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A Forum for Business & Property Owners

Join RVMS for our first-ever forum to bring together current and prospective property and business owners in and around Roslindale to connect with RVMS and city resources, and collaborate on a vision for the future of Roslindale's business district. 

  • Connect with city officials & resources
  • Network with other business & property owners
  • Meet with decision makers and share your ideas
  • Discover how Roslindale Village Main Street can support you
  • Gain insight into how to fill your vacancy with a new tenant or pop-up shop
  • Learn about the neighborhood, market profile & opportunities for growth

Event Info

Tuesday, May 23rd

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Sons of Italy Hall

30 Birch St, Roslindale

Sign up via our Facebook event or Eventbrite.

Hosted by

Roslindale Village Main Street


Representatives form the Mayor's Office of Economic Development and the Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Services, as well as local banks and organizations: Meetinghouse Bank, Tremont Credit Union, The Cooperative Bank, and Roslindale Business Group. 

See here for additional small business resources.

Event Agenda - we'll continue updating this as details and presenters are confirmed

6:00 pm - Arrival & Dinner (1st drink (wine or beer) provided; cash bar also available)

6:30 pm - Program begins:

Opening remarks by RVMS Executive Director, Alia Hamada Forest

RVMS services and business resources, presented by RVMS Vice President, Robert Orthman

City of Boston presentation by Dr. Karilyn Crockett, Director of Economic Policy and Research from Mayor's Office of Economic Development

City of Boston presentation by William "Buddy" Christopher Jr., Commissioner Inspectional Services

Roslindale Market Profile, presented by Quentin Kruel and Andrea Miller

Pop-up shop plan for vacancies and current businesses, presented by Andrea Miller

Property Owner Case Study: learn how to access funds for signage and strategies for finding tenants, presented by Anthony Giordano and Robert Orthman

Q&A session

Breakout sessions with representatives from the City of Boston, RVMS, and other local institutions and organizations

8:30 pm - Program ends