Downtown Update
February 2021
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.
NESSBE (Northeast Summit for a Sustainable Built Environment) is a biennial northeast regional summit meant to include a larger community of building professionals, owners, academics, policymakers, advocates, and students in a conversation about sustainability in the built environment. NESSBE is organized by the Connecticut Green Building Council (CTGBC) and the Connecticut Living Future Collaborative.

With over 17 sessions and 60 experts, this summit will help give you the tools to take climate action. The 2-day event occurs March 25-26 and is free to attend. Register today!
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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