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In an encore episode of The Business Beat, Steve D'Agostino interviews Jim Magay, the co-founder of the Lincoln Street Area Business Association and co-owner and co-operator of Magay & Barron Eye Center on Lincoln Street. Jim is also a founding member and a current board member of Worcester Local First. This episode aired originally on April 12, 2012.
The brand new Lincoln Street Area Business Association’s Facebook page proclaims: “Lincoln Street … the place to meet, shop, eat, play, work, live.” As a January 6, 2012 Telegram & Gazette article noted:
• “With up to 35,000 cars traveling Lincoln Street every day, traffic safety is a goal for the group.”
• “Streetscape improvements and community involvement, such as charitable giving, are also on the group's agenda. In August, an association food and toy drive was held, with strong response.”
• “The organization is working on its marketing plan. It is also asking members to bring a prospective member to meetings as it works to grow its ranks.”