Webinar: Communicating to Main Street during Crisis

Join us April 16 from 11 a.m. to noon for the webinar, Communicating to Main Street during Crisis. In this webinar, Ben Muldrow of Arnett Muldrow will share his thoughts and approach on what community leaders, Main Street directors and boards can do now during the public health emergency and how best to support their … More Webinar: Communicating to Main Street during Crisis

Trading Main Streets

During these uncertain and stressful times, we all need something to look forward to as everyone awaits their return to normalcy! Localities are looking towards the future with confidence, and that positive outlook remains alive and well within two designated Main Street communities. Culpeper Renaissance Inc. (CRI) and the Gloucester Main Street Association (GMSA), have … More Trading Main Streets

Sponsorship Dollars during Times of Crisis

  Today, nonprofits are forced to restrategize amid the unprecedented disruption caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The rapid escalation of government regulations, coupled with the proliferation of the virus, has restricted movement, forced event cancellations and severely impacted small businesses. As a result, nonprofits will need to adjust to a host of changes … More Sponsorship Dollars during Times of Crisis

Nonprofits and Community Partners, We See You

Our guest blogger is Kadi Davis, senior membership manager at the Center for Nonprofit Excellence. Please take five minutes to complete the nonprofit needs survey at the end of this post. Nonprofits and community partners, we see you. We see the painful dilemma you face shutting your doors and cancelling your events to fight back against the community … More Nonprofits and Community Partners, We See You

COVID-19: Local Government Response (Making the Case)

Small businesses across the nation are feeling the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, especially the social restrictions it necessitates. Until the public health crisis subsides, front-line decisions made by municipalities remain vital, and Main Street programs and other community stakeholders need to help make the case for an economic response on the local level … More COVID-19: Local Government Response (Making the Case)

Best of: Small Business Resources

Recast City has great resources for communities and businesses, including “Small Business Triage in 3 Steps.” Locable is offering Free Business Status Directories for communities, check them out today! What about our Farmers Markets? Check out the Virginia Farmers Market Association page for resources, tips, and communications regarding Covid-19 realities. The International Economic Development Council … More Best of: Small Business Resources