We’re unveiling more info for Downtown Intersections 2017!

More to come!


Downtown Intersections – Winchester – July 10-12, 2017



Market Your Main Street: Low-cost, high-impact strategies to get out your message

Your Main Street program is tasked with meeting the needs of many different stakeholders: visitors, business owners, municipalities, donors, volunteers, etc. How you communicate your message to a wide audience with different interests requires segmenting them and then having separate conversations unique to their interests.

Join the National Main Street Center for a webinar led by Pamela Herrmann with the Paragon Effect on Thursday, May 21 at 2 p.m. to learn a new tactic that will help you do pinpointed marketing that is low cost and highly effective. You will not want to miss it, so register today! http://bit.ly/1e3Z7Sz









Welcome VMS intern Margaret Barre

Virginia Main Street welcomes its newest team member, 2009-10 intern Margaret Barre. Margaret will graduate in 2010 from VCU’s Masters program in Urban and Regional Planning  with a focus on urban revitalization.

blog photoAfter growing up in New Orleans, Margaret received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Louisiana, Lafayette. She then  followed a dream of living at the beach by moving to San Diego where she pursued a variety of jobs including mortgage loan processor, interior plantscaper and pastry chef. Ten years of fun in the sun later, an opportunity to start a real estate appraisal business brought her to the east coast and eventually to Richmond. She and her husband Max are both Certified Real Estate Appraisers and live in Ginter Park with a brown dog.

At Virginia Main Street, Margaret will work with communications projects including the Virginia Main Street Monitor, the monthly electronic updates, and the VMS Blog (look for her upcoming entry on South Boston’s Art and the Creative Economy conference). She’ll also get out in the field with VMS staff, and assist in providing support, training, and technical assistance to VMS communities.  Welcome Margaret.