Town staff was pleased to receive 16 submissions for Bridgewater’s Best Idea (BBI). You may recall that this program encourages new economic growth via the expansion of an existing business or creation of new business in Bridgewater. Applicants were asked to submit their business proposal and any supporting documentation to the Town by September 30. We are excited about the submissions received which range from an app developer, to a bookstore, to an interactive children’s museum. We even received multiple applications which addressed a pressing need for childcare services in the area.
Here are the next steps:
- Staff members are now reviewing the applications and will narrow them down to three finalists.
- Finalists will be notified during the week of October 18.
- Thursday, November 18, the Town will host a live ARP Tank event at Sipe Center with BBI panel of judges and the three finalists. Each finalist will be given 30 minutes for presentation and Q&A.
This will be a public meeting with free popcorn for all, so come on out and join the fun! We expect a decision on that night, but the committee may delay the decision if necessary.