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Eventful: Tips and trends help power downtown event planning

The COVID-19 pandemic foisted many dizzying changes on locally owned businesses, including temporary and permanent closures, changing entrepreneur demographics, labor market shifts and a switch to online sales. One benefit of coordinating a long-standing program such as Wisconsin Main Street (celebrating its 35th year in 2022) is the ability to explore trends over time. Read More

2022-03-29T13:04:18-05:00March 29, 2022|Places|

Tapping into trends in downtown entrepreneurship

The COVID-19 pandemic foisted many dizzying changes on locally owned businesses, including temporary and permanent closures, changing entrepreneur demographics, labor market shifts and a switch to online sales. One benefit of coordinating a long-standing program such as Wisconsin Main Street (celebrating its 35th year in 2022) is the ability to explore trends over time. Read More

2022-03-07T15:21:17-06:00February 18, 2022|Places|

Fighting cabin fever by creating winter fun downtown

Wisconsin winters can seem long, dark and cold. The temptation is strong to hunker down and wait it out. But just because the days are short and frigid, there’s no reason your customers need to be prisoners in their own homes. You can ward off cabin fever by uncovering the fun side of winter right in your own downtown. Read More

2022-01-27T13:57:49-06:00January 27, 2022|Places|

Three types of funding your organization may be missing out on

Community organizations are adept at being creative when it comes to doing more with less. By leveraging their extensive network of partners, Main Street and Connect Communities organizations can attract in-kind support to cover many expenses while programs and events generate revenue and attract sponsor dollars to help achieve the mission. Read More

2021-11-18T10:23:32-06:00November 18, 2021|Places|

Best practices, resources help wipe out contaminants to keep buildings safe

The potential for contaminants in the buildings where we live and work has always been a concern, whether it’s mold in our walls or foundations, lead in our paint or drinking water or asbestos in our insulation or floor tiles. This concern has become even more prominent during the COVID-19 pandemic, when many of us have been working from home and spending more time indoors. Read More

2021-10-25T16:09:32-05:00October 26, 2021|Places|
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