West End Business Association Monthly Meeting 5/9/2017
Present: Jonathan Blakeslee, White Heron Tea, Sara Curry, Bikram Yoga, Dan Umbro, Fishnet Media, Monique Shevlin, Signature Title, Jeanne Russell, Portsmouth Center for Yoga and the Arts and Music Together, Mallory Parkington, Mallory Parkington Photography, Catherine Stewart, Circulus Arts, Joanne Burchuk, Lighthouse Physical Therapy, Cathy Dutch, Greengard Center for Autism.
West End Untapped: The event was a great success. Great Rhythm was busy from the start. Everyone we talked with was having a great time. We gave out 150 tee shirts within the first 45 minutes. It was more of a business community feel, different from the family-event feel of the Westival. Ben Camp of the Chamber was a great partner and many people heard of the event through the Chamber.
Westival Planning Starts in June: We learned some good lessons for Westival in September. Please join us for our June 13th meeting to start planning for Westival 2017. Attendance at our events is outstanding, so we need to start planning for a venue that can handle 500+ attendees.
The group today had some great ideas about transforming it into a weekend day event that crawls from Gallagher’s Plaza through the greenway behind the Button Factory to W.E.S.T. and PMAC.
Frank Jones Apartments: There should be a sample apartment
available for walk-thru in mid-July. The project is anticipated to be ready for occupancy in the fall.