Save the Date: Surviving Construction 101


The Main Street Renewal project is coming and we want to help you get prepared. Join us as we welcome Jay Schlinsog, owner of Downtown Professionals Network, to share lessons learned and best practices on how to survive major construction projects.

Monday, June 24
9 AM - 11 AM
The Craddock Terry Hotel & Event Center

The event is free and all downtown business owners and staff are invited to attend.


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How can you prepare for the Main Street Renewal Project? What resources are available to you? How did other cities get through their infrastructure projects?

You've got questions, we've got answers.


> Presentation by Jay Schlinsog includes:

  • Preparing for construction

  • What to expect during construction

  • Best practices for effective construction communication

> Meet the Team - Engage directly with your construction communication team and get your construction handbook.

> Cooperative Marketing Expo - Speak directly with representatives from local media for discounted marketing rates in conjunction with Downtown Lynchburg Association's "Open for Business" campaign.

All downtown business owners and staff are invited to this free event.

Questions? Reach out to

Speaker Bio

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Jay Schlinsog has nearly thirty years of experience in the community and economic development, management, and downtown revitalization fields. He is a graduate of the Main Street Certification Institute and he has served tenures as the chief executive with non-profit organizations in Idaho, Illinois, Washington and Wisconsin. In 2000, Jay founded Downtown Professionals Network (DPN) as a collaborative for industry-leading advocates and practitioners who specialize in solutions for community, downtown and business district economic development, redevelopment and revitalization. As the facilitator and lead member of DPN’s Surviving Construction program, Jay provides insights, tips, tools and practical strategies to help mitigate the adverse impacts of construction. Jay shares lessons learned and best practices from his work with communities across the country, and first-hand experience highlighted by his work as chairman and project coordinator for the City of St. Charles (IL) Main Street and Bridge Reconstruction Task Force.

Heather Kennedy