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MMSC Salutes Dr. Steven Hoffman
and Welcomes Bob Lewis as Board President
As Dr. Steven Hoffman has switched roles from Board President to Immediate Past President, we want to recognize all the hard work he has accomplished for MMSC. Dr. Hoffman joined the Board in 2006 and became President in 2009. We thank you for your years of service, dedicated leadership, and always being the champion for MMSC.

MMSC welcomes Bob Lewis as President of the Board of Directors and we are excited to see MMSC continue to grow with his leadership. Bob is the Assistant Professor of Urban Planning at Saint Louis University. He is a former principal and part-owner of Development Strategies where he was employed for 30 years. The focus of his professional work was the analysis of the market, economic, and organizational forces that influence urban development and economic growth. We are so grateful to have such an asset as Bob to serve as Board President.

We also want to welcome our new Advisory Board members.
  • Darin Chappell, City of Chillicothe
  • Senator Mike Cierpiot, District 8
  • William Emmons, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
  • Mark Grimm, Gilmore and Bell
  • John Vietmeier, Downtown Washington
  • Senator Brian Williams, District 14
You can view a full list of MMSC's Board of Directors and Advisory Board members here.
Missouri Main Street
Downtown Revitalization Awards
MMSC presented downtown revitalization awards on July 30, recognizing revitalization excellence during the annual Evening of Excellence Awards Ceremony on Facebook Live.

The virtual ceremony honored communities, individuals, businesses, and organizations from across the state that have completed exemplary revitalization work. Competitive nominations were submitted for projects, activities, and individuals in 15 different categories that covered aspects of design, economic vitality, organization, promotion, and other efforts in downtown revitalization. We invite you to view the awards ceremony above and read about all the winners and their projects on our blog post.
MMSC is Equipping Businesses & Communities
Through These Changing Times
Mornings on Main with Seanette Corkill and Anne Marie Luthro
Wednesday, September 16 at 8:30AM
To say that COVID-19 has changed things is quite the understatement! In this 60-minute, “Getting Back in the Game” presentation, retail specialists, Seanette Corkill and Anne Marie Luthro, will explore where shoppers are now both emotionally and physically and what retailers can do to accommodate them and still deliver a great store experience during this pandemic. This presentation and conversation will cover shopper expectations and behaviors, best practices for storefronts, what a new level of customer service means, floor plans and visual merchandising tactics that accommodate social distancing, and no-touch shopping.

Have you missed a Mornings on Main webinar? We have them all recorded and saved online for you to watch and share with your community members. 
The City of Campbell Downtown Development Corporation and Vision Carthage have been selected in a competitive process to participate in the Community Empowerment Grant that provides training, mentoring, and technical services to both communities over a two year time period. Congratulations to both of these communities! Press releases are available for download below.
Downtown Revitalization Services Available Now
MMSC can help get your downtown program back on track if COVID-19 has derailed your work or motivation. The MMSC Service Directory offers trainings and workshops to take place in your community with social distancing protocols in place. 

You can find services covering all Main Street Four-Points, including volunteers, Board, and staff training. Maybe the past few months of down-time has you thinking about your community's historic preservation needs? MMSC offers one-on-one consultations and design guidelines/standards creation or review services. 

There are also three different matching grant services for more in-depth work in the community for one to two years to help you build a downtown revitalization program from the ground up or to help a current program with a major project. The project could be a downtown business recruitment, market analysis, or community improvement district creation. 

Many of these services could fall under the CARES Act for funding from the county or municipality. For more information, contact
Tip For Painting Your Building
Check out our blog for tips for painting your building!

We want to thank these partners for their investment in Missouri Main Street for the month of July
Brookfield Area Growth Partnership
Christine Johnston
Downtown Washington, Inc.
Historic Downtown Sikeston
John Griesheimer
Mark & Julie Grimm
Old Town Cape, Inc.
Raytown Main Street
Uptown Jackson Revitalization Organization
Warrensburg Main Street
Save The Date!
Join us for our next Quarterly Workshop on November 6, 2020 in Warrensburg, MO.

More details coming soon!
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Missouri Main Street Connection is a statewide, 501c3, not-for-profit organization committed to fostering renewed vitality and sustainability in historic commercial districts across the state of Missouri.