NLBID Hires Retail Recruiter to Fill Vacancies
Earlier this month, Northern Liberties Business Improvement District’s Executive Director, Kristine Kennedy, welcomed Pam Simpson to her team. Ms. Simpson will be in charge of filling the retail vacancies within the BID boundaries. Her extensive experience and unique skill set make her ideal for recruiting businesses and help them navigate the process of relocating to Northern Liberties.
“This is a great opportunity to work with property and business owners to ensure the Northern Liberties business district continues to grow. Because of my professional experience, I understand how effective BIDs can elevate a business community which leads to an improved neighborhood. I am excited to be a part of this process for Northern Liberties. The NLBID has a great foundation and will be a great platform to attract businesses who can serve and thrive in our community.”
Ms. Simpson started her career in Chicago, Illinois lobbying the state legislature and working in legislative campaigns for the state’s medical association. Pam moved to Napa Valley, California where she served as District Director for a member of the California Assembly and then District Director for Napa’s Congressman.
In the early 2000s, Pam became an entrepreneur starting a winery business in Napa Valley. After twelve years of building that business, she successfully sold it in 2010 and was recruited by several business owners in her hometown of St. Helena to run the City’s Chamber of Commerce.
The Chamber concentrated efforts on the growing tourism industry and Pam was able to secure a partnership with the City for the Chamber to spearhead the City’s destination marketing efforts. Pam brought under the Chamber’s umbrella the St. Helena’s Downtown Renaissance, a transformative group of local retail and business owners providing beautification to St. Helena’s Main Street business district and expanded their mission to include business attraction and retention initiatives.
She was deeply involved with Napa’s Improvement Districts, serving on the boards of the local and county Tourist Improvement Districts and as a member of Napa’s Business Improvement District.
Pam moved to Philadelphia last summer with her husband, whose employer is headquartered in the Navy Yard. Pam is looking forward to working with the Northern Liberties Business Improvement District which is committed to keeping the neighborhood, clean, safe and vibrant and with property owners, business owners and neighbors to attract new businesses to the area.