As we reminisce about the hot days of summer and its warm evenings, help us move into fall by improving the safety and appearance of Mozart Playground and the public parking lot, and putting mulch on our street trees along Centre Street. This will make us bling throughout the fall and into the winter.
And if you would like to learn more about what residents, visitors, and workers like about the neighborhood, please help us gather information as part of our Community Assets Mapping project.
Please read further on how you can help, and don't forget to register for the September 28 Small Business Resource Fair as detailed below.
Fall is the Time to Beautify Hyde & Jackson Squares
On Saturday, October 22 we will be prettying up Mozart Playground and the public parking lot at 350 -352 Centre Street (and making them more safe!) as well as spreading mulch and planting flowers in tree pits along Centre Street (there are more than 90 of them!). Enjoy some coffee, snacks, and camaraderie while getting dirty. Volunteers who invest their time and energy are important to refreshing our part of Centre Street to keep it a great place shop, eat, play, and just enjoy.
Our agenda for the day is an aggressive one so please help out and bring along some friends. Please RSVP your place with us at email@example.com.
At our Annual Meeting on March 8, we launched our year-long Community Assets Mapping project to gather information on positive attributes that enrich our neighborhood and relate to
The Main Street Four Point Approach®
of the National Main Street Center
(design, economic development, promotions, organization). Once completed, the information collected will help our community understand the history, people, businesses, places, events, and organizations that have contributed positively to define Hyde & Jackson Squares.
|Marking our assets along Centre Street at a public meeting.
So far we have held two public meetings where we have discussed our community's important places, things, people, and organizations. On top of this, we have been collecting written surveys from residents, workers, and visitors at community events and on the street. We will also begin to research demographic data, history, and stories of people past and present.
Hyde Jackson Square Main Street is extremely excited to have launched this project and hope to be able to present our findings at our Annual Meeting this coming winter. In the upcoming months, we will be releasing information in this newsletter and elsewhere about what we have learned to date.
Our final report will be available for community groups to use as they wish. This report will not just sit on a shelf to gather dust. We'll use this information to develop plans to build our local economy on the backs of our "legacy" businesses, organizations, and people. Additionally, we will be able to identify themes that knit the community together to be used for infrastructure upgrades and streetscape design as well as for promotional events and campaigns.
The more information we collect, the better the plan will be. If you'd like to help us survey people on the street, compile data, do research, or perform some other activity, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Small Business Resource Fair on Sept. 28
FREE & LOW-COST TRAININGS FOR MERCHANTS
Hyde Jackson Square Main Street's
Merchant Alliance Program (MAP)
Energy Efficiency Savings Tools and Resources
SBA Trainings and Resources
Learn about a range of FREE energy efficiency savings tools and assessments available to small business owners in Hyde & Jackson Squares.
Following the information session, Preservation Green Lab and Renew Boston representatives will visit with registered business owners to set-up
Energy Star Portfolio Manager
accounts and conduct in-person FREE assessments to determine potential energy savings.
Bring another business owner and both of you will have a chance to win a free ad in El Mundo! Refreshments will be provided.
Wednesday, September 28 @ 9:30 am
Hyde Jackson Square Main Street
329 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain
Thank you to the Preservation Green Lab (PGL) of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Renew Boston, and RISE Engineering for developing this workshop.
2017 National Small Business Week Awards
Are you a small business owner with an amazing success story to tell? If so, submit your nomination today for the 2017 National Small Business Week Awards. All nominations must be mailed or hand delivered to the nearest SBA Office no later than
3:00 pm on
January 10, 2017.
Grow Your Business with SBA's 8A Business Development
This program is intended for business development purposes to help socially and economically disadvantaged business owners:
- Gain a preference for federal contracts
- Grow your business
- Access sole source contracts
- Learn certification requirements, program benefits, and application procedures
Thursday, September 29 from 10:00 - 11:15 am
O'Neill Federal Building, Ste. 265, 10 Causeway St, Boston
Customer Service from SBA Learning Center
This self-paced training exercise is an introduction to customer service and how it impacts your business. Topics include:
- Defining good customer service
- Implementing good customer service
- How to improve customer service
Begin course by registering for it
SBA Online Trainings
The Service Core of Retired Executives (SCORE) has many online workshops and services.
for a list of online workshops.
Other Business Training Resources
If you would like to receive further information specific to the business community (workshops, meetings, etc.), please register/re-register
by typing your email address and clicking "Go". Instructions will be send to you to change your profile. Or you can send us an email to info@hydejackonsquare to change your profile.
Main Street Activities
Merchant Alliance Program
Reducing Business Costs via Energy Efficiency
Wednesday, September 28
9:30 - 11:00 am
329 Centre Street
Saturday, October 22
9:00 - 12:00 pm
Meet at Mozart Park
Wednesday, September 28
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Reggie Lewis Center
1350 Tremont Street, Roxbury
A Perfect Gift to Shop Local--
Our Neighborhood Gift Card
Have you ever thought about that perfect gift, one that is flexible in its use and supports a strong community? Well, we have the answer in our Hyde & Jackson Squares Neighborhood Gift Card. We have great businesses here so why not give your loved one, family member, or friend a gift that keeps the dollars circulating in the neighborhood? Cards are redeemable at these businesses (with more signing up):
Beauty Master Salon & Supply
Blue Nile Restaurant
Centre Street Dental Care
Centre Street Meatland
Centre Tailor Shop
City Feed & Supply (Boylston St store only)
Del Valle's Children's Gift Shop
Dinorah Beauty Salon
El Patio Market
Fernandez Travel Agency
Freddy's Market Bodega
Ignite Fitness Development
Il Panino Café & Grill
J&P Dry Cleaners
J.A. Rodriguez Tax & Consulting
La Gran Via
Las Villas Market
Mr. V Auto
Old Havana Restaurant
Amado& Oller Executive Group
Peak Performance Chiropractic
Revolution Bicycle Repair
The Haven Restaurant
Ultra Beauty Salon
To purchase a gift card for someone you care about, contact us at 617-522-3694 or email@example.com.
Hyde & Jackson Squares
Business Map & Directory
Last spring at our Annual Sidewalk Sale, we re-introduced our neighborhood Business Map and Directory. This colorful, updated directory is based upon a design done in the early 2000s. We will continue to revise this regularly so that all of our businesses and neighborhood features are up-to-date.
You can find this map at many of your favorite merchants. However if you would like us to provide you with one or more, please contact us and we'd be happy to do so.
Do you have neighborhood news that you'd like others to know about or information about a meeting, activity, or event that you'd like to post?
Send listings or ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617-522-3694.
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