Downtown Business Community,

Here’s a look at how Ashland Main Street Association is working for you…

January Highlights

Downtown Business Forum was held on January 18 to discuss Main Street’s 2019 workplan and to recap special events. The next forum will be held in early April. Email Maggie for more info.Ashland Theatre is partnering with Main Street to showcase Downtown Ashland for theatre goers. See our big screen ads below. To advertise your business at the Theatre, click here.

Branding Comments Requested
The Town of Ashland is considering a brand and marketing campaign to promote business, tourism, real estate, and all interests of our community. Ashland Main Street Association is collecting businesses’ comments on the package, in order to ensure that the Town hears from invested stakeholders.
CLICK HERE to watch the video and register your comments.

Information From Our Partners, continued…

Town of Ashland
England Street Master Plan Public Forum
: February 6th, 6-7:30pm at Town Hall. Sidewalk and landscape updates are planned for England Street within 3-5 years. The goal is to extend the pedestrian-friendly aesthetic of Railroad Avenue eastward. Plans for the work are being drawn by the Town’s engineering contractor. To comment on the project, please attend Wednesday’s public meeting or email Nora Amos.

Construction Update: Ashland Train Station
Amtrak will build concrete platforms alongside the tracks in front of Ashland Train Station to provide access for disabled passengers. Construction will begin in late Spring 2019 and last up to 16 months. Street parking will be blocked on North Railroad Avenue during construction. Traffic restrictions on North Railroad Avenue have not been finalized.

Construction Update: Town Hall
Construction of a new Town Hall will begin on the west side of Duncan Street in Spring 2019. Construction is expected to last 18 months, when demolition of the current building will begin. The new Town Hall plaza is expected to be fully finished by mid-2021.

Ashland Garden Club
Historic Garden Week Tour on April 27 
will bring 300-500 participants through Downtown Ashland in individual vehicles. If your business wishes to promote a special event or offer, please email Maggie by April 6. A list of business promotions will be distributed to participants at each stop on Ashland’s tour. This is a free advertisement offered to local businesses jointly by Ashland Garden Club, Main Street, and Town of Ashland.

Market Ashland Partnership is a volunteer business networking organization based in Ashland. Monthly meetings held on Second Thursdays at 8:15am, The Supply Room Company. Prospective members welcome! CLICK HERE for more info.

Hanover Chamber is a business association that serves as a liaison to local and state government and provides networking opportunities throughout Hanover County. The next event in Ashland will be held Thursday, Jan 31 at 5:30pm hosted by Richweb / Pixel Factory Data Center, CLICK HERE for more info.

Hanover County Economic Development serves all businesses looking to startup or expand in the County. Contact the staff: CLICK HERE. Resources for business owners: CLICK HERE