The Newmarket Business Association is deeply saddened by the passing of Mayor Tom Menino. For over 20 years, Mayor Menino has been a champion of the Newmarket Business District and a friend to many of our members. As the keynote speaker at 7 of our Annual Meetings and an Honorary Chairman of even more of those meetings, “Mr. Mayor”had a special place in his heart for the hard working men and women whose businesses make up the Newmarket District.
It is without question that, the Newmarket area would look vastly different if Mayor Menino had not labeled it a district unto itself and believed in the importance of maintaining its industrial/commercial nature. Because of that support, the Newmarket Industrial District is thriving today. Good companies, providing good jobs, are not being forced to leave the City.
Tom Menino had a hand in every aspect of the Newmarket District, putting resources into infrastructure improvements, zoning changes and even the “greening” of Newmarket, making it the first eco-industrial district in the Northeast.
It is with heavy hearts that we bid farewell to the man who started each speech he made to Newmarket with “you know I just love it down here”.
Tom, you will be missed. Rest in Peace
“We are grateful for Newmarket’s focus not only on strengthening the area’s important role in Boston commerce, but also on its commitment to working closely with other community organizations, like the Greater Boston Food Bank, to provide a better quality of life for those in need.”
Chief Operating Officer
Greater Boston Food Bank
“With 900 students, the needs are diverse and we don’t always have all the funds or resources we need for students. Newmarket has assisted us without question in their support of trips, the arts, fundraising and student rewards.”
Director of Operations
Orchard Gardens K-8 Pilot School
“Brookline Ice Co. has been a member of Newmarket Boston for several years. In every instance where we reached out for assistance with the numerable issues with which we have had to deal, Sue Sullivan and the Association have stepped forward. They have been the source of direction, information, and education every step of the way. The Newmarket Association and its members are the reason we made the commitment to stay within the district. The Association has a board of committed, intelligent men and women who work tirelessly for the members. We encourage all within the district to join and be part of the Newmarket group if they are not already members.”
Alice Signore, Brookline Ice Co.
“A well run, well respected, and highly visible business organization in our great city, the Newmarket Business Association continues to be an important and potent voice for its member businesses and their employees. Sue Sullivan, the Executive Director, has an instinctive understanding of how to synchronize the needs of NBA members with the City of Boston’s policies, requirements, and restrictions unique to their industrial businesses.”
Marion Kaiser, Aquanor Marketing, Inc.
“Partnering with the Newmarket Business Association (NBA) has led to many valuable and long-lasting relationships in the business community. When called upon, the NBA has been more than willing to provide their support in a variety of ways to assist ReEnergy in achieving its business objectives in the community including working with the local neighborhood groups and elected officials. In summary, ‘Membership in the NBA is Priceless.'”
Richard Geisser, ReEnergy Holdings LLC
“I do not know where to begin. The Newmarket Square Business Association was instrumental in assisting Wicked Catering in getting a CO and business license. The NBA stepped in and helped to spotlight the inconsistencies within the permitting process. New businesses have a lot of obstacles when starting out and it is a very overwhelming process. Sue Sullivan is our champion. Without her, we may not have been able to actually open our catering company. Our funds were disappearing as the months of waiting flew by. I am proud to call myself a member of such an amazing Business Association!”
President, AWCC, LLC
A Wicked Catering Company