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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“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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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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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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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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Thank You for the Daffodils!

JP Centre/South Main Streets coordinated with community volunteers to plant 300 daffodil bulbs, courtesy of the City of Boston, along Centre and South Streets. It was a beautiful day with perfect weather for planting. We had a great turnout of volunteers to help us, including Eric Gould from FOCUS Real…

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