Monday, October 19, 2009

Main Street Arkansas Update - October 19, 2009

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From: Cary Tyson <>
Date: Mon, Oct 19, 2009 at 8:40 AM
Subject: Main Street Arkansas Update - October 19, 2009
To: Caroline Millar <>, Cynthia Dorn <>, Greg Phillips <>, Mark Miller <>, Nancy Lowe <>, Susan Shaddox <>

I sent out last week's update Friday before my departure to the National Trust/Main Street Coordinators meeting.  I later learned no email sent from our office Thursday or Friday made it outside the department.  Sorry about that.  I'd have resent this last Monday but cannot access my address book remotely, so here it is again.  It's all still applicable, 


Please take note of the calendar below.  I won't send as detailed calendar again.  Not everything is necessarily applicable to you but the dates are worth noting as you might either consider attending or scheduling around. 


Also, please note that we have scheduled the next Quarterly Training for February 9-10, 2010 in Little Rock.  We'll have more details closer to the event.   



October 22 – Arkansas Community Development Society Conference – Little Rock

October 29 – Branding Unveiling in Ozark

November 12 – Branding Unveiling in Blytheville

November 20 – Nominations due for Preservation Awards

NEW!! February 9-10 – Quarterly Training – Little Rock

March 7-9 – Governor's Conference on Tourism – Eureka Springs

April 15-17 – Arkansas Preservation Conference – Helena

April 29-30 – Summit on Volunteerism – Springdale

May 2-5 – National Conference on Main Street – Oklahoma City, OK

May 25-27 – Rural Development Conference – Eureka Springs

May 26-29 – Neighborhoods USA Conference – Little Rock

July 29-Aug 1 – National Alliance of Preservation Commissions, Grand Rapids, MI

September 13-15 – Destination Downtown, somewhere in Louisiana



Main Street Arkansas Calendar October 19 - 23, 2009   


MONDAY              Mark & Susan - annual
TUESDAY           Cary – Nashville, AR; Caroline – Eudora, Dumas, Lakeport; Mark & Susan - annual

WEDNESDAY     Susan & Mark – annual

THURSDAY        Susan – Searcy; Cary, Caroline, Nancy – AR Community Development Society Conference – LR






Great Places: Streets – President Clinton Avenue


The Buy Main Street Video Story

- Joe confirms my theory that the real work happens after 5pm and in the Hospitality Suite. 


2010 Henry Awards

The annual ceremony honoring Henry nominees and winners will serve as one of the highlights of the 36th anniversary of the Arkansas Governor's Conference on Tourism, which is scheduled March 7-9, 2010 in Eureka Springs. Each year we strive to recognize individuals, communities, and organizations that have performed above and beyond the call of duty in their contribution to the success of Arkansas's tourism industry.

-          you can now submit your nomination online or download the form on the website should you want to submit hardcopy

Deadline is October 30


Main Street in Black & White Press:


Main Street Russellville Fall Fest


Main Street Hardy See Arkansas First Press:


Hometown Crawfordsville Festival Press:


Arkansas Entrepreneurial Conference


Trade ideas and compare notes while participating in an array of powerful workshops including:

·                     Start Up Tips

·                     Business Planning

·                     Financing

·                     Marketing

·                     Taxes

·                     Insurance


There is no registration fee for this conference.  If you have potential small business owners looking to locate in your downtown, encourage them to come to this event. 


The Soul of the City

-          the Top 3 Factors that make up the Soul of the City/ones attachment to their community, per this survey are:

1.               Openness

2.               Social Offerings

3.               Aesthetics 


The United Nations of Main Street


3 Great Social Media Policies to Steal From \




Cary Tyson


Main Street Arkansas

Arkansas Historic Preservation Program

1500 Tower Building

323 Center Street

Little Rock, AR 72201


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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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