Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The Business Improvement District of Springfield has released a report of the township that includes assessments of commercial properties and businesses and more.
Wednesday, February 27
The following information was provided by the Township of Springfield. The Springfield Business Improvement District has released a market study and retail assessment of Springfield Township. The study includes visual assessments of commercial properties and businesses within the Business district, meetings with local stakeholders and merchants, and a consumer survey of residents and visitors via paper mailers and online. Over 900 completed the survey responses—well beyond our goal of 400. Analysis of that data revealed current supply and demand for more than 140 categories of retail. This report provides an in-depth evaluation of those economic factors, as well as recommended strategies for revitalization of local commerce. To …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Firm highlights challenges and opportunities for businesses in Springfield.
What will the future of Springfield business look like? On Monday, Jan. 14, Springfield business owners and residents packed the Joe Pepe Training room at the Fire Department Headquarters in hopes of getting an answer to that question. Mark Lohbauer from the JGSC Group research firm presented the results of the extensive marketing survey undertaken by the firm at the direction of Springfield's Business Improvement District last year. The survey and other studies undertaken by JGSC created a snapshot of Springfield’s shopping districts, the spending characteristics of people in and around the Township and how township businesses related to shopping in other towns. With that data, the group drew conclusions and made recommendations about the…
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Meeting scheduled for Monday, Oct. 29 pushed back because of weather concerns.
Springfield residents are going to have to wait to get the results of the Business Improvement District's survey a little longer. Members of the Business Improvement District today announced they are postponing the meeting, originally scheduled for Oct. 29, due to the storm that is predicted for Monday and Tuesday. Earlier this year, the BID commissioned the marketing group JGSC Group to survey Springfield residents about their shopping habits and their desires for the future of township business. The meeting was to have included a presentation on the over-900 respondents to the survey. A new date has not yet been set.
Friday, October 19, 2012
Signs will be on display throughout October.
Springfield Business Improvement District coordinators Beth Lippman and Michael Scalera pose with an example of the dozens of banners hung on Mountain Ave., Morris Ave. and Route 22 promoting shopping in Springfield.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Early ideas for downtown redevelopment show a transformed town center.
The images of downtown Springfield in the plans presented to the Township Committee earlier this month looked markedly different from the downtown that exists today. The architects, designers and attorneys who made the presentation emphasized that the plan was still in its early stages and was an ongoing process. But even a diluted version of what was presented would be a dramatic shift from the Morris Ave. business district as it stands. Bob Blakeman, an architect from the firm PS&S, presented images of a bright and modern urban shopping area teeming with pedestrians and lit by sunlight. Blakeman said that the plan was an example of “new urbanism” and that pains were taken to include mixed use of housing and businesses in the space. The …
Friday, September 28, 2012
Famed golf club to be part of self-financed business improvement effort.
A year after the formation of the Springfield Business Improvement District, one of Springfield’s most prominent businesses is set to join it. Earlier this month, representatives of the Business Improvement district told the Springfield Township Committee that the Baltusrol Golf Club would soon be a BID member. The famed golf club was left out of the BID’s list of participating businesses after debate among officials and business owners. The business improvement district was established in August of 2010, and is headed by Beth Lippman, who has run similar efforts in Livingston and Pompton Lakes. Under the terms of the BID, businesses in the district collectively pay for improvements, promotions and maintenance for all three of Springfield’…
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Recaps and future plans from the local business advocacy group.
The following is a Message from Springfield's Business Improvement District. Savor Springfield was a huge success. We hope that everyone enjoyed the Springfield BID “Savor Springfield” promotion held on July 11 where you could eat in or take out at a discount and win gift certificates and an iPad! See below! Congratulations To the winner of the IPad and the winners of the many gift certificates provided by the participating businesses: Grand Prize - iPad 3 Winner - sponsored by Mack Camers McLynn's Restaurant - $50 Prima Pizza - $20 Thai Amarin - $50 Picante Mexican Restaurant - $25 Campus Sub Shop II - $20 Kosher Tokyo Hibachi - $25 Sofia's Restaurant of Springfield - $25 Scotty's Pub & Comedy Cove - $24 Gift Card & Admission for 2 to …
Monday, March 26, 2012
Stores throughout Township offer specials, contests and late hours.
Springfield businesses have banded together to offer a townwide sale on Wednesday, March 28. Under the banner of "Springfield for Sale," Participating stores and restaurants will offer discounts on merchandise, food and services. In addition, each location will offer customers a chance to enter a raffle for prizes including an iPad. The multi-business sale is the first event undertaken by Springfield's Business Improvement District. Formed in August, 2010, the B.I.D. is a collective effort of Springfield business and property owners aiming to promote and improve the township's economic climate. As part of the promotional efforts, B.I.D. hired Mytown Marketing. The Springfield for Sale event is the first in a series of events that Mytown …