Virginia Governor’s Summit on Equitable Collaboration: Next Steps and Final Report

In February, the UVA Institute for Engagement & Negotiation, in partnership with Governor Ralph Northam and his administration, hosted a Summit on Equitable Collaboration. Over the course of two days, experienced professionals and leaders from across the Virginia met to discuss and share their experiences increasing collaboration within a variety of fields. This Summit was an … More Virginia Governor’s Summit on Equitable Collaboration: Next Steps and Final Report

Main Street Façade Transformed in Downtown Staunton

Our guest blogger, Frazier Associates,  has been a leader in helping communities and individuals enhance their downtowns, neighborhoods, homes and buildings since 1986. As a full-service architecture and planning firm, they specialize in downtown revitalization, adaptive reuse, historic preservation, urban infill, community planning, wayfinding, corridor planning and residential design. As lovers of historic downtowns, we … More Main Street Façade Transformed in Downtown Staunton

Historic Real Estate Financing on Main Street

Recently, Main Street America (MSA) had an opportunity to speak with Corey Leon, Field Director of the Central Team at the National Development Council, trainer for the Historic Real Estate Finance Certification series and an expert on real estate financing to discuss how the pandemic has influenced real estate development deals and how Main Street … More Historic Real Estate Financing on Main Street

Danville’s White Mill Building to be Redeveloped

A few weeks ago, the Mayor of Danville, Alonzo Jones (pictured left), announced that Danville’s Industrial Development Authority (IDA) and The Alexander Company would join forces to redevelop Danville’s historic White Mill building. The long-awaited project will transform the iconic property into a multi-use residential and commercial space that will activate and bring new life … More Danville’s White Mill Building to be Redeveloped

Main Street America Introduces New Tool to Help More Small Businesses Get Online

With support from GoDaddy, Main Street America (MSA) has launched a brand new tool to help more small businesses get online, given that the marketplace for e-commerce solutions can prove rather crowded and difficult to navigate. The free Main Street Online tool was designed for small businesses that employee 20 or less people in the … More Main Street America Introduces New Tool to Help More Small Businesses Get Online