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Press Release: 6 Communities Chosen for Inaugural Main Street Accelerator

CT Main Street Center Receives $150k Grant from M&T Bank’s Amplify Fund for Diversity on Main Collaborative in Partnership with Black Business Alliance Funding Will Support Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in New London Pilot For Immediate Release – February 15, 2024 (Hartford, CT) – The M&T Charitable Foundation, the philanthropic arm of M&T Bank (NYSE:MTB), announced that […]

Everything Old is New Again: How the Windsor Historical Society is making the town’s past modern & accessible

Everything Old is New Again: How the Windsor Historical Society is making the town’s history modern & accessible CMSC recently talked to Doug Shipman, Windsor Historical Society’s Executive Director to learn how they’re engaging Windsor’s diverse residents, partnering with the downtown, and going viral on Facebook. As a New England state, Connecticut has a long […]

Press Release: 6 Communities Chosen for Inaugural Main Street Accelerator

6 Communities Chosen for CT Main Street Center’s Inaugural Main Street Accelerator New program applies downtown development & leadership training to local challenges For Immediate Release – December 1, 2023 (Hartford, CT) – Teams from six Connecticut communities were chosen for the inaugural class of Connecticut Main Street Center’s new Main Street Accelerator program – a virtual, […]

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP): Website and Social Media Development

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP): Website and Social Media Development Connecticut’s Countryside, the four towns of Bolton, Coventry, Mansfield and Tolland, have initiated a Request for Proposals process to identify a qualified consultant to further implement Connecticut’s Countryside Marketing Implementation Plan prepared with DKA (Dornenburg Kallenbach Advertising). The Consultant can be an individual or part of […]

CT SHPO: A Powerful Ally for Downtowns & Main Streets

CT’s State Historic Preservation Office: A Powerful Ally for Downtowns & Main Streets CMSC recently sat down with SHPO’s Jonathan Kinney to talk about the resources they offer & historic preservation’s important role in a changing future. Historic preservation and downtowns go hand-in-hand, as so many of our beautiful, timeless treasurers are located amongst their lively streets. One […]

Press Release: CT Main Street Center Announces 2023 Awards of Excellence Winners

CT Main Street Center Announces 2023 Awards of Excellence Winners New “Downtown Hero” award honors late Rep. Quentin Williams For Immediate Release – June 1, 2023 (Hartford, CT) – The Connecticut Main Street Center is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2023 Awards of Excellence. The six awards recognize communities and individuals for their outstanding […]

Traveler’s Foundation funds revitalization effort for Hartford’s Upper Albany neighborhood – HBJ

Traveler’s Foundation funds revitalization effort for Hartford’s Upper Albany neighborhood By Michael Puffer, Hartford Business Journal – May 9, 2023 The Connecticut Main Street Center and Upper Albany Main Street announced a new program intended to help fill storefronts and secure businesses in that corner of the city.  A $13,000 grant from the Travelers Foundation […]

CMSC Partners with Upper Albany Main Street to Bring New Businesses to the Neighborhood

CMSC Partners with Upper Albany Main Street to Bring New Businesses to the Neighborhood For Immediate Release – May 9, 2022 (Hartford, CT) – The Upper Albany neighborhood’s commercial corridors will receive customized assistance to recruit new businesses through a new project launched by the Connecticut Main Street Center (CMSC) and Upper Albany Main Street […]


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