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Education & Training

Education & Training

At CMSC, we’re probably best known for our outstanding and hugely popular educational programming. We offer a wide variety of in-person and online trainings that feature national and local industry experts. We also host networking events in our member communities that showcase best practices in bringing the six core components of a thriving downtown to life.

Most of our educational programming is free to attend, and our webinars are available for on-demand viewing on our YouTube channel.


View our extensive video library.

Small Business Resource Library

Short videos designed to help small businesses set up e-commerce, use social media and more.

Downtown Resources

Learn more about the 6 core components of a healthy downtown.

In-Person Assistance

Click here to schedule a community consultation with CMSC staff.

“I thought the presentation was dynamic; so many useful ideas even for a rural town like Goshen, CT. Can’t wait to share with my colleagues on Goshen Housing Trust and Goshen Business Circle. Thank you!”

 – Dawn W. commenting on our webinar, FIRST — NEXT — LATER: Safeguarding Small Business During the Pandemic, featuring Kennedy Smith of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, one of the nation’s foremost experts on commercial district revitalization and business development. Dawn serves as Vice President of the Goshen Housing Trust, and Goshen Business Circle, Director at large.

Sometimes communities need additional help to address downtown issues in a deeply focused way. When this happens, CMSC can provide technical advisor services in the areas of historic preservation and economic development; rural asset-based economic development; and integrating the built environment with natural resources.

Interested in how we can help your community? Learn more.

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