With spring upon us, the thoughts of many Main Street board members, directors, coordinators and managers turn to board development (right?). First – plan. Think about “How to Build the Board You Want.” Second – ask questions. “How do we identify and recruit the right members?” Do we have a finance guru? Marketing expertise? Community … More Build a Better Board, Be a Better Board
NOW ACCEPTING AWARD NOMINATIONS 2019 Virginia Main Street Revitalization Merit Awards Virginia Main Street invites you to submit nominations for outstanding achievements in comprehensive downtown revitalization efforts, recognizing best downtown business promotion, outstanding fundraising effort, and best public improvement project, to name a few. Awards will be presented during a special celebration at the Virginia … More Now accepting nominations for the 2019 Virginia Main Street Merit Awards
How effective is your business or nonprofit at reaching and attracting a targeted customer base? Do you wish that your Main Street organization could skillfully build awareness among volunteers and potential donors to support the mission? On April 16, 18, and 23 in Hopewell, Wytheville, and Fredericksburg, the spring edition of the Regional Rev Up … More Regional Rev Up: The Six Q’s of Marketing
Since 2015, 24 communities have participated in DHCD’s Community Business Launch (CBL) program and launched new or expanded businesses in a targeted district of their choice. A systems approach to asset-based, small-business economic development, the CBL program helps communities identify their unique assets and fill vacant storefronts with businesses that best attract and serve its … More Community Business Launch – Jump Start Your Downtown!
The town of Pulaski is excited to partner with the Virginia Department of Historic Resources to host Revitalization Revival: A Big Tent Approach to Preservation on May 1-2, 2019, in Historic Downtown Pulaski. Revitalization Revival will bring together local government leaders, community members, historic property owners and investors to share ideas and learn about the opportunities and … More Pulaski Invites You to Revitalization Revival
SAVE THE DATE Downtown Intersections July 22-24 | Lynchburg, Virginia Save the date and mark your calendars to attend Downtown Intersections, presented by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development, on July 22-24 in Lynchburg, Virginia! This two-day event promises a packed schedule full of sessions spanning topics geared toward strengthening your downtown revitalization … More Save The Date: 2019 Downtown Intersections
Guest Blogger Diana Schwartz, executive director of Danville’s River District Association, is a native of Dickenson County, Virginia, and was previously director of business retention for the Ocala/Marion Chamber and Economic Partnership in Florida, as well as director of the Ocala Main Street Program. Danville, Virginia may be best known for the railroad system, including … More A Jewel Worth Saving: Re-imagining Danville’s North Union Street