Spreading the Word

  Promotion sells a positive image of the commercial district and encourages consumers and investors to live, work, shop, play and invest in the Main Street district. By marketing a district's unique characteristics to residents, investors, business owners, and visitors, an effective promotional strategy forges a positive image through advertising, retail promotional activity, special events, and marketing campaigns carried out by local volunteers.   These activities improve consumer and investor confidence in the district and encourage commercial activity and investment in the area.

From The National Trust for Historic Preservation website: