The Flin Flin and District Chamber of Commerce heard about plans being developed by the Main Street Revitalization Task Force Tuesday. The Committee’s Kory Eastman explained they are a volunteer group aiming to develop a healthy, safe and viable Main Street noting they are accessing an approach that was followed by Maple Creek Saskatchewan that resulted in 20 new businesses, 50 new jobs and increased sales and tourist visits. He said there are the Main Street four points which deal with having a community organization, promotion, design and heritage of Main Street and economic restructuring that must occur through this process. He added he wouldn’t go into each of the points as that is the work of the Task Force and later the committee but just to let you know there is a structure, a format, something they are following and they want to learn from communities that have had success in the past.
Their first project is the Main Street ARTery opening June 13th that we told you about yesterday. Eastman says they are now developing a Board and will be looking for volunteers including those with needed skills as well as support from local merchants as they move forward with their long term plans.