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Meeting Minutes 9/12/17

West End Business Association Monthly Meeting 9/12/2017
Present: Sara Curry, Bikram Yoga, Diedra Rasmussen, Westival Event Coordinator, Dan Umbro, Fishnet Media, Krystyna Dudka, Red Post Realty, Monique Shevlin, Signature Escrow and Title, Jeanne Russell, Portsmouth Center for Yoga and the Arts, Campbell Lozuaway-McComsey, STREET, Erin Hayes, Ricci Lumber, Charlotte Hubbard, SIS Bank, Wes Tator, eXp Realty and Citizen’s Climate Lobby, Jesse Ware, Futuro Construction, Mike Masse and Katy Riddell, Seaglass Technology Partners, Cassie McCracken, In Motion Chiropractic, Jonathan Blakeslee, White Heron Tea, Cathy Dutch, Greengard Center for Autism, Jay Krecklow, Ohana Kitchen, Maggie Sutherland, Seacoast Lately, Janet MacCausland, Vizuluxe Marketing and Design, Jim Noucas, Resident/Portsmouth Listens.
Westival 2017: We now have live music, courtesy of Signature Title and White Heron Tea. It is shaping up to be a great day with lots of activity for both kids and adults. Lots of local food vendors, demonstrations
We will begin setting up for the Westival on Saturday, September 23rd at 10 am. All volunteers and vendors should be there and ready to prep by 10 am.
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS. During the event, we need volunteers to man stations like the bouncy house, water station, and waste station for one hour intervals. If you can help make this event amazing, please contact our amazing Event Coordinator Deidra Rasmussen here to volunteer.
Interested in hanging a poster for Westival at your business? Contact Dan Umbro and pick yours up from Fishnet Media.
City Council Elections are coming up in November: We’d like to send a survey from our group West End concerns that come to mind immediately are:
  • Shifting plans on construction and rehabilitation of the West End and keeping communication open between us and the City
  • Accessibility and foot traffic to the West End
  • Development and promotion of the West End
  • Burying the power lines on Islington Street
  • Housing
  • Plans for Cate Street/Frank Jones Convention Center pass through
  • Plastic bag ban
  • Zagster station in Plaza 800
  • Albany Street crosswalk
  • Islington traffic corridor or Live.Work.Play.
  • Bartlett/Islington intersection
  • Walkability
  • Mill Pond bike path
What are your concerns?
Portsmouth Listens: Portsmouth Listens is a local group working on elevating the conversation on various topics to utilize the varied skills and experiences of our community to address the pressing needs in our community today. It is a process guided by trained facilitators.
There is a dialogue session coming up on housing in Portsmouth in October. Interested in sharing your opinion and participating? Get involved.
Jim Noucas is interested in pulling together a group of West End business owners/mangers to develop a West End position for the upcoming session to share in each group. We will be meeting in the next week. If you’d like to be involved in this discussion, please reply to this email. How can housing make Portsmouth the best place to #LiveWorkPlay #ForEveryone?
Please join us at next month’s meet-up:
Tuesday, October 10th at 8 am at White Heron Tea.

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