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Spotlight On Main Street Networking Event – Middletown

DOWNTOWN MIDDLETOWN: LOVEABLE & LIVEABLE
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Join CMSC & CEDAS as we explore Downtown Middletown!

The seven walkable blocks of Middletown’s Main Street are home to nearly 200 independent businesses from family-owned for generations to brand new. Visitors can sample the world at restaurants with a dozen different ethnic cuisines. This charming business district nestled along the Connecticut River is home to music, art, dancing, playtime, and even the movies, making it the perfect place to explore as a visitor or resident.

Schedule of Events
3PM-4PM
– Meet and Greet sponsored by the Inn at Middletown

4PM-4:50PM – PROGRAM

  • Welcome remarks from Mayor Ben Florsheim & Lieutenant Governor Susan Bysiewicz
  • Downtown Business District Chairperson, Jen Alexander, will speak about The Downtown Business District’s roles and responsibilities
  • Our Community in Action presentation by Middletown Police Dept. Community Division
  • Presenters Domenick Demartino (Demartino Development) and JR Hargraves (Hargraves Development) will lead a discussion on A Vibrant & Residential Downtown
  • Closing Remarks from Larry McHugh, President of the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce

5PM-6PM – Guided walking tours along Main Street

6PM-7:30PM – Complimentary Cocktail Reception at the Rooftop of the Community Health Center

Additional Information:

  • PARKING: All guests should park in the parking lot off Union Street behind Mondo Restaurant and the Inn at Middletown
  • SHUTTLE BUS will be available and running between the Inn at Middletown and the Community Health Center following the walking tour

 

This event is approved for 2 credits for certified planners
With thanks to our AICP Certification Maintenance Provider FHI Studio.

CMSC Webinar: Supporting Small Businesses on Main Street

We all know small businesses are the lifeblood of Main Street, but are we giving them the support they need or actually want?

Supported by Main Street America’s 2022 Small Business Survey, we’ll review the findings and highlight the top three types of support small businesses want: incentives & financial support, increased district-wide marketing & promotion, and stronger organization of businesses in the area.

Learn how to take these findings and create effective programs to support your small business.

  • Implement a façade improvement program that energizes vacant spaces and encourages new business starts
  • Strengthen your district branding to change perception, involve everyone, and engage new partners
  • Upgrade Merchant Meetups with informal storytelling events that bring the business community togethe

Meet the panelists:

This event is free, but registration is required.

This event is approved for 1 credit for certified planners
With thanks to our AICP Certification Maintenance Provider FHI Studio.


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