Maximizing and Monetizing Cultural Resources

| Tuesday, May 20 | 3:15 p.m. - 4 p.m. | Room: LaSalle A | Session Track: EI

This session will review how existing resources can be economic tools for the community. Every Main Street has a distinct history, and telling that story effectively helps turn communities into destinations. This presentation will show how Hamtramck, Michigan has used its cultural resources and unique heritage to make it a hub of activity, drawing people from across Michigan to visit. 

Presenters:

Greg Kowalski, Hamtramck Historic Commission 
Greg Kowalski is the chairman of the Hamtramck Historical Commission. A longtime journalist and author of six books on the city of Hamtramck, Kowalski and the rest of the historical commission have worked diligently to open a new historical museum without any financial support from the city. The commission also has developed a program of walking and bus tours of the city that has made it a destination for visitors from across Michigan and beyond.