Downtown Delaware provides technical assistance and training to staff and volunteers of designated Main Street programs, Commercial District Affiliate communities, and stakeholders of business districts statewide.

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                     Main Street Conference in Baltimore, MD


Training dates, topics, and locations vary based on needs of our communities, best practices, and trending topics, and are held in a variety of formats and venues:  

  • The annual Main Street Now! conference offers exception networking and training opportunities annually!  It takes place in the Spring of each year with the next conference to be held May 1-3, 2017, in Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Idea Exchanges are held quarterly for Main Street program staff and epresentatives from each Commercial District Affiliate community.  
  • New Program Manager and Board Development Training
  • Retailer, eCommerce and other types of training opportunities targeted to downtown small business owners.
  • Downtown Delaware also provides technical assistance and training customized to affiliated communities on an as-needed basis.
  • Coming soon... Four Point Refresh training!

Contact Diane Laird for information on any of the above training opportunities, or to discuss customized technical assistance for your community.