Main Street News - August 2009

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Trees Mean Business: City Trees and the Retail Landscape
by Kathleen L. Wolf, PhD
Everything you have ever wanted to know about urban trees, how they affect a downtown environment, how trees influence shoppers' behaviors, and how to select the best tree for your commercial district. Includes information on research studies on this topic as well as tips for maintaining a healthy canopy.


Shop Talk: Winning Strategies for Uncertain Times
by Margie Johnson
In this installment of Shop Talk, Margie shares some tips for small business owners to help get them through the recession. Read about things business owners can do today.


Network Notes
Howell (Michigan) Main Street hosted the Pink Party - a community fund raiser in support of breast cancer awareness; Money magazine included 10 Main Streets on its 100 best small towns list; the "Mapping Main Street" project seeks to show America what real Main Streets throughout the US look like; the "I am Conway" Image Campaign proves to be a big hit in South Carolina.