Office of Community and Rural Affairs to hold Indiana Main Street Community Exchange in Newburgh (6/19/2017)

June 19, 2017

Office of Community and Rural Affairs to hold Indiana Main Street Community Exchange in Newburgh

INDIANAPOLIS – On June 23rd, Historic Newburgh, Inc. along with the Office of Community and Rural Affairs(OCRA), will host the first in a series of community exchanges for Indiana Main Street organizations, community leaders and planners, downtown groups, and economic development professionals. The networking session will begin at 9:00 a.m. (Central).

The agenda will focus on Promotion and Tourism in Indiana. Mark Newman, Executive Director of the Indiana Office of Tourism Development, will be the keynote speaker. Other topics include online promotion opportunities through the Visit Indiana website as well as a panel discussion with the Indiana Festival Guide, and Indiana Travel Guide. OCRA staff will also discuss additional training initiatives at this exchange.

Attendees do not need to be a Main Street organization participant or staff member to attend. This exchange will provide information useful to community leaders and planners as well as economic development professionals.

The Newburgh community exchange will be held at the historic Preservation Hall, located at 200 State Street in Newburgh, Indiana. The $30 registration includes lunch, refreshments, and all materials. Email Carol@historicnewburgh.org to register.

The purpose of the Community Exchanges are to allow Indiana Main Street communities and others to network and learn from one another. The exchanges will give communities an opportunity to discuss issues facing their community, ways others have resolved some of those issues, and innovative ways communities are facing the needs of their organization, community, and downtown.

For more information on the 2017 Indiana Main Street Community Exchanges, visit the IMS Education & Training webpage for dates and location information.

About the Indiana Main Street Program:
Indiana Main Street encourages economic development, redevelopment, and improvement of downtown areas of Indiana’s cities and towns. The program is founded on community economic development principles that emphasize preservation and development of traditional downtown resources. Attendance at one of OCRA’s 2017 exchanges meets the requirement to apply for the agency’s Downtown Enhancement Grant program.

Historic Newburgh, Inc. is a non-profit, Main Street organization dedicated to historic preservation, economic revitalization, and sustainability of Downtown Newburgh. Historic Newburgh, Inc embraces the Indiana Main Street four point approach to revitalizing our downtown area. This includes focusing on design, organization, promotion, and economic restructuring.