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2016 Annual Conference

The 2016 Heritage Ohio Annual Preservation and Revitalization Conference will be held in Cincinnati from October 10th through the 12th.

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Portsmouth Downtown Development Workshop

Join us in Portsmouth, Ohio on February 24th to learn what can be done to foster more real estate development in your community. Developers, big and small, and civic leaders will discuss various projects and how they progressed. Attendees will learn what can be done to foster more development in their own community.

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Troy Main Street Seeks Executive Director

Troy Main Street Executive Director Job Description

1. Work Objective
The Troy Main Street Director coordinates activity within a downtown revitalization program which utilizes historic preservation an integral foundation for downtown economic development. The Director is the principal on-site staff person responsible for coordinating all project activities locally as well as for representing the community regionally and nationally as appropriate.

2. Full Range of Duties to be Performed

A. Develop, in conjunction with the Troy Main Street Board of Trustees, strategies for downtown economic development through historic preservation utilizing the community’s human and economic resources. Become familiar with all persons and groups directly or indirectly involved in the downtown commercial district. Assist the Troy Main Street’s Board of Trustees and committees in developing an
annual action plan for implementing a downtown revitalization program focused on four areas; design/historic preservation, marketing, operations/management, and business enhancement/development.

B. Coordinate activity of Troy Main Street committees, ensure that communication between committees is well established; assist committees with implementation of work plan items.

C. Coordinate all administrative aspects of Troy Main Street, including purchasing, record keeping, budget development and accounting, business inventory, preparing all reports required by the state Main Street Program and by the National Main Street Center, and assisting with the preparation of reports to funding agencies.

D. Develop and maintain a close working relationship with the City of Troy to ensure that all aspects of the downtown revitalization efforts are compatible with the goals and objectives of the City.

E. Coordinate and participate in ongoing public awareness and education programs designed to enhance appreciation of the downtown’s architecture and other assets and to foster an understanding of Troy Main Street’s goals and objectives. Through speaking engagements, media interviews and appearances, keep Troy Main Street highly visible in the community.

F. Assist individual tenants or property owners with physical improvement projects through personal consultation or by obtaining and supervising professional design
consultants; assist in locating appropriate contractors and materials; provide advice and guidance on necessary financial mechanisms for physical improvements.

G. Assess the management capacity of downtown businesses and encourage improvements in the downtown community’s ability to undertake joint activities such as promotional events, advertising, special events, and business recruitment. Encourage cooperation between downtown interests and local public officials.

H. Work closely with local media to ensure maximum event coverage; encourage design excellence in all aspects of promotion in order to advance an image of quality for the downtown.

I. Represent the community at the local, state, and national levels to important constituencies. Speak effectively on Troy Main Street’s directions and findings. Help build strong and productive working relationships with appropriate public agencies at the local and state levels.

3. Resource Management Responsibilities
The Director supervises any necessary temporary or permanent part-time employees, as well as professional consultants. He/she participates in personnel and project evaluations. The Director maintains Troy Main Street records and reports, establishes technical resource files and libraries, and prepares regular reports for the state Main Street Program. The Director monitors the annual budget through monthly financial reports.

4. Job Knowledge and Skills Required
The Director should have a bachelor’s degree and/or experience in one or more of the following areas: public relations, marketing, volunteer recruitment/management, event planning and management, commercial district management, small business development, non-profit administration, fundraising, architecture, and retailing. The Director must be sensitive to design and preservation issues. The Director must understand the issues confronting downtown business people, property owners, public agencies, and community organizations. The Director must be entrepreneurial, energetic, imaginative, well organized, and capable of functioning effectively in a very independent situation. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential. Supervisory skills are desirable.

Minimum Requirements 1. Skills and experience meet description above; 2. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience; 3. Proficient in Social Media, Microsoft Office and Excel; 4. Must be able to work occasional nights and weekends; 5. Must be able to lift 30 pounds.

Application Process The deadline for submitting an application is January 31, 2015. Please submit a resume, cover letter, and two writing samples to the Troy Main Street Board of Trustees at troymainstreetresumes@gmail.com. All submissions must be electronic. Compensation is commensurate with experience, and does not include medical benefits.

