National Main Streets Conference comes to Detroit… and Downtown Rochester is there!

According to the Rochester DDA, this year, Detroit is home to the National Main Great American Main Street Award logoStreets Conference, Sunday, May 18 through Tuesday, May 20. Held at the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center, the National Main Streets Conference showcases and celebrates the innovative techniques and practices that make the Main Street Approach® one of the most powerful economic development tools in the nation.  The conference is an exceptional opportunity to share ideas and information with downtowns across the country.

“The National Main Street Center is thrilled to be hosting our annual conference this year in Detroit – and looking forward to showcasing Rochester, a 2013 Great American Main Street Award winner, as a prime example of the Main Street Approach® at work,” stated Patrice Frey, President and CEO of the National Main Street Center. “From local experts leading educational sessions on how to make the most of Main Street construction projects to Downtown Rochester’s expo booth highlighting its cutting edge business recruitment and retention program, attendees from around the country will get a taste of all that Rochester has to offer.”

Downtown Rochester will host a booth at the Main Street Expo, May 19 & 20.  Additionally, on Tuesday, May 20 at 10:45 a.m., DDA Executive Director Kristi Trevarrow will present an educational session on Rochester’s award-winning reconstruction project, the Main Street Makeover.

“We appreciate all that Main Street represents,” commented Nik Banda, Rochester Deputy City Manager and Economic & Community Development Director. “We strive to live it every day and it continues to pay great economic dividends for the City of Rochester.”

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For more information, contact the Rochester DDA at 248.656.0060 or visit us online at or


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