With only two paid staff members, the majority of our work hours are donated by our volunteers. If you would like to become involved in our efforts to be more aware of issues affecting the downtown, to get to know more of your neighbors or simply for the positive feeling of making your community a better place to live, work and play, please contact us. We are currently searching for volunteers with background and experience in the following areas:
|Accounting Skills||Marketing Skills|
The Main Street Four-Point Approach
The Main Street Approach is a community-driven, comprehensive strategy used to revitalize downtown and neighborhood business districts throughout the United States. It is a common-sense way to address the variety of issues and problems that challenge traditional business districts.
Economic Vitality means finding new or better purposes for Main Street enterprises. Helping existing downtown businesses expand and recruiting new ones, a successful Main Street converts unused space into productive property and sharpens the competitiveness of its businesses.
Design means getting Main Street into top physical shape. Capitalizing on its best assets such as historic buildings and the traditional downtown layout is just part of the story. An inviting atmosphere can be created through window displays, parking areas, sidewalks, street lights, and landscaping; good design conveys a message about what Main Street is and what it has to offer.
Promotion means selling the image and promise of Main Street to all prospects. By marketing the district’s unique characteristics through advertising, retail promotional activities, special events, and marketing campaigns—an effective promotion strategy forges a positive image to shoppers, investors, new businesses, and visitors.
Organization means getting everyone working towards common goals. The common-sense formula of a volunteer-driven program and an organizational structure of broad and committees assisting professional management can ease the difficult work of building consensus and cooperation among the varied groups that have a stake in the district.