JP Centre/South Main Streets welcomes our newest board members, Brie Pullum and Nicole Gunn. JPCSMS conducted their Annual Meeting on Wednesday, March 23, 2023, with special guest speaker, Segun Idowu, Chief of Economic Inclusion and Opportunity. New business included elections of new and returning board members, with a special mention of significant anniversaries in JP Centre/South.
New board member, Brie Pullum, was actually elected at the February monthly board meeting of JP Centre/South Main Streets. Brie is co-owner of Nckls & Dimes, located at 668 Centre Street in Jamaica Plain, a boutique dedicated to men’s and women’s clothing with in-house designs. She is a native of Jamaica Plain, although their designer clothing is sold nation-wide. Brie has been involved with JP Centre/South Main Streets for the last year.
Nicole Gunn was elected as a board member at the Annual Meeting. Nicole is the owner of Cada Dia Mini Cafe, located at 7 Burroughs Street. Cada Dia Mini Cafe sells teas, coffee, smoothies, and more, and Nicole prides herself on using only women-owned or BIPOC-owned vendors. Cada Dia was also the location of our first Uplift JP event – a rally aimed at supporting our BIPOC-owned businesses in JP Centre/South.
We look forward to our next Uplift JP event at Nckls & Dimes, on Saturday, April 23, 2022, 12:00 – 2:00 PM.
The year 2022 sees a number of significant anniversaries for our community:
20th Anniversary of JP Centre/South Main Streets;
100th Anniversary of George’s Shoe Store;
and the 200th Birthday of Frederick Law Olmsted.
See our website at jpcentresouth.com for details about these upcoming events and more in our community.
Current Board Members include: Michael Reiskind – Board President, Karen O’Brien – Vice-President, Janet Galloway – Clerk, Craig Panzer – Treasurer, Brad Brown, Josh Muncey, Michael Epp, Deborah Karson, and Paul Stamatos – recently re-elected. JPCSMS always welcomes those who are interested in becoming a board member at any time of year. Please reach out to our Executive Director for more information.
JP Centre/South Main Streets is a volunteer-driven, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that seeks to guide the growth of Jamaica Plain’s Centre and South Streets’ business district through the active collaboration of residents, business owners, and others committed to a community-led initiative. In partnership with Boston Main Streets, we provide a direct conduit to the City of Boston and can provide technical assistance to help new businesses succeed.