Neighbors Made All the Difference at “The Future of Local Business in Boston Square”

Neighbors Made All the Difference at “The Future of Local Business in Boston Square”!

If you missed the event or looking for a recap of the resources provided, check out a clickable PDF and a full 2-hour virtual event. The virtual event was held on January 19, 2022 with seven area partner organizations:

Clickable PDF with Resources
Video Recording of Virtual Event

It was the neighbors that made all the difference at the recent Boston Square Together open houses on January 18 and 19, 2022. There was a feeling of excitement from both attendees and partner organizations to connect and engage further. The conversations were thoughtful, sometimes lengthy, but filled with the possibility of growing through partnership!

“The Future of Local Business in Boston Square” hosted nearly 85 attendees that reflected residents from 49507 and beyond. The event focused on specifically engaging neighbors in the 49507 zip code in order to build connections for the future growth of the nearby Boston Square Business District. Seven partner organizations came together and provided a wide range of opportunities to support current and future business owners.

“There was an energy that neighbors brought to each open house,” explained Danielle Williams, director of economic opportunities at Amplify GR. “In turn, representatives from the partner organizations took a lot of time and effort to invest into each person seeking guidance for their next steps in business.”

Three open houses were offered with two in-person at the Old Revolution Church building at 1534 Kalamazoo Ave. and one virtual event on Zoom. Attendees gained resource knowledge from partner organizations, direct connections for the growth of their business/business idea, and met other neighbors looking to grow their businesses as well.

As an extra special feature, there were tasty treats from local black-, brown-, and women-owned businesses available for attendees from Malamazing Juice Co., Jerky Stock Robinson’s Popcorn Daddy’s Dough Cookies and Whispers Cafe.

Community Partner organizations included:

Photo: Two Eagles Marcus Photography