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Main Street America: State of the Industry - Shared screen with speaker view
Michael Bleau
23:52
Say hello!
Ryan Kintz
24:04
Welcome everyone! Thank you for joining today!
Lisa Smartnick
24:05
Hello from Main Street in Irwin, PA!!
Suzanne Samelson
24:24
Hello from Main Street Thermopolis in Wyoming!
Chad Banks
24:48
Suzanne you made it!
Suzanne Samelson
25:12
Thanks to you, Chad Banks!!
Kathy La Plante
26:07
Hey my Wyoming friends!
Suzanne Samelson
26:28
Hi there, Kathy LaPlante!!
Michael Bleau
26:47
Hi Donna! Philly Philly! (My hometown)
Michaela Freiburger
27:07
Dubuque Main Street has recently completed a (not scientific) "When?" survey for our community. We have so many surprises and interesting results. And we are looking forward to hearing today how we can work to approach switching to virtual.
Tina Marie Polson
27:32
Hello from Brooksville Main Street in Florida! <3
Michael Bleau
27:36
Hi Kathy, Chad, and Suzanne!
Michael Bleau
27:44
Hi Tina!
Pamela Medley
28:24
hello from Chattahoochee Main Street
Reggie Lyons
28:41
Hello from College Park Main Street in Orlando, Florida.
Michael Bleau
29:05
You can also “up vote” questions in Q&A via the “thumbs up” icon!
Michael Bleau
29:29
Welcome Reggie and College Park crew!
Michael Bleau
29:42
Hi Wendy!
Michael Bleau
30:43
We will be sharing the Event Safety Alliance Reopening Guide in our follow up resource page as well!
Jane Law
31:02
Hey Chad, Suzanne and Kathy!
Nancy Adams
31:43
Where is the poll
Keith Winge
32:00
Its on you
Chad Banks
32:03
i'm hitting submit but doesn't seem to be taking?
Chad Banks
32:26
Nevermind - didn't see the 3rd Q :)
Suzanne Samelson
32:41
Jane! Jane!
Jane Law
32:51
I did the same Chad
Rachele Downs
33:15
Greetings from Detroit!
Michael Bleau
35:12
Hi Whitney from SLO!
Michael Bleau
35:42
Hi Rachele from Detroit!
Suzanne Samelson
37:21
I am loving your Livermore t-shirt. :)
Michael Bleau
38:52
Great point! You MUST tell sponsors/vendors ahead of the general public to keep their trust.
Michael Bleau
40:09
Thanks for sharing that Donnie
Teresa Stas
42:36
How are Sponsors Responding to Live Events Amongst COVID-19 Crisis?https://www.greencactusca.com/post/how-are-sponsors-responding-to-live-events-amongst-covid-19-crisis
Michael Bleau
45:54
One point on police- make sure to also get alignment from local law enforcement on what level of social distancing they are willing to enforce at your event. Will they passively hang out in the background or actively be educating patrons on your behalf on wearing face coverings and keep safe social distance?
Michael Bleau
49:13
Rachael’s farmers market production partner is also experimenting with curbside pickup and delivery at one of their markets via a Shopify store they run that consolidates products from 4 or so of their best vendors.
Michael Bleau
49:34
Shopify even has a Postmates integration for delivery
Michael Bleau
49:56
(For serving higher risk populations who want to support local farmers but are afraid to venture out)
Robbie Grady
51:20
Local farmers' market has implemented no touching of produce, vendors only selecting and bagging items. This is actually how it is done all the time in Germany.
Ali Grossman
51:52
What about cash interaction at farmers markets? Tokens? Contact free swiping? Apple Pay?
Suzanne Samelson
51:58
One of our restaurants here in Thermopolis, WY offers a "basket of produce" every two weeks Pay the $20.00 in advance and then pick up curbside. Does not offer the "socialization" but it feels better than the grocery store.
Nancy Adams
52:51
Against the law to NOT accept cash
Chad Banks
54:31
Great idea to sell them!
Michael Bleau
55:02
Also if they don’t have the money for that… they are at a shopping MARKET :)
Chad Banks
56:06
AMEN! :)
Suzanne Samelson
56:37
Yes yes yes!!
Michael Bleau
57:03
I can’t WAIT to come meet you all in person next year!
Diana McCormick
59:59
Love love love your personality! Thank you!
Robbie Grady
01:00:01
One of my favorite signs at a market "Don't fondle the produce".
Teresa Stas
01:01:28
How are Sponsors Responding to Live Events Amongst COVID-19 Crisis?https://www.greencactusca.com/post/how-are-sponsors-responding-to-live-events-amongst-covid-19-crisis
Michael Bleau
01:01:51
Ask your sponsorship questions NOW in the Q&A!
Michael Bleau
01:07:31
Thanks Amanda! We will likely wrap around 10:20, and some of the best nuggets often come out in the final 20 minutes of Q&A!
Reggie Lyons
01:10:47
For our (postponed) Spring Fest in April, we proposed to our main sponsor (A large foundation) to find alternative promotional opportunities, including creating a large branded banner thanking frontline workers, providing editorial content for their projects in our main street section of the community paper, and potential other activities. The agreed to let us keep 75% of the sponsor money to use this year, and 25% will roll to next year and they pay the remainder of the sponsor amount in January for the 2021 event..
Michael Bleau
01:16:59
At least in California elective surgeries are being permitted to be scheduled later in the summer at this point, keep an eye on that!
Dawn Triconi
01:19:26
My apologies- I have another meeting that just moved up to 2pm. I will look forward to seeing this in the link you send out. Thank you for informative session
Michael Bleau
01:21:46
We’ll share this afterwards as well!
Michael Bleau
01:22:42
Please save the link until after the panel though :)
Michael Bleau
01:23:57
Only ONE person should answer any press questions- typically the ED or your comms person if you have one!
Jane Law
01:34:43
Thank you, some great information and ideas! From Jane in Evanston, WY, SW Wyo
Tina Marie Polson
01:36:58
Can we have more Main Street America meetings about event management. So much valuable information in just this meeting alone! Maybe monthly, or quarterly? Just a suggestion.
Jane Law
01:41:00
Great idea
Desiree Freeland
01:42:08
Yes, Tina! Great idea!!
Rachele Downs
01:42:30
Great question!
Michaela Freiburger
01:42:52
Great idea Tina!!
Ali Grossman
01:43:58
This has been so informative. Thank you from Laramie, WY. Lots to take away: frame expectations to consumers and be visibly protective.
Rachele Downs
01:44:03
Really well done, thank you!
Teresa Baxter
01:44:17
Thank you, great information
Desiree Freeland
01:44:19
Thank You all very much! Great session!
Kathy La Plante
01:44:27
Great job! Thanks!
Diana McCormick
01:44:40
Thank you for your time and expertise. Lots to look at and process then continue to move forward!
Patti Spencer-Yost
01:44:40
Thank you! Very informative.
Beth Savedra
01:44:42
Thank you everyone!!
Suzanne Samelson
01:44:57
Thanks to all.