The guildmaster at the Phandalin Miners Exchange, Halia spends most of her time buying and selling gems and valuable ores that the miners near Phandalin find. She is the de facto records office for the town. She wished the Redband Ruffians to be disbanded so she can take control of the town.
Having found a group of adventurers to help her out with the Redbands, Halia has taken up residency in Tresendar Manor. She's proclaimed herself mayor and hired a group of mercenaries as the town's guard. Since she no longer needs a townmaster to serve as the law of the town Harbin has left town looking for work. She has also taken ownership of the Sleeping Giant and undercut all of Toblen's prices. Between this and imposing taxes on all the local businesses she is starting to amass quite an amount of wealth.