Thank you to the speakers, staff, and all who participated in our first Downtown Intersections Virtual Conference. The event was full of little experiments. Having the guts to take a chance, your wisdom and intelligence leap forward with huge momentum. We are discovering our entrepreneurial spirit, much like your Main Street programs and the small businesses in your community adapting during the pandemic.
Here are a few favorite participant moments during the live event:
I was worried about this conference being online, because I so enjoy getting away and being together in person. I need not have, as I enjoyed these past few days almost as much as in person!
The speakers were awesome. The networking sessions were also excellent. I especially like Mary Helmer and the information shared by Ilsa Loeser at the very end. Love Mary’s style and the vast amount of information she shared.
Loved Strategic Doing! Inspired me and I would LOVE to get certified!
I loved hearing and seeing the amazing efforts of the Main Street organizations. The awards are probably the most inspirational.
If you missed the recovery planning, fundraising, and social media sessions or want to share the content with your fellow Main Street advocates, we posted the recordings on virginiamainstreet.com in Training Resources. In addition, you can find the award videos posted on the Virginia DHCD YouTube page.
Thank you, everyone, for all of the feedback! Expect the VMS team to build upon this virtual experience with training offerings this fall.
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