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Main Street Education & Training Opportunities

Main Street Education & Training Opportunities

Workshops and Training Sessions

A variety of workshops and training sessions, including an annual conference, are available to participating communities. All workshops are organized to bring optimal learning opportunities to Main Street staff and volunteers. These events are delivered throughout the state and often include travel-friendly options like tele-video conferencing and regionally based events. Indiana Main Street welcomes suggestions and requests for workshops and training sessions.

2019 Community Exchanges

The Main Street Community Exchanges are designed to bring Main Street communities from across the state to various locations to learn about best practices, new initiatives, and gain insight into other communities unique approach to implementing Main Street. The exchanges feature learning opportunities, lunches, networking, and tours. Each exchange is held on a Friday. 

  • April 12, in Corydon
  • June 7, in Brookville
  • Oct. 11, in Crawfordsville
  • Dec. 6, in Pendleton

2018 Exchanges

  •  February 2: Auburn (DeKalb) - Promotion   Agenda
  •  May 18: Francesville (Pulaski) - Economic Vitality - (Canceled)
  • July 13: Hope (Bartholomew) - Historic Preservation 
  •  September 28: New Albany (Floyd) - Placemaking 
  • November 16: Frankfort (Clinton) -  Agenda


Indiana Main Street - Annual Report

The reporting process gives our office an opportunity to utilize the information collected to conduct a yearly assessment of each local organization. There are two reports, the annual assessment and the return on investment survey.  Attending a community exchange, Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) regional conference, or other certified training by IMS fulfills the other portion of the assessment process.

In addition to the re-certification process, the information and feedback collected from this report provides OCRA with the information needed to develop the most effective strategy for our team to provide your organization with the best technical assistance and programming.   

The 2018 Indiana Main Street Assessment and Return on Investment forms are available to complete (see links below).  The deadline for inputting data is February 1, 2019.

To view the 2018 Assesment & ROI recorded webinar, watch above or click here 

To view the powerpoint presentation used in the webinar - IMS Annual Assessment & ROI. 

If you have questions about completing the report or need other assistance, please contact your Community Liaison, a map can be found on our website.

2017 Assessment and ROI Training Presentation


2017 Community Exchanges

The following Indiana Main Street organizations will hosted an exchange in their communities:

Friday, June 23: Newburgh (Warrick County) - Promotion

Friday, August 25: Cambridge City (Wayne County) - Economic Vitality

Friday, September 22: North Liberty (St. Joseph County) - 4 Point Refresh 

Friday, October 20: Jeffersonville (Clark County) - Design

Friday, November 17: Terre Haute (Vigo County) - Organization