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Please find following the notes from the West End Business Association’s monthly meeting.

Present: Jonathan Blakeslee, White Heron Tea,Monique Shevlin, Signature Escrow and Title, Sara Curry, Bikram Yoga, Anne Crotty, Anne Crotty Law, Louie Halle, Experimac, Dan Umbro, Fishnet Media, Mallory Parkington, Mallory Parkington Photography, Jeanne Russell, Portsmouth Center for Yoga and the Arts/Music Together, Nico Gallo, Port City Makerspace, Charlotte Hubbard, Sanford Institute for Savings, Jeffrey Hart, Hart and Home, Joanne Burchuk, Lighthouse Physical Therapy, Nikki Defeo, Resident and Creative Director, Steve Pamboukes, Port City Mopeds, Genevieve Aichele, New Hampshire Theatre Project, Mindy Anderson, Mission Portsmouth.

ISLINGTON STREET LAB

A letter to the editor this week spoke strongly against the project and lamented the lack of public input with an insinuation that the project was designed by and for one particular business. There were many opportunities for public input in this project and we feel we need to do a better job of connecting with more local businesses to increase awareness and participation in our projects.

The crosswalk will return for a 30-day trial with traffic cameras to monitor the impact on traffic flow. We anticipate a significant reduction in traffic disruption without the parking spaces in front of Port City Barbers and Harbour Light Strategic Marketing since vehicular traffic will be able to make unobstructed right turns.

NEW BUSINESSES

Welcome to the neighborhood, Fishnet Media. Fishnet is working with Red Post Realty to improve our website and promotion of the West End identity. Thank you Fishnet!

Not a new business, but a new venture: New Hampshire Theatre Project has taken over the West End Studio Theatre. They are excited to host more community events that feature all the West End has to offer!

Safe Harbor Recovery Center is hosting their ribbon cutting TONIGHT at 5:30 pm. Welcome to the West End and thank you for all of the good work that you do.

SECOND ANNUAL WEST END COMMUNITY EVENT

The Second Annual West End get-together is scheduled for Tuesday, September 13th from 5-8 pm.

This year, we would like to invite vendors in to SELL food and have WEBA organize the entertainment, insurance, activities that showcase the best that the West End has to offer.

Do you have a business that might want to participate and showcase what you have to offer? Email Todd Hudson with your ideas.

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, August 9th at 8 am at
White Heron Tea.

No fees. No commitment.
Meet your neighbors. Share a cuppa. Stay connected.

Second Tuesdays at 8 am at White Heron.

 

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