Bridging the Gap Newsletter July- Aug 2019

I'm JO Welch (she/hers). Ball Square resident, mom, remote business owner, and I started #BallSqThrives after walking around and talking to the brick-and-mortar business owners.

My goal is to connect our community at all ages, at all levels to sustain Ball Square in this trying time.

I host my own page as I am working with the community to get an updated centralized page to keep up with our activities. https://jowelch.org/ballsquare-thrives

This is a list of residents, families, businesses, entrepreneurs, students... well, our community. Maybe this was your first time to Ball Square or you can remember the CVS, either way- welcome. The goal of this email is to keep you posted on fun and exciting ways you can support BallSquare. I will not inundate your mailbox.

Note: We are not the only square in this position. Magoun and Union are also taking a hit.

We have a hole. 

We can talk for days about what it will bring once the Green Line Extention work moves forward, but right now Ball Square is struggling. That hole is literally the bridge to our business flow.

Call to Action:
Bring your bodies to Ball Square. If you are planning a meeting, having brunch, need a cup o' joe, dry cleaning, groceries, pet grooming, lunch, snacks, a bottle of wine, a trim, a cut, your nails done, new eyeglasses, pain relief, paper.... think of Ball Square.

Thank you for wanting to know more about our Square. Thank you for signing up. 


11:45am-1pm $12
House of Kebab

I moved my business over to BallSq! This is a 1-hour structured networking event meant to forge connections and build networks. Please share with all business folks you know. 
Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-lunch-july-twisted-networking-somerville-ma-tickets-48702460370

Tuesday, July 30
Amal Niccoli at 5pm

BallSq Business meeting- do you identify as a Ball Square business (remote, brick and mortar, home-based) please come.

Tuesday, August 6th
BallSq Thrives: Victor's
5:30-7:30pm $13
Dinner at Victor's They are keeping their doors open for us on this special night! Family-friendly!
Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ballsqthrives-victors-no-bridge-and-conversation-tickets-62750310869

Businesses have their own sites. These are the connections to our community sites.

Social Media

@BallSquare Thrives

Ball Square Somerville

Website (under construction)

With Love, JO

Please share.

JO Welch |Business Solutions BrokerB​allSq Thrives
​617-816-5809 (Direct/Text)| askjowelch@gmail.com
askJO.org|Connection to ​your ​solutions 

Somerville Local First|Somerville Chamber of Commerce


Next community meal: Victors

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019 5:30-7:30pm

BallSqThrives - Victors

Comfort Food, no bridge, and conversation.

Tuesday Aug 6th 5:30-7:30pm (2 feedings)


Well, we have a hole where the bridge will be for the next 8-10 months. This is taking a toll on many of the businesses in Ball Sq. Let's get together and find a way to keep Ball Square thriving!

If you are a resident, business owner, remote office owner, family, neighbor, and just a lover of Ball Sq, come join us for convo and din-din.

All ages. Rain or shine. 

#loyal2local ##loyal2localballsquare





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