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MMSC is Equipping Businesses & Communities
Through These Changing Times
Wednesday, November 4th at 8:30AM
Missouri Main Street Connection, Inc. (MMSC), will host Mornings on Main on November 4th at 8:30AM. This webinar will discuss business recruitment related to supporting new entrepreneurs that have been effected by the current economy. How do we support those efforts from a cultivation standpoint? Jim Thompson, with Main Street Iowa, will present business incubation, microbusiness efforts, business plan development, and working with property owners and the city.  

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. 
Virtual Happy Hour Networking Event
We are excited to announce a Virtual Happy Hour the evening before the quarterly workshop! We invite you to bring your favorite beverage of choice and join us on November 5th from 5PM - 6PM. The link to join this networking event will be sent via email to all attendees of the quarterly workshop. Register for the workshop here.
Navigating A New Reality:
Doing Things Differently In The Age of COVID-19
November 6, 2020 | Presented Virtually
Jay Schlinsog, principal with Downtown Professionals Network and creator of Reopen Main Street, will provide a timely inside perspective on this special project developed to help small businesses, community leaders, and organizations advance COVID-19 recovery efforts.

Jay will share valuable insights and examples of how communities and businesses are thinking and responding differently to the COVID-19 pandemic’s lingering effects. Learn more about how communities are re-imagining the public realm and re-energizing the local economy; how businesses are adapting and marketing differently; and how some changes could become part of our districts’ fabric and the way we do business in a post-COVID-19 era. You can download and view the workshop flyer here.
Frontdoor Back Tours Five
Missouri Main Street Communities
Missouri Main Street Connection welcomed Seanette Corkill and Anne Marie Luthro, the creative minds behind creating attractive stores and storefronts through their consulting company Frontdoor Back. Seanette, the founder of the company, explains that the name, Frontdoor Back, refers to the “holistic” approach she takes when working with small business owners. Her perspective, and that of customers, takes into account everything from the front door back.  

The Frontdoor Back duo came to Missouri Main Street’s attention at the Main Street Now Conferenced hosted in Seattle in 2019. One of the sessions presented at the conference was entirely on the subject of lighting, a more complex topic than most would realize. Did you know there are six layers to lighting in a storefront? And not all lightbulbs are created equal! The second session presented by the ladies at the conference really caught our attention. It was entitled, “The How Behind the Wow: Creating Stellar Stores.” Missouri Main Street felt this session and theme would be of great benefit to Missouri Main Street businesses and districts. Read the full article here
Missouri Bicentennial Passport

We are creating a 2021 Bicentennial Passport for distribution across the state to celebrate Missouri's bicentennial statehood anniversary. The passport will encourage and stimulate tourism in our Missouri Main Street communities. MMSC wants Missouri Main Street communities to join in the celebration with local events and festivities! Deadline for events to be submitted is November 23, 2020.
Community Resiliency Grant
Clinton Main Street's plan of action for their space is a huge step forward to making the space more useable. Due to the Community Resiliency Grant by MMSC and AARP Missouri, this multi-phased plan will help to enable much needed greenery and vibrancy to this gathering place in downtown Clinton and become a true showpiece in the district. View the multi-phased plan here!
Storefront Activation Update!

Willow Springs had an incredibly attractive window display that quickly turned heads and garnered a sale on the property within 2 months. Read the full update on the blog here!
Fourth Quarter Building Maintenance Tips
Check out our blog for fourth quarter building maintenance tips!

We want to thank these partners for their investment in Missouri Main Street for the month of September
Brunswick Main Street
City of Berkeley
The Community Foundation of Northwest Missouri, Inc.
Downtown Lee's Summit Main Street
Electric City Downtown
Main Street Chillicothe
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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.