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HELPING COMMUNITIES 

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UPCOMING WEBINARS

Leverage NC offers a  variety of carefully crafted free webinars to our NC communities.  Make sure to check back often for new opportunities.

 

Live Webinars:  Require Prior Registration

Prerecorded Webinars:  Do Not Require Prior Registration

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DOWNTOWN REAL ESTATE: HOW TO ACTIVATE RETAIL VACANCIES

November 30  |  10 - 11:30 AM

Live Webinar

Retail and restaurant options play a big part of a vibrant downtown, but it can be challenging to know what the biggest real estate opportunities are for city leaders. Whether you have a completely vacant Main Street, have recently had positive momentum downtown, or are fearful that long-time businesses may shutter in the coming months, our approach is to provide guidance to create and implement a sensible retail plan for your downtown.

 

In this webinar, Elliott Cook, director of real estate for Downtown Strategies, provides answers to some frequently asked questions he hears from community leaders that are focused on maximizing real estate assets in their downtown.

*In order to receive APA credits, you must register so your attendance can be verified.  For APA credit information, contact Sara Whitley.

Elliott Cook

Downtown Strategies

Business Conference

THE POWER OF PARTNERSHIPS:  10 WAYS TO WORK WITH EXTERNAL COMMUNITY PARTNERS

February 22  |  10 - 11:00 AM

Live Webinar

Looking to boost your business visibility? Want to expand your consumer reach? Hoping to bring attention to other community businesses hoping to do the same? 
In this 60-minute presentation, globally recognized retail and small business thought leader Nicole Leinbach will reveal 10 ways to work with external businesses to bring value to each side of this equation. Learn how to partner with like-minded yet non-competitive businesses in an effort to bring purpose and profit to each. Plus, gain actionable insight to help you apply these ideas right away to your community and/ or business! This is a not-to-miss session with realistic insight to help your unique goals right away. 

*In order to receive APA credits, you must register so your attendance can be verified.  For APA credit information, contact Sara Whitley.

Nicole Leinbach 

RetailMinded | Founder

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THE ROLE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN MAIN STREET + THE ROLE OF MAIN STREET IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

December 14 |  10 - 11:00 AM

Live Webinar

This webinar will help you understand the importance of the economic vitality focus of the Main Street approach to downtown revitalization, whether you are a community that practices this nationally recognized method to downtown revitalization or not. 
Joe is also prepared to share how the Main Street approach or downtown revitalization, of any size, supports broader, regional economic development efforts making it easier for your community to achieve healthy economic goals for your entire community. 

*In order to receive APA credits, you must register so your attendance can be verified.  For APA credit information, contact Sara Whitley.

Joe Borgstrom

Numbers

MARKET DATA: TURNING
NUMBERS INTO OPPORTUNITY

February 8  |  10 - 11:00 AM

Live Webinar

Have you ever wondered what the best approach is to tell your communities’ story to entice
political support, leverage internal or external investments, and recruit prospective businesses?
There is opportunity in the numbers. Learn how to understand market and demographic data and
how to use them to tell your communities’ stories to improve your possibilities.

*In order to receive APA credits, you must register so your attendance can be verified.  For APA credit information, contact Sara Whitley.

Joe Borgstrom

 CONTACT US

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VICKIE MILLER

NC League of Municipalities

Phone: (919) 715-8835

VMiller@NCLM.org

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JASON EPLEY

NC Downtown Development Association

Phone: (704) 305-4381 

jason.epley@ncdda.org

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LIZ PARHAM

NC Main Street & Rural Planning Center

Phone: (919) 814-4658

Mobile: (919) 805-2067

lparham@commerce.nc.gov

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JEFF ADOLPHSEN

NC State Historic Preservation Office

Phone: (919) 814-6572

jeff.adolphsen@ncdcr.gov

IDEAS, RESOURCES AND SUPPORT

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