Join Emmy Hahn of the Massachusetts Downtown Initiative, Jonathan Berk of Bench Consulting, and Emily Keys Innes of Harriman.
COVID-19 has forced us to be creative in the ways we support our downtowns as commercial and social centers by moving many indoor activities outside. This has been a great lifeline during the spring and summer but…winter is coming! And once the holidays over, the skiers head north and the non-skiers head indoors to the fire and the hot chocolate. We'll present some of the innovative ideas submitted as part of Bench Consulting's "Winter Places" design competition for quickly implementable, low cost interventions to drive visitors back to Main Street and patronize area restaurants and businesses. We'll also discuss how to build support within your community for implementation and test different options to make them more permanent for year-round outdoor activities. Join Emmy Hahn of the Massachusetts Downtown Initiative, Jonathan Berk of Bench Consulting, and Emily Keys Innes of Harriman to discuss practical ways to implement outdoor winter activities to draw people to your downtown and help your business community.