Hong Net Will Ask City to Hire a Business Manager

May 14, 2013
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Councilor-at-Large Hong Net is pictured with colleagues, Councilor William Trahant and Council President Tim Phelan at his campaign reception held May 10 at Old Tyme Italian Cuisine.

Councilor-at-Large Hong Net is pictured with colleagues, Councilor William Trahant and Council President Tim Phelan at his campaign reception held May 10 at Old Tyme Italian Cuisine.

Councilor-at-Large Hong Net said that if elected to a second term he will propose that the city hire a business manager.

Speaking at a campaign re-election kickoff reception Friday night at Old Tyme Italian Cuisine, Net told supporters, “I will work on hiring an experienced business manager to not only work with business leaders in Lynn but hold monthly meetings with surrounding cities’ business managers to share ideas on business development. Many cities and towns around us have business managers to promote, attract and grow their businesses.”

Net, who became the first Asian-American elected to the Lynn City Council two years ago, cited a number of his accomplishments, including creating the first Human Rights Commission in Lynn, launching the first Asian Business Association of the North Shore, and organizing a turkey give-away event during the Thanksgiving season.

Net’s event drew a large crowd to the restaurant on Boston Street. Many colleagues on the Council attended the fundraiser as well as State Reps. Robert Fennell and Donald Wong.

“Two years ago I had the honor to stand right here announcing my first-time candidacy for Lynn City Councilor-at-Large,” said Net. “And tonight once again, I am humbled to stand at the same spot before you asking for a second term.”

Net thanked the large gathering in attendance.

“My lovely wife Thavra, and our children Anna and William thank you for your understanding and support and I certainly hope you continue to do so,” said Net.

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