Monday, July 28, 2008

Main Street Arkansas Update - July 28, 2008


JUST A REMINDER TO ALL WHO ARE COMING TO HARDY TO BE PREPARED TO SPEAK FOR 3-5 MINUTES ABOUT WHAT'S GOING ON IN YOUR COMMUNITY & WITH YOUR PROGRAM AT OUR WEDNESDAY MORNING ROUNDTABLE

 

THIS WEEK -  MSA QUARTERLY TRAINING: JULY 29-30, HARDY

Topic: main to Main (how can we replicate this in ar?)

Speaker: leon Steele, main to main coordinator, louisiana main street

 

OCTOBER 6-8, DESTINATION DOWNTOWN, BAY ST. LOUIS, MS

OCTOBER 21-25 – NATIONAL TRUST FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION CONFERENCE, TULSA, OK

 

October 20-21 - Artlinks 2008: The Value of the Arts in the 21st-Century, Little Rock

 

NOVEMBER 15-18 NATIONAL TRAILS SYMPOSIUM, LITTLE ROCK more at www.americantrails.org (good place for Rails to Trails information)

 

Main Street Arkansas Calendar July 28 – 31, 2008   

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MONDAY            Cary, out; staff – travel to Hardy
TUESDAY           all staff - Hardy

WEDNESDAY    all staff – Hardy
THURSDAY        Greg & Susan – Siloam Springs; Caroline - out
FRIDAY               Greg & Susan – Siloam Springs

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IN THIS ISSUE

DOV Community Service Awards

Good MSA/SoMa Press

Good Searcy Press

Interesting Dumas Article

7% Cut in State Budgets Looked At

Distinctive Dozen Destinations

Major Gifts Training

Grant Opportunity

 

Many of you have great corporate partners & youth board/committee members.  This looks like a great opportunity to provide them with some recognition. 

DOV Community Service Awards

The Department of Volunteerism has only received individual nominations for their Community Service Awards.  They are in need of youth and corporate nominees.  If you know someone worthy of this award, please recognize them in this very special way!  See www.arkansas.gov/dhs/adov for more information

 

Good MSA/SoMa/Downtown LR Press

http://mississippimainstreet.typepad.com/the_mississippi_main_stre/2008/07/jackson-progres.html

 

Good Main Street Searcy Press:

http://www.thedailycitizen.com/articles/2008/07/22/news/features/features05.txt

 

Ding Dong Daddy Dilemma

http://www.nwanews.com/adg/National/232281

 

Beebe Asks For Look at 7 Percent State Budget Cuts

http://arkansasbusiness.com/printable.asp?aid=106488

"Beebe said earlier this year he would consider cutting state services to continue reducing Arkansas' sales tax on groceries, but said he won't touch education, human services or law enforcement."

 

Dozen Distinctive Destinations Accepting Nominations

National Trust for Historic Preservation now accepting nominations for the 2009 list of Dozen Distinctive Destinations® Since 2000, the National Trust for Historic Preservation has annually selected communities across the United States that offer cultural and recreational experiences different from the typical vacation destination.  From dynamic downtowns and stunning architecture to cultural diversity and commitments to historic preservation, the selected destinations boast a richness of character and exude an authentic sense of place. To date, there are 108 Distinctive Destinations located in 42 states throughout the country. Visit www.PreservationNation.org/ddd to view the online archive, distinctive destinations toolkit, etc.

 

Nominations are open to Convention & Visitors Bureaus (CVB) and Chambers of Commerce (COC) across the country. Individuals, Main Street organizations, and others are encouraged to contact their local CVB or COC to encourage the CVB or COCs nomination for this annual heritage tourism program.

 

There is a $150 nomination fee. Visit http://www.preservationnation.org/travel-and-sites/travel/dozen-distinctive-destinations/2009-dozen-distinctive.html  to view the nomination guidelines and nomination form.

 

Completed nominations, including high-resolution jpeg images and letters of support, are due on Friday, August 29, 2008. The 2009 Dozen Distinctive Destinations will be announced in on Tuesday, January 13, 2009.

 

For more information, e-mail Special Projects Coordinator Carrie Johnson at Carrie_Johnson@nthp.org , or call 202-588-6177.

 

- LR & NLR were named a DDD in 2006.  MSA wrote the DDD nomination. 

Creating Sustainable Funding For Nonprofits

*Major Gifts:  Finding the Perfect Donors*

*As a part of the Arkansas Excels training calendar, ACE strives to connect our members to information about training and capacity building for nonprofits in Arkansas

Presenter:  Julie Goebl
Date:  Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Time:  1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location:  Arkansas Community Foundation- Union Station 1400 W. Markham, Ste 206, Little Rock, AR 72201
Cost:  No Fee to Attend

To register:  RSVP Required!  Space is Limited.  Register here.

Questions?  Contact Alaina Szlachta at 206.709.9400 ext. 132 or alaina.szlachta@benevon.com

Support for Social Change Efforts in the U.S. and Canada

Unitarian Universalist Association: Fund for a Just Society
The Fund for a Just Society, a program of the Unitarian Universalist Association, provides grants to nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and Canada that address issues of social and economic justice. The Fund supports organizations that use community organizing to bring about systemic change leading to a more just society and mobilize with those who have been disenfranchised and excluded from resources, power, and the right to self-determination. Consideration is given to projects that are less likely to receive conventional funding because of the innovative or challenging nature of the work or the economic and social status of the constituency. The maximum grant amount is $15,000; however, most grants range between $6,000 and $8,000. The next application deadline is September 15, 2008. Visit the website listed above to review the program guidelines.

 

 

 

 

Cary Tyson

Director

Main Street Arkansas

Arkansas Historic Preservation Program

1500 Tower Building

323 Center Street

Little Rock, AR 72201

 

501.324.9186 voice

501.324.9184 fax

 

Visit our website at: www.MainStreetArkansas.org Sign up for our free e-newsletter at: http://www.arkansaspreservation.com/enews/  and check out our blog at: http://mainstreetarkansas.blogspot.com/ or visit our myspace page at www.myspace.com/mainstreetarkansas and befriend us on Facebook

Link to me at http://www.linkedin.com/in/carytyson

 

The mission of Main Street Arkansas is to be the leading resource for communities seeking to revitalize their historic downtown commercial districts and to provide technical assistance and expertise to designated Main Street Arkansas communities through the implementation of the National Trust's Main Street Center's comprehensive Four-Point Approach™.   Main Street Arkansas is a preservation-based economic development program housed in the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage. 

 




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