BHB&C Board Members
Dr. Patrick Smith is the Clinic Director of Smith Chiropractic Family Care & Sports Injury Center and has been in practice in Berkeley Heights for over 32 years.
A strong advocate for local business involvement in the community, he served as the Vice Chairman of the local Chamber of Commerce, in charge of the Berkeley Heights chapter, for over 10 years. He has also held multiple township committee positions including Communication, Veterans Memorial Park, Pepper Town Park, and Economic Development.
In 2017 Dr. Smith joined forces with Paul Neuwirth and other BH business community members to create Berkeley Height Business & Civic. The mission was to provide business owners with opportunities to “be known” within the community of Berkeley Heights by staying closely connected to local government, residents, and fellow business owners.
Dr. Smith is also the Chairman of Smith Chiropractic Foundation which hosts the BH5K Charity Road Race & Fitness walk each September at Memorial Field. The 25th annual event is set for September 18,2022. To date the event has raised over $280,000 in charitable funds.
Vice Chairperson, Treasurer
Paul Neuwirth is president/owner of Taylor Rental Center of Berkeley Heights and Taylor Rental Party Plus of South Plainfield, N.J. The Neuwirth family opened Taylor Rental of Berkeley Heights in 1969 in the former Berkeley Lanes bowling alley and will celebrate their 53rd year in business this June.
Mr. Neuwirth is a founding member of the Berkeley Heights Business & Civic, was a two-time president of the BH Rotary Club, is a member of the advisory council for the Berkeley Heights YMCA, a founding member of the New Jersey Chapter of the International Special Events Society, and former owner of Fun Services of Berkeley Heights, a full service corporate event and fundraising company. Paul spent three terms as the Berkeley Heights representative on the Suburban Chambers of Commerce. A long-time resident of New Providence, he was also an active member of the New Providence Centennial Committee.
Paul and his wife, Denise, a registered nurse for Atlantic Health/Morristown Hospital, have two grown children and two grand girls. They are both avid cyclists who enjoy the opportunity to see the country on two wheels.
Bobbie Peer has been the owner and editor of TAPinto Berkeley Heights since 2013 and has subsequently expanded her business to include TAPinto Mountainside, TAPinto New Providence, TAPinto Basking Ridge and TAPinto Bernardsville & Bedminster. Her enthusiasm for community involvement has driven her passion for TAPinto as the source of news on which residents can rely.
TAPinto is a hyperlocal, franchised online news source providing daily news to communities in 95+ communities across New Jersey. With content targeted specifically at these local communities,TAPinto strives to provide objective, relevant news to its growing readership. Bobbie has a passion for helping local businesses succeed through her marketing partnerships.
Since leaving her insurance brokerage career in New York to raise her four children, Bobbie has remained active in her community by joining organizations that focus on giving back. She has held board and leadership roles with the Newcomers Club of Summit, New Providence and Berkeley Heights; Summit Junior Fortnightly Club; Berkeley Heights PTO; Berkeley Heights Education Foundation; Berkeley Heights Township Beautification Committee; the American Red Cross, Suburban Chamber of Commerce, Basking Ridge Business Alliance, and is one of the originators of the annual Berkeley Heights Winter Walk.