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Bringing New Life To Older Communities

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Revitalization Training – Attracting Residents, Cleveland

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Downtown Painesville Hiring Executive Director

Job Posting: Executive Director
Employer: Downtown Painesville Organization

The Downtown Painesville Organization is looking for an energetic, imaginative and self-motivated director for economic development organization. Successful candidate will be responsible for leading historic revitalization program within the downtown business district.

Resumes should be submitted with cover letter expressing interest and three professional references. This posting is open until filled.

Send To:

Downtown Painesville Organization

One Victoria Place #265A Painesville, OH 44077

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Founded in 2007, the Downtown Painesville Organization is a 501c3 non‐profit revitalizing Painesville’s historic core via the Ohio Main Street Program. Based in historic preservation, the Main Street approach was developed by the National Trust for Historic Preservation to save America’s traditional downtowns. The Executive Director’s responsibilities include a broad range of economic development activities. The Executive Director must be creative, entrepreneurial and adaptable to the changing needs of the organization.

The Executive Director coordinates the activities of the downtown revitalization program and is responsible for the development, conduct, execution and documentation of the Main Street Program in accordance with Heritage Ohio and the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Main Street Program. The executive director is the principal on‐site staff person responsible for coordinating all project activities locally as well as for representing the community regionally and nationally as appropriate. In addition, the executive director should help guide the organization as it grows and as its objectives evolve.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES

• Full‐time advocate for the downtown and primary coordinator of the Main Street program’s activities • Oversees daily operations, providing the hands‐on involvement critical to a successful program.
• Coordinates a wide range of projects, from supervising promotional activities to managing internship program and volunteer projects

• Working cooperatively with the local community to develop and implement a local action plan and timetable which includes public and private activities and events.
• Assisting individual merchants and property owners with design and construction of physical restoration projects.

• Preparing and maintaining a continuing record of Downtown Painesville Organization activities • Other duties as directed by Board of Directors

RECOMMENDED EMPLOYMENT QUALIFICATIONS

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree. Experience or education related to architecture, historic preservation, economics, finance, public relations, design, journalism, planning, business administration, public administration, retailing, volunteer or nonprofit administration and/or small business development preferred.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Experience leading teams and/or projects.
  • Strong written, oral, and organizational skills
  • High level of technical ability with strong working knowledge of computer software programssuch as desktop publishing, graphic design, website administration, and Microsoft office suite.
  • Ability to manage websites and social media content such as Facebook, Twitter
  • Experience with event planning, fundraising and government relations preferredSUPERVISIOR RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for managing interns and numerous volunteer groups and committees.OTHER: Some travel may be required. Drug test and background check required. Must physically be able to lift 50 pounds. Extensive walking required. Frequent weekend and evening responsibilities.Salary & Benefits TBA 

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Norwalk Seeks Economic Development Director

Economic Development Director (Norwalk, OH):

The Norwalk Economic Development Corporation (NEDC), a 501(c)(3) seeks an experienced individual to lead its economic development program, manage businesses attraction and retention, oversee personnel and programs, and coordinate incentive programs.

This position requires at least a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Economics, Marketing, Public Administration or related field, with five years experience in economic development and/or executive positions.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential.

Send resumes and salary requirements to NEDC, 12 Benedict Avenue, 2nd floor, Norwalk, OH  44857 or e-mail tmiller@norwalknedc.com.  For a complete job description or more information, call 419-663-2030.

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Marietta Main Street Seeks Executive Director

Marietta Main Street Seeks Executive Director

Job Description

Marietta Main Street seeks an organized, dynamic, energetic visionary to lead our Main Street community as Executive Director. This candidate must be a self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit, and capable of functioning effectively in an independent environment. This individual will be responsible for the coordination and oversight of the Main Street program within downtown Marietta & Harmar Village. The responsibility includes but not limited to managing the organization’s development, and the overseeing of the program’s economic development, promotions, and design projects.

Responsibilities Include but not limited to…

>Represent and promote the program thru volunteers, the public, funding partners, city, state and federal officials and the business owners, landlords and residents of the downtown Marietta & Harmar Village.

>In tandem with assistance from the Board of Directors, this candidate will develop and implement the program’ mission, vision, goals, objectives, and strategies via an annual work plan(s) based on the National Trust Main Street program methodology.

>Manage volunteers and coordinate activities of four Main Street Committees. Assist each committee in development and implementation of its work plan. Participate in committee meetings and serve as the liaison between committees, the Board of Directors, the business district stakeholders, and media outlets, ensuring that all actions and goals are coordinated.

