Friday, October 30, 2009

Main Street Arkansas Update - November 2, 2009

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From: "Cary Tyson" <>
Date: Fri, 30 Oct 2009 16:20:35 -0500
To: Caroline Millar<>; Cynthia Dorn<>; Greg Phillips<>; Mark Miller<>; Nancy Lowe<>; Susan Shaddox<>
Subject: Main Street Arkansas Update - November 2, 2009

I’m sending this today as I’ll be out Monday morning.  Happy Halloween


Main Street Arkansas Calendar November 2 – 6, 2009  


MONDAY             Cary – out, a.m.
TUESDAY           Cary - Commerce Arkansas; Susan – annual leave;

WEDNESDAY    Cary – Conway, p.m.; Susan – annual leave

THURSDAY        Susan – annual leave  





Ozark Branding

Development District Proposed for Helena/West Helena

TN Main Street Video

Historic Hotel For Sale in Downtown Rogers

10 Small Biz Social Media Marketing Tips

3 Metro Areas on Upswing to Recover

Embrace Millennials LR Told

MSR Before Council

Article on Recent MS Session in Nashville

The Best Place to Buy an Old House


Federal Reserve Workshop

4 Grant Opportunities


Excellent Branding Results in Ozark last week.  Check them out here:


Development District Proposed for Downtown Helena


Check out TN Main Street’s Video Competition


Historic Hotel For Sale in Downtown Rogers


10 Small Business Social Media Marketing Tips


Three Metro Areas On Upswing to Recovery


Embrace Millennials LR Told


MSR Goes Before Council


Article I Wrote on the Main Street Coordinators’ Meeting & Session at the NTHP Conference


captured live feed of our session


The Best Place to Buy an Old House teamed up with This Old House magazine to promote their search for "The Best Places to Buy an Old House." An upcoming issue and Web feature will identify affordable—or just plain magnificent—homes in historic neighborhoods in the US. Nominations due Nov. 16. Send information outlined above to This Old House Associate Editor, Keith Pandolfi at



November 23, USGBC Chief to Speak at the Clinton School

Richard Fedrizzi, CEO and founding chairman, U.S. Green Building Council
Monday, November 23, 2009 at 12:00 p.m. (Sturgis Hall)
- The Washington, D.C.-based U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a nonprofit organization committed to fostering a sustainable future for America through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings.

*Reserve your seats by emailing or calling 501.683.5239.

Please make plans to attend the upcoming symposium sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Little Rock Branch:  

Trends and Innovation in Rental Housing - A Neighborhood Stabilization Strategy.  
November 12
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
(Continental breakfast will be served beginning at 8:30 a.m.)

Hilton Little Rock Metro Center
925 S. University Ave.
Little Rock, AR 72204

Innovative approaches to rental housing are proving effective both for neigh­borhood stabilization and individual asset development. This symposium will feature national, state and regional experts who will discuss the latest trends in rental housing, replicable best practices and valuable resources for implementing a sustainable rental strategy in your community.
Symposium topics:
• Low Income Housing Tax Credits,
• resident-centered development strategies,
• innovative asset development strategies, and
• rural rental housing.

Speakers will include representatives from The Housing Assistance Council, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Mid-South Delta LISC, Great Lakes Capital Fund, Cornerstone Corporation for Shared Equity, The Arkansas Development Finance Authority and United Housing.

Registration fee: $25
Registration deadline: November 6
Register with a credit card online at
If you prefer to pay with a check or cash, call Julie Kerr at 501-324-8296 or send an e-mail to


4 Grant Opportunities

National Endowment for the Humanities, Division of Public Programs grants
The Division of Public Programs at the National Endowment for the Humanities funds public projects at museums, libraries, historic sites, and other historical and cultural organizations.  The organization offers grants that support historic site interpretation, exhibits, reading or film discussion series, symposia, and digital projects.  For more information contact the Division of Public Programs, 202-606-8269 or  The application deadline for funds from the America’s Historical and Cultural Organizations and Interpreting America’s Historic Places programs is January 13, 2010.


Home Depot Accepting Applications for Building Healthy Communities Grant Program
Deadline: December 15, 2009

Grants of up to $2,500 will be awarded to nonprofits for materials that equip volunteers working to improve the physical health of their communities through activities that enhance green spaces and community structures....

National Endowment for the Humanities: Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections
This program supports efforts to preserve large and diverse holdings of humanities materials for future generations by supporting preventive conservation measures that mitigate deterioration and prolong the useful life of collections.

Department of Agriculture: National Urban and Community Forestry Challenge Cost-Share Grant Program
This program provides funds to urban and community forestry projects that have national or widespread application and impact.





Cary Tyson


Main Street Arkansas

Arkansas Historic Preservation Program

1500 Tower Building

323 Center Street

Little Rock, AR 72201


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501.324.9184 fax


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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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