We empower. We inspire. We Do.
We talk the talk. And we walk the walk. From day one, we have been a community-driven organization dedicated to bringing about real change. Our volunteers are the superheros that move us closer to accomplishing our mission, and much of the positive change circulating throughout downtown is because of them. They operate through 4 Action Teams, empowering, inspiring, and advancing all corners of our downtown that make it the foundation of our community.
This team is all about strengthening our existing economic assets while creating more to build a diverse, strong district of small businesses, entrepreneurs, and consumers, i.e.:
analyzing market forces
providing a balance commercial mix
business retention, expansion, and recruitment
supporting housing options
downtown business/property directory
shopping incentive programs
developing infill space
adaptive reuse of vacant/underused properties
This team is all about capitalizing on and enhancing the physical nature and aesthetic of downtown to create an appealing and inviting atmosphere for people to live, work, and play in, i.e.:
street furniture and decorations
Arts Night Out 2019
This team is all about delivering a positive message and image of downtown to instill pride, activity, and investment throughout the community and region, i.e.:
downtown brand campaign
social media campaigns
promotion for downtown business/property happenings
This team is all about building a consensus between the many vested stakeholders in the community to ensure that everybody is mobilized, engaged, and working towards a similar vision of downtown, i.e.:
downtown event collaboration
volunteer recruitment and management
organizational structure leadership
Michigan Main Street Services
Through this program, we are afforded a plethora of free, by request, and application-based services that we look forward to earning in the future. Take a look at some below!