new nonprofit beneficiary will be voted on by the golf committee in January, Cooper said.

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