New Businesses on Centre Street

Soup Shack Signage

Welcome to two new businesses that have opened on Centre Street! Soup Shack – 779 Centre Street   Cacao – 660B Centre Street We can’t wait to see what great products and service that they will bring the Centre/South business corridor.

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LuMeNet Continues!

LuMeNet Meeting

Thank you to all who attended our LuMeNet program! We had a great session with Courtney Pong of ComedySportz Boston, who led a workshop on improving AND improvising the “elevator pitch.” Applied Improvisation is a great tool for businesses and teams as it takes some guiding principles in Improvisation and…

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Thank you to The Muncey Group for Screen on the Green!

Screen on the Green - Kids Watching

Last night was the debut of this season’s Screen on the Green at the Loring Greenough House, and it was a rousing success! The lawn seemed packed to the gills for Thursdays on the Lawn, with food trucks, vendors, and JP Honk there to perform. We were especially excited to…

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Mayor’s Coffee Hour in Jamaica Plain

May 31 2018 Coffee Hour with the Mayor

Yesterday Mayor Marty Walsh stopped by Mozart Park to meet and greet residents in Jamaica Plain. With him were representatives from several city departments, as well as our district and at-large councillors, Matt O’Malley and Annissa Essaibi-George. The Mayor spoke about the Main Streets districts and the work that we…

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JP Centre/South 2018 Annual Meeting – Thank you for a great year!

Annual Meeting Invite

Thank you to all who attended our Annual Meeting on Wed, May 23! We held our meeting at the historic Loring Greenough House, with some light refreshments and snacks. Our presentation included a review of our past year and accomplishments; “thank you” to our sponsors, donors, and volunteers this past…

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“Justify”-ing a Great Party!

Hat Parade Judges and Winner

Thank you to all who supported our Derby Day & Drinks fundraiser! It was a great event with an exciting finish, as Justify surged ahead in the final stretch to win the Kentucky Derby. We had a few of our own surges in our Hat Parade & Contest – a…

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Community CleanUp Conquered!

Thank you to everyone who was able to make it to our Community CleanUp! The weather cooperated as well, and we were certainly grateful for that! A dedicated group of volunteers met at the South Street Tennis Courts, and worked up South Street to Centre. We cleared trash from green…

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Networking/Mentoring Lunch success!

A collection of small business owners and entrepreneurs gathered for a workshop and lunch at the JP Branch Library on Thursday, April 12. Our Networking/Mentoring lunch is a place to bring your questions and experiences to share with others who might benefit. At this particular meeting, Brian Caprari of theanalyticsguy.com…

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Back from the National Main Street NOW Conference!

Photo of Opening General Session

Our executive director and one of our board members is back from the national conference for Main Streets, hosted by Kansas City, Missouri this year. The conference is a hotpot of ideas for Main Streets organizations of all sizes and locations. We were able to take it all in and…

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Jamaica Plain Among the Best 150 Towns in Massachusetts for Starting a Small Business

LendEDU just released a study ranking the best places in Massachusetts to start a small business, and Jamaica Plain ranked in the top 150! Using licensed data, each city and town in Massachusetts was judged on a few parameters deemed important for starting a small business such as the cost…

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