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Welcome to Washington
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.
Washington's Mike Schmidt Car Show more than just classic cars; Motorcycle Poker Run, Doc South, more!
WASHINGTON (May 14, 2013) - It may be called a "Car Show" - but the annual Mike Schmidt Memorial Car Show offers much more than just classic cars.
Washington Borough's 9th annual tribute to classic cars and trucks is always adding a new spin every year and this year is no exception. This year's family-friendly event will also feature the Borough's first ever Motorcycle Poker Run.
A downtown tradition presented by the Washington Business Improvement District, this year's festivities will be held Saturday, June 15, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The rain date is the following day. "Both" events are open to the public to enjoy, with the Poker Run set to start at 11 a.m.
The car show, which began in 2004, was re-named in honor of Mike Schmidt after he passed away in 2009. He was one of the Washington Business Improvement District's founding directors and was a strong advocate in the promotion of Washington and the businesses of the Borough and surrounding areas.
Washington welcomes 2 new businesses!
Mae's Place Consignment Shop, Brian Anthony Barber Shop
WASHINGTON (May 4, 2013) - Two new businesses were "officially" welcomed to Washington Borough when ceremonial ribbon cutting ceremonies were held at each of the locations on Saturday April 27.
Mae's Place Consignment Shop, located in the Midtown Plaza building on E. Washington Avenue (Route 57), offers a variety of clothing for all ages, as well as knick-knacks for the house and outdoors. Brian Anthony Barber Shop, onBroad Street, is a full service men's barber shop.
Pocono-based artists make their mark at Warren County Arts Festival
WASHINGTON (April 30, 2013) - Two Poconos-based artists were among the top winners at this year's Warren County Arts Festival in Washington April 27.
Nearly 50 artists from throughout Northwest New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania vied for over $2500 in prize money at the 7th Annual event in Downtown Washington, presented by the Washington Business Improvement District.
WBID's Coffee in the Morning Business Network free for area businesses continues April 25
Coffee in the Morning, a business networking meeting sponsored by the Washington Business Improvement District and free to businesses in and around the Washington area, has become a staple of the morning networking crowd, drawing dozens and dozens of participants throughout its first year. Coffee in the Morning, which is scheduled for the fourth Wednesday of every month, continues its 2013 year with its next meeting on April 25.
Monster Art! Huge Cash Prizes!
WBID to celebrate 10 years of business growth and success Feb. 7
The Washington Business Improvement District will celebrate its 10th anniversary as part of its Annual Business Recognition Reception on Thursday Feb. 7.
Incorporated in 2003, the WBID has provided Washington Borough's business community with a host of achievements. At the reception, which will be held at the Mediterranean Bistro, the organization's Top 10 achievements will be highlighted, along with the many businesses and business people, who have been honored over the years. The evening, which includes entertainment, light fare, and cash bar, begins at 6 p.m. and concludes at 8.
Russo wins final spot on WBID Board of Directors following runoff election
Angela Russo of Sunflower Real Estate Holdings won the final spot on the Washington Business Improvement District's 2013 Board of Directors after an unprecedented runoff election was needed for the Owners of Assessed Apartment or Commercial Property bracket.
This was the first time in the history of the WBID's Board of Directors election process that there was a tie in the first vote. Russo, who had tied with incumbent Mark Mulligan, owner of 2 W. Washington and 37-39 Belvidere Avenue, was declared the winner on Dec. 6.
"We are delighted to welcome Angela to the board," said Monika Hamburger, Board President. "Between her involvement in the community and her business background, she brings a wealth of experience to the table. Angela, along with our other two new members, Jeff Smith and Beth Lambert, give us a truly diversified Board of Directors."
Previously, the other winners were announced: Monika Hamburger, owner of ComforCare, Business Owners Who Own Their Own Property category; Marian Bredin, long-time WBID Executive Board member and owner of Good Impressions Printing and Jeff Smith of Smith Motors, Business Operators At-Large category. In the Business Owners Who Are Tenants in The Assessed Property bracket, Beth Lambert with Herbalist & Alchemist Inc. was chosen.