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Upcoming Online Training

The Great American Main Street Awards: An Insider's Guide to Applying for and Winning GAMSA

August 14 at 2pm Eastern

It is that time of year again (a little early this year!) - the Great American Main Street Award applications will be available Wednesday, August 6. Join NMSC staff and a previous winner on Thursday, August 14 for an insider's perspective on how to put together a great application - and get a taste of what winning GAMSA can do for your community.

We will address FAQs related to the application and jury process and walk through some exciting changes and new additions to this year's awards program. 

This webinar is free for members of the National Main Street Center and $55 for non-members. If you are a member but don't know your member ID number, contact Tali Jamir at or call 312-939-5547 x 37233.

Register today! 

Past Online Training

Park Smart: Best Parking Practices for Your Main Street, presented by DESMAN Parking

Parking is a topic – or often, a problem - that nearly every Main Street community deals with at some point. Not enough parking supply? Is your parking lot an eyesore? Do employees park in coveted spots close to your Main Street businesses? In “Park Smart: Best Parking Practices for Your Main Street,” experts from DESMAN Parking address these critical questions and share best practices topics from shared parking to sustainability to and rates and time limits.

Members can view the webinar free here.