Apply for the Main Street Move-In Program!

The Main Street Move-In Program is designed to help existing business owners move in and open in the downtown Northampton and Florence business district area to fill open storefronts, restaurant spaces, and office spaces. This eight-week multi-format course will provide information on how owners can build a business dashboard to assess the potential success they could have by moving into a downtown location and maintaining this success.

Application deadline: Sunday, April 23, at 11:59 pm. Presented by Valley Community Development and JKirley Collective.

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The Program

The Main Street Move-In Program will meet for 8 weeks via Zoom. Each week, participants are expected to attend three sessions: a group Learning Session, a Peer Group Session, and a 1:1 Advising Session (4 hours a week).

Learning Sessions

Learning Sessions will be held from 12:30 pm-2 pm on the below dates.

  • Opening Session: Weds., May 31, 2023
  • Tues., June 6, 2023
  • Tues., June 13, 2023
  • Tues., June 20, 2023
  • Tues., June 27, 2023
  • No session on Tues, July 4, 2023
  • Tues., July 11, 2023
  • Tues., July 18, 2023
  • Closing Session: Tues., July 25, 2023

Peer Group Sessions

Peer Group Sessions will be held from 1:30pm-3pm on the below dates.

  • Thurs., June 1, 2023
  • Thurs., June 8, 2023
  • Thurs., June 15, 2023
  • Thurs., June 22, 2023
  • Thurs., June 29, 2023
  • No session on Thurs, July 6, 2023
  • Thurs., July 13, 2023
  • Thurs., July 20, 2023
  • Thurs., July 27, 2023

Advising Sessions

Advising Sessions are 1:1 with program facilitators and will be scheduled individually with each participant. They may be up to 1 hour in length per week.

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Sponsored by Valley Community Development and the City of Northampton. Funding for this program was secured through the City’s ARPA funds.

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