Main Street training inspires local businesses and community members
March 17, 2023
(Talladega, AL) Talladega Main Street hosted a Main Street Alabama Four Point Training, March 14 and March 15, at Talladega’s Armstrong-Osborne Public Library. The 4-session training was attended by 58 individuals, including owners of local businesses and representatives from diverse institutions.
There were four separate 3-hour training sessions, with each session covering one of the four distinct points: organization, design, promotion and economic vitality.
Talladega Outdoors General Manager Houston Hollingsworth, who attended the training, said, “The success that Main Street Alabama has had in other cities makes me excited about the impact it can have in Talladega.”
Lindsey Moses, owner of LMo & Co, an art gallery with a workshop for painting classes, pottery and other creative endeavors, also attended.
“We were thinking about adding a small greenspace outside our shop. We envisioned a serene place where people could sit, relax and enjoy outdoor art,” said Moses. “The Main Street training gave me the spark I needed to move forward with this plan and also encouraged me to think of other ways to improve my business. It inspired me to set the bar higher.”
“Being a member of Talladega Main Street will create avenues for Central Alabama Community College to become more involved in the community. We want to continue deepening our relationships with business leaders, local industry, civic groups and the community at large in order to reach those who need the services we provide,” said CACC Campus Director Gerald Creel. “Main Street will assist us in reaching prospective students and, in turn, we will help Main Street transform our city by helping to create a more educated workforce.”
Talladega Main Street Board Chair April Clark said, "The training gave community members a better understanding of how they can help ensure that Talladega Main Street succeeds. I am excited about the positive feedback we have received thus far."
"In addition to sharing great ideas, Main Street provided us with strategies specifically designed to revitalize Talladega,” added City Manager Seddrick Hill Sr. “It is inspiring to see so many community members working together to implement Main Street’s plan and restore pride in Talladega.”
For more information, contact Main Street Executive Director Cathryn Roehrig at email@example.com.
Talladega Main Street Board of Directors: Secretary Megan Carpenter, Dawn Wood, Vice Chair Martha Jordan, Chair April Clark and Main Street Executive Director Cathryn Roehrig in the first row. Talladega Main Street Board members Dr. Edward Hill, Treasurer Jim Whitson and Bruce Hancock in the back row. (Board members Joey Hutto, Donna Kelly and Gerald Creel Jr. are not pictured)