Is your downtown ready for new businesses and residential investment?
In order to meet new challenges and ensure a strong Main Street, communities need ongoing training. Whether the community is just getting started with Main Street activities or well-seasoned in managing a prosperous commercial district, staff and volunteers need different skills in different phases of the downtown revitalization process. All in all, to keep attracting downtown investment, local leaders should stay current on impactful revitalization techniques and issues that affect traditional commercial districts.
Continue local program volunteer and staff development in the Main Street Approach by attending training as provided by Virginia Main Street, the National Main Street Center and other statewide partners.
Here are three upcoming opportunities in 2016:
Oct. 16-17: Preservation Virginia Conference, Charlottesville, VA
Nov. 1, 3, and 4: Virginia Main Street Regional Rev Ups, Wytheville, Culpeper and Farmville, VA
Nov. 13-15: VA-1 Tourism Summit, Roanoke, VA