Rethos’ First Ever Buildings on Main Street Conference Coming April 20-22



Are you ready to fully utilize and rehabilitate your community’s historic downtown buildings, but wondering where to start? Or is your community heavily involved in downtown development and ready to tackle new steps in the revitalization journey?


You’re in luck! Rethos is hosting its very first Buildings on Main Street Conference April 20–22 in Faribault, MN! The Buildings on Main Street Conference is an opportunity for Minnesota Main Street districts and communities interested in revitalizing their aging downtown buildings to obtain tools, knowledge, and resources to help their communities flourish.


This conference is geared towards Minnesota Main Street staff, board, and volunteers; Heritage Preservation Commissioners; city staff; building owners; and anyone interested in downtown revitalization! No matter how big or small your community is, the Buildings on Main Street Conference is for you! This two-day event will offer several unique and fascinating sessions, including:


  • Demystifying Building Inspection

  • Maintenance Planning

  • Energy and Sustainability in Old Buildings

  • Main Street Essentials

  • And much more!


Some sessions will be geared towards communities that are in the early stages of downtown development, while other sessions will advance the skills of those that are already deeply immersed in building revitalization. All sessions will take place in beautiful historic Faribault buildings!


The Buildings on Main Street Conference will also include keynotes featuring success stories from regional redevelopment projects in communities ranging from small towns to mid-size cities.


Rethos and Faribault Main Street will be hosting plenty of exciting local activities and networking opportunities in the evening hours, so don’t miss out on the fun!


You can register here. Take advantage of our early bird registration prices now through March 21 at 5:00pm! We can’t wait to see you in Faribault!


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