Present: Jonathan Blakeslee, White Heron Tea,
Monique Shevlin, Signature Escrow and Title,
Sara Curry, Bikram Yoga,
Dan Umbro, Fishnet Media,
Wes Tator, EXP Realty,
Ben Vancamp, Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce,
Campbell Lozuaway-McComsey, STREET,
Steve Mailhot, Dogland,
Cliff Hirtle and Angela Haynes, West End Residents/West End Start ups
WEST END BRANDING: It’s working! More and more businesses are noting their “West End” location or that they are a West End business. Keep up the good work.
INSTAGRAM LOOP GIVEAWAY: We’ve floated an idea of collaborating on an IG loop giveaway. Brainstormed a few ways we could co-brand and co-market the West End. New ideas are greatly appreciated. How can we help build each others’ businesses? Bikram Yoga is running a promo next week to all of their March Madness participants to check in at a West End business. More ideas?
MISSION FORWARD: Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce is coming up on it’s 100th anniversary this summer. Introspection into their work has revealed that their focus has generally been on tourism and they could have a better finger on the pulse of the business community in Portsmouth. This lead to the development of this initiative.
The Chamber plans to make big changes to both its dues structure and it’s identity with the 100th anniversary. They strive to collaborate better with businesses and be more open and connected with business leaders on the Seacoast.
The Chamber is running a Small Business Week the first week of May to celebrate small businesses. Stay tuned for more information.
NEW #WE LOGO AND REVEAL AT GREAT RHYTHM: Fishnet has completed the new #WestEnd logo and Snapchat filter with geotagging. We are planning a Logo Launch Party with Fishnet and Great Rhythm Brewing (complete with a special West End beer) and look forward to celebrating with you there. Great ready for a good #WestSide party.
SOCIAL MEDIA PROMOTION: Have events at your business that you want to share? Email them to our Social Media Coordinator, Devon Boyd.
Please join us for our next monthly business networking meeting on
Tuesday, April 11th at 8 am at