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CMG Small Business Strong Features Downtown Ashland Association

Downtown Ashland Association is building a vibrant future in their historic downtown through marketing initiatives, business engagement, community outreach, historic preservation and more.

How has their small business shifted as a result of the COVID-19 crisis?

Their work during COVID-19 focuses on maintaining their local community in the face of a global pandemic. Downtown businesses face an extraordinary crisis while, at the same time, customers and residents are isolated. Downtown Ashland Association’s work is to connect all stakeholders and keep the focus on their strong local community throughout this uncertain time.

What has Downtown Ashland Association done to be innovative and creative in order for their business to survive this economic crisis?

Downtown Ashland Association maintains a Shop Local Guide on their website, and promotes it by email and social media. They provide weekly updates to downtown businesses with news, resources, and connection. They survey businesses and provide economic data to government decision makers. In addition, they are collecting funds to help small businesses adapt and recover so that Downtown Ashland can survive and rebuild.

How can you support this small business during this time?

Downtown Ashland is operating a Feed the Frontline effort locally to help the first responders and local businesses simultaneously; please make a donation today! For more information on Downtown Ashland Association, visit their website at


CreativeMktGroup is known for supporting the growth and success of small businesses and organizations in Richmond, VA and throughout the world. As a result of the COVID-19 crisis, CreativeMktGroup has developed a campaign called Small Business Strong. Every day, we will feature and promote a small business and/or organization and how it supports the livelihood of others. If you would like CreativeMktGroup to feature your story, please contact

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