Friday, November 6, 2015
9:00 am - 11:00 am

CMSC Headquarters, c/o Eversource Energy
400 Sheldon Street
Hartford, CT 06106
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The BRIDGE Series offers quarterly networking and info-sharing events – just for CT Main Street members! We will provide lots of networking time and a short, interactive program.

Essentials for Transforming a Business District into a Vibrant Place
with Chris Ortwein, Director
Retail Sq. Ft.
a program of Town Green District, New Haven
Our speaker, Chris Ortwein, will discuss how she inherited a neglected “step child” district in downtown New Haven and reshaped it into a hip & vibrant community where people live, open businesses and celebrate life. Chris’s presentation will examine:
  • How do we use market data to drive promotional campaigns, create more foot traffic, and determine what retail markets we can attract?
  • How do we define out customers and calculate potential retail sales?
  • How do we determine the best business mix, analyze business opportunities, and when is it time to contract a national retail consultant?
  • And how do we take all of this information and create a vibrant place?
Limited to 3 people per member community, please.