BREAKING – Fire Recovery Efforts Underway in Tappahannock

On Friday, July 15, 2022, a fire devastated a portion of the historic commercial district in Tappahannock, Virginia. Unfortunately, several businesses and homes were reduced to ash, jobs are affected and the community lost a piece of its beloved downtown. Tappahannock Main Street, the town’s local Advancing Virginia Main Street (AVMS) organization, has been helping … More BREAKING – Fire Recovery Efforts Underway in Tappahannock

Tips on How to Arrange a Congressional Site Visit in Your Local Main Street District

Every day, Main Street programs reach out to a diverse group of stakeholders to share the success stories of commercial district revitalization and call for the policies, programs and resources that create a positive impact in communities to be supported. While speaking up for Main Street and communicating the power of the Main Street movement … More Tips on How to Arrange a Congressional Site Visit in Your Local Main Street District

What’s So Special About Events? Part 2 (The Why Factor)

Our guest blogger, Jennifer E. Goldman, President of Resonance, LLC, is a management consultant with a degree in Business Management and certifications in nonprofit management and business coaching. She’s a tough cookie with a gooey middle, cracking the whip on nonprofit organizations to teach them how to run like businesses while being entirely empathetic to … More What’s So Special About Events? Part 2 (The Why Factor)

What’s So Special About Events? Part 1 (Bucking Tradition)

Our guest blogger, Jennifer E. Goldman, President of Resonance, LLC, is a management consultant with a degree in Business Management and certifications in nonprofit management and business coaching. She’s a tough cookie with a gooey middle, cracking the whip on nonprofit organizations to teach them how to run like businesses while being entirely empathetic to … More What’s So Special About Events? Part 1 (Bucking Tradition)

VMS Welcomes New Program Manager and Staff

Excitingly, the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development’s (DHCD) Virginia Main Street (VMS) program has expanded and welcomed several new staff members that will help it create lasting impact in downtowns and commercial districts across the state! Get to know our new teammates below: Courtney Mailey | VMS Program Manager | courtney.mailey@dhcd.virginia.gov Since early … More VMS Welcomes New Program Manager and Staff

Expanded Industrial Revitalization Fund (IRF) FY23 Funding Now Available

Is there a particular structure in your community that you drive by and instantly have nostalgia as you recall its glory days? Memories from when that building was a bustling factory or warehouse that employed three generations in your family. It’s possible that building is a former school, which the community simply outgrew, or maybe … More Expanded Industrial Revitalization Fund (IRF) FY23 Funding Now Available

Building Codes on Main Street: Virtual Workshop Registration Now Open!

Do your city’s building owners struggle with underutilized space due to strict or confusing code regulations? If so, check out the Association for Preservation Technology International’s (APTI) upcoming workshop, Building Codes on Main Street, to explore ways to work with modern building code regulations to reinvigorate underutilized areas of your downtown. In cooperation with Main … More Building Codes on Main Street: Virtual Workshop Registration Now Open!

Main Street America Announces 2022 Accredited and Affiliate Communities

Recently, Main Street America (MSA) announced that 863 Main Street programs from across the nation have earned Accredited status! Excitingly, 25 Main Street programs in Virginia earned MSA’s top tier of recognition. This exclusive designation signifies a demonstrated commitment to comprehensive community revitalization and a proven track record of successfully applying the Main Street Approach to such efforts. Apart … More Main Street America Announces 2022 Accredited and Affiliate Communities

Historic Real Estate Finance Certification Series: Registration Now Open!

The Main Street America Institute, with the generous support of the The 1772 Foundation, will once again offer the National Development Council’s (NDC) Historic Real Estate Finance Certification series to Main Street professionals who are interested in deepening their knowledge of an participation in real estate development transactions, particularly in the utilization of Historic Tax … More Historic Real Estate Finance Certification Series: Registration Now Open!

Registration Now Open for VMS Webinar: Make Every Communication Count

On July 20, 2022 from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Virginia Main Street (VMS) will hold a webinar to help your organization gain new supporters and secure donations! We don’t communicate with our best friends the same way we do our doctors, accountants or lawyers. In the same way, your organization should not message to … More Registration Now Open for VMS Webinar: Make Every Communication Count