COLUMBUS More than 150 board members and staff of the 38 Ohio Main Street Program attended Main Street Institute Monday and Tuesday hosted by Heritage Ohio.
Norwalk was represented by board member Tina Beier.
Main Street Institute is an in-depth, two-day training program on the four points that comprise the Main Street Approach: organization, promotion, design and economic restructuring. The training is available only to communities in the Ohio Main Street Program.
The Ohio Main Street Program is coordinated by Heritage Ohio, as designated by the National Main Street Center. It encourages the development, redevelopment and improvement of downtown and neighborhood commercial districts. Heritage Ohio works as a catalyst for downtown development by gathering together downtown organizations, conducting statewide seminars and conferences and providing a network to share knowledge, common experiences and challenges concerning downtowns. Heritage Ohio has received support from the Ohio Department of Development's Office of Housing and Community Partnerships, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Ohio Historic Preservation Office, Sky Financial, US Bank and National City Bank.
For more information regarding the Ohio Main Street Program, please visitwww.heritageohio.org or call (614) 258-6200.