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Why Main Streets Matter! Bringing Visitors to Your Small Business

Economic Development Workshop
February 6, 2013 9am - 2pm
The Gaylord Building | 200 W 8th Street | Lockport, IL | 815-838-9400

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Member $20.00 USDNon-Member $35.00 USD

Economic Development Workshop
During the recent Downtown Revitalization Workshop sponsored by the I&M Canal National Heritage Corridor Convention and Visitors Bureau, CVB President/CEO Bob Navarro and presenter Lauren Adkins shared ideas with Village of Lemont Economic Development Director, Jim Brown. Brown and Village Planner Charity Jones were two of nearly 40 municipality representatives and tourism promoters who participated in the day-long workshop and shared plans for drawing visitors to downtown businesses.
Economic Development Workshop
Heritage Corridor President/CEO Bob Navarro and Joliet City Manager, Tom Thanas, join Deputy City Manager and CVB Board President Ben Benson in welcoming Lauren Adkins, who facilitated the recent Downtown Revitalization Workshop. Nearly 40 participants, including county and municipality officials, planners, CVB members and small businesses owners were on hand to discuss tourism's role in bolstering economic development.

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