Read more about RIA Main Street’s four committees and discover which one is right for you!
Helping existing businesses to expand, and recruiting new businesses to respond to the market needs of the community is one of the cornerstones of the RIA Main Street program. The Economic Restructuring team works towards creating a cohesive business retention strategy that is more than just pushing for new businesses to open – it is about really understanding the market and being able to build an economically vibrant commercial corridor where the businesses thrive because they are in the right market for their product. Want to be a part of building a stronger local economy and resources for the small business community? Join the next Economic Restructuring committee meeting held the third Tuesday each month.
From cleanups and beautification, to storefront improvements and streetscape projects, the Design Committee is working on getting the Rhode Island Avenue Main Street in tip-top shape. We help businesses shine, by providing ideas for attractive window displays and providing grants that support eye-catching signage. Our goal is to convey a clear visual message about what Rhode Island Avenue NE has to offer. Bring your green thumb, your design ideas, and your willingness to roll up your sleeves to make a difference in our community! Check us out an upcoming meeting, held the first Wednesday of each month.
The Promotions Committee is all about selling the image – and promise – of Rhode Island Avenue NE. The team creates events like Fall Fest to attract visitors to the Avenue, in addition to promoting both existing and incoming businesses to more customers. If you’re looking to stretch your marketing and promotions skills, come by to the next Promotions Committee meeting held the fourth Tuesday each month.
If you like being part of a team that really manages the nuts and bolts of things, the Organization Committee needs you! Volunteer recruitment and fundraising are critical components of any community group, and this is the team that helps make the magic happen. The Organization Committee also works with community stakeholders such as civic associations and local governments, community members and business owners, to build consensus for a forward-looking path for Rhode Island Avenue NE, and to build the resources we need to be successful. From basic office tasks to fundraising, there are many opportunities to use your talents to build a strong RIA Main Street. Learn more at an upcoming meeting, held the second Thursday of each month.