Monthly networking and community update.
Quarterly relevant business training opportunity.
Themed familiarization tour to sites within greater Woodstock.
Intensive all-inclusive trip to study best practices in another community.
After hours quarterly networking hosted by a Main Street investor.
Passionate, authentic and driven future leaders.
The Downtown Buzz was established by community members in 2008 as a way to gather and learn about things going on in the community through informal networking and formal programs. The programming of this event focuses on updates given by greater Woodstock or Cherokee County officials on important issues or services offered that affect the community as a whole.
The Downtown Buzz is open to Main Street Investors and invited guests. Networking begins at 8:00 AM with a brief topical program at 8:15 AM. Coffee and light breakfast is provided by Main Street Woodstock.
All Downtown Buzz programs are held at the Chambers at City Center, located at 8534 Main Street, unless otherwise noted.
2018 Downtown Buzz Schedule
January 26 - State of the City Address
Mayor Donnie Henriques
February 23 - Main Street Committees
Mitzi Saxon, COO
March 30 - Elm Street Cultural Arts Village
April 27 - Green Prints Alliance
May 25 - Young Professionals of Woodstock (YPOW)
June 29 - Fire Department
July 27 - City Update
Jeff Moon, City Manager
August 31 - Cherokee Office of Economic Development
September 28 - Public Safety
October 26 - Networking
December 7 - Holiday Program
The Main Event is an after hours social and networking event for business members and their guests. Held quarterly during the late afternoon at a local business, the Main Event offers an additional opportunity to the Downtown Buzz for members unable to attend morning events.
Main Street Mastermind is an education program aimed at providing information and idea sharing for business leaders. Each Mastermind session is facilitated by a subject matter expert and will focus on a specific topic to help your business grow, increase efficiency, enhance customer visibility, and/or control costs.
This free benefit to Main Street Woodstock investors is presented quarterly.
All Mastermind sessions will be held at The Chambers at City Center, 8534 Main Street unless otherwise noted.
2018 Mastermind Schedule
Effective Sales Strategies
Pivot is an annual 2 or 3 day intensive trip to another city similar to Woodstock or what Woodstock aspires to be. Offered to business leaders and local government officials, participants will travel together and meet with leaders in other communities to learn about what makes their community special.
It will also give the participants the opportunity to learn more about each other and help foster leadership roles within our community.
Depending on which community is visited, there will be a focus on the program (i.e.: tourism, downtown, parking, corporate business recruitment).
The participant will be responsible for their cost which will be set by the Pivot Steering Committee and be all inclusive.
The Main Street Woodstock Young Professionals group provides an outlet for participants to make new friends, build relationships, develop professionally, contribute to the economic development and create ways to “do good” in the Woodstock community.
Weekly coffee and networking with local leaders.
Thursdays 7:00 A.M.
Copper Coin Coffee
400 Chambers Street
Quarterly after hours networking event showcasing a local business.