New COVID-19 Webinars from Main Street America

The COVID-19 & Main Street Webinar Series provides Main Street programs with the latest resources and information on how to navigate the short-term and long-term impacts of COVID-19. All webinars are free and recorded for your convenience.

Small Business Research Report
Thursday, April 16 | 4:00 – 5:00 PM EDT
On April 9, Main Street America released The Impact of COVID-19 on Small Businesses: Findings from Main Street America’s Small Business Survey. This report showcases the results of a survey of 5,850 small businesses across the network and reveals the devastating impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the local economy. Join this webinar to better understand the survey results, recommended policy actions, and how Main Street communities can access local data for their participating businesses. Register here

UrbanMain & the COVID-19 Response
Tuesday, April 28 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM EDT
The COVID-19 pandemic has hit urban areas hardest, with research emerging on the disparate impacts on communities of color. Urban commercial districts are responding to social and economic challenges through direct policy interventions with municipalities to retain vitality. Yet, many businesses in distressed districts were already “behind the curve” relative to retail strategies and will be more significantly impacted by the shutdown. Join this UrbanMain webinar to hear how neighborhood commercial district managers are quickly responding with local policy initiatives, small business e-commerce tools, and grants to meet the needs of their communities. Register here


COVID-19 & Main Street: Supporting Local Safely 

Join this webinar for updates from the National Federation of Independent Businesses on the impact to the business community and current resources and guidance, followed by a panel discussion of local program directors and the work they are doing to #SupportLocalSafely. View the recording.

COVID-19 & Main Street: Organizational Health Check-UpJoin this “check-up” with Kathy LaPlante of NMSC and Donna Ann Harris of Heritage Consulting to learn about how your organization should prepare to weather this crisis, think through long-term needs, and focus on your most important work. View the recording and check out related resources here.

COVID-19 & Main Street: Leading Through Crisis Join Norma Ramirez de Miess of NMSC as she walks us through the ways in which Main Street leaders can rise to the challenge of guiding revitalization through crisis and moving recovery efforts forward while also ensuring short-term and long-term organizational health. View the recording and check out the slides