Kansas City Marriott Downtown
Early Registration Deadline: TBA
We hope you and your family are healthy and safe.
As you all are aware, as the local, state, and federal response to the coronavirus crisis continues to evolve, MMSC has worked diligently to keep pace. The pandemic caused us to immediately respond to the needs of our communities, small businesses, and our downtown revitalization programs in new, unprecedented ways. The MMSC team is settling into a rhythm with new realities as we begin the journey of reopening alongside you.
With that said, and given the progression of the crisis and the uncertain times, the Missouri Main Street Board of Directors and the entire MMSC team have determined that it would be best to postpone our Premier Downtown Revitalization Conference until next year. Having spent the past year preparing for yet another great State Conference with our team, Board of Directors, speakers, exhibitors, and all our event partners, we are genuinely disappointed to not to be able to provide this learning laboratory and networking event. Please know this was a very tough decision and not one taken lightly.
Even with the postponement of Missouri’s Premier Downtown Revitalization Conference, we are still excited to recognize your great work with a virtual “The Show Must Go On” awards ceremony.
We might not be able to meet in a large gathering to recognize the fantastic and dynamic people and projects in our Missouri Main Street communities, but we are planning a virtual Evening of Excellence Awards Celebration. We are working to finalize the date of the virtual Evening of Excellence – The Show Must Go On. We are also extending the award nomination deadline, for those that have not been able to prepare nominations because of the pandemic. Award nominations are being accepted until 5pm on June 1st. The Show Must Go On, so get those nominations in!
These have certainly been challenging times, but we continue to be humbled and amazed by the outpouring of kindness and goodness for each other and our communities. We have witnessed these acts of goodness firsthand and through your eyes all across our state. Thank you for your care and concern for each other and thank you for sharing all of these great stories with us.
Until we meet again, remember that every small business is the very heart of our community, so please reach out and show your support today.
Take care, Gayla Roten, State Director Missouri Main Street Connection
2020 Conference Sponsors
This conference is a private and public partnership with Department of Economic Development, State of Missouri, USDA, and MMSC.