The Water Street District Business Association (WSDBA) is growing!  With the recent changes enacted by the WSDBA Board of Directors, a more focused approach has provided the organization with a renewed vision and mission, “To Make Water Street a Destination of Choice”.  With those changes also came additional Board of Directors, all having very diverse backgrounds that will help us to move forward with our vision.  Our Board is now comprised of 13 business professionals.  They are:

Mikel Conrad – Mikel’s Photography – President

Tom Foster – Professional Design Associates – Treasurer

Steven McCrillis – Steve McCrillis, FA, MBC – Secretary

Bill Bokelmann – Maxx Promotions – Vice President of Events

Derrick Uehara – Uehara Financial Group – Vice President of Membership

Maria Bailey – Success City Online – Vice President of Communications

Tim Brooks – Emerald Island Casino – Member at Large

Pam Guttman – Krystal Writing Boards – Member at Large

Ralph McNamara – REM Business Consulting, LLC – Member at Large

Eliza Budiarto – GamaPrints – Member at Large

Kevin Fairchild – Storage West – Member at Large

Laura Fairchild – Storage West – Member at Large

Jason Andoscia – TSK – Member at Large

There is a lot of positive energy happening within the Water Street District, particularly on Water Street.  With Lovelady Brewing on the north end and TSK on the south end, we are experiencing an exciting time.  Juan\’s Flaming Fajitas & Cantina is looking to build next to Lovelady Brewing; Last Friday – Just Add Water Street (http://www.justaddwaterstreet.com) will launch on August 25th; the Henderson Chapter of Entrepreneurs Assembly (http://ea-global.org) was launched earlier this year; and the Henderson Chamber of Commerce Foundation received a grant from the City of Henderson for “Collaboration Station”, a coworking space which will be inside the Henderson Business Resource Center.  Also, the City of Henderson has begun their $10.6 million improvement project “for roadway rehabilitation and street elements that accommodate all users — cars, buses, bicyclists and pedestrians — of the city’s downtown business district.  The project is part of the city’s overall $11.8 million vision to redevelop Henderson’s Water Street District.”

Networking

The WSDBA has had several very successful Networking Mixers at many of our members’ locations.  The participation continues to grow with over 100 signed up for our June event at XTREME Manufacturing.  Outgoing Mayor Andy Hafen delivered a farewell speech to the attendees and Brandon Main, President of XTREME Manufacturing, provided a tour of their facility which was “XTREMELY” interesting.  Be sure to check the WSDBA calendar for upcoming events.