DREAM bringing seminar to Cassville

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

The Downtown Revitalization and Economic Assistance for Missouri Initiative will host a seminar for downtown retailers at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19, at Towneley Furnishings, located at 805 Main St. in Cassville. The event is free and open to the public.

Sara Tetley, the keynote speaker who specializes in retail design concepts, will discuss strategies to improve stores, windows and displays to help area businesses attract more customers. Tetley has had more the 20 years of experience with projects that include the Biltmore Mansion in Asheville, N.C., the Gateway Arch in St. Louis and the Grand Canyon Visitors Center in Arizona.

"Earlier in the day we will visit a few retailers that have agreed to an assessment from Sara," said Mike Hemmer, of PGVA Planners and Cassville's DREAM project manager. "I look forward to seeing how we can help the existing downtown merchants capitalize on their clientele and attract more business. This can be a very valuable evaluationwith a pair of fresh eyes."

The DREAM Initiative helps small and mid-sized communities enhance access to existing state programs for downtown revitalization and job creation. DREAM allows communities to more efficiently and effectively engage downtown redevelopment and revitalization and attract new private investment opportunities.

For more information about the Cassville DREAM program, call Carolyn Bishop at 846-3850 or 847-3106.

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