COVID-19 & Main Street Webinar Series Updates

May 15, 2020 | COVID-19 & Main Street Webinar Series Updates | 
The 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.


State of the Event Industry
Wednesday, May 20 at 1pm ET 
As the event industry has entered into uncharted territory during these uncertain times, it has become apparent that many events–especially those being run by volunteers and small staff–need guidance on what to expect and how to handle issues that are rising from cancellations and postponements due to COVID-19. Join us and a panel of experts for this 60 minute webinar to get the latest information and advice from industry experts on how to reopen and operate farmers markets, event sponsorship, ticketing and vendors. Register here.


Design in COVID-19 Response and Recovery (recording | slides)
Learn about how Main Street community leaders across the country are building partnerships and implementing creative design solutions as a part of their short- and long-term response and recovery work.

Connect with Customers and Manage Your Business Remotely (recording | slides)
Join Main Street America in partnership with Grow With Google to discover Google tools that can help you work and manage your business during this time of uncertainty.

UrbanMain & COVID-19: Responses from the Frontline (recording)
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.

COVID-19 & Main Street: Small Business Research Report (recording)
On April 9, Main Street America released "The Impact of COVID-19 on Small Businesses: Findings from Main Street America’s Small Business Survey." Join this program to better understand the survey results, recommended policy actions, and how Main Street communities can access local data for their participating businesses.

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.

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: 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.