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In 2016: Wishing Health and Prosperity to Everyone! | A Word from our President

In 2016: Wishing Health and Prosperity to Everyone!

By Troy Curnett, President, Mission Hills Business Improvement District

REALTOR® and Broker/Owner of the boutique real estate office, One Mission Realty

Troy CurnettAs the clock struck mid-night following December 31, the world became immersed in celebration.  Different parts of the world welcomed the New Year with their individual customs, rituals and traditions. And, around the world, the common thread was positivity.

The New Year has always been one of my favorite times of the year.  It is a time of optimism and hope.  No matter what happened last year, there is the idea that everything is possible in the coming year.

It’s the perfect time of year for reflection regarding our accomplishments last year. I strongly believe it is important to recognize and celebrate our individual and collective successes. Of course, the New Year is more famously known as the time to make resolutions. FromWord-from-our-president resolving to exercise more and eating healthier to committing to spend less and save more, there is no better time to make a plan than in the early days of a brand new year. Let us leverage that extra determination, strength, & hope this New Year brings with eager anticipation.

As a business owner in the Mission Hills Business Improvement District, I continue to be thankful for our neighborhood of unique businesses with creative owners and for the adjacent and intertwined residential neighborhood of wonderfully supportive individuals and families.  Together we are the vibrant community of Mission Hills.

The Mission Hills Business Improvement District’s Board of Directors is an elected body representing the more than 500 business license holders, who employ more than 1,470 people, within the geographic boundaries of West Lewis Street, Fort Stockton Drive and Goldfinch Street, the West Washington Street and University Avenue corridors from India Street to Front Street, Reynard Way and India Street’s International Restaurant Row.  The Mission Hills Business Improvement District Board of Directors and an executive director provide a united voice for our members and give each business owner the ability to flourish. A long history of community oversight has resulted in good design, diverse commerce, historic preservation, and community enhancements and set the stage for this vibrant neighborhood of unique small business diversity.

If you own a business in the Mission Hills Business Improvement District, I invite you to join in the important work and the informative fun at the BID committee meetings on the first Wednesday of each month and the BID board of directors meetings on the third Wednesday of each month.  Please visit our website at MissionHillsBID.com/meetings-and-agendas  for meeting locations and times.

If you are on Facebook, please take a moment to “like” our page (Facebook.com/MissionHillsBID). You’ll then be among the first to know what’s happening in the Mission Hills Business Improvement District. Facebook is a great social networking tool and an excellent way to keep in touch, share information, and exchange ideas.

The Mission Hills Business Improvement District thanks you for your continuing patronage of our more than 500 small businesses. Please join me in resolving to shop local throughout 2016. And, as we enter into the New Year, may 2016 will be healthy and prosperous for everyone who lives and works across our wonderful community.

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