West End Business Association Monthly Meeting 11/14/2017
Present: Sara Curry, Bikram Yoga, Dan Umbro, Fishnet Media, Mallory Parkington, Mallory Parkington Photography, Steve Mailhot, Dogland, Krystyna Dudka, Red Post Realty, Monique Shevlin, Signature Escrow and Title, Jeanne Russell, Portsmouth Center for Yoga and the Arts, Campbell Lozuaway-McComsey, STREET, Jonathan Blakeslee, White Heron Tea, Jacob Scanlon, Signature Title, Maggie Sutherland, Seacoast Lately, Steve Bowles, Vizuluxe, Mary Downs, HAVEN.
WELCOME TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD PACKET: We have the opportunity to create a “Welcome to the Neighborhood” packet for all of the incoming renters in the new mill apartment buildings. WEBA is creating a folder/packet that Chinburg will give to each incoming renter. It’s a great chance to offer a deal, share your menu, or create new leads for your business.
If you are interested in showcasing your business, please create 100 copies of a paper marketing item (flyer, menu, postcard, etc) that is specifically designed for the new tenants and bring it to our December meeting. Maybe a 10% off Welcome to the Neighborhood coupon.
PLEASE BRING 100 COPIES OF YOUR PROMO MATERIALS TO THE NEXT WEBA MEETING DECEMBER 12TH.
NEW BUILDING PROJECTS: There are two other housing projects in the works in our area. In 2018, the Cate Street condos project will break ground. Chinberg also has another project in the works after the mill apartments are complete on Chevrolet Avenue. These two projects will bring an additional 60-100 units to our neighborhood.
CITY ELECTIONS: It was nice to see so many people participating in the political process this year. We most candidates responded to our surveys and it was really nice to be able to get together as an association and make a recommendation of candidates who we believe well represent the interests of the West End. We look forward to being able to repeat this process in the future.
HAVEN: Mary Downs from HAVEN stopped by to share info about their services. If anyone needs support, please reach out. 603-994-7233
FUNDRAISING EVENT: Thursday, December 21st from 4:30-6:30 pm is a fundraiser for Casa New Hampshire at Bowl-a-rama.
WINTERALM: Winter Giving at Street’za will happen the same weekend as the Button Factory Open Studios. Visit them for real German pastries all weekend as you support local artists.
HOLIDAY SALES: What’s everyone doing for holiday sales? Are you involved in Plaid Friday, Small Business Saturday? Dogland starts their ONLY annual sale this Saturday which runs through November 26th. Enjoy 20% off all holiday toys and treats for your favorite furry friends.
Signature Title is running a Plaid Friday special promo. Anyone who likes or shares their page gets entered into a raffle to win a basket full of West End products and promos. Want to get your business in the mix? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bikram Yoga Portsmouth is hosting their annual Open House on Small Business Saturday. Free yoga classes all day at 7, 9, Noon, 2:30 and 4:30 pm.
WHITE HERON GOES SOLAR: White Heron is now over 30% powered by their solar panels. Saturday, December 9th @ 10 am Revision Energy who did their installation will be here for a special event to share information about going solar.
INSTA? There seems to be a West End Portsmouth instagram page, but we’re not sure who it is run by. Krystyna has offered to run our instagram account.