Get ready Federal Hill… for about 2000 visitors! This week, April 1-4, thousands of Main Street program officials, volunteers, and fans from all over the US are gathered at the Baltimore Convention Center for the National Main Street Conference. This year’s theme, “Rediscover Main Street,” will focus on the four categories of our Main Street Approach: Business and Economic Development, Design, Organization, and Promotion.
Given Federal Hill’s close proximity to the conference coupled with its 2009 “Great American Main Street” award, we will definitely be a popular destination for attendees. The Federal Hill Business district will also be highlighted in two educational tours (April 1 and 2). Attendees will visit our neighborhood, check out façade improvements, beautification efforts, historic renovations, learn about our new microloan program from local small businesses, and other initiatives to strengthen the commercial district. Here’s where YOU come it. The tours will also include “free time,” giving tourists time to shop, dine, and enjoy all of what Federal Hill has to offer.
So get ready to show them what Federal Hill truly is- a friendly, close-knit, and extremely energetic community.
- Sara Flood, Intern