Cultivating an Entrepreneurial Downtown: Summer toolkit registration now open

Wouldn’t you like to have a downtown filled with energetic and forward thinking businesses? In today’s fast changing economy, success belongs to those nimble risk takers who understand that their job is to fill consumer demand; The Entrepreneurs. 

Join the Virginia Main Street network of downtown revitalization professionals and volunteers in Franklin on July 22 and 23 to learn the latest in successful business development strategies. 

Cultivating an Entrepreneurial Downtown, Virginia Main Street’s Summer Toolkit,  is designed to help communities focus the Main Street Four Point Approach ® to entrepreneur and local business expansion for a thriving, home-grown, downtown marketplace. 

The event will be hosted by Virginia Main Street and the Downtown Franklin Association, with support from the following local sponsors: Bronco Federal Credit Union, Franklin Southampton Economic Development, Inc., and Southampton Memorial Hospital.

To build on the momentum of the program, at the end of day two the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development Project Management Office will host a Southern Virginia Downtown Interchange to bring together the region’s fruitful minds and enterprising resources. 

For more information, download the full agenda, and then register online today.