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2017 Oregon Main Street Conference & Awards Banquet

Refresh, Revitalize, & Reinvigorate your Downtown!

October 4-6, 2017

Oregon City


hero.jpgOregon Mail Street is celebrating 10 years of downtown revitalization efforts in Oregon! Join us in historic Downtown Oregon City as we celebrate and look to the future as take Main Street to the next level using the tools and strategies presented at this conference. Conversations will relate to rural, mid-sized, and urban communities. Get ready to bring back fresh ideas to revitalize and reinvigorate your organization and your downtown efforts!

We will also be celebrating the accomplishments of Oregon Main Street communities at the Excellence in Downtown Revitalization Awards Banquet on Oct. 4 at the beautiful Abernathy Center in Downtown Oregon City. 

This conference is supported by the following: Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, Oregon Main Street, Downtown Oregon City Association, and Transportation Growth Management


Conference Program

There are two workshops happening on Oct. 4 that are not part of the conference program but are happening near the conference location and may be of interest to those associated with Main Street efforts:

Travel Oregon 101
This seminar is an information dive into Oregon's travel & tourism industry, designed to benefit visitor-related businesses, organizations and communities. Participants will come away with an increased knowledge of the many opportunities available through Travel Oregon and the network of local, regional, national, and international industry partners. Register here

Maestro Community Manager
Maestro is a cloud-based database used by Main Street communities for their downtown efforts. They are offering a workshop to educate participants on the Maestro Community Manager software and how it can be used by organizations. Register here.

Keynote Speaker - Ed McMahon

To view a video of the Keynote Speaker, Ed McMahon, visit Downtown Oregon City's Facebook Page.

Presentations & Handouts

Business Assistance in the Age of Amazon presented by Hilary Greenberg

Managing Your Online Presence (and additional handout) - Presented by Travis Brown

Leveraging Diversity in Your Main Street  - Presented by Tanya Bowers

How Pop-Up Projects and Programs Spark Livability - Presented by Robert Ping and Jamie Johnk

Go Facebook LIVE in Your Downtown - Presented by Jackie Wolven

Breaking Through the Wall - Building a Culture of Fundraising
- Presented by Marc Smiley

Kick-Start Your Business Recruitment Efforts - Presented by Hilary Greenberg, Kendall Bell, Noelle Brooks, and Jonathan Stone

Jumstart Your Own Street Team - Presented by Jackie Wolven

Engaging Immigrant Business Owners in the Main Street Model
- Presented by Andrés Mantilla

Evaluating Events: Should it Stay or Should it Go - Presented by Saira Siddiqui, Rebecca Quandt, and Sara Wittenberg

Reinvigorating the Business Through Succession Planning
- Presented by Dr. Sherri Noxel

Reaching Hearts: Developing Your Main Street Stories - Presented by Ryan Schwartz

Troubleshooting on Main Street - Presented by Michelle Reeves, Ben Muldrow, and Michael Held

2017 Excellence in Downtown Revitalization Awards!