WEBINAR ARCHIVES

Leverage NC's Webinar Archives is a catalog of recorded educational trainings. 

 

We encourage communities to use these recordings to strengthen their local economy.

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Festivals and Events - What does the future hold? 

COVID-19 has changed the way we do festivals and special events.  How will COVID change the way we do events in the future? What are the safety precautions?  How do we do events virtually? How do we use this disaster to make improvements to community gatherings? 

STEPHANIE SAINTSING NASET

NC Association of Festivals & Events

TOM HARRISON

Washington County Travel & Tourism 

SHARON JABLONSKI

City of Morganton

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How to Be a Better

Grant Writer

Grant funding can advance institutions, evolve towns, and make lasting changes to an organization. Grant applications, however, can prove far less exciting. Rather, it can often be a daunting and confusing process. Learn the best approach to take and how to make your application more successful.

TED LORD

Golden Leaf Foundation

OLIVIA COLLIER 

N.C. Department of Commerce

ROBERT MARINERS,

RAM Consulting Services

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Secrets of Successful Communities

Better Community Planning & Economic Development for NC Series

Part 1

 

Every community has its own strengths and weaknesses, but successful communities often share some common characteristics. This workshop will examine the “secrets of successful communities.” It will give you the tools and techniques that successful communities use to thrive and grow!

ED MCMAHON

Urban Land Institute

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The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation

Building Block Series | Part 2

 

The Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation are professional do's and don'ts for old and historic building work developed by the National Park Service and adopted nationwide as a guide for planning and design of successful building reuse. In this presentation, Jennifer Cathey explores the origins of the Standards, their use in various regulatory and non-regulatory settings, and applies the Standards to various commercial and residential building projects in order to illustrate their use.

JENNIFER CATHEY

N.C. Department of

Natural and Cultural Resources

Speaker 

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What's Next for Retail?

Let's Explore the Options

What’s next for the retail industry?

How do we attract the attention of expanding brands? Are there more
ways I can help my local businesses? There are many questions around the future of retail and restaurants, and how to best position our communities to compete for new commercial investment dollars. Let's explore them.

AARON FARMER

CHARLES PARKER

The Retail Coach

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From Vacant to Vibrant: Building a Business Recruitment Strategy

With the pandemic soon to be in our rearview mirror, the timing is right for community leaders to reassess their business recruitment strategies and adopt new tools that can support local businesses and attract new investment. Drawing upon years of experience working with communities across the country, Hilary Greenberg (Greenberg Development Services) will review a "go to" list of essential tools that your community can use to build a stronger commercial district.

HILARY GREENBERG

Greenberg Development Services

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How to Cultivate an Economic Champion

Regardless of your town’s size, you need someone who has economic development on their mind, someone who can connect the dots and is willing and able to serve as your economic development leader!  Learn how to cultivate this champion for your community. 

SHERRY ADAMS

N.C. Department of Commerce

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Building Block Series | Part 1

 

Have you ever wondered how people tackle a historic building rehabilitation project?  In this presentation, Restoration Specialist Brett Sturm outlines the income-producing and non-income-producing rehabilitation tax incentive programs available to owners of eligible historic properties. Brett discusses program eligibility, the application and review process, and illustrates examples of how transformative these programs have been in spurring history-conscious economic development in towns and cities of all sizes across the state over the past four decades.

BRETT STURM

N.C. Department of

Natural and Cultural Resources

Speaker 

Brick Construction

Redevelopment projects come in different forms, from the mom-and-pop, single building development, to professional developers rehabilitating large scale properties and multiple buildings at a time.

Learn how cities and town governments, Main Street directors and developers can work collaboratively to put the deals together, from concept through construction and bring redevelopment projects to fruition for long term operation.

JOSH BARNHARDT

RAY GIBBS

PATRICK REILLY

DIANE YOUNG

Speakers

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How the Pandemic is Affecting Real Estate and Land Use

Better Community Planning & Economic Development for NC Series

Part 2

The Pandemic is changing how and where Americans live, work, shop and move around. Many of these changes will continue after the pandemic has ended. This workshop will discuss how the pandemic is affecting real estate and land use.

ED MCMAHON

Urban Land Institute

Speaker 

NC State Historic Preservation Office:
GIS Tutorial

Building Block Series | Part 4

 

HPOWEB is a mapping application that displays more than 125,000 individual historic resources and districts surveyed by the NC Historic Preservation Office.

 

After watching this tutorial video by Andy Edmonds, you will master the use of the site and be able to easily answer some basic questions, such as: Is my house or building within a National Register or Local Historic District? Is it eligible for historic rehabilitation tax credits? What are the known historic properties within my community? How has this neighborhood changed from thirty years ago? And much more.

ANDREW EDMONDS

N.C. Department of

Natural and Cultural Resources

Speaker 

The National Register of Historic Places

Building Block Series | Part 3

 

The National Register webinar provides a brief history of the historic

preservation legislation that underpins the Register and an overview of the North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office’s structure and branches. The main theme of the presentation, however, is the National Register itself. The webinar defines the two necessary components for 
National Register listing, which are architectural integrity and historic significance, and the presentation presents the process for National Register listing in the state of North Carolina. 

SARAH WOODARD DAVID

N.C. Department of

Natural and Cultural Resources

Speaker 

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You Need an Economic Workplan

The first and most important step in developing an economic work plan is recognizing the need for a formal strategy and embracing that responsibility.

 

This will help you be off to a great start and learn those next steps.

LIZ PARHAM

N.C. Department of Commerce

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