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Workshops and Training Sessions

Indiana Main Street - Annual Report

The reporting process gives our office an opportunity to utilize the information collected to conduct a yearly assessment of each local organization. There are two reports, the annual assessment and the return on investment survey.  Attending a community exchange, Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) regional conference, or other certified training by IMS fulfills the other portion of the assessment process.

In addition to the re-certification process, the information and feedback collected from this report provides OCRA with the information needed to develop the most effective strategy for our team to provide your organization with the best technical assistance and programming.   

If you have questions about completing the report or need other assistance, please contact your OCRA Community Liaison. If you are unsure who your Community Liaison is, you can find a map on our website: Community Liaison Map

Webinar discussing the assessment and return on investment survey. CLICK HERE


A variety of workshops and training sessions, including an annual conference, are available to participating communities. All workshops are organized to bring optimal learning opportunities to Main Street staff and volunteers. These events are delivered throughout the state and often include travel-friendly options like tele-video conferencing and regionally based events. Indiana Main Street welcomes suggestions and requests for workshops and training sessions.

2017 Community Exchanges

The Main Street Community Exchanges are designed to bring Main Street communities from across the state to various locations to learn about best practices, new initiatives, and gain insight into other communities unique approach to implementing Main Street.   The exchanges feature learning opportunities, lunches, networking, and tours.

This year each exchange will focus on topics based on one of the National Main Street Four Point Approaches™ - Promotion, Economic Vitality, Design, Organization, and 4 Point Refresh.

The following Indiana Main Street organizations will host an Exchange in their communities:

Friday, June 23: Newburgh (Warrick County) - Promotion

OCRA Presentation on Promotion

Friday, August 25: Cambridge City (Wayne County) - Economic Vitality

OCRA Presentation on Economic Vitality

Friday, September 22: North Liberty (St. Joseph County) - 4 Point Refresh 

OCRA Presentation on Transformational Strategies

Friday, October 20: Jeffersonville (Clark County) - Design

Friday, November 17: Terre Haute (Vigo County) - Organization, focusing on engagement with public and private sector and board excellence!
Indiana Theatre 
683 Ohio St.
Terre Haute, IN 47807

9:00 am – Program Begins – Introductions
9:30 am – How the Downtown organization works with others in the private and public sectors- Daniel Pigg- ISU Business Engagement Director
10:30 am – Downtown Terre Haute and Rediscover Clinton – Organization Differences Panel Discussion
11:00 am – Walking Tours (pick 2)
·         Haute Maison
·         Swope Art Museum
·         Indiana Theater
12:00 – 12:30 pm – Lunch
12:45 pm – Resume Program - Organizational Excellence- Susan Decker, Senior Governance Consultant at BoardSource
 3:30pm – Wrap Up

 $30 (Includes Lunch and Snack)