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With thanks to our 2021 Corporate Investors:
CMSC Announces 2021 Corporate Investors
By investing in our work, these organizations help ensure CMSC is able to keep offering the education & guidance that municipal officials, downtown professionals and others rely on us to deliver.
Please join us in thanking Capital for Change, Windsor Federal Savings Bank and M&T Bank. Each one shares our passion and commitment for strong downtowns and we encourage you to click the links to learn more about them.
Innovator Investor: Capital for Change
Capital for Change (C4C) is a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) that provides high impact lending products and programs to increase energy efficiency, nurture small business development, finance multifamily and mixed-use developments, and create and preserve affordable housing. C4C cares deeply about restoring vitality and community pride in Connecticut’s urban centers and legacy cities, and recognizes that our downtowns are economic engines that create jobs and tax revenue, promote cultural activities, and supply affordable housing, along with other benefits.
Innovator Investor: Windsor Federal
Windsor Federal prides itself on being a small community bank that provides financial products and services to meet the needs of community members and local businesses, while delivering exceptional customer service. Today, it is the only mutual institution headquartered in Hartford County.
Impact Investor: M&T Bank
With a community bank approach, M&T Bank helps people reach their personal and business goals with banking, mortgage, loan and investment services. A community bank at heart, M&T lives its commitment to local communities because they believe healthy communities are the foundation of successful businesses.
Gov. Lamont Announces New Business Tools
Now available at Business.CT.Gov
Governor Ned Lamont recently announced the State’s online business portal –business.ct.gov – has added more features that will make it easier for entrepreneurs to find information and services for starting or managing their businesses in Connecticut. Learn more!
CMSC Signs on as NESSBE Supporter
CMSC is proud to partner with NESSBE 2021: Power of Place, a summit engaging a broad audience in exploring solutions for meeting the challenge of the climate crisis in the built environment, while lifting up vulnerable communities.
CMSC Blog: Contrary to popular belief, tourism is not the only way to create a sustainable downtown.
It's a common myth that tourism will transform your community. While tourism is one piece that'll help with revitalization, it's not the most important. Learn why focusing on locals first leads to more sustainable and prosperous downtowns in our latest blog fromBen Levenger, President of Downtown Redevelopment Services, LLC.
CMSC Webinar Reveals Impact of Design on Downtown Leasing
Our most recent webinar, Overcoming Leasing Obstacles Through Design with presenter Jennifer Gaggion, was an engaging look at why interior design should be part of a leasing strategy. Our audience learned about the visual impact a space has on potential real estate brokers, lessees and investors, and how property owners can create spaces that appeal to a broader leasing population. Two real-life examples from Meriden and Marlborough brought these points home with before-and-after photos that showed what an impact thoughtful design can have.
Missed one of our webinars? You can view the recordings at any time on our YouTube channel.
Register Today for Main Street Now 2021 Online Conference
Renew. Recharge. Reimagine.
Join Main Street America April 12-14 as they go virtual for the 2021 Main Street Now Conference. 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. Early bird registration from February 10 – March 23.Register today!
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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