Connecting communities with leaders in the field of downtown revitalization.

Our Professional Affiliate network provides our Main Street communities with access to industry leaders who have specialized expertise relevant to preservation, economic & community development, land use, transportation & responsible growth policies, organizational development, marketing and other key issues.

Professional Affiliate Membership is open to sole proprietors, firms and nonprofit associations and academic institutions.  Student memberships are also available to college and graduate students.

As a Professional Affiliate, you’ll enjoy:
  • Access to over 80 Connecticut Communities representing nearly 2 million residents. From your business listing on our website to interacting with CT Main Street Communities at our events and programs, membership regularly affords you with potential new business contacts.
  • Opportunities to promote your business by attending, sponsoring or hosting our regional networking and educational events, as well as our annual VIBRANT MAIN STREETS awards. Over 600 people attended our programs last year! They come to learn from our featured speakers, and from each other.
  • Promotion as an industry expert in the CT Main Street Network, through our monthly e-newsletter, Downtown Update, and our robust social media presence viewed by thousands each month.
  • Opportunities to collaborate with CMSC on public policy and legislation in support of our downtowns and Main Streets. Your expertise can help shape policy.

If you are interested in becoming a Professional Affiliate, please contact Kimberley Parsons-Whitaker at 860-280-2556 or

View a list of our Professional Affiliates!