Monday, December 6, 2010

Main Street Arkansas Update - December 6, 2010

Main Street Arkansas Calendar December 6 - 10, 2010


MONDAY                             Mark – out 
TUESDAY                           Mark – out; Susan & Nancy – Paragould & Walnut Ridge 

WEDNESDAY                    Mark – Texarkana; Greg – out 

THURSDAY                        Greg – out 

FRIDAY                               Greg – out 




Online Review Sites Can Threaten Businesses' Reputations

Statewide Workshops on CDBG
Grant Opportunity
Online Training for Property Repair



As Internet Review Sites Grow, Business' Reputations Can be Threatened

-          This is a worthy piece to share with your local businesses.  It's worth your ER committee's time to take a look at reviews & on the web to determine if they're accurate. 


Statewide workshops to focus on CDBG application procedures


AEDC's Grants Management Division will host application workshops in five locations throughout Arkansas to inform the public on the procedures for applying for grants and loans from four different agencies and organizations. AEDC administers the state Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, as well as several state-funded grant programs aimed at economic development. For more information regarding workshop locations, contact Dana Heatley at (501) 682-1211 or


Outreach Programs in Company Communities Supported
Ameriprise Financial Community Relations Program
The Ameriprise Financial Community Relations Program supports nonprofit organizations in company communities throughout the United States whose shared goal is to improve the lives of individuals from all walks of life. The company's community outreach focuses on Meeting Basic Needs and Supporting Community Vitality. (Requests from nonprofit organizations where company employees/advisors/retirees volunteer are also considered.) The application deadlines are February 1, May 1 and September 1, annually. Visit the company's website to review the Community Relations guidelines and submit an online application.


Online Training Videos for Historic Property Repair




Cary Tyson


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


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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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Honorable James F. Valley
MAYOR - Helena West Helena
P O Box 248
226 Perry Street
Helena-West Helena, 72342
501-291-1735 Phone
800-517-7240 Fax

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