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RVMS Volunteer & Business of the Year!

Every year, Boston Main Streets and the Mayor awards a business and a volunteer of the year within each Main Street District. Last year, Mayor Walsh went on a Trolley Tour through the neighborhoods of Boston to hand the awards personally to the winners. This will happen again later this year in the summer! Our Board of Directors put it to a vote at our last Board Meeting, and the RVMS Volunteer & Business of the Year are:

Volunteer of the Year:

Andrea Miller

Andrea is always willing to go the extra mile in the EDC to make great ideas happen. She takes initiative and dives in, she works great with everyone and has made it a point to get to know businesses personally. She helped be a major driver of the Roslindale Means Business event last year. She is a tireless volunteer and RVMS advocate. Last year, she was also invaluable on the Build Zone event, gathering in-kind sponsorships. Andrea also worked tirelessly with Family Dollar to improve their storefront. She attends meetings with business owners and has relationships with many. She also volunteered at nearly every event in 2017

Business of the Year: 

Birch St. House & Garden

Business owner Elizabeth Swanson continues to expand offerings at the store in response to a growing and changing Roslindale Community. She sells items from local artists and unique items you can’t get anywhere else. She works with local schools and parent groups to donate a portion of a day of sales to different Roslindale schools. She helped organized the very innovative Valentine's Day market in the Substation and has participated and helped organize the Holiday Market and the Farmers market. Birch St. House & Garden is really a pillar of our business community.

 Congratulations to both! We’ll submit both Andrea Miller and Elizabeth Swanson’s info to the Mayor’s office and will keep you all in the loop about when and where Mayor Walsh will be to celebrate this fabulous Rozzie duo.