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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.
‘Cocktails for the Park’ fundraiser June 26 to help complete Washington’s Downtown Park
In an effort to put the finishing touches on the Downtown Pocket Park in Washington, the Washington Business Improvement District is presenting a unique fundraiser, “Cocktails for the Park”, on Thursday June 26.
Proceeds from this event will go directly toward the completion of the park.
“This promises to be a fun-filled event,” said Sandi Cerami, Executive Director of the Washington BID. “It’s not your typical fundraiser and that’s what we wanted. Something different.”
Cocktails for the Park will be held in the Outside Patio at the Mediterranean Bistro, 301 West Washington Ave. The event is scheduled for June 26, with a rain date of Monday June 30.
Rolling Thunder cites Washington Business
Rolling Thunder, an organization devoted to helping military veterans, recently honored a Washington Borough business for its ongoing fundraising efforts and support for the group. Genevieve Bucher, owner of Rediscovered & Little Sprouts consignment shop at 25 E. Washington Avenue (Rt. 57), has given free space at her shop to Rolling Thunder's Chapter 3 to display a host of items for sale. All proceeds from the sales of these items go to the non-profit group. The organization recognized Bucher, second from left, at the April Washington Business Improvement District board meeting. Left to right are Rolling Thunder President, Andrew Suhovic, Bucher, and Rolling Thunder's Diane Malanga, Secretary, and George Matheis, Vice President.
Sticker Shock Campaign
Warren Hills Regional High School students recently participated in the Sticker Shock campaign, spearheaded by Prevention Connections, a program of the Family Guidance Center of Warren County, in partnership with several liquor stores in the county and the Centenary College baseball team. These students and others spread the word that buying alcohol for underage drinkers comes with some serious penalties by placing warning stickers on packages. In this photo, Warren Hills students Taylor Cummings and Kelly McLaughlin, along with Sean Hunter of the Centenary baseball team, join Pat Patel, manager of Warren County Liquors in Washington, for the sticker shock initiative.
QQ is New New
QQ Consignment Shop is the newest business to come to Downtown Washington. QQ is the latest in Washington's consignment/gift shop niche market, with customers coming from throughout Northwest Jersey for this unique destination shopping experience. Here, owner CoCo You, second from left, and her husband Qin Lin, left, along with Sandi Cerami, Executive Director of the Washington Business Improvement District and Mayor Scott McDonald, watch as son David cuts the ceremonial grand opening ribbon. QQ is located at 18 E. Washington Ave. (Route 57). It offers an array of clothing and household items. For more information call 908-689-5555.
At LD Distribution Services, if this is Tuesday, it might be France calling ... or maybe Spain
When Lee Burrows launched LD Distribution Services in his tiny Mansfield Township garage back in October 2008, he kept his day job, as they say.
Almost six years later, Burrows' international export business is now located in a large warehouse in Washington Borough that is literally bulging at the seams with mainly food products that are sent to places like Saudi Arabia, England, France, Spain, Portugal, Australia, and Africa. In all, his company does business with some 27 different countries, including several in the Middle East.
And oh yes, he left his day job, now concentrating his work week on a business that does millions of dollars in commerce each year.
WBID seeks artists, vendors for Warren Arts and Street Festival April 26
Hundreds of dollars in prize money for artists!
WASHINGTON (Feb. 8, 2014) - The Washington Business Improvement District is presenting its Third Annual "Warren County Arts Festival" in Downtown Washington this year on Saturday April 26 (rain date April 27) and is looking for artists and variety of re-sale vendors.
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Honoring Our Finest
Hamburger Re-Elected President of 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 has been on the board since 2007 and a member of the Executive Board since 2008. She has served as president since 2010.
Property owner Ed Rossi, a member of the board since its inception and who had previously served as president from 2006-2009, was re-elected the Executive Board's Vice President. He has been in the VP position since 2010.
Jeff Smith, of Smith Motor Company, was selected as Secretary, and Marian Bredin, who owns Good Impressions printing company, is the now treasurer. A member of the board of directors since the WBID's inception, she has been on the Executive Board as either Treasurer or Secretary from the beginning.
Black Diamond Tattoo Makes Its 'Mark' in Washington
Calling it a new beginning, Black Diamond Tattoo in Downtown Washington officially opened its door with a ceremonial grand opening earlier this month.
Pamela Greensway, owner, is excited about the shop's new name and also its "new beginnings" with a talented group of artists coming on board.
"I like the direction we are going in," she said. "We are not only focusing on all areas of tattooing but also promoting the tremendous art skills and talents of our artists."