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Spotlight On Main Street Networking Event – Middletown

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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
– Meet and Greet sponsored by the Inn at Middletown


  • 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.

Main Street Connect – Small & Rural Towns

Main Street Connect is back,
Exclusively for Connecticut Main Street Center members!

Discuss key challenges & opportunities with your peers in a group environment led by
Carl Rosa, CMSC Field Services Director and Main Street Waterbury veteran.

Main Street Connect is a monthly program focused on bringing Main Street Leaders from across the state together in an informal setting for group coaching and peer mentoring.

What to expect:

  • Member-led. Most of the hour-long program will be for attendees to discuss their opportunities and challenges to get feedback from their peers and guidance from CMSC.
  • Small group. Each monthly session has a limited number of attendees to allow for robust conversation and dialogue.
  • Be with your peers. Each month is segmented to meet the needs of different members: Professionally Managed, Municipalities, Small/Rural Towns, and Urban Main Streets. Self-select the session(s) that best describe your Main Street program.
  • Convenient virtual format; engaged participants. Sessions will be held on Zoom and will not be recorded for replay. Attendees are encouraged to be present and engage live.

Upcoming schedule:

Main Street Connect is held on the First Friday of every month, from 9:00-10:00 am.  Click on the date to register for the session(s) that best fit your Main Street program:

 *Registration is available to current Connecticut Main Street Center members.


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