COVID-19 & Main Street Webinar Series Updates

April 13, 2020 | COVID-19 & Main Street Webinar Series Updates |
Copy_of_Webinar_COVID19_Research_Email__1_.pngThe COVID-19 & Main Street Webinar Series provides Main Street programs with the latest resources and information on how to navigate the short-term and long-term impacts of COVID-19. All webinars are free and recorded for your convenience.


Small Business Research Report
Thu, April 16, 2020 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT
On April 9, Main Street America released The Impact of COVID-19 on Small Businesses: Findings from Main Street America’s Small Business Survey. This report showcases the results of a survey of 5,850 small businesses across the network and reveals the devastating impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the local economy. Join this webinar to better understand the survey results, recommended policy actions, and how Main Street communities can access local data for their participating businesses. Register here

UrbanMain & the COVID-19 Response
Tue, April 28, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
The COVID-19 pandemic has hit urban areas hardest, with research emerging on the disparate impacts on communities of color. Urban commercial districts are responding to social and economic challenges through direct policy interventions with municipalities to retain vitality. Yet, many businesses in distressed districts were already "behind the curve" relative to retail strategies and will be more significantly impacted by the shutdown. Join this UrbanMain webinar to hear how neighborhood commercial district managers are quickly responding with local policy initiatives, small business e-commerce tools, and grants to meet the needs of their communities. Register here


COVID-19 & Main Street: Supporting Local Safely (recording)
View this webinar for updates from the National Federation of Independent Businesses on the impact to the business community and current resources and guidance, followed by a panel discussion of local program directors and the work they are doing to #SupportLocalSafely.

COVID-19 & Main Street: Organizational Health Check-Up (recording | resources)
View this this "check-up" with Kathy LaPlante of NMSC and Donna Ann Harris of Heritage Consulting to learn about how your organization should prepare to weather this crisis, think through long-term needs, and focus on your most important work.

COVID-19 & Main Street: Leading Through Crisis (recording | slides)
"Look beyond this urgency to build a sense of momentum and action." View this webinar to join NMSC's Norma Ramirez de Miess discussing how Main Street leaders can guide revitalization through the pandemic.