MainStreet in the New Year


Happy New Year!

It seems like we were just saying that the other day.  Time flies when you’re having fun.  At MainStreet, 2018 allowed our organization to grow by embracing technology.  At the end of 2017 we updated our conference room.  It is now a smart room and in addition to the many meetings we have, it also a great place for training and small workshops.

We are now working to help our downtown merchants stay up to date with the current trends in social media and technology.  We are a Google Partner and hosted a Get Your Business Online workshop with a Google trained presenter.

We updated our website to more easily communicate with your mobile devices and to better reflect our mission.  Now in addition to easily finding our events, there is a directory for Downtown shops and restaurants, links to provide resources for businesses, and links to nearby attractions.

At the same time we were doing all of this, we continued to produce events and promote Downtown.  There are already a lot of events lined up for 2019.  We start with our annual Taste of DeLand on January 19th.  Tickets are available on our website at 

Be sure and sign up for our weekly e-blast to stay up to date on everything happening in Downtown DeLand like February’s DeLand Craft Beer Festival or the March Bike Rally.

Thank you for continuing to support our Downtown businesses.  In 2019, resolve to shop local whenever possible.

We Wish you a Happy, Healthy, and Prosperous New Year!


See you Downtown,

Wayne Carter
Executive Director
MainStreet DeLand Association

Wayne Carter