Hyde Jackson Monthly
November 21, 2017


As you are preparing for Thanksgiving and soon after start thinking about the holiday shopping season, remember that keeping your dollars local contributes to a stronger and more vibrant commercial business district that provides jobs for people in the community and makes our surrounding streets healthier and safer. Shop your local merchants and have a Happy Thanksgiving.

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Congratulations to Merchants at Our Annual Meeting  
Our Annual Meeting on October 24 was a nice event to celebrate the hard work and dedication of our store-front merchants who have successfully owned their stores, restaurants, and service business for 20 years and more. Twenty-five businesses were recognized for reaching this milestone. 
Congratulations and thank you to:
Alejandro Castillo - Alex's Chimis
Idalia Flores - All Checks Cashed
Robert Amador &  Maryanne Oller - Amador & Oller Executive Group
Soranlly Castillo - Angela's Hair Salon
Philip Barron - Barron Chiropractic & Rehabilitation
Ruddy Castillo - Centre Tailor Shop
Cathy Gavriel & Adrian Gaspar - Dunkin' Donuts, Jamaica Plain
Alberto Vasallo III - El Mundo Newspaper
Juan Fernandez - Fernandez Barber Shop
Jorge Gomes & Ana Fernandez Gomes - Fernandez Travel Agency
Freddy Cabral - Freddy's Market Bodega
Mohammed Mansour - Home Basix
Joseph Rodriguez - J. Rodriguez Tax & Consulting
George Pavlidis - JP Auto Services
Aida Lopez - La Casa de Los Regalos
Jose Tejeda - La Gran Via
Wilcisquin Baez - Las Villas
Rafael Veras - Latino Restaurant
Juan Reyes - Miami Restaurant
Eduardo Vasallo - Mr. V Auto & Signs by Mr. V
Laura Edelstein - Prince Street Caterers
Hugo Damm - Rizzo's Pizza
Antoinette Elias - Sorella's Restaurant
Damaris Pimentel - Ultra Beauty Salon
Juan Anderson Medina - Yely's Restaurant
Also we'd like to thank Angell Animal Medical Center for generous use of their facilities, Whole Foods and The Food Wall for tasty food, and Enmanuel Mejia for wonderful photographs. 
Thanks to Volunteers for Beautifying Our Neighborhood
We had a great Centre Street Beautification on October 28 where 40 volunteers showed up to get our street trees ready for the winter and our public spaces ready for spring. With their support we were able to spread 10 yards of mulch on street trees, in Mozart Park, and in the municipal parking lot as well as plant dozens of shrubs and set 400 daffodil bulbs in Jackson Square at the mural. Thank you for your amazing work!  

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Looking Good in Hyde Square 
In Hyde Square, sidewalks are now widened and in place. Next up are more street trees, bike racks, and public art. The City of Boston's Public Works department has been quickly moving forward with reconstruction of Hyde Square to transform the area to be more pedestrian friendly and vibrant. Construction began in August and much of it has wrapped up.

We will be working with businesses to activate the new areas with commerce, entertainment, and art and we are looking forward to the successful completion of the work and re-energizing of Hyde Square.  

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Activities to enjoy in Hyde & Jackson Squares

Main Street Activities

Small Business Saturday
Saturday, November 25
Support local merchants during your holiday shopping 
Light Up Hyde Jackson
Friday, December 8 at 7:00 pm
Gondres Bakery, 333 Centre Street 
Holiday Window Stroll and Window Judging 
Thursday, December 14 at 6:00 pm
Meet at MOOYAH, 225 Centre Street 
Holiday Window Online Voting
Final voting for you favorite holiday windows
See later emails and our Facebook page for more information 
Other Neighborhood Activities 

Mayor's Enchanted Trolley Tour
Saturday, December 2 at 1:45 pm
Hyde Square Rotary 
Winter Party with JP Honk Band
Monday, December 18 at 6:30 pm

Connolly Branch Library , 433 Centre Street   

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#ShopSmall on Small Business Saturday 
The holiday shopping season is an important one for our merchants, one which helps to propel them through the slow winter months .  
Celebrate the season and support your small businesses by coming out on Saturday, November 25 to #ShopSmall. We thank you for your support. 

