Aroostook County Downtown Day, Friday Nov. 9 • Presque Isle

Please tell all of your friends and colleagues to join us to learn how the Main Street Four Point Approach® is working to transform historic downtowns across Maine!  Open to downtown and village center leaders in Aroostook County.  Registration fee includes light breakfast, handouts, training materials, lunch, networking and inspiring ideas!  Register today!

What:  Aroostook County Downtown Day
When:  Friday, November 9, 2012 from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Where:  Northeastland Hotel, downtown Presque Isle
Cost:  $25,  $20 for Downtown Network community members



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“The Smart Math of Downtown Development”

It’s here! The final session of the 2012 Downtown Institute, “The Smart Math of Downtown Development,” is being held on October 12 in the Farnsworth Art Museum Auditorium, Rockland from 9 a.m. – Noon. This session is in partnership with Friends of Midcoast Maine and features Joseph Minicozzi, AICP principal of Urban3, LLC.

Click here to register today!

Ad for the October 12 Institute session

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Registration for Maine Downtown Conference closes tomorrow!

Online registration for the Maine Downtown Conference closes tomorrow at noon.  Visit our link for more info and to register.  Walk ins are welcome the day of.


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Final Week to Register for Maine Downtown Conference

Only 7 days left to register for the Maine Downtown Conference!  Check out the link for more info on all the cool stuff this year’s conference has to offer, and be sure to register!


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The countdown begins!

stopwatch-13daysThere is less than two weeks left to register for the 2012 Downtown Conference being held on Friday, May 18 in Farmington.

Have you signed up yet?

If not, click here.

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This year’s Maine Downtown Conference (May 18, downtown Farmington) is FRESH in a new setting, HOT with new sessions and TIMELY for today’s revitalization challenges in Maine.  Doug Hall, founder of Innovation Engineering and Eureka! Ranch, is the featured speaker.  Never seen him?  He’s amazing and inspiring!

Online registration is now open for this not-to-miss-event!  12 concurrent sessions, 3 downtown walking tours, annual statewide achievement awards, locally-sourced food, Pitch contest (new!) and much more including the debut of the Maine Downtown Center’s new theme song!  I hope you will join us for a wonderful day in celebration of Maine’s historic downtowns.

Bonus!  The conference kicks off the previous evening, May 17, at 6:15 p.m. with a free reception and screening of the national award winning film, The Greenest Building.

Hotel Accommodations The Wilton/Farmington Comfort Inn is offering a special conference rate if you reserve your room by May 4.  Call 207-645-5155 to reserve your room.

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Don’t miss Innovation Meets Main Street, the 2012 Downtown Conference

May 17 • 6:15PM • Reception, The Greenest Building film, a Q&A dessert session with Producer Jane Turville.

May 18 • 8:00AM – 5:00PM • Breakfast & Registration begin at 7:00AM • Innovation Meets Main Street • Presentation by Doug Hall, Achievement Awards, Workshops, Lunch, Silent Auction, Workshops, Walking Tours, Reception.

Check out our website to register and/or review new details!


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Innovation Meets Main Street Conference Session Announcements

The Maine Downtown Center is pleased to announce additional sessions for the Innovation Meets Main Street 2012 Maine Downtown Conference.  The Conference is in Farmington on May 18th and is one event you will not want to miss!  Remember, the conference kicks off with the showing of “The Greenest Building” the evening of May 17th, which includes a Q&A session with the producer.  Check out the sessions below, then visit our website to register.

Sizzling Small Entrepreneurs

Closing the Deal:  Business Recruitment

Enhancing Pedestrian and Bike Access

Tool Kit for Downtown Building Redevelopment

Move It on Main Street

Healthy Farms = Healthy Communities

Turning Apples Into Cider!  Bringing Together Local Food and Rehabbed Buildings

Ramping Up Your Mission and Message

The Power of Great Graphics and Film

Walking Tour:  Downtown Overview

Walking Tour:  Architecture and Historic Preservation in Downtown Farmington

Walking Tour:  Permission to Shop


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Innovation Meets Main Street Conference Workshops

May 18 in downtown Farmington

We’ve taken this year’s Maine Downtown Conference “Innovation Meets Main Street” to a whole new level! We have new workshops lined-up and more advanced sessions also.  Below is just a sample of what we have planned for you…

Downtown Farmington Welcome SignWorksite Wellness Programs for Downtowns
Adapting Spaces to New Uses
Beyond Facebook: Great Graphics & the Power of Film
Linking Pedestrians to Downtown
Business Recruitment Packaging with Zing
“Permission to Shop” Walking Tour

The festivities kick-off on the evening of May 17th with a reception hosted by the local Farmington planning committee and the showing of the national award-winning film “The Greenest Building.” Enjoy dessert over questions and answers with the film’s producer, Jane Turville.

Click here to register today!

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Innovation Meets Main Street: 2012 Downtown Conference

Registration is now available for Innovation Meets Main Street: 2012 Downtown Conference, May 18th in downtown Farmington.  You won’t want to miss this year’s conference, which features the dynamic innovation guru Doug Hall as our featured speaker.  Also included is the Thursday night screening of “The Greenest Building,” a film which touts the environmental benefits of reusing older buildings.  The conference includes advanced and intermediate sessions on the “how to” of downtown revitalization.

Click here for more info and to register.

Downtown Farmington

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