Mayor Marty Walsh wrapped up the 22nd Annual Boston Main Street Awards with the annual mayor's trolley tour to a dozen Main Street districts, including stopping off at two Jamaica Plain Main Street districts. Walsh visited the Egleston Square Main Streets district and the Jamaica Plain Centre/South Main Street (JPCSMS) district on July 11th. On South Street Walsh honored Kacy Hughes as the Volunteer of the Year and Fresh Hair Salon as the Business of the Year for JPCSMS.
In Egleston Square Walsh honored Northeastern University AIAS students as the Volunteers of the Year and Sandy Wireless as the Business of the Year. Christine Lau was named the Volunteer of the Year for Hyde/Jackson Square Main Streets, and El Oriental de Cuba Restaurant was named Business of the Year.
JP Centre/South Main Streets is presenting a panel discussion of prominent women business owners in Jamaica Plain to hear their stories about running a business. Panelist will include Joy Silverstein from Fresh Hair Salon, Genevieve Day from JP Knit & Stitch, Kim Mitchell from Boing! Toy Shop, Karen McCormack from McCormack & Scanlan Real Estate, and Christine Rose from Imani Massage. Each panelist will share biographical information about themselves and their businesses, and then answer audience questions. The panel discussion is part of the city's WeBos Week program and is being hosted by the Women Entrepreneurs Boston. WeBos is a "program that advances women entrepreneurs by providing resources and networking opportunities.