Mayor's Trolley Tour

An annual tradition, the Mayor's Enchanted Trolley Tour is a holiday celebration for the whole family. Come meet the Mayor and his trolley, along with Santa and his reindeer. Hot cocoa, snacks, gifts, and laughs await you on Saturday, December 2 beginning at 1:45 pm in Hyde Square.   
Light Up Hyde Jackson  
To congratulate Gondres Bakery for winning last year's Holiday Window Decorating Contest, and to commence this year's competition, we are having our second annual Light Up Hyde Jackson on Friday, December 8 welcoming evening lights in merchant windows. Enjoy delicious treats from this wonderful bakery, meet elected officials, and be part of neighborhood camaraderie.
The party begins on Friday, December 8 at 7pm at Gondres Bakery, 333 Centre Street. 
Holiday Window Stroll and Window Judging  
Join us on Thursday, December 14 at 6:00 pm as we stroll past the beautiful merchant windows and vote on our favorite ones. Your votes will help determine the final online ballot for voting from December 15 to December 21. We'll be meeting at MOOYAH at 225 Centre Street to warm up, enjoy hot chocolate, and sample some food. Stay tuned for further announcements and review our Facebook page for updates.

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Free and low-cost workshops & resources for merchants

Center for Women and Enterprise (CWE) 
Explore Small Business Administration Resources  
Tue, November 21, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
CWE Eastern MA, 24 School Street, 7th Floor, Boston  

City of Boston's Office of Economic Development 
Start Up Office Hours
Tue, November 28, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
District Hall, 75 Northern Avenue, Boston
Growing Your Food-Based Business
Thu, November 30, 4:00 pm to 7:30 pm
East Boston Public Library, 365 Bremen Street, East Boston  
Immigrant Entrepreneurship: Success Stories & Business Resources
Thu, December 7, 4:00 pm to 7:30 pm
East Boston Public Library, 365 Bremen Street, East Boston  
Information and registration
Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation
Don't Sign That Lease Yet! - Commercial Leases 101 Legal Workshop
Wed, November 29, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
594 Columbia Road, Suite 302, Dorchester 
For more information email mtrujillojd18@clinics.law.harvard.edu     
Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) 
Don't Sign That Lease Yet! - Commercial Leases 101 Legal Workshop
Thu, November 30, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Julia Martin House, 90 Bickford Street, Jamaica Plain
Public assistance? Business ownership? Yes, you CAN  
Tue, December 5, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm  
Julia Martin House, 90 Bickford Street, Jamaica Plain
Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) Boston 
Social Media for Small Businesses and Startups
Mon, December 4,10:00 am to 12:00 pm
SBA Conference Room B, 10 Causeway Street, Tip O'Neill Bldg, Boston
Get Your QuickBooks in Shape & Win in Moments that Matter
Wed, December 6, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm 
Constant Contact, 1601 Trapelo Road, 3rd Floor, Great Room, Waltham  

Small Business Administration (SBA)

2018 National Small Business Week Awards: Are you SBA's Next Winner?
Are you a small business owner with an amazing success story to tell?  If so, submit your nomination today for SBA's National Small Business Week awards. All nominations must be mailed or hand delivered to the nearest SBA office no later than 3:00 p.m. ET on January 9, 2018.  Winners will be announced during National Small Business Week, April 29 - May 5, 2018. 
The New Way for Massachusetts Small Business to Choose Health Insurance - Webinar
Tue, November 21, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm 
Growing a Business in Boston, Ask Me Anything - Webinar
Tue, November 21, 10:00 am to 11:00 am 

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