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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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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New First Thursday A-Frames for 2018!

This year, JP Centre/South Main Streets will update their First Thursday A-Frame signage. We are asking participating businesses to help fund First Thursday by sponsoring a new First Thursday A-Frame sign. The new signs are a lightweight, durable plastic that hold 18” x 24” signs, with an optional 6” x…

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Launch of our Mentoring/Networking Group

On Thursday, Feb 15, 2018, JP Centre/South Main Streets hosted our first meeting for our Mentoring and Networking group for small business owners and entrepreneurs. Our goal was to provide a forum for small business owners and entrepreneurs of varying experience to come together and provide support and advice for…

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Pastry Class for the Flynn Family!

Many thanks to the Flynn Family, who were the winners of a Pastry Class from Brad Brown, owner of Blue Frog Bakery. The Pastry Class was offered as one of the prizes at our silent auction from the Growler Gala in October 2017. All of the funds raised from the…

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JP and Small Business Saturday on Boston 25 News

Our district and our Executive Director, Ginger Brown, were featured on a Boston 25 News segment on Small Business Saturday! You can see more here.

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GET READY FOR SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY®

As an organization that serves local business owners and customers, JP Centre/South Main Streets is proud to support Small Business Saturday® this Nov 25. Small Business Saturday was founded by American Express in 2010 to help strengthen local economies. Today, it’s a holiday shopping tradition celebrating a greater nationwide movement…

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