We are pleased to announce that our “This Place Matters” campaign will be showcased at the 2017 Shaping Our Appalachian Region “SOAR” Summit this Friday August 4th.
“This Place Matters” is a national campaign through the National Historic Preservation Trust Foundation. We participated in this campaign by creating a video featuring local business owners: some only a few years old, others that have been in business for more than 50 years on our Main Street. We also featured building owners currently working on restoring and repurposing historic buildings and showcased our local history museum. The video gained our community some much needed positive exposure, with a simple message of “This Place Matters” because it does matter. We’ve been labeled by some national media outlets as one of the poorest towns in America, but we feel we are rich, rich in our people, our history and our natural beauty and we want the world to know that.