DOWNTOWN BUZZ

Monthly networking and community update.

MASTERMIND

Quarterly relevant business training opportunity.

EXCURSION

Themed familiarization tour to sites within greater Woodstock.

PIVOT

Intensive all-inclusive trip to study best practices in another community.

MAIN EVENT

After hours quarterly networking hosted by a Main Street investor.

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

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.

2017 Downtown Buzz Schedule

January 27 - State of the City Address
Mayor Donnie Henriques

February 24 - Main Street Woodstock
Mitzi Saxon, COO Main Street Woodstock

March 31 - Greenprints Trail Update
TBD

April 28 - Cancelled due to RVIC

May 26 - Woodstock Fire Department
Chief Dave Soumas
**note: at Fire Station 14**

June 30 - Community Development
Brantley Day, Director

July 28 - Cherokee County Historical Society
Stephanie Joyner, President

August 25 - Woodstock Police Department
Chief Calvin Moss

September 29 - Cherokee County Economic Development
Misti Martin, President

October 27 - Networking

December 8 - Holiday Program

EXCURSION

The excursion is a quarterly local area bus tour themed around either business, travel, or housing. Economic Development, tourism or Main Street staff host a guided half-day tour of current or future developments or amenities in the greater Woodstock area. Excursion gives participants the ability to get a better sense of the growth in our community.

Excursions will begin from the Main Street Woodstock admin office, located on the campus of Chatt Tech at One Innovation Way at 9:00 AM with coffee and light breakfast. We will return for lunch and roundtable discussion between participants, staff and invited guests.

2017 Schedule

February 10

Commercial & Industrial Tour
RSVP

May 12

Residential Tour
RSVP

August 11

Sites & Sounds Tour
RSVP

MAIN EVENT

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.

2017 Schedule

January 31

PLAE HARD
8594 Main Street
RSVP

May 2

Thomas Eye Group
149 Towne Lake Pkwy
RSVP

September 7

Camellia Place
294 Rope Mill Road
RSVP

November 16

Jingle Mingle @ Reformation
500 Arnold Mill Way
RSVP

MASTERMIND

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. Guests are invited to attend for a $10 per session fee.

All Mastermind programs are held at the Main Street Woodstock admin office, located on the campus of Chatt Tech at One Innovation Way, unless otherwise noted.

2017 Mastermind Schedule

March 15

Brand Strategy
RSVP
Presentation Download

May 17

Effective People Management
RSVP

August 30

Marketing Plan
RSVP

October 25

Building Great Customer Relationships
RSVP

PIVOT

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.

 2017 Pivot will take place August 16-18 in Asheville, NC.
Follow this link for preliminary information and to RSVP:

RSVP for Pivot

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

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.