2020 Outstanding Business: Grizzly’s Hatchet House

During the 2020 Downtown Intersections Virtual Conference, Grizzly’s Hatchet House received a Virginia Main Street (VMS) Merit Award, earning the “Outstanding Business” recognition. The business, nominated by the City of Danville’s local Main Street program, River District Association (RDA), operates as a unique hatchet throwing entertainment establishment housed within a 100 year-old tobacco warehouse. Serving … More 2020 Outstanding Business: Grizzly’s Hatchet House

Downtown Wytheville, VA: We Will Rise Above

In Southwest Virginia, Downtown Wytheville, a designated Virginia Main Street (VMS) community, recognizes the value of a dynamic downtown and an atmosphere where businesses succeed and thrive. Today, as the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic continues to linger, Wytheville’s local Main Street organization remains committed to bolstering economic vitality while ensuring that residents and visitors alike … More Downtown Wytheville, VA: We Will Rise Above

Virginia Governor’s Housing Conference Goes Virtual!

Annually, the Virginia Governor’s Housing Conference (VAGHC) represents the state’s largest housing event, bringing together a diverse group of housing and community development professionals to discuss a host of important issues affecting all Virginians. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the VAGHC planning team has decided to hold the annual event virtually, ensuring the safety and … More Virginia Governor’s Housing Conference Goes Virtual!

2020 Merit Awards: Best Downtown Business Promotion – Strasburg

Promoting Main Street takes many forms, but the ultimate goal is to position the downtown as the hub of the community and economic activity, while creating a positive image that showcases a community’s unique characteristics. To generate foot-traffic and spending in local eateries and businesses, you need an effective downtown business promotion. At the recent … More 2020 Merit Awards: Best Downtown Business Promotion – Strasburg

Four Ways to Continue to Speak Up for Main Street

In our previous Speak Up for Main Street blog post, we highlighted Main Street America’s (MSA) efforts to advocate to Congress for $100 million to be included in a future stimulus package to sustain and expand the incredibly important work of Main Street leaders and organizations throughout the nation. Today, uncertainty surrounds the passing of … More Four Ways to Continue to Speak Up for Main Street