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Letter to Business Community

Business Directory:

Dear business owners & managers:

Over the past few years, it has been a challenge for small businesses in Mattapan to access programs and services that could help their business achieve a higher level of success that would ultimately translate into an increase in their bottom line. However, there are many Mattapan residents, community organizations, elected officials, and local business owners who are passionate and dedicated to returning Mattapan to the highly trafficked shopping mecca it once was. Mattapan Square Main Streets was developed to aid in the success of small businesses in Mattapan and is now a nationally recognized 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to supporting your business. 

Mattapan Square Main Street’s mission is to grow Mattapan Square into a culturally and economically rich business district. What does that mean for you and your business? It means that we are committed to supporting your business and we want to see it thrive. As the Executive Director, I will be an advocate and staunch supporter who will bring you programs, services, and opportunities that will empower you and feed your entrepreneurial spirit.  My hope is to unify business owners to bring out Mattapan’s rich culture and distinct characteristics and help to drive consumers into your stores by sharing your stories. I look forward to collaborating with you and all of the stakeholders who are so heavily invested in helping your businesses grow and revitalizing Mattapan’s commercial district.

My office is located not far from your business at 524A River Street. You can expect me to stop into your business to offer you services, learn your needs, or just to say “hello”. However, until then feel free to stop by, email or contact me at or 617 322-3061.  I’m looking forward to working with you in support of your business.

My Best,

Ben Echevarria,

Executive Director


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