… and searching for our next star!
The Center is delighted to share the growth and success of the Upper Georgia Avenue (UGA) Main Street program and recognize Executive Director Paul Ruppert as he moves to lead small business programming in West Virginia.
For nearly two years the Center has partnered with the District’s Department of Small and Local Business Development, Community Board Members and Main Street America to support businesses and communities on Georgia Avenue from Missouri to Eastern Avenues. Accomplishments include:
- Providing more than $55,000 in grant funding to 17 independent businesses along Georgia Avenue in 2020
- Providing direct support, technical assistance and capacity building to over 75 businesses in the corridor impacted by the pandemic
- Launching and maintaining engaging social media platforms and a comprehensive website for ongoing communications and coordination with the community and small businesses
- Hosting ongoing technical assistance and community engagement sessions
The Center is excited to launch the search for our next Executive Director to continue the exciting work of the UGA Main Street program.