MDA Supports Relief for Main Street Act
July 9, 2020
Congressman Kildee, Michigan's 5th District, has introduced a bill in the House, The Relief for Main Street Act, that would provide assistance to small businesses located within downtowns (not just Main Street Communities) across the United States. The MDA fully supports the act and has been in contact with Congressman Kildee's office. The MDA encourages community leaders to call their representatives in Congress on Tuesday, July 14, at their district office and urge his/her support of this bipartisan bill.
Destination Marketing Webinar
July 9, 2020
Learn from example with this webinar that features how Prescott, Arizona has created a successful destination marketing strategy. Discover latest trends in the tourism industry and what might attract leisure travelers to your town, especially as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic. Your town has a story to tell - use it to draw visitors without relying on large special events. Our guest speaker will be John Heiney, Community Outreach Manager for the City of Prescott, Arizona.
The cost to attend and/or view each webinar is $25 for MDA members and $45 for non-members. MDA members, please contact the MDA for your promo code before registering to receive member pricing.This webinar is sponsored by the Penchura.
Employment Opportunity Sault Ste. Marie
July 9, 2020
THE CITY OF SAULT STE. MARIE (EOE) is seeking an individual for full-time employment as DOWNTOWN MANAGER. Candidates may obtain a full job description and application at www.saultcity.com by clicking on the Employment Application section or contacting Robin R. Troyer, Deputy City Manager during normal business hours at 225 E. Portage Ave., Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783; (906) 632-5717. Applications will not be mailed out. Application materials including a cover letter, resume, transcript, and completed application must be received by the City Clerk’s Office no later than 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 23, 2020. No postmarks accepted. The City of Sault Ste. Marie is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Bad Ass Your Board Webinar
June 24, 2020
Now is the time to clearly communicate with your Downtown Management Board to define and discuss their purpose and responsibilities. Also, it is necessary to clearly identify the critical role they must now play as partners with the Downtown Executive Director to establish and/or maintain communication with all downtown stakeholders and volunteers. Downtown revitalization succeeds when all hands are on deck. This webinar will help you build the political support you need by seeking the right mix of board members and partnering with local government.
This webinar is sponsored by Jeff Siegler, Revitalize, or Die.
Downtown Management Webinar Series
June 4, 2020
The Michigan Downtown Association (MDA), is proud to announce a webinar series designed specifically for downtown managers. "Downtown Management Essentials" is designed to assist downtown managers and stakeholders with current challenges and offer real solutions and insights from experts in the field.
Webinar topics include Downtown Management Basics, Creating Socially Safe Downtown Spaces, and Refocusing TIF Plans.
Downtown Managers Are Essential
April 6, 2020
Now, during the current COVID-19 crisis, downtown management has never been more essential to the economic stability of a community and region. We must use every resource available to prevent further deterioration of our core commercial areas. Communities must be ready to promote residential and economic growth once the current health crisis has passed.