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Learn how to access city resources and collaborate with RVMS on a shared vision for Roslindale Village business district

Thanks to everyone that attended the Roslindale Means Business: a forum for business and property owners event on May 23, 2017. We had a great turnout, and connected attendees with resources to help them invest in their business, building, and the community. If you weren’t able to attend, check out the resources and presentations below.

Presenters and Supporters

Thank you to Boston City Council President Michelle Wu for attending and welcoming everyone the event. Thanks to representatives from the Mayor's Office of Economic Development Dr. Karilyn Crockett, Director of Economic Policy and Research, John Fitzgerald, Director of Business Capital and Finance, and Abigail Furey, Neighborhood Business Manager, as well as William Christopher, Commissioner of Inspectional Services, for presenting valuable information and being available to meet and discuss issues one-on-one with attendees. 

Thanks to the RVMS Economic Development Committee members Robert Orthman, Andrea Miller, Kate Schlegel, Mike Peluse, Quentin Kruel, Liz Graham-Meredith, and Lynne Peskoe-Yang for helping plan and execute this event in support of our business community. Thanks also to RVMS Marketing Committee and Board members Anthony Giordano, Erin Doherty and Silvana Ragusa or volunteering at the event, as well as Vinny Fichera for volunteering his time and talents to capture videos and photos. 

Thanks to Meetinghouse BankThe Cooperative Bank, and Roslindale Business Group for being a part of the event, and to Tony's Market for catering a delicious spread! Terry Curran and Sons of Italy Hall provided a great venue for the event.

Materials and Resources

Our presenters shared useful information from the City of Boston, as well as valuable insights into the current market profile and business mix for Roslindale Village. You can find PDF versions of their presentations below:

Office of Small Business Development at the City of Boston, presented by Dr. Karilyn Crockett:

  • Learn about small business resources and contact information for each of the city’s programs. Download the PDF.

RVMS Overview and Resources, presented by Robert Orthman (RVMS):

  • Information about how RVMS can support you as a business owner, property owner, and community member. Download the PDF.

Pop-up Shop Proposal, presented by Andrea Miller & Quentin Kruel (RVMS):

  • Learn more about what a pop-up shop is, how it this model can grow your business, fill your vacancy, increase foot traffic, and provide recreation for residents and visitors. Download the PDF.

Roslindale Village Retail Landscape, presented by Andrea Miller & Quentin Kruel (RVMS):

  • Learn more about current economic trends, how they apply to Roslindale Village, where there are gaps in our current business mix – and opportunities to overcome them. Download the PDF.



You can view the full photo gallery from the event. Photos taken by RVMS Marketing Committee member, Vincent Fichera.