Supporting business development in Gloucester

** Guest blogger Margie Johnson, Shop Talk In recognition of Virginia’s Business Appreciation Month, I would like to share a little bit about how the Gloucester Main Street Preservation Trust, an affiliate of Virginia Main Street, supports and strengthens local Main Street businesses. Throughout the last three years, the trust, under the leadership of Executive Director Jenny … More Supporting business development in Gloucester

Virginia Main Street Summer Toolkit

July 16-17, 2014 Charley’s Waterfront Café 201 Mill Street Farmville, Virginia At the core of any downtown revitalization effort is understanding the need for unique and local shopping and dining opportunities, which are owned by local entrepreneurs. Often times, these business owners and potential business owners need encouragement, support and assistance to make their dreams … More Virginia Main Street Summer Toolkit

Local Main Street Communities coordinate for regional benefit

 ** Guest blogger Susan Howard, Executive Director, Abingdon Main Street As the director of Abingdon Main Street, I am very fortunate to have three other designated Virginia Main Street communities, Bristol, Marion and St. Paul, each less than an hour’s drive from Abingdon. The proximity of our communities and their cultural similarities have allowed us to explore … More Local Main Street Communities coordinate for regional benefit

Local Entrepreneur Selected as Executive Director for Main Street Lexington

The board of directors recently selected Stephanie Wilkinson to serve as the executive director of the Main Street Lexington. As an entrepreneur, co-owner of a downtown Lexington business and community leader who helped spearhead the creation of Main Street Lexington, Wilkinson brings a wealth of experience to this critical role. Wilkinson’s business experience, vision, strong leadership … More Local Entrepreneur Selected as Executive Director for Main Street Lexington

June is Business Appreciation Month

  Governor McAuliffe announced that June will be designated as Virginia’s Business Appreciation Month to ensure that the history and growth of Virginia businesses are recognized across the Commonwealth. There is a crucial correlation between strong business and strong communities. To view the governor’s proclamation, click here. More information will coming out in the next few … More June is Business Appreciation Month