Washington, DC

Tuesday April 8, 7-9 pm

Location: La Casa Community Center, 3166 Mt Pleasant St NW

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Please join Mount Pleasant Main Street to celebrate our community’s successes in 2007 and learn about plans for 2008. The agenda will also feature:

-Awards for Volunteer and Business of the Year
-Special Guest Presentation on Local Retail Development
-Recognition of Community Leaders and Partners

Guest speakers include:

1) Ryan Gerety, Associate Director, Research- The Social Compact, Inc.
Topic: Catalyzing Business Investment
Social Compact conducted a DrillDown of Mt. Pleasant and other District neighborhoods in the spring of 2007. Findings from the study can inform retail attraction strategies and economic development initiatives, with particular emphasis on highlighting market strengths of underserved neighborhoods.

2) Think Local First-Represented by owner of Nana on U St, she will talk about the organization’s shop local campaign and the importance of suporting local businesses.

With a reception immediately following the meeting at Don Juan’s
(Don Juan’s Restaurant is located at 3182 Mt Pleasant St NW )


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