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American Express


Count On Me NC

Family Forward NC

Graphic Downloads - Marketing and Safe Practices

Independent We Stand

NC Board of Barbers Examiners

Proud Places

HANDOUT - Design in the Context of Covid​   

National Retail Association


NC Retailer Merchant Association

Reopening Resources


U.S. Small Business Administration


Working Together - Moving NC Forward


Small Business Federal Certifications Webinar

Small Business Administration 

SBA will be hosting a webinar on September 8, 2020 at 9am highlighting the way the various federal certifications may be eligible for businesses looking to sell products and services to the federal government.

September 8 | 9 am


Festivals & Events:

What Will They Look Like in the Future?

Leverage NC

COVID-19 has changed the way we do everything – including festivals and special events.  Many events have been cancelled this summer and fall, but how will large gatherings and festivals look in the future? What are the safety precautions for COVID-19 events and post-COVID?  How do we do events virtually? And how do we use these lessons to make improvements to community gatherings?  Join us for a conversation with three festival coordinators to discuss what they see as challenges, opportunities and new ways to bring communities together during a pandemic.

September 15 | 1 pm


Economic Recovery and Resilience Post

COVID-19 Webinar

UNC School of Government

In this webinar, participants will learn the most important guiding principles for stabilizing their community’s economy in the short term, and will consider what long-term economic recovery might look like in the coming years. The value of regional economic collaborations will be explored and successful examples from North Carolina and other states will be highlighted.  

October 16 | 10 am



Note to Users

  • The references to companies mentioned herein are not intended as endorsements of services by the NC Main Street & Rural Planning Center. However, now, more than ever, is the time to share best practices and borrow from one another to provide resources for our communities. 

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