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“Telling Your Story”

October 28, 2014 | Lafayette Grande | 1 Lafayette Street | Downtown Pontiac

Promotion creates a positive image of your downtown – instilling community pride and encouraging commercial activity and investment.  Attend this workshop and learn how to tell your story.

Designed for:

  • Community Elected and Appointed Official
  • DDA, PSD and Non-profit Executive Directors & Board Members
  • Community Planning, Economic and Community Development Directors and Staff
  • Chamber of Commerce Directors and Staff
  • Committee Volunteers

Register Today at

Cost: $20 for Oakland County Main Street Communities and Michigan Main Street Master and Select Communities
         $30 for all others


8:30 a.m.—Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m.—Welcome & Introduction
Bob Donohue, Program Coordinator, Main Street Oakland County
9:15 a.m.—Flip This Town...and Beyond
Ron Drake, President, Drake Concepts

10:45 a.m.—Break

11:00 a.m.—Marketing Your Downtown
Tom Daldin, Host, and Jim Edelman, Producer, "Under the Radar Michigan"

11:45 a.m.—Lunch on your own in Downtown Pontiac: Restaurant suggestions will be provided.

1:15 p.m.PROMOTION: Creating Stories Downtown
Kristi Trevarrow, Executive Director, Rochester DDA

2:30 p.m.—Deep Fried Branding – Telling Your Tasty Story
Ben Muldrow, Partner, Arnett Muldrow & Associates 

3:45 p.m.—Q & A with Speakers

4:00 p.m.—Close

For more information, contact Alex Hritcu at or (248) 858-2033.

Annual Awards & Recognition

"Main Event" Awards Night
The "Main Event" provides an educational forum on the successes of MSOC, showcasing model projects in our communities. Projects and programs are nominated by MSOC committees and staff, and selected by a panel of independent judges as outstanding examples of downtown revitalization within a broad range of categories related to the National Main Street Four Point Approach ™.  This program recognizes excellence in downtown revitalization in five categories (Special, Organization, Promotion, Design and Economic Restructuring) and is designed to:
  • Be educational; provide outstanding examples in the Main Street Four Points™
  • Spotlight and benefit Main Street communities, volunteers and businesses
  • Significantly honor awardees with beautifully customized awards

MSOC Managers Quarterly Meetings

Meetings are held with managers and staff in MSOC communities to provide them with an update on MSOC programs


Annual Oakland County Extravaganza & Parade

Participation in the annual Oakland County Holiday parade the first week of December with representatives of all MSOC communities and staff to showcase the MSOC program and bring entertainment to children and the underprivileged.

National Certification Press Conference

Assist County Executive L. Brooks Patterson as he recognizes nationally accredited MSOC communities based on their annual evaluation.