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CMSC Announces Partnership with CCM
CMSC was thrilled to announce recently that we’ve entered into a strategic partnership with the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities (CCM). This collaboration will result in new educational programming for town officials seeking municipal certification, increased communication between our organizations’ constituencies, and strengthened advocacy on behalf of CMSC’s statewide membership of downtown organizations.
CMSC’s CEO Patrick McMahon talked about this new partnership as a guest on CCM’s Municipal Voice podcast earlier today, as well as the crucial role our downtowns have on the success of communities. Missed the podcast? View it now on YouTube.
Main Street Now Conference Offers Discounts to Small Businesses, Civic Leaders
The virtual 2021 Main Street Now Conference takes place April 12-14. With three days of immersive online content and networking opportunities, the conference will provide the opportunity to reflect on how the events of the past year have changed our work and how we can rebuild stronger, more equitable Main Streets for the future. You’ll hear from national thought leaders, leading Main Street experts, and local practitioners on strategies for strengthening your organization, supporting your small businesses, telling your story, and so much more. CMSC is a statewide coordinating program of Main Street America.
Still Time to Register for NESSBE 2021: Power of Place
CMSC is happy to partner with the CT chapter of the US Green Building Council (CTGBC) for the NESSBE (Northeast Summit for a Sustainable Built Environment) 2021 'Power of Place' Summit: a virtual summit being held on March 25-26 that will engage a broad audience in exploring solutions for meeting the challenge of the climate crisis in the built environment while lifting up vulnerable communities. With over 17 sessions and 60 experts, this summit will help give you the tools to take climate action. Register today!
CMSC Blog: Using Drones to Showcase Your Downtown's Businesses
Did you know drone images can give local officials, businesses and shoppers a better overview of retail and office space, residential and commercial real estate opportunities, street layouts, parking and more? Learn how downtowns can take advantage of this technology in our latest blog from Milton Levin, Owner/Pilot at Levin Aerial Works, LLC.
People’s United Bank Renews as 2021 Corporate Investor
Founded in 1842, People’s United Bank is a premier, community-based, regional Northeast bank with more than 5,500 employees offering commercial and retail banking, as well as wealth management services. For more than 175 years, People’s United Bank has been an active member of the communities where they live and work, and a strong philanthropic partner committed to investing time and money to meet the needs of individuals, families, businesses, and entire communities. They take the responsibility to be good neighbors seriously and are committed to a legacy of giving back to communities. For more information on People’s United Bank and how they can help you, visit their website at www.peoples.com.
Dan Pesce is the newly hired Downtown Development Specialist for the Town of Manchester. Dan comes to Manchester from Waterbury, where he served as both the Community Development Planner as well as the Interim Director for the Waterbury Development Corporation. Dan is a graduate of the Urban and Community Studies program at the University of Connecticut. He resides in Watertown with his wife Julie.
“I am thrilled to be in Downtown Manchester and am extremely enthusiastic about all that is ahead. This is a tremendous opportunity to join an already vibrant downtown and help continue to unlock the potential of this classic Main Street.”
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.
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