Welcome to the Kingston Business Association
With great regret the KBA is cancelling the 5th Annual Kingston Waterfront Festival. While both Kingston and the state has done a fantastic job flattening the curve in the fight against Covid-19, the recent spikes of the virus spreading around the country reminds us that we need to adjust to this still developing crisis and act prudently. A large, family-friendly, cross generational gathering would be irresponsible to the safety of the vendors, festival participants and residents of Kingston.
We want to thank all of our sponsors who have supported us in the past and indicated commitments for this year. Without our sponsors, a free event for all residents would not be possible.
The good news Kingston Yacht Club will be holding its annual regatta on August 22nd, with first gun at 12 pm! This is a socially distant event, so the KYC is proceeding.
To our local vendors, thank you so much for your constant support of our vision. Promoting your businesses to the residents was the inspiration for the whole festival.
A very special thanks to our Kingston Rec Department and Recreation Commission for being so supportive of our mission over the years.
A very special thank you goes to the Sampson Fund for awarding us a grant for police, fire and EMT detail. The allocated grant will remain in the Sampson Fund.
Stay tuned for information on our 2021 Waterfront Festival, and stay safe.
The KBA and Kingston Waterfront Festival Committee
To: Waterfront Committee Members, Volunteers, Vendors and Attendees
Next Saturday, August 22 would have marked the 2020 Kingston Business Association Waterfront Festival at Gray’s Beach. As you know, due to the uncertainty of the virus, we cancelled the Waterfront Festival for this year.
Reflecting on our first Waterfront Festival and how it has grown over the past three years deserves a sincere “Thank You” and a shout out to all of those that helped us to grow our signature event. Without all our Waterfront Committee members, volunteers, participating vendors, show people and attendees we would not have realized the amazing days we have put together for all to benefit and enjoy. We want you all to know how much your participation was appreciated and how instrumental it was in providing a community day for all.
Looking forward, 2021 may look a bit different but navigating our current circumstances will only make us a stronger community and association. We hope to be able to bring you a Waterfront Festival that is bigger, better and safer in 2021.
Thank you again for your continued support and participation!
Promote, Represent, and Protect the Common Interests of, and Improve Business Conditions Among All Kingston Massachusetts Businesses.
Message to Our Members
We would like to thank all of you that have joined the Kingston Business Association and hope you have found your membership valuable. The KBA is committed to serving the businesses in Kingston and the community as a whole.
Our mission is to be an integral part of the community, support business growth and to provide resources to those already doing business in Kingston. We want to be “the force” for change in understanding the challenges that small businesses face and working together to provide solutions. Our membership continues to grow as we celebrate our third year as an Association. We hope that you will take the time if you are not a member to join us at one of our monthly events. We are sure you will see the many good things the Kingston Business Association can do to support you!
Great Resource for Business Owners
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