Tyler Street Business Group works to provide focus and leadership towards creating and supporting a vibrant Morningside business district for the benefit of residents and visitors.
This group of businesses, property owners, residents, cultural and non-profit organizations join forces to increase economic activity through promoting Tyler Street as a great place to do business, obtain professional services, shop, dine, work, live, attend events, and enjoy recreational activities.
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On the second Tuesday of each month, the group holds a open meeting, Speaker Night or a Networking Night.
Next Monthly Meeting
** May 12 2015**
What’s Happening in the Neighborhood 2014-1015
This year the neighborhood has been designated as a Transformative Development Initiative district with MassDevelopment through a partnership between Tyler Street Business Group and the City of Pittsfield - bringing development opportunities here.
We were very excited when the first phase of the Morningside Walking Loop opened last August - an initiative with Be Well Berkshires, Berkshire Health Systems, the city's health and community development offices, Berkshire Regional Planning Commission.
Mark your calendars for August 27th, the date of the annual Discover Tyler Street event, in it's 6th year. Same venue as last year - the corner lot on Tyler and Woodlawn.
Halloween brought second prize to the our group for our float. The group also sponsored a very popular Halloween Costume Photo Contest, which will be back this year at with the Halloween Parade.
Network Nights brought together business people from the neighborhood and beyond, along with Speaker Nights for members which included topics such as Keeping Your Business Safe, PERC Loans for Small Business and a Real Estate Development panel discussion, which spurred us to create a Real Estate Committee.
The Street Lighting Initiative moved through City Council, first phase of study which has been submitted to the City’s 2016 proposed budget.
Tyler Street sparkled during the November and December holiday season with 6 more decorative poles from the City of Pittsfield along with Holiday Shooting Stars decor.
In December the group’s non profit status was accepted by the federal government, making us an official 501C6 business organization.
The Greenhouse project on First Street, with the support of the group, has received it’s permitting from the City.
Tyler Street has been chosen as 1 of 12 communities in the state that will receive monies from a Walk and Bike safety grant.
Tyler Street In The News
Site Visit Kicks Off Tyler Street Redevelopment Efforts - iBerkshires
From its inception in 2010, Tyler Street Business Group has brought together Tyler Street merchants and professional businesses to work on strategies to build a strong business area and find solutions to neighborhood issues as they arise.
The group supports the growing number of Tyler Street cultural, entertainment venues, businesses and restaurants to help transform the neighborhood.
The group is developing a close partnership with City of Pittsfield departments to collaborate on streetscape projects, parking improvements, and marketing efforts.
Discover Tyler Street is an annual event hosted by the Tyler Street Business Group and supported by the City of Pittsfield and Discover Pittsfield.
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