The Washington Business Improvement District (WBID) is a nonprofit organization 501(c)(3) formed as a legal self-governing body, funded through an assessment on business property. The WBID creates an environment where business and government can work together to promote opportunities, enhance the shopper’s experience, and preserve the cultural, historic, tourist, and civic interests of the district.
What Does the WBID Do?
The WBID Management Corporation is focused on Key Service Areas:
…Recruits business with the goal of filling all vacancies and meeting the needs of the community for products and services.
…Promotes the town, the businesses, and all Washington has to offer. Keeping everyone informed and involved is key to the BID’s success.
…Directs physical improvements and maintenance activities, such as expanded parking facilities, façade programs, attractive sidewalks, better signage, and working with the merchants to ensure customer-friendly policies like commonality of hours.
…Plans for future challenges and ensures the legality of all plans and projects.
…The BID performs all management and administration functions and implements the standards of performance expected by the community.
Fowler, Miele, Laskey among WBID’s new Board of Directors
Several newly elected members of the Washington Business Improvement District’s Board of Directors will help shape the future of the Borough’s business district.
Kristin Fowler, Steve Laskey, and Janelle Miele joined the board in January. In addition board appointees Josephine Noone and Stan Prater are also now members.
Noone was appointed as the Washington Borough Council representative while Prater, Northern New Jersey Area Manager for Jersey Central Power & Light, was appointed as the Warren County Regional Chamber of Commerce representative.
Hamburger, Rossi, Smith, Bredin Re-Elected to Washington BID’s Board of Directors
Monika Hamburger, who owns Washington Borough-based ComForcare Home Care with her husband Steven, has been re-elected the president of the Washington Business Improvement District’s Board of Directors. Hamburger begins her 5th consecutive year as the organization's president.
Property owner Ed Rossi, who had previously served as president, was re-elected the Executive Board’s First Vice President.
New businesses, new management, highlight this year's Honorees at WBID's Recognition Event Feb. 5
WASHINGTON (Dec. 10, 2014) - Washington Borough has enjoyed a slew of new businesses in the past couple of years, as well as some established businesses with new management, ownership or location. To honor the "newcomers" to Washington, the Washington Business Improvement District and its members will salute them at its 12th Annual Business Recognition Reception on Thursday Feb. 5 at the Mediterranean Bistro.
Lost Ladies Return!
Santa Claus Supports Small Business Saturday in Washington!
Coppers Salon collecting for soldiers overseas
Every year around the holidays, Coppers Salon in Washington Borough, a member of the Washington Business Improvement District, chooses a non-profit or a cause to donate to.
This year, Coppers wanted to get input from its clients. And so, owner Penny Deemer and her staff came up with three suggestions. One of the choices was a soldier related cause.
“Almost overwhelmingly our clients chose the military idea,” said employee Terri Hutchinson, who helps to coordinate the project each year for Coppers.
After looking into a couple of possibilities, Coppers has decided to work with Rolling Thunder of Warren County to benefit soldiers from New Jersey who are deployed overseas. The salon is now in the process of collecting items to send to the soldiers.
“They are always in need of comfort items,” said Hutchinson.
Coppers, located at 318 E. Washington Avenue (Route 57), has a collection box set up at its salon. Anyone is welcome to drop off items. The collection will continue through the first week of December.
A cut-a-thon on Dec. 1 is also being held from 1 to 6 p.m. as a day to bring in items to the salon, and with proceeds from walk-ins and dry cuts that day going toward the purchase of items for the soldiers. However, anyone can drop off items, during regular salon hours.
Hutchinson indicated that any of the following items would be appropriate: non-perishable food, toiletry items for male and female, cold or pain medicine, and fun time items such as a deck of cards or small games. She added that items can be for either male or female soldiers.
For further information, call Coppers at 908-689-0144.