Posted on October 17, 2016 by vamainstreet
On November 1, 3, and 4 in Wytheville, Culpeper, and Farmville, the fall edition of the Regional Rev Up promises to load your downtown revitalization kit with the tools you need to develop market-based revitalization strategies.
The business of Main Street is constantly evolving. New challenges and opportunities are always presenting themselves. If we know where to look, we can anticipate these changes and adapt to meet the new programmatic needs. Market awareness as to which businesses are opening and which are closing; the jobs that are being created and the jobs that are going away; buildings undergoing development and those waiting to be redeveloped is essential to understanding who is using your downtown and where the resources are best spent. It is imperative to know which metrics are important, how to track them and how to interpret and utilize the data.
Three regional trainings will center on how to understand market data for strategic focus and how to identify milestones to communicate forward momentum. Join the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development and Dr. John Accordino with VCU’s Center for Urban and Regional Analysis (CURA) to:
- Utilize the refreshed Main Street Approach and Transformation Strategies
- Learn how to apply market knowledge to revitalization strategy development
- Identify measurable outcomes that communicate revitalization progress
- Explore case studies that translate to real world application
Registration is free. Lunch will cost $15 and is only payable by cash on site at the event. Registration for each Rev Up session closes one week prior to the event, so register now to reserve your spot!
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Posted on August 25, 2015 by Department of Housing and Community Development
In the September 2015 issue of Southern Living, you will find a spread highlighting travel destinations across the commonwealth, including a special nod to our beloved Virginia Main Street communities. Thank you to our partners at Virginia Tourism Corporation. Web links direct readers to a list of the designated communities and points travelers to the heart of each community, its downtown district. Turn up that smile and cool down the taps, the neighbors are coming!
Virginia is for Main Street Lovers!
September 2015 Issue of Southern Living
Filed under: Community Development, Downtown, Shop Local, Southern Virginia, Southwest Virginia, Virginia Tourism, VMS | Tagged: Advertising, Brand, Cultural Tourism, History, Main Street, News Coverage, Press Relations, Promotions, Public Relations, tourism, Value Added, virginia | Leave a comment »
Posted on August 13, 2015 by Department of Housing and Community Development
Building a Resilient Nonprofit Together
South Boston, Virginia
Behind every exciting Main Street District beats the collective heart of volunteers, entrepreneurs and property owners working together to create an environment of invitation. Every day, residents and visitors are discovering what makes your Main Street their favorite, be it the shops, the food or the hospitality.
What is going on behind the curtain of your Main Street organization? Do ideas and agendas harmonize like a well-rehearsed chorus? Do the inner workings of your nonprofit more closely resemble Pandora’s Box than a fine-tuned organ? How do you address these issues together?
Join your Virginia Main Street network of dedicated volunteers and professional managers in South Boston for two days of how-to’s and best practices to build a resilient and effective nonprofit organization. Your volunteer board, committee members and local officials are all invited for fun, networking and great ideas to make positive change in your downtown and enjoy doing it.
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