The West Portal Merchants Association advocates on behalf of the commercial corridor, the neighborhood and sponsors annual events.
The merchant membership meetings are held the third Thursday of the month in the upper conference room at Chase Bank- 98 West Portal Avenue
Morning meetings are once every 4 months at 9:15am starting January 17th .
Evening meetings are once every 4 months starting March 21st.
No meetings in December. Minutes from past meeting are linked below.
Join the Merchants Association!
Annual Dues are $200 for independent businesses.
*dues cover the calendar year Jan-Dec.
Membership Benefits: Featured business information and links on association website. Exposure via social media. Invites to mixers, business events, and association meetings. Updates on important neighborhood information. Developing deep relationships with other business owners. Participation in streetwide events.
Pay online today with Paypal (select from drop down options) or send a check with the form (below):
Please download the membership form here:
Read our Meeting Minutes:
West Portal Merchants Association Board 2018-2019
President: Deidre Von Rock-Ricci, Esq. – Attorney and President, Von Rock Law
Vice President: Rose-Ellen Fairgrieve – Attorney and Owner, Fairgrieve Law Offices
Treasurer: Matthew Rogers – Owner, Papenhausen Hardware
Secretary: Karen Tarantola – Realtor, Vanguard Real Estate
Past President: Maryo Mogannam – Owner, Postal Chase
Executive Director: Vas Kiniris
Board Member: Sonya Krawczyk – Owner, West Portal Tutu School
Board Member: Richard Donahue – Owner, Philosopher’s Club
Board Member: Vittorio D’Urzo – Owner, Trattoria da Vittorio
Special Events: Michelle Eichelberger – Manager, Pawbershop
Special Events: Mary Spellman – Agent, West Portal State Farm Insurance
Special Events: Nancy Totaj Baba – Owner, GG’s
There is interest to renew the efforts to establish a Community Benefits District (CBD) to support the growth and vitality of local businesses and enhance the quality of life in the neighborhood.