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
The WBID's fundraiser for the downtown Pocket Park was a big success as over 100 people attended the event at the Mediterranean Bistro. The night included specialty cocktails, fine food, music and lots of fun!
Washington Car Show Winners!
People's Choice: Jeff Smith (right) of Smith Motor Company with Bob Kelly of Hope.
Furthest: Ed Rossi of Rossi Chevrolet Buick GMC (left) with Gary Stymacks, who drove from West Milford to attend the Washington Car Show.
Most Unique: Ed Rossi of Rossi Chevrolet Buick GMC (right) with Paul and Cheryl Goddard of Oxford with their minature classic car!
Oldest: Bernie Peach of Port Murray, in front of his 1911 Ford T, with Jeff Smith of Smith Motor Company after he won the "Oldest Car" trophy at the Washington Car Show.
Ed Rossi of Rossi Chevrolet Buick GMC congratulates Paul Werner of Washington, who won the Motorcyle Poker Run at this year's Washington Car Show. Paul's "winning hand" earned him $250!
10th Annual Washington Car Show way more than just classic cars; Motorcycle Poker Run, Doc South, more!
It may be called a "Car Show" - but the annual Washington Car Show is anything but just a car show.
Washington Borough's 10th annual celebration of motor enthusiasts added a new twist last year with the addition of a Motorcycle Poker Run. That newest tradition continues this year!
The family-friendly event takes place Saturday June 14 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Presented by the Washington Business Improvement District in the Downtown District on E. Washington Avenue (Rt. 57), the car show is free to the public. 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.
Congratulations to our Arts Festival Winners!
1st Place Taranto Madeline Oil Paintings/ Landscapes
Presented by Monika Hamburger of ComForcare with Madline Taranto
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.