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Prosper in Northumberland
Brighton, Ontario – On Thursday May 23rd we’re reinventing Main Street. You have the chance to be part of a discussion with one of North America’s foremost experts on commercial district and economically/environmentally sound development, Kennedy Lawson Smith.
According to Kennedy Lawson Smith business owners need to be creative in order to survive and thrive. She will also show you how to make your business stand out and capture your consumers while growing your business.
Kennedy Lawson Smith will be given a tour of several downtown areas and will also have the opportunity to speak to the specific needs in Northumberland County. “We are very excited to share our community with Kennedy Lawson Smith and to hear her thoughts” says Sherry Hamilton, Manager of the Brighton & District Chamber of Commerce.
Prosper in Northumberland, the third initiative of Chambers and media in Northumberland County with a networking opportunity is being held at the Keeler Centre in Colborne. Doors open at 6pm. The evening will begin with a panel discussion with local downtown experts. Chamber members are entitled to one free ticket and for non-members tickets are $10. Reserve now, seats are limited!
About Kennedy Lawson Smith
After graduate school in architecture, Kennedy directed the downtown revitalization program in Charlottesville, Virginia, where her small business development work led her to create a retail market analysis methodology specifically for older commercial districts that is now used in downtown revitalization programs throughout the US. She joined the staff of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s National Main Street Center in 1985, and in 1991 she became its director, a position she held for 13 years. During her tenure, the Main Street program was widely recognized as one of the most successful economic development programs in the US, expanding to a nationwide network of almost 2,000 towns and cities.
For more information on the event or how to receive your tickets please contact the Chamber Office