Hyde Jackson Monthly September 23, 2016
In This Month's Issue
Main Street Activities
Assets Mapping
Business Corner

Happy fall!

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.

Main Street Activities 
Fall 2015 Beautificaiton

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 info@hydejacksonsquare.org. 

Assets Mapping

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.

Assets Map
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 info@hydejacksonsquare.org.

Business Corner

Small Business Resource Fair on Sept. 28 

Hyde Jackson Square Main Street's  
Merchant Alliance Program (MAP)
Energy Efficiency Savings Tools 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.

SBA Trainings and Resources
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

Learn more here .

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 

Register here

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 here

SBA Online Trainings
SBA  has many free online trainings that can help you in your business. Click here for a complete list of trainings.   

Guest Blog

Check out the recent SBA guest blog about How Net 30 Accounts Help Conserve Business Cash Flow.  For every business, the cash flowing into a company is essential for covering the day to day expenses necessary to operate a business.

SCORE Boston Trainings

Everything You Need to Know About Funding Your Startup
An overview of financing sources for startups and small businesses that covers debt, equity, and alternative options. A company may need to raise capital to get off the ground or to fuel growth, and understanding the options is crucial to determining the best funding mechanism.  
Thursday, October 6 from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Venture Cafe, 1 Broadway, 5th Floor, Cambridge 

Register here.
SCORE Online Workshops 
The Service Core of Retired Executives (SCORE) has many online workshops and services. Click here for a list of online workshops.  
If you would like to receive further information specific to the business community (workshops, meetings, etc.), please register/re-register here 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

Community Beautification
Saturday, October 22
9:00 - 12:00 pm
Meet at Mozart Park

Other Activities

Small Business Resource Fair
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):

Alluring Beauty
Atlantic Travel
Aurum Restaurant
Beauty Master Salon & Supply
Blue Nile Restaurant
Cappy's Pizza
Centre Fashion
Centre Street Dental Care
Centre Street Meatland
Centre Tailor Shop
City Feed & Supply (Boylston St store only)
City Mart
Del Valle's Children's Gift Shop
Dinorah Beauty Salon
Dr. Computer
El Patio Market
Evelyn's Market
Fernandez Travel Agency
Franklin CD
Freddy's Market Bodega
Gondres Bakery
Home Basix
Ignite Fitness Development
Il Panino Café & Grill
J&P Dry Cleaners
J.A. Rodriguez Tax & Consulting
La Gran Via
Las Villas Market
Latino Restaurant
Mr. V Auto
Old Havana Restaurant
Amado& Oller Executive Group
Peak Performance Chiropractic
Pikalo Restaurant
Pimentel Market
Revolution Bicycle Repair
Rizzo's Pizza
The Haven Restaurant
Tostado Restaurant
Ultra Beauty Salon
Yely's Café
To purchase a gift card for someone you care about, contact us at 617-522-3694 or info@hydejacksonsquare.org.  

Hyde & Jackson Squares
Business Map & Directory


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 info@hydejacksonsquare.org or call 617-522-3694.





































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