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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Eastie Week
“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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4 days ago

East Boston Main Streets

Attention East Boston business owners: You can still apply to join Interise's StreetWise 'MBA' program. You can apply directly here: bit.ly/2DmLxst. Contact Lyndsay (Lwhitehurst@interise.org) with any questions!Are you an entrepreneur interested in growing your business? If so, check out this great, tuition free opportunity targeting East Boston businesses presented by East Boston Main Streets, BECMA, Interise, Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation, and the City of Boston. The deadline has been extended to April 20 and I encourage you to apply here: http://www.interise.org/streetwisemba ... See MoreSee Less

Attention East Boston business owners: You can still apply to join Interises StreetWise MBA program. You can apply directly here: http://bit.ly/2DmLxst. Contact Lyndsay (Lwhitehurst@interise.org) with any questions!

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2 weeks ago

East Boston Main Streets

#EastBoston businesses, are you ready to get the knowledge, network, and tools you need to grow your business? We've teamed up with local partners to offer you a #tuitionfree business growth opportunity.

Only 10 spaces left. Secure your spot and apply by April 15. interise.org/streetwisemba

Interise, BECMA, Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation, and MGCC will deliver the #StreetWiseMBA in East Boston at the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center's Education and Training Institute.Hey #Boston Business Owners: Only ten spaces left in #StreetWiseMBA award-winning, 7-month program. No tuition cost! Take your business to the next level with the knowledge, know-how and networks you need to get there! http://www.interise.org/streetwisemba #smallbiz
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#EastBoston businesses, are you ready to get the knowledge, network, and tools you need to grow your business? Weve teamed up with local partners to offer you a #tuitionfree business growth opportunity. 

Only 10 spaces left. Secure your spot and apply by April 15. https://interise.org/streetwisemba

Interise, BECMA, Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation, and MGCC will deliver the #StreetWiseMBA in East Boston at the East Boston Neighborhood Health Centers Education and Training Institute.

#EastBoston business owners, apply today to secure your spot in our upcoming 13-part business growth series! Apply by April 22 to secure your spot.

interise.org/streetwisemba

We're thrilled to partner with BECMA, Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation @MGCC, Roads Consulting Group and Interise.
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#EastBoston business owners, apply today to secure your spot in our upcoming 13-part business growth series! Apply by April 22 to secure your spot. 

https://interise.org/streetwisemba

Were thrilled to partner with BECMA, Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation @MGCC, Roads Consulting Group and Interise.

 

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4 weeks ago

East Boston Main Streets

So great to see Max Gruner, our Executive Director advocating for the main streets program!Proud to represent HPMS along with other directors from MA. Jenn Cartee of Greater Ashmont Main Street and Ed Gaskin of Greater Grove Hall Main Streets were speakers on “Crowdfunding for Placemaking”. Max Gruner of East Boston Main Streets discussed “Urban Main Streets Advocacy”. Picture with Steve Gilman, Director of Boston Main Streets and Natalia Urtubey, Director of Small Business with Mayor’s Office of Economic Development. #NOW19 ... See MoreSee Less

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