Main Street Vero Beach to host State Main Street Conference

VERO BEACH — Main Street Vero Beach has been given the privilege to be the 2018 host community for this year’s Florida Main Street Conference, July 30 – Aug. 1. The conference is administered by the Department of State, Division of Historical Resources with one accredited program chosen each year to highlight their historic downtown district.

“We are thrilled to have other Main Street communities come to Vero Beach and see how wonderful our town is,” says Executive Director Katherina Paliwoda. “We have some really great tours, events, and sessions in store for everyone. Our goal is that attendees will leave Vero Beach with some innovative ideas that they can apply to their own communities, and for locals to gain a better understanding of what our program is about, along with the enthusiasm to help make Vero Beach a more revitalized place for everyone to enjoy.”

The conference keynote speaker will be Joe Minicozzi of Urban 3, LLC. His presentation will be Monday afternoon at the Historic Courthouse. Opening Reception Sponsor, Marvin’s Windows and Doors will be offering AIA/CES continuing education credits during their Monday afternoon presentation taking place at American Icon Brewery. Sessions and events for the three

days will be located in a number of different historic venues downtown, as well as the Hampton Inn.

The conference is a statewide event that is also open to the public. Anyone interested is welcome to attend.

For more information on the conference agenda and events you can visit www.floridamainstreet.com or www.mainstreetverobeach.org. Tickets for the event can be purchased online through www.fmsc2018.eventbrite.com . To learn about sponsorships or how you can participate in the event, contact info@mainstreetverobeach.org.

About Main Street Vero Beach

Main Street Vero Beach is dedicated to enhancing the core of our city, Downtown Vero Beach, by supporting historic preservation efforts, highlighting our local art, and helping our businesses to flourish as an economically revitalized center and tourist destination, while maintaining our small town charm.

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