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Introducing our 2020 Corporate Investors:
“We have a vision for what our Main Street can be. Knowing that Connecticut Main Street Center shares that vision and can point us to the resources needed to bring that vision to life has been invaluable. Their enthusiasm and support has been just what we needed.”
CMSC believes there are six core components of a healthy downtown: Place, Economic Vitality, Stewardship, Inclusiveness, Sustainability and Connectivity.
Because of our commitment to ensuring and celebrating the many diverse voices inherent our downtowns, CMSC has signed on in support ofDesegregate CT, “a collaborative of people and institutions who believe that we have a moment to change statewide land use laws to ensure a more just and equitable Connecticut”.
Please join us in welcoming the Town of East Windsoras the newest CMSC member community. East Windsor joins a statewide network of over 80 communities and plans to focus on its mixed-use villages, Broad Brook and Warehouse Point.
Introducing Connecticut Means Business and West Wind Realty/Lepore & Sons LLC!
With a mission to champion a state of prosperity, Connecticut Means Business uses compelling short form video to share the positive stories of Connecticut’s businesses. Headed by Emmy Award-winning David Bibbey, CTMB are producers of content that showcase entrepreneurship, industry, business, artisanal makers, critical thinkers and influencers that impact the State’s economy.
West Wind Realty is a full-service real estate brokerage. In addition to residential and commercial real estate sales, they specialize in new home and land sales, property management and distressed property improvement.
Check out the full list of our Professional Affiliates in our Here to Help guide.
Main Street America is advocating for CMSC and Main Street programs across the country by calling for an additional $2B in funding for the Economic Develop-ment Administration in the next COVID relief package, with a $100M competitive grant program to sustain and expand the essential work of Main Street leaders in every corner of the country. But we need your help! With discussion in the Senate to create the next COVID relief package underway, we urge you to use this form to send a message to CT’s Senators and ask for their support for Main Street.
CMSC Blog - Recovery & Resiliency: Moving Forward Through Uncertainty
Check out our July blog, where CMSC Associate Director Kimberley Parsons-Whitaker talks about how we can help communities move forward through uncertainty, and how our Recovery & Resiliency educational programming can help your downtown.
CMSC Corporate Investor Windsor Federal Savings Expands Its
Community Reach to South Windsor
CMSC Corporate Investor Windsor Federal Savings is seeking local approval to build a new location near Buckland Hills mall in South Windsor. With the expansion, the bank hopes to capitalize on the declining number of community banks in the Greater Hartford area. The nearly 2,700 square-foot branch will take the place of a loan office Windsor Federal opened in South Windsor last year, its first-ever physical presence in the town.
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. Windsor Federal is a Corporate Investor in CMSC because they believe vibrant main street centers that feature modern housing and transportation options as well as local, unique businesses are crucial to building strong communities where members can flourish.
CMSC Member Highlight: Meriden Launches New “Discover Meriden” Website
Meriden has launched a new community-based website that will serve as an interactive hub where the public can easily submit events and contribute to the site’s content while also discovering other events. Visitors to DiscoverMeriden.com can also find local businesses and community organizations via an interactive map.
"The site showcases the city's many assets and central location while instilling pride in Meriden,” said Lisa Biesak, Downtown Fellow with CT Main Street Center and the Making Meriden Business Center.
DiscoverMeriden.com is powered by Connecticut-based CivicLift, and will be a key resource for businesses and people looking for a one-stop shop to learn about Meriden’s businesses and culture.
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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