Hello from Milwaukee: Main Street Now Conference this week

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Beginning May 23-25, Virginia Main Street (VMS) staff and more than 25 staff and volunteers from the VMS designated communities are in downtown Milwaukee for Main Street Now, the National Main Street Center conference. Main Street Now is the largest nationwide gathering of commercial district revitalization professionals and community leaders in the nation. This year, the conference will bring together more than 1,500 dedicated professionals, boards, municipal staff and other key decision makers from small towns, mid-sized cities and urban neighborhood commercial districts.

The Virginia delegation is excited to bring back new ideas and solutions for asset-based revitalization, including building local business leaders, creative place-making and new trends in retail planning and development. Check out the sessions offered, and get inspired for the 2017 conference.  The location is still a secret, but word is it will be easy driving distance from Virginia!

To feed the anticipation, follow the conference excitement on Facebook.

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