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Navigating A New Reality: Doing Things Differently In The Age of COVID-19

November 6, 2020

Navigating A New Reality: Doing Things Differently In The Age of COVID-19 

Friday, November 6, 2020
9:00AM - 4:00PM  

Presented Virtually
Your login instructions to join the webinar will be sent to you one week before the event. 

Jay Schlinsog, principal with Downtown Professionals Network and creator of Reopen Main Street, will provide a timely inside perspective on this special project developed to help small businesses, community leaders, and organizations advance COVID-19 recovery efforts.

Jay will share valuable insights and examples of how communities and businesses are thinking and responding differently to the COVID-19 pandemic’s lingering effects. Learn more about how communities are re-imagining the public realm and re-energizing the local economy; how businesses are adapting and marketing differently; and how some changes could become part of our districts’ fabric and the way we do business in a post-COVID-19 era.

This is a highly interactive virtual workshop with several breaks, including a long lunch break. After you register, you will be sent a link to attend the workshop.


JAY SCHLINSOG is the founder and principal of Downtown Professionals Network (DPN) and has thirty years of community and economic development experience working at both the local level and with more than 200 communities and organizations across the United States. His areas of specialty include market research and analysis, business retention and recruitment, management, and communications. In 2000, Jay founded DPN as a collaborative for industry-leading advocates and practitioners who specialize in downtown and business district revitalization solutions. Prior to launching DPN, Jay served as executive director with Main Street and Chamber of Commerce organizations in Idaho, Illinois, Washington and Wisconsin.

Since the COVID-19 outbreak, Jay has launched www.ReopenMainStreet.com. Reopen Main Street is a Downtown Professionals Network special project. “It’s our effort to help small businesses, community leaders, and organizations advance COVID-19 recovery efforts and navigate a new reality.”

Registration Fees: 

    $50 per person for Missouri Main Street Members
    $100 per person for non-members
No Refunds. 


This quarterly workshop is AIA CES Approved for the AIA Continuing Education System ( CESs) for American Institute of Architects (AIA) in the amount of three credits. 


Quarterly workshop training's are a private and public partnership with The Department of Economic Development, State of Missouri, USDA Rural Development, and MMSC.

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