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

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

November 18, 2021|Places|Comments Off on Three types of funding your organization may be missing out on

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

October 26, 2021|Places|Comments Off on Best practices, resources help wipe out contaminants to keep buildings safe

Entrepreneur perspectives

Wisconsin Main Street hosted its first Downtown Pitch Contest in June, inviting entrepreneurs from more than 100 Main Street and Connect Communities districts to share ideas for business concepts or expansions to meet the needs of local customers, enhance their district, and support and sustain local businesses. Read More

July 21, 2021|Places|Comments Off on Entrepreneur perspectives

Supporting small-scale renovations

May is Historic Preservation Month, so it is fitting that this issue of INtersections highlight some of the individuals around the state who have undertaken impactful local renovations of historic downtown properties. Investment in ongoing maintenance and periodic renovation or restoration of older or historic buildings is a key elements of downtown revitalization. Read More

May 24, 2021|Places|Comments Off on Supporting small-scale renovations

Farmers markets emerge from the pandemic

Farmers markets are important to communities in many ways. They are a critical component in rebuilding local food economies. They provide a cost-effective, retail sales opportunity for local food producers, and often for artisan businesses as well. And they are a beloved social gathering place for many Wisconsinites. Read More

April 29, 2021|Places|Comments Off on Farmers markets emerge from the pandemic

Avoiding the top four nonprofit pitfalls

One of the most challenging aspects of managing an organization is maintaining focus on the organization’s core mission in a world of ever-increasing distractions. A seemingly infinite number of worthy causes, great ideas and event inspirations arise on a daily basis, presenting the temptation to pursue them. Read More

March 15, 2021|Places|Comments Off on Avoiding the top four nonprofit pitfalls