>Develop Resources: Work with the Board of Directors to research and develop fundraising activities for the program including identifying private (foundations, corporations, local businesses, individuals, etc.) and public (city, state, national) funding sources, programs, and potential partners. Lead the program in the grant-writing process.

>Maximize communication between the existing downtown Businesses and other organizations to build strong, productive working relationships between partners and among all downtown stakeholders.

>Spend a minimum of 5-6 hours per week “on the street” for “face to face” as the director getting to know the business climate and environment as well as addressing individual business owner needs and concerns by directing them to appropriate available resources.

>Educate property and business owners about the importance of good design and merchandising and develop a network of consultants to guide in appropriate design and implementation of improvement projects, including historians, architects and contractors. Work with zoning officials to facilitate and streamline process.

>Coordinate and enhance events, promotions, and advertising strategies with existing organizations, the City, community groups, etc., to maximize the community image and retail opportunities.

>Conduct other duties and tasks as defined by the Board of Directors in the future.

Qualifications:

>Minimum High School Diploma.

>Work experience in one or more of the following areas will be helpful, but not required – business, finance, urban affairs/public policy, community development, historic preservation, or a related field. Background in Main Street, retail or working with retailers preferred.

>Ability to delegate responsibilities effectively and motivate volunteers is essential.

>Excellent public speaking, interpersonal, time management, organizational, consensus-building and media relations skills.

>Strong written and oral communication skills.

>Experience in grant-writing process preferred but not required.

>Strong computer skills using Microsoft’s Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint), website management skills preferred (Joomla).

>Ability to work evenings & weekends, as required (long hours are a must in several opportunities).

The salary range starts at $30,000, negotiable based on experience.

Please submit cover letter, resume and three professional references no later than September 30th to info@mariettamainstreet.org.

Thank you for your interest.

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Announcing Growing a Culinary Community Training

INCREASINGLY, FOOD IS A VITAL COMPONENT OF A HEALTHY AND VIBRANT DOWNTOWN. TO BE SUCCESFUL AND CONTINUE TO DRAW VISITORS, DOWNTOWN MUST HAVE MULTIPLE DISTINCT DINING OPTIONS THAT OFFER QUALITY HEALTHY FOOD AND GOOD SERVICE. LEARN FROM MULTIPLE OHIO EXPERTS HOW TO CONNECT LOCAL PRODUCERS TO LOCAL PROVIDORS, HOW TO ASSIST YOUR LOCAL RESTUARANTS IN IMPROVING THEIR BUSINESS AND HOW TO FACILITATE THE PROCESS OF BECOMING A CULINARY DESTINATION. 

9:00am    Registration and Refreshments
9:30am    Welcome Remarks – Dennis Murray – Ex-Officio Mayor
9:45am    Leslie Schaller – Appalachian Center for Economic Networks
11:15am  Robert Welcher – Restaurant Consulting Inc. 
11:45am  Lunch On Your Own Downtown 
1:30pm    Robert Welcher – Restaurant Consulting Inc.
2:00pm    Eric Wobser – Past Director, Ohio City Inc.
3:00pm    Sandusky Culinary Panel
4:00pm    Training Concludes

SANDUSKY STATE THEATER
107 COLUMBUS AVE 
SANDUSKY, OH 44870 

REGISTER HERE

Local Accommodations: 

Kalahari Resort
7000 Kalahari Drive Sandusky, Ohio 44870
Request Heritage Ohio Main Street Room Rate of $79
877.525.2427

BONUS EVENT – SUNSET CRUISE (2 HRS)
CRUISE ABOARD THE M/V GOODTIME I
DEPARTING FROM JACKSON STREET PIER AT 6PM
LIGHT SNACKS AND DESSERT PROVIDED
FULL SERVICE CASH BAR

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Main Street Troy Seeks Executive Director

MAIN STREET TROY SEEKS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

JOB DESCRIPTION

1. Work Objective

The Troy Main Street Director coordinates activity within a downtown revitalization program which utilizes historic preservation an integral foundation for downtown economic development.
The Director is the principal on-site staff person responsible for coordinating all project activities locally as well as for representing the community regionally and nationally as appropriate.

http://www.heritageohio.org/about-us/career-opportunities/

 

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