May 8, 2020

Redefining Retail: Re-Opening Downtown For Business

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International Downtown Association Webinar Series

As cities continue to adapt to a new reality, a focus on progress and planning for retail, restaurant and essential business is a necessity. Join Retail Strategies and &Access for this webinar as they discuss steps you can take today to help your downtown and community sustain and grow retail and restaurant businesses emerging from COVID-19. 

Our speakers will discuss:

  • Data and analytics to understand the shift in consumer behavior
  • Maximizing retail and restaurant real estate
  • The importance of retail inventory
  • Tools to support at-risk businesses
  • Steps to safely reacquaint shoppers

The session will include a moderated Q&A and will be recorded for member and nonmember use in the future. 

Bobby Boone, Founder and Chief Strategist, &Access (Washington, DC)
Jennifer Gregory, President (Downtown Strategies), Retail Strategies (Birmingham, AL)

Recorded on Friday, May 8, 2020


Post-Webinar Q&A

See our Post Webinar Q&A Document

Jenn Gregory

Jenn Gregory

President, Downtown Strategies

Jenn is the president of Downtown Strategies, where her focus is on the revitalization of downtowns for our client communities. Through her Downtown Vision and Strategy Workshop process, Jenn advises communities on market analysis, tourism, economic vitality, and design updates for downtown areas.

She joined Retail Strategies with a 10 year career in community development and downtown revitalization. She previously served as the Chief Executive Officerof the Greater Starkville Development Partnership, a community development umbrella organization that consists of the Starkville Area Chamber of Commerce, Starkville Visitors & Convention Council, Oktibbeha County Economic Development Authority, and Starkville Main Street Association. She first joined the Partnership in 2009, where she was Vice President for Tourism Development. She held the positions of Chief Operating Officer and Interim Chief Executive Officer before assuming the CEO position full-time in January 2013.

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