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The Storefronts Conference
Rethinking Value, Utility, and Innovation in Retail Frontage Real Estate

The National Association for Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP) and NEWaukee present the 2016 Storefronts Conference. This year’s conference will be held throughout Madison, WI on Wednesday, October 26th from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Storefronts Conference focuses on holistic solutions, national trends and success stories that fill vacant storefronts. The day-long conference features national and local speakers to address the common issues business districts face in filling their street level retail space. Attendees will explore these topics by traversing the city and exploring currently vacant storefronts within Madison.

Themes and speakers of the day include:
New Trends in Filling Storefronts along Main Street by Matt Wagner, Ph.D. & VP of Community Revitalization, National Main Streets Center, Inc
Making Big with Small and How You Can Fill Storefronts in Your Community Too by Nora Schmidt, Executive Director, Viroqua Chamber Main Street
A Developer’s Dilemma – What to do When the Numbers Don’t Add Up by Hovde Properties
Motor City Match for Small Business & Developers by Anthony Askew, Motor City Match Manager, Detroit Economic Growth Corporation
Fill That Storefront: Revitalizing Neighborhoods via Small Business Competitions by Kelsey Otero, Social Innovation at Marquette and Co-Chair of the Near West Side Commercial Corridor Development Working Team and Keith Stanley, Executive Director, Near West Side Partners

To register and find out more, visit emptystorefrontsconference.com!

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