West End Business Association Monthly Meeting 8/8/2017
Present: Sara Curry, Bikram Yoga, Dan Umbro, Fishnet Media, Krystyna Dudka, Red Post Realty, Monique Shevlin, Signature Title, Jeanne Russell, Portsmouth Center for Yoga and the Arts, Campbell Lozuaway-McComsey, STREET, Catherine Stewart, Circulus Arts, Dagan Migirditch, Liar’s Bench Brewing, Jonathan Blakeslee, White Heron Tea, Erin Hayes, Ricci Lumber, Charlotte Hubbard, SIS Bank, Jon Parker, Seacoast Sports Clubs, Wes Tator, eXp Realty.
Westival 2017: We have a date and location! Save the date, Saturday, September 23rd from 12-4 pm at the Malthouse Exchange at 95 Brewery Lane in Portsmouth. Chinburg Properties has generously volunteered to cover our insurance costs for the date.
We plan to do a walk-thru this week. Anyone that wants to join is welcome to do so to generate ideas. We’ll share the meeting time soon.
For entertainment, we are looking at a bouncy house, kid’s ninja warrior obstacle course, a drum circle, community art project, and potential sponsorship by SIS for live performers.
We are looking for a local business who wants to run a face-painting station and other fun activities. Got ideas? Email Deidra below.
Mojo’s will serve local brews from Great Rhythm and Liar’s Bench Brewing. They are working on a liquor license for an outdoor beer tent. If not, they’ll offer adult beverages inside.
STREET, Mojo’s, Liar’s Bench, Clyde’s Cupcakes will all be vending food at the event. If you’re interesting in selling food to a potential 500+ customers, please reach out to Dan Umbro. White Heron will offer a free “hydration station”.
Contact our amazing Event Coordinator Deidra Rasmussen here to get involved. We need confirmation by participants by August 21st.
We are in need of solutions for trash, recycling, and compost storage and removal as well.
City Council Elections are coming up in November. Does the West End want to submit a group survey for candidates?