Our Work


East Boston Main Streets (EBMS) aims to create a vibrant business district by initiating private and public improvements, promoting commerce, and supporting efforts to improve the quality of life for all who live, work and do business in East Boston. Founded in 1995, EBMS is a nonprofit community improvement organization serving the diverse and densely populated Boston neighborhood of East Boston, with a focus on Maverick and Central Squares. During its 22 year history, EBMS has utilized the nationally established Main Street Four Point Approach to become an instrumental force in working to build relationships among business owners, residents, developers, and the City, in order to contribute to the physical and economic development of the neighborhood.

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“I definitely would recommend working with East Boston Main Streets to other businesses. It’s a no-brainer. I would say it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity. The people care about the community and live within it and understand what the community needs.”
Eastie Week
“They brought my ideas to life. They built on my ideas and made them so much better than what I imagined. So different than experiences I’ve had in the past. They were really there to help me. It was genuine. I really felt supported. They are very conscious and respectful of our culture.”

What We Do



EBMS provides support to strengthen our neighborhood’s locally-owned businesses, improve streetscapes, and build community via promoting the neighborhood’s assets to those who live, work, and visit East Boston.

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Specifically We Focus On:

Ribbon Cutting

Help Businesses Grow

We help our small and micro-businesses grow and thrive by providing technical assistance and business support. This includes connecting businesses to programs that provide help with business planning, customer acquisition, inventory systems, marketing, English language learning for business owners, and more.


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Promote the neighborhood

Promote the Neighborhood

We promote the East Boston neighborhood via relationship and community building among businesses, residents, and visitors. Examples include our signature events: Taste of Eastie, Eastie Week, Eastie Shines, Countdown to Kindergarten


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Physical Improvements

We work to create physical improvements to the business district (East Boston’s ‘squares’) that makes the area welcoming to businesses, residents, and visitors. This includes storefront renovations to improve the look of businesses, as well as streetscape improvements like wayfinding signs, tree pits, and plantings.


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Latest Happenings

Congratulations, to our Executive Director, leader, and friend: Max Gruner for being honored with the Distinguished Service Award!

Thank you for recognizing Max in the East Boston Chamber of Commerce's Pinnacle Awards!
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Congratulations, to our Executive Director, leader, and friend: Max Gruner for being honored with the Distinguished Service Award! 

Thank you for recognizing Max in the East Boston Chamber of Commerces Pinnacle Awards!

 

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Congrats Max Gruner!!! Well deserved

Well deserved

Congratulations Felicidades Well Deserved, its well overdue. Thanks to the East Boston Chamber of Commerce

Well deserved!

Well done Max

Max congratulations! 🙌

Congratulations Max Gruner!!

congratulations max!

Congratulations to Max for this well-deserved honor. He has done so much for this community--and encouraged others to help in so many ways!

Who s him?

Congratulations

Congratulations ! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

Congratulations

Well deserved!!

Best Wishes

Congrats!

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THANK YOU to everyone who came to Taste of Eastie tonight! We had such a blast! Please send us your best pictures and videos from the night. Whomever sends us the best picture will get two tickets to Taste of Eastie 2020! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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So sorry had to miss Taste of Eastie this year--especially the saxophonist.. See you next year!

Great to see Wilson Catano continues to be involved!!

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Didnt grab tickets yet? No problem! Get your tickets at the door!

We hope you'll love the Taste of Eastie as much as we love these ladies! Last chance to grab your Taste of Eastie tickets for tomorrow!! Link in our bio. ... See MoreSee Less

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