DOWNTOWN GREENSBORO INC. IS PARTICIPATING IN PARTNERS IN PRESERVATION: MAIN STREETS CAMPAIGN, LAUNCHING TODAY
Downtown Greensboro Inc. (DGI) and the Carolina Theatre will host an Open House highlighting the importance of the Carolina Theatre’s preservation on Sunday, October 8, from 1PM to 3PM
Greensboro, NC – The Carolina Theatre of Greensboro, together with Downtown Greensboro, Inc. is pleased to announce participation in Partners in Preservation’s VOTE YOUR MAIN STREET campaign. As a participant in the campaign, DGI is encouraging the public to visit VoteYourMainStreet.org to help Downtown Greensboro Inc. secure funding to preserve the Carolina Theatre as it undertakes major renovations recently announced as a part of the Setting the Stage Capital Campaign.
“The Carolina Theatre is a valued treasure in downtown Greensboro. This is a wonderful way for the community to show support, and hopefully help win some serious funding!” says Zack Matheny, President of DGI.
Partners in Preservation is a community-based partnership, created by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and American Express, to raise awareness of the importance of preserving historic places and their role in sustaining local communities.
Partners in Preservation: Main Streets will award $2 million in grant funding from American Express to Main Street districts in need of preservation support across America. The public will determine which sites will receive funding by voting for their favorite main streets through October 31 at VoteYourMainStreet.org, the online voting portal hosted by National Geographic Travel.
If the Carolina Theatre receives enough votes between today and October 31 to land in the top 10 of the #VoteYourMainStreet Campaign, the theatre will be eligible for $150,000 in grant funding. The voting process is simple, with each person casting five votes daily, either through email registration or a Facebook profile.
Partners in Preservation: Main Streets Open House Weekend – Downtown Greensboro Inc and the Carolina Theatre will host an Open House on Sunday, October 8, from 1PM until 3PM, highlighting the importance of Main Street preservation efforts in Greensboro.
As a part of Downtown Greensboro Inc. and the Carolina Theatre’s Open House, residents and guests of the Triad are welcome to explore the theatre, take a guided tour of the proposed renovations, learn more about the rich history of the Carolina, play games for theatre prizes, and enjoy a complimentary snack of popcorn and soda from the concessions stand.
Delta Air Lines is the sponsor of the Partners in Preservation: Main Streets Open House Weekend.
DGI is one of 25 historic Main Street districts across the country participating in the nationwide Open House event.
Why Main Street Matters – According to 2016 data from Main Street America, investments in Main Street districts have a significant impact on local economies – encouraging real estate development as well as the creation of new businesses and jobs. In 2016, $4.65 billion reinvested in Main Street improvement programs resulted in 8,042 building rehabilitations, 5,616 business openings, and 27,462 new jobs.
Furthermore, according to a recent study from Morning Consult of 2,201 Americans commissioned by American Express, 79 percent of Americans say that preserving Main Street is important, while 79 percent of Americans say that the idea of Main Street is what makes America beautiful. Main Street is also seen as vital in connecting Americans to their local community, with 82 percent of Americans saying that Main Street is important to their ability to socialize with others in a community and 86 percent noting Main Street’s importance to the well-being and the enjoyment of a community.
For more information and to vote daily for The Carolina Theatre through October 31, visit VoteYourMainStreet.org and share the love via social media using #VoteYourMainStreet.
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About Downtown Greensboro Incorporated – Downtown Greensboro Incorporated (DGI) is an economic development organization focused on stimulating investment and activity in the center city. DGI’s primary focus is to lead the development of Downtown Greensboro as a prosperous and vibrant urban center, memorable and meaningful for those who choose to live, work, play and invest here.
About Partners in Preservation – Partners in Preservation is a program in which American Express, in partnership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, awards preservation grants to historic places across the country.
Through this partnership, American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation seek to increase the public’s awareness of the importance of historic preservation in the United States and to preserve America’s historic and cultural places. The program also hopes to inspire long-term support from local citizens for the historic places at the heart of their communities.
About American Express – American Express is a global services company, providing customers with access to products, insights and experiences that enrich lives and build business success. Learn more at AmericanExpress.com, and connect on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.
About the National Trust for Historic Preservation – The National Trust for Historic Preservation, a privately funded nonprofit organization, works to save America’s historic places: SavingPlaces.org.
About Main Street America – Main Street America has been helping revitalize older and historic commercial districts for more than 35 years. Today it is a network of more than 1,600 neighborhoods and communities, rural and urban, who share both a commitment to place and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development. Main Street America is a program of the nonprofit National Main Street Center, Inc., a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
About Delta Air Lines – Delta Air Lines serves more than 180 million customers each year. In 2017, Delta was named to Fortune’s top 50 Most Admired Companies in addition to being named the most admired airline for the sixth time in seven years. Additionally, Delta has ranked No.1 in the Business Travel News Annual Airline survey for an unprecedented six consecutive years. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 315 destinations in 54 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs more than 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 800 aircraft. The airline is a founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance and participates in the industry’s leading transatlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia as well as a joint venture with Virgin Atlantic. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 15,000 daily flights.
Delta has invested billions of dollars in airport facilities, global products and services, and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Additional information is available on the Delta News Hub, as well as Delta.com, Twitter, Google+, and on Facebook.
About National Geographic Partners LLC
National Geographic Partners LLC, a joint venture between National Geographic Society and 21st Century Fox, combines National Geographic television channels with National Geographic’s media and consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines; National Geographic Studios; related digital and social media platforms; books; maps; children’s media; and ancillary activities that include travel, global experiences and events, archival sales, catalog, licensing and e-commerce businesses. A portion of the proceeds from National Geographic Partners LLC will be used to fund science, exploration, conservation and education through significant ongoing contributions to the work of the National Geographic Society. For more information, visit NationalGeographic.com and find them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, YouTube, LinkedIn and Pinterest.