Main Street Arkansas to Hold El Dorado Retail Workshop

Arkansas Historic Preservation Program - Friday, August 04, 2017

LITTLE ROCK—Mark Miller, Main Street Arkansas small business consultant, will present “Be a Top Dog!: Take Your Fair Share from the ‘Big Box’ Pack” beginning at 6:15 p.m. on Thursday, August 24, at the El Dorado Chamber of Commerce at 111 West Main Street. Main Street Arkansas is a program area of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program.

Miller’s presentation will include information on what attracts people to shop downtown instead of at “big box” retailers, factors that help small stores survive, and thinking outside of the traditional retail “box.” His presentation will be preceded by a “Mingle and Snack” from 5:45 to 6:15 p.m. For additional information about the free workshop, contact Beth Brumley at (870) 862-4747.

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, Conway, Dumas, El Dorado, Eureka Springs, Helena, Jonesboro, Little Rock’s South Main Street (SoMa), Downtown Little Rock Partnership, 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, Morrilton, Rector, Monticello, Arkadelphia, Clarksville, Warren, Wynne, Forrest City, Malvern, Pocahontas, Paris, Newport and Hardy. 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, the Historic Arkansas Museum and the Arkansas State Archives.

Recent Posts


Dionicio Rodriguez "Let Freedom Ring" Travel Grants Abolition of Slavery slipcover removal grants Downtown Revitalization Grants 13th Amendment Classroom Presentation Conway County Library Stearns/Gehring Chapel Cemetery Burdette Arkansas Little Rock Central High School Helena Arkansas Poinsett County Arkansas Folk Victorian Architecture cemetery preservation National Historic Landmark Benton Arkansas Naturalistic Architecture Burdette Plantation Main Street Ozark Art Deco Architecture Elias Camp Morris U.S. Forest Service Arkansas History Lesson Plans Clarendon Arkansas Phillips County Arkansas Monroe County Arkansas Central High School Neighborhood Historic District Turner Restoration Forrest City Arkansas Pulaski County Courthouse free historic preservation workshop African American education 13th Amendment Huntsville Commercial Historic District Cumberland Presbyterian Church Rosenwald Schools Civil Works Administration Paris Arkansas Free Lesson Plan Arkansas Tuberculosis Sanatorium Museum Freedom Park Polk County Arkansas Saline County Arkansas Walks Through History Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas Mississippi County Arkansas Barney Elias House Carlisle Rock Island Railroad Depot Rosston Arkansas Monroe County Courthouse Civilian Conservation Corps Booneville Historical Preservation Society Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council Forrest City Cemetery Arkansas Humanities Council Marked Tree Lock and Siphons free history tours Edgar Monsanto Queeny Arkansas religious history Perry County Arkansas Prairie County Arkansas Houston Methodist Episcopal Church South Main Street Batesville Monsanto Chemical Corporation Miller County Trail of Tears in Arkansas Marked Tree Arkansas Sandwiching in History Camden to Washington Road County courthouse Restoration Grants Tudor Revival Architecture Mid-Century Modern Architecture Buffalo National River Wingmead Rustic Architecture Skillern House historic telephone booth White County Courthouse Free Courthouse Poster National Register of Historic Places Doddridge Arkansas Let Freedom Ring Main Street Dumas National Register of Historic Booneville Arkansas downtown economic development Louisiana Main Street program Nevada County Arkansas North Little Rock Arkansas Dr. Ruth Hawkins Madison County Arkansas Parker-Hickman Farm Historic District New Century Club of Camden Arkansas Business History historic Arkansas properties Russellville Arkansas Pope County Arkansas most endangered historic places Leake-Ingham Building Craftsman style architecture Roe Arkansas Main Street Searcy Main Street Texarkana cemetery preservsation Newton County Arkansas Camden Public Library Arkansas African American Civil War History Main Street Siloam Springs steel window restoration workshop Delta Cultural Center Kiblah School Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission Houston Arkansas Morrilton Arkansas Historic Preservation Alliance Duck Hunting Main Street Arkansas Sunken Lands Three States Lumber Company Evelyn Gill Walker House Arkansas State University Heritage Sites Historic Preservation Restoration Grants St. Francis County Historical Society Little Rock Fire Station No. 2 downtown revitalization Ouachita County Arkansas Pike County Courthouse Real Estate Transfer Tax Arkansas History Flood Control International-Style Architecture Cemetery Preservation Library Arkansas Historic Preservation Program free teacher resources Mosaic Templars Cultural Center Estes-Williams Post #61 American Legion Hut Free Cemetery Preservation Workshops Huntsville Arkansas Ozark Farming Bogg Springs Arkansas historic resort communities Arkansas Register of Historic Places Henry Koen Office Building Destination Downtown Conference American Legion Old U.S. Post Office and Customs House Arkansas Railroad History historic architecture Bogg Springs Hotel U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Tolbert Gill Fayetteville Arkansas News Release Arkansas Preservation Awards Camden Arkansas Pike County Arkansas Pope County Courthouse Gothic Revival architecture Montgomery County Arkansas 19th Century Road Construction Mississippi County Courthouse Osceola Main Street Arkansas:Real Estate Transfer Tax Renaissance Revival Architecture Erbie Arkansas Arkansas Design Network Freedmen's Bureau Mississippi Main Street Association Montgomery County Courthouse Centennial Baptist Church Historic County Courthouses Arkansas Historic Preservation