Main Street Association welcomes new director

Ponca City Now - September 18, 2014 7:48 am

Chelsea McConnell made a small move down the street from the Chamber of Commerce to the Main Street Association office. It may have been a small move in distance, but becoming the Main Street Association Director is much different work. McConnell said she was looking for a new challenge.

“It’s membership based, and it’s all about the betterment of downtown and doing good things for Ponca City," McConnell said. "I think having a passion coming to work each day makes your day go by faster and just makes you enjoy what you’re doing even more.”

McConnell is still wrapping her head around this opportunity, but has already been busy. The office is gearing up for Goblins on Grand and will meet with downtown businesses next week. McConnell said she has to talk with downtown merchants before she starts anything, but she has ideas.

" I am really going to try to get them hyped up again about Final Fridays, then also Small Business Saturdays in November and than there’s an open house in December," McConnell said. "I’d really like to see those merchants come together and create a unified front in their advertisement and in their campaigning to get people downtown and get them involved with this stuff."

She is hoping if more merchants are involved there will be more shoppers downtown.

McConnell is on her third week at the Main Street office and has a degree in Business Administration and Marketing.


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