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Places Blog2018-04-25T14:13:40-05:00

The eyes have it: Grab more exposure with a polished website

Your organization’s website is like a front door. Make it inviting and easy to use, and people will come inside and look around. Neglect it and, chances are, they’ll cruise along to the next place. Read More

October 21, 2022|Marketing & Promotion, Places|Comments Off on The eyes have it: Grab more exposure with a polished website

Building stronger communities through brownfield redevelopment

Communities may experience many environmental, social and economic benefits from brownfield redevelopment by removing health hazards, removing blight through renovating abandoned buildings and removal of derelict structures, and preserving historical landmarks. Read More

May 3, 2022|Places|Comments Off on Building stronger communities through brownfield redevelopment

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

March 29, 2022|Places|Comments Off on Eventful: Tips and trends help power downtown event planning

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

February 18, 2022|Places|Comments Off on Tapping into trends in downtown entrepreneurship

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

January 27, 2022|Places|Comments Off on Fighting cabin fever by creating winter fun downtown