Morhan Zehner of zehnerconsulting presented information about the best practices for funding Main Street Programs to a group of local volunteers. The presentation was offered to designated Main Street communities as a service of Minnesota Main Street
Archives for June 2011
The Main Street Board of Directors received the FINAL REPORT of the extensive Market Analysis conducted by Todd Tracy, Main Street Consultant from (IN)ALLIANCE
The Board will be seeking feedback on the report over the next few months as members of the committees take on recommendations and issues identified in the report.
Please contact any Main Street Board member or comment here on any aspect of the report.
The community is invited to an open house Thursday, June 9 from 5-7 at the Vintage Ballroom. (above Bernie’s Grill in downtown Faribault)
Todd Tracy of (IN)ALLIANCE, a Main Street consulting company, has been in town this week gathering data. He has conducted focus groups with businesses and building owners, consumers and community leaders. He has also been visiting downtown businesses throughout the week.
On Thursday evening there will be an opportunity to share your opinions and dreams about Faribault’s central business district and to hear preliminary observations from Tracy.
Community Night for Main Street is open to everyone; the general public, members of the focus groups and Main Street businesses and volunteers. Please plan to attend.
In addition to the events this week, the Market Analysis in depth review of census data and review of the retail and market area profiles. The analysis also includes business surveys, intercept surveys and a resident survey. The resident survey will be sent to every household through their city water bill. The survey is also available on-line at www.faribaultmainstreet.org
The final report, due in mid-July will incorporate the results of the meetings, the focus groups and all the surveys.
This Market Analysis will assist Faribault Main Street leaders in developing priority projects both long and short term for the betterment of the downtown area.