Save the Date - Connecticut Preservation Action is marking its 40th Anniversary on Tuesday, October 6th with an online event. The featured speaker will be Jim Lindberg, Vice President of Research and Policy at the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Give back to your community - Find your local Main Street program & opportunities to volunteer.
Show your Main Street pride - Share your love for our downtowns by saying what #MainStMeans to you!
Introducing our 2020 Corporate Investors:
“Active Town Centers are the foundational makeup of New England communities. CT Main St Center has been a fabulous resource we've grown to rely on for advocacy and vision as we strive for continued activity and investment in our beautiful Town Center.”
Tim Ryan, Economic Development Specialist, Town of Wallingford
Upcoming CMSC Events Aimed at Helping Communities Navigate Their Recovery
National Experts & Local Leaders
to offer help, hope
CMSC is kicking off our FY21 educational & networking series, Main Street Forums for the 21st Century, with the theme of Recovery & Resiliency on Main Street. Given the impact of, and challenges caused by, the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re creating a series of events to discuss what our communities need to move forward in these unprecedented times.
FIRST - NEXT - LATER: Safeguarding Small Business During the Pandemic
Our first webinar on September 16th will feature Kennedy Smith, one of the nation’s foremost experts on commercial district revitalization and business development from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, who will discuss specific strategies for guiding CT’s Main Streets to the next phase of recovery.
Moving from Crisis to Recovery:
We can do this!
Our next program on September 30th will feature a trio of smart, creative people with expertise in planning, economic development, small business, Main Street revitalization, and disaster recovery. Join us as Jason Vincent, Karen Pollard, and urban planner & national Main Street expert Tripp Muldrow share their thoughts and experiences in responding to crisis while also planning for recovery. Register here
Both events offer AICP CM credits for certified planners, in partnership with AICP Certification Maintenance Provider Fitzgerald & Halliday, Inc.
CMSC Welcomes New Professional Affiliate
Introducing Levin Aerial Works
Levin Aerial Work LLC's goal is to provide top quality ground and aerial drone photography and videography to help showcase your property or event with unique and awe-inspiring views.
Levin Aerial joins a growing number of downtown-related experts in our Professional Affiliate network who offer a range of expertise to CT’s Main Streets.
Check out the full list of our Professional Affiliates in our Here to Help guide.
Join us in celebrating our Associate Director, Kimberley Parsons-Whitaker, for 20 years of dedicated service to CT’s downtowns and Main Streets. Kim joined CMSC on September 5, 2000, shortly after the organization became an independent non-profit. Over the years, Kim has worked closely with CMSC’s member communities and has been an invaluable member of CMSC’s small staff. In addition, Kim also leads CMSC’s popularMain Street Forums for the 21st Century educational & networking series. Congratulations, Kim!
Our newest blog from T. Whitcomb Iglehart, Managing Partner of TSKP STUDIO, a CMSC Professional Affiliate, discusses the many ways libraries bring us together and strengthen our downtowns. From opportunities for education and enlightenment, to extra wi-fi for students & families, to useful makerspaces, libraries enrich our lives every day – even during a pandemic.
Rockville Downtown Association Appoints New Co-Chairs
CMSC member Rockville Downtown Association recently announced that Jennifer Holt and Rene Lambert are serving as co-chairs for the 2020-21 operational year. Holt is a realtor with RE/MAX Destination near Lafayette Square in Vernon and Lambert is the executive director of Opportunity Works, one of the largest private employers in downtown Rockville. Drew Crandall, RDA President since 2016, stepped down in July to focus his volunteer time on ministry work.
Sponsorship is key to CMSC's ability to provide services to our members, and education & technical assistance to CT's downtowns. We proudly thank our many generous sponsors below.
Our Professional Affiliates are Here To Help You!
We encourage you to reach out to them directly by clicking their links.
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