Downtown Idea Exchange Interview on Nominating Committeees

We are always interested in working with reporters on articles where we have some expertise to offer, and was delighted to sit for an interview with Shiela Grant of the Downtown Idea Exchange  last month to talk about improving board service for Main Street organizations.   Please read the article here.  Let us know if this information rings true for you too.  

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Strategic Plan for Main Street Howell DDA (MI

We are wrapping up a five month Strategic Planning effort for one of the Master Level Communities in Michigan Main Street this month. Howell has a handsome downtown with only a few vacancies, and is seeing a flurry of new businesses come to town. Far from being a small town between Lansing and Detroit, Howell is a county seat with two cultural anchors, a recently renovated downtown movie theater showing Indy films, and the Opera House which is used a performance venue. See the Survey Report...

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The Power of Thank You Blog Post for Main Street Center

We don’t do it enough, say thank you, that is. We published a recent blog post as the Main Street Story of the Week called The Power of Thank You, primarily as a reminder how important these two words are to every Main Street organization. Read it here.    

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Better Recruitment = Better Boards Detroit Presentation handouts

All the handouts are here from our 2014 presentation on Better Recruitment= Better Boards at the Main Street Conference in Detroit. The link contains all of the following handouts. This presentation in a 4 up format,  Board Skills Matrix List of questions for Board Nominees Sample Board member contract from PA Downtown Center Board nomination form  Board commitment form --fill in the blanks Main Street Story of the Week about 13 documents to give potential board...

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Strategic Plan Downtown Ortonville MI

The Main Street Oakland County MI staff asked us to help Downtown Ortonville to create a Strategic Plan. The document was adopted by the Board in 2014. See the complete plan here. 

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