The purpose of the Webster Square Business Association is to ensure that the Webster Square area remains a flourishing commercial destination by creating a favorable business environment, fostering long-lasting relationships, making the district active for visitors, and supporting the local community.
WSBA's top priority is increasing the commercial activity in our area and in your organization. Efforts such as group marketing programs on radio and newspaper, customer incentives and contests, and discounted advertising for new members are examples of how we can help your business.
WSBA provides many opportunities for members to build rapport, give referrals, and exchange information with each other:
WSBA serves as a watch dog and advocacy group for issues that affect our businesses, such as traffic, taxes, litter, public safety, and parking. We are a liaison to local, regional, and state governments, as well as other business associations, to ensure that the interests of our membership are met.
A safe, clean, and attractive Webster Square is crucial to the success of our local businesses. Partnering with the City of Worcester, WSBA oversaw a $150,000 tree-planting project in the district. Together we maintain those trees, plus dozens of shrubs and island planters. We work hard to control litter and protect local open spaces.
WSBA proudly supports and encourages young people in our community by employing teens, partnering with schools, and awarding annual scholarships. During the holiday season, we purchase gifts for needy children and host a tree lighting program for families in our neighborhood.
A Good Value:
Membership in WSBA is a great value. For only $55 a year, you receive the potentially limitless benefits of networking and collaborating with over 350 local businesses. Working together, we can keep Webster Square a flourishing commercial destination for many years to come.
Webster Square Business Association
2012-2013 Officers and Board Members
President: Rod Lee-Inside Worcester (Publisher)
2nd Vice-President: Maureen Binienda (Principal at South High School)
Clerk: Jack Woods - Thomas J. Woods Insurance, Agency
Treasurer: Barbara Roach-Kyes - People's United Bank
Three year Board Members (Terms expire 2015; need to be re-elected)
Maureen Raillo- Worcester Airport Limousine Service
Stuart Loosemore- Worcester Regional Chamber Of Commerce
Jim Finnegan- Finnegan Photographers
Beth Proko- Mill Street Motors
Janet Robbins- Millbury Federal Credit Union
Joe Cutroni-Inside Worcester Magazine
Peg Naylor- Lamont Enterprises
Walter Spencer- Jeremiah's Inn
Two year Board Members (Terms expire 2014)
Jack Foley- Clark University
Chris Liazos- Liazos Inc
One year Board Members (Terms expire 2013)
Christine Lucier-BayState Savings Bank
Ed Murphy-Parsons Hill Nursing & Rehabilitation