Despite being a week later than usual, April's Twitter chat was once again a lively conversation. To help cover our topic - Main Streets - more thoroughly, we were joined by Andrea Dono (better known in the Twitterverse as @NatlMainStreet) from the National Trust Main Street Center. We discussed cool Main Street rehabs and promotions, how online content and social media can help Main Streets (pro tip: make your location, phone number, and hours really, really easy to find), and the challenges faced on Main Streets.
Vintage postcard from Evansville, Indiana. (Image: alandberning on Flickr)
As the chat wound down, a new topic bubbled up: crowdsourced funding for Main Street projects. We didn't have time to cover it adequately, but after we finished, chatter Maianne Preble (@t4yt4m) sent along a few suggestions for sites to check out: