NC Main Street Conference Hendo-Style! Schedule

Join us in listening sessions for the NC Main Street Conference!

To encourage downtown merchants, downtown volunteers and City boards and commissions to attend, Downtown Hendersonville will hold our own mini/local version of the conference in several locations downtown that will have the opportunity to watch the sessions.

Keynote and plenary sessions will be held at the Downtown Program Offices at 125 5th Avenue W, upstairs from the public restrooms. Breakout sessions will be at City Hall, Downtown Offices, and at Mountain Page Press at 118 5th Avenue W (Across the street from public restrooms).

Session descriptions can be found here: (Scroll to bottom of the page)

Questions? Contact Jamie Carpenter



Downtown Program Conference Room

125 5th Ave W

City Hall Conference Room (enter at 5th Avenue)

Council Chambers @ City Hall (enter at 5th Avenue)

Mountain Page Press

118 5th Ave W

Tuesday, March 8

10am – 11:15am

Social Districts: A New Way to Get Social Downtown

Tune Up Your Board (for Board Members Only)

Is Your Downtown Economic Development Ready?



1-2:15pm Breakouts

Collaboration leads to transformation

Building community engagement with a walk

Follow the Trail to Main Street


Where does the workforce live?


Keynote - Building 21st Century Main Streets for the Triple Bottom Line: Economy, Environment, and Public Health - 125 5th Ave W


Downtown Advisory Board Meeting - 125 5th Ave W


Keynote - Why Is Preservation So Important? - 125 5th Ave W


Join us for after 5 Networking @ D9 Brewing

Wednesday, March 9


Keynote - The Daily Practice of Loving Where You Live


Keynote - Building Healthy & Equitable Entrepreneurial Ecosystems




Building a Youth Friendly Downtown

Social Media 201: Implementing the Main Street Four Point Approach in Your Social Media Strategy

Local Food, Local Businesses, Local Dollars: Healthy Food Access & Adaptations During COVID-19

Understanding and Eliminating White Elephant Buildings!




HVL Downtown Advisory Board 101 – brown bag / byo Lunch & Learn - 125 5th Ave W


Outdoor Recreation and the Intersection with Downtown


Collaborative Connections






The Art of Placemaking - People, Parks and Public Spaces


Let’s Stay Downtown



Trash Talk


Sparking Development & Investment - 125 5th Ave W