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Use the list below to download presentation notes from Virginia Main Street trainings:

2013 Essentials: Organization and Promotion

Sept. 11-12, 2013 – Culpeper, VA

Day 1 - Economic Restructuring
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Day 2 – Design
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Virginia Main Street Summer Toolkit 2013

Bringing the Outdoors Downtown: Outdoor recreation and Main Street revitalization

July 17-18, 2013 – Waynesboro, VA

Day One

  • Virginia State Tourism Plan – Steve Galyean, Director of Development, Virginia Tourism Corporation
  • Waynesboro: A Case Study in Outdoor Recreation as Economic Development – Len Poulin, Board President, Waynesboro Downtown Development, Inc., Michael Barnes, Director of Planning, City of Waynesboro, Greg Hitchin, Director of Economic Development, City of Waynesboro
  • Outdoor Recreation as Tourist Attractions
    • Farmville – Helen Person, Executive Director, Downtown Farmville, Magi Van Eps, Director, Prince Edward County Tourism Development
    • Luray - Liz Lewis, Executive Director, Luray Downtown Initiative, Inc.
    • Bedford – Sergei Troubetzkoy – Director, Bedford Tourism, Sue Montgomery, Executive Director, Bedford Main Street, Inc.
  • Appalachian Trail Communities – Karen Lutz, Director Mid-Atlantic Region, Appalachian Trail Conservancy
  • Southwest Virginia – Appalachian Spring – Todd Christensen, Executive Director, Southwest Virginia Cultural Heritage Foundation


Day Two


How to Apply Workshop


2012 Essentials: Organization and Promotion

Sept. 19-20, 2012 – Marion, VA

Day 1 – Organization
 
Main Street Essentials – Organization - power point presentation (.pdf)
Handouts:

 Day 2 – Promotion
 
Main Street Essentials – Promotion – power point presentation (.pdf)
Handouts:


2012 Summer Toolkit: Cultivating Healthy, Vital Communities

2011 Essentials: Design and Economic Restructuring for historic downtowns

  • 2011 Essentials Agenda >> URL
  • Design Essentials: 10 things you need to know about design >> PDF
    1. The Elements >> PDF
    2. The History >> PDF
    3. The Uses of Your Downtown Today >> PDF
    4. The Players >> PDF
    5. The Issues >> PDF
    6. Design Principles for Downtown >> PDF
    7. Solutions for Buildings >> PDF
    8. Solutions for the Public Realm >> PDF
    9. Tools for Success >> PDF
    10. The Design Process >> PDF
  • Design Essentials: Sample plan >> PDF
  • Design Essentials Session Notes >> PDF
  • Financing Rehabilitation of Large Structures >> PDF
  • Economic Restructuring Essentials: 50 things your Economic Restructuring committee can do >> PDF
  • Resources for 50 Things >> PDF

2011 Summer Toolkit: Sustainable Main Street

  • 2011 Summer Toolkit Agenda >> PDF
  • 2011 Summer Toolkit Speaker Biographies >> PDF
  • Main Street Green: How sustainability relates to Main Street and how to get started >> PDF*
  • Additional Main Street Green Resources >> PDF
  • Virginia Municipal League’s Green Government Challenge >> PDF
  • Build It Green Panel: Sustainable strategies for the built environment in three Virginia communities >> PDF*
  • Historic Preservation Resources: Tools for economic development and community sustainability >> PDF
  • Virginia Tourism Corporation’s Virginia Green Program >> PDF*
  • TEAM Eventacular: Towns, events and merchants partnering for success >> PDF*
  • Economic Gardening: Funding, inspiring and cultivating the entrepreneurs who revitalize our communities >> PDF
  • Growing the Main Street Community: Five inspiring downtown projects and the people who support them >> PDF*
  • Working in Teams and Collaborations: Partnering for success >> PDF

2011 E-Training

  • The Why, What, Who, Where and How of Volunteer Development >> PDF
  • The Downtown Spring Spruce-up Presentation >> PDF
  • Façade Improvement Categories >> PDF
  • Infrastructure Inventory Tool >> PDF
  • Recorded Webinar >> Link

2010 Essentials: A Focus on Organization and Promotion

  • 2010 Essentials Agenda >> PDF
  • Organization essentials presentation >> PDF
  • Fundraising plans handout >> PDF
  • Successful fundraising ideas >> PDF
  • Blank fundraising plan >> PDF
  • Promotion essentials presentation >> PDF
  • Promotion planning checklist >> PDF
  • Evaluating Main Street promotions >> PDF
  • Concurrent conversations notes >> PDF
  • Bristol board engagement resources >> PDF
  • Press relationship nuts & bolts presentation >> PDF
  • Selling sponsorships presentation >> PDF
  • Developing a marketing plan presentation >> PDF

2010 Summer Toolkit: Cultivating an Entrepreneurial Downtown

  • 2010 Summer Toolkit agenda >> PDF
  • Downtown business recruitment and retention >> PDF
  • Thinking and acting more like a developer/The power of downtown entrepreneurship >> PDF
  • Staunton gift card merchant instructions >> PDF
  • Staunton extended store hours proposal >> PDF
  • Staunton extended store hours final analysis >> PDF
  • Altavista economic restructuring activities >> PDF
  • Hatching new businesses at the Franklin Business Incubator >> PDF
  • The ABC’s of starting a business >> PDF
  • A field guide to the downtown entrepreneur >> PDF
  • Downtown entrepreneur open topic conversation notes >> PDF

2010 E-Training

  • Telling your Main Street Story in Words >> PDF
  • Engaging and Motivating Volunteers >> PDF
  • Leadership Structure Assessment >> Word
  • Your Story in Pictures >> PDF (11mb)
  • Webinar Photo Critique Exercise >> PDF
  • Photography Basics Tip Sheet >> PDF
  • Photo Competition Announcement >> PDF

2010 Program Manager’s Retreat

  • Mission-based Nonprofit Financial Management >> PDF
  • Budget Worksheet >> Excel

2009 E-Training

2009 Main Street Essentials: Economic restructuring and design