Webinar Filling the Gaps

What to Do About Empty Lots & Roofless Buildings

Filling the Gaps webinar

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What will this webinar cover? 

You want to fill up those empty lots, and you’re tired of looking at those buildings that burned out years ago. You want to fill those gaps with life and activity. We want to help. Join us for this webinar, and you’ll hear a dozen ideas to inspire action.

How do you start? And how do you get reluctant lot owners to work with you? You’ll get real-world examples of how small communities that have turned gaps into attractions. We’ll talk about getting lots of people involved in loving those vacant spaces back to life, and we’ll share special strategies for getting past the automatic “no” from those property owners.

Tiny business villages, beer gardens, beaches, art, farmers markets…. are you feeling creative? Join us to get going.

Available to members only:

This webinar was originally priced at $20. You can get this webinar plus four more for just $25 for a month of access as a Megaphone Webinar Member.

Become a Megaphone Webinar Member

You can bring friends:

Once you’re registered, you are welcome to invite as many people as you like to join you in a viewing party, as many times as you like, as long as you remain a member. That’s why we call it Megaphone Membership, because we want you to spread the word!

Who should you invite?

  • Downtown associations, Main Streets, Chambers
  • Economic development folks
  • Elected officials, cities, towns, municipalities
  • The boys at the coffee shops
  • Those who want to revitalize their downtowns
  • People who own vacant lots or roofless buildings
  • Visionaries like yourself

What are your webinars like? Will there be slides? How long is it? Can we ask questions?  

Our webinars are streaming video that was recorded live. You see our faces. We connect with you personally. We give you a downloadable handout instead of boring slides, and we focus on real-world examples, not statistics. Your downloadable handout will have photos, more info and links for all the examples.

We wrap up the presentation within one hour, then we stay late to answer your questions. And we take questions by email after the live event during the two weeks the replay is available.

What people who’ve been to Becky and Deb’s previous webinars have to say:

“Lots of great ideas for small rural towns and small business owners who just want to try something out or expand their businesses. It’s so much about building a community and telling the stories about what works. Great presenters as well, who are obviously passionate and genuine about what they do, and embody economic development in their everyday work.”

Kathleen Code, British Columbia, Canada

“Your webinars are just so precious. Increase them. Do them repetitively. I wish I could fill an auditorium with our local chamber of commerce leaders and boards to hear you both.”

Jim Blankenship, Tennessee

“This webinar stimulated lots of note-taking and conversation between the business owners gathered at my house. Deb and Becky gave us some new ideas and several excellent examples of known models. I think some of us are thinking of pivoting our summer’s plans after participating in Wednesday’s event. Thanks for a well-thought out presentation!”

Jonya, Oronoco, Minnesota, RochesterFiber.com

“I watched the webinar video last night. It was great. I think you and Deb make good team. Nice banter, good pacing, and lots of useful information. Excellent!”

Cindy Kelly, Kansas

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Oklahoma Main Street Communities can earn Quality Assurance Points by participating.