Main Street Arkansas Sponsors Three Business Workshops

Arkansas Historic Preservation Program - Tuesday, April 28, 2015

LITTLE ROCK—Main Street Arkansas will sponsor free business recruitment and retention workshops in Jonesboro, Russellville and Batesville in May, Main Street Arkansas Director Greg Phillips announced today. Main Street Arkansas is a program area of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program.

Hillary Greenberg, president of Greenberg Development Services of Charlotte, N.C., will lead the free workshops titled “Filling Vacancies and Strengthening Businesses: Tips for Building a Strong Business Retention and Recruitment Program.” The workshops will be held:

* Tuesday, May 5, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Downtown Jonesboro Association Office, 407 Union Street, Jonesboro; contact Hailey Knight, (870) 919-6176 or [email protected]

* Wednesday, May 6, 11:30 to 1 p.m., first-floor conference room at Russellville City Hall, 203 South Commerce Street, Russellville; contact Betsy McGuire, (501) 967-1437 or [email protected]

* Thursday, May 7, 11:30 to 1 p.m., Batesville Chamber of Commerce, 409 Vine Street, Batesville; contact Joel Williams, (501) 698-1555 or [email protected]

Main Street Arkansas provides technical assistance and design services to help create economic development in the state’s downtown areas. The Main Street approach to downtown revitalization focuses on four areas: design, economic restructuring, organization and promotion.

Cities currently involved in Main Street Arkansas are Batesville, Blytheville, Dumas, El Dorado, Eureka Springs, Hardy, Helena, Jonesboro, Little Rock’s South Main Street (SoMa), Osceola, Ozark, Paragould, Rogers, Russellville, Searcy, Siloam Springs, Texarkana and West Memphis. Members of Main Street’s Arkansas Downtown Network are Pine Bluff, Heber Springs, Fort Smith, DeWitt, Morrilton, Rector, Monticello, Arkadelphia, Clarksville, Warren, Wynne, Fayetteville, Forrest City, Malvern and Pocahontas. Other sponsors of the Main Street Arkansas program are the Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas and the Arkansas Economic Development Commission. To learn more about Main Street Arkansas, visit

The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program is the agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage responsible for the identification, evaluation, registration and preservation of the state’s cultural resources. Other agencies in the department are the Arkansas Arts Council, the Delta Cultural Center in Helena, the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, the Old State House Museum, the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission and the Historic Arkansas Museum.

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