Project Showcase


Project Showcase

Main Street Community Forums.  Arizona Office of Historic Preservation, Arizona Preservation Foundation and Arizona Downtown Alliance.

  • Presented a series of one day community forums across Arizona on the National Main Street Four Point Approach as an economic development strategy for communities.  
    • Tucson, Prescott, Roosevelt Rowe (Downtown Phoenix), Dewey-Humboldt, Florence, Flagstaff and Vail (AZ).

Workshop series across California.  California Main Street Alliance.

  • Presented a series of two-day workshops in five California communities with colleague Laura Cole-Rowe
  • Workshops included "New Ways to Grow and Diversify Your Funding" and "Main Street 101"

Fundraising Symposium.  Iowa Department of Economic Development, Main Street Iowa.

  • Present an all day workshop for Iowa Urban Main Street communities with population more than 25,000
  • Topics covered included linking strategic goals with everyday funding needs, developing a fundraising plan and vehicles used to raise funds

Small Business Training Series.   Arizona State Main Street Program, Arizona Commerce Authority

  • Working with five local Main Street Programs to conduct a series of small business workshops 
  • Partnered with Local First Arizona Foundation to deliver workshops focusing on new technologies and tools

New Technologies for Small Rural Arizona Businesses.  USDA Rural Business Enterprise Grant.  Arizona Commerce Authority

  • On-line survey to over 100 business owners
  • Technology assessment with 25 businesses
  • Partnered with Local First Arizona Foundation to deliver 16 workshops focusing on new technologies and tools
  • Coordination of $80,000 grant

Branding, Promotional and Organizational Strategies for Old Town Peoria, AZ. Michael Baker International, Inc.  Part of the Old Town Peoria Block Strategy Consulting Team 

  • Promotional and Marketing analysis
  • Stakeholder Survey and Focus group interviews
  • Branding and market opportunities 

Branding, Promotional and Organizational Strategies for Carefree, AZ.  Michael Baker International, Inc.  Part of the Carefree Master Plan Consulting Team 

  • Promotional and Marketing analysis
  • Focus group interviews
  • Market opportunities, business development  and promotional strategies report

Market Opportunities and Tourism Strategies for Downtown Sonora.  RBF Consulting/Michael Baker International, INC . Part of the Downtown Sonora's Specific Downtown Plan Consulting Team 

  • Market analysis
  • Visitor and Tourism Assessment
  • Focus group interviews
  • Main Street Four Point Approach™ workshop
  • Market opportunities and business development report

Business Development and Market Opportunities Plan for Lancaster Boulevard.   City of Lancaster, Redevelopment Agency

  • Market analysis
  • Focus group interviews
  • Prepared market opportunities matrix

Market Opportunities and Main Street Development for Downtown Logan.  PMC Urban Planners. Part of the Downtown Logan Specific Downtown Plan Consulting Team

  • Market analysis
  • On-line survey to over 80 businesses
  • Focus group interviews
  • Main Street Four Point Approach™ workshop
  • Market opportunities and business development report

Promoting the Development of Entrepreneurs in Main Street Districts.   New Mexico Main Street Program, Economic Development Department. Conducted in four New Mexico Main Street Communities

  • Intensive study of community’s business mix
  • Market analysis update
  • Focus group interviews
  • Work sessions

Developing Business on MainStreet, New Mexico Main Street Program, Economic Development Department. Conducted in 18 New Mexico Main Street Communities

  • Community forum
  • Work session with local leaders
  • Development of economic strategy and action plan

Strategic Planning and Board Development – Department of Commerce, Arizona State Main Street Program. Conducted planning in 19 Arizona Main Street Communities

  • Strategic planning
  • Board and committee training
  • Prepared five-year strategic plan for each community
  • On-going technical assistance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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