CDBG VIDA Grad- The Advancement Foundation

Jasmine Beane is described by the staff at The Advancement Foundation (TAF) in Vinton as a cool, shy lady whose personality shines bright through her designs and clothing. Jasmine Beane LLC is an artsy, couture-inspired clothing brand emphasizing sexy, sophisticated one-of-a-kind designs that highlight the wearer’s playful and artistic side. In August 2019, Beane enrolled … More CDBG VIDA Grad- The Advancement Foundation

COVID-19 Business Task Force: Main Street Represents!

On April 24,  Governor Ralph Northam announced the formation of the Commonwealth’s new COVID-19 Business Task Force, comprised of representatives from varying Virginia industries, geographies and backgrounds. The group of diverse leaders was established to offer advice and guidance as the cabinet seeks to develop safe and responsible strategies for easing restrictions on businesses and … More COVID-19 Business Task Force: Main Street Represents!

Main Street America: COVID-19 Data and Resources

Recently, Main Street America (MSA) released interactive maps that display the results from their sweeping online survey, “The Impact of COVID-19 on Small Businesses.” The maps provide a state and local breakdown of the survey results from more than 5,850 small-business owners, helping us to better understand what is happening in Main Street programs across … More Main Street America: COVID-19 Data and Resources

How to Include your Landlord in a Game Plan for Success during COVID-19

Our contributor is Jenny Crittenden, a seasoned 14-year veteran executive director of the Main Street Preservation Trust in Gloucester, VA, where she manages an accredited Main Street program. She has experience working with property owners and tenants from independents to national retailers. To learn more about the Gloucester Village go to http://www.gloucestervillage.com or follow them … More How to Include your Landlord in a Game Plan for Success during COVID-19

National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Month shines a spotlight on the significant impact of volunteer service and its profound ability to build stronger communities. During National Volunteer Week (April 19-25), we recognize the importance of volunteering and the contributions that volunteers make by generously donating their time and talents to worthwhile causes. Differing from previous years, organizations and … More National Volunteer Week

Webinar: Communicating to Main Street during Crisis

Join us April 16 from 11 a.m. to noon for the webinar, Communicating to Main Street during Crisis. In this webinar, Ben Muldrow of Arnett Muldrow will share his thoughts and approach on what community leaders, Main Street directors and boards can do now during the public health emergency and how best to support their … More Webinar: Communicating to Main Street during Crisis

Trading Main Streets

During these uncertain and stressful times, we all need something to look forward to as everyone awaits their return to normalcy! Localities are looking towards the future with confidence, and that positive outlook remains alive and well within two designated Main Street communities. Culpeper Renaissance Inc. (CRI) and the Gloucester Main Street Association (GMSA), have … More Trading Main Streets