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CDDC President Alan Bishop Honored at NC Main Street Conference

Apr 23, 2018 05:40PM ● By Melanie Heisinger

Courtesy of the CDDC newsletter.

Recently Alan Bishop, the Concord Downtown Development Corporation's president, was recognized for his work in the community at the NC Main Street Conference.

This conference typically hosts around 500 people. They range from designated Main Street communities like Downtown Concord to vendors, sponsors, suppliers as well as government employees in the economic development field. 

According to a recent newsletter, Bishop joined the CDDC's Board of Directors in July of 2015 and immediately jumped in as Chairman of the Promotions Division committee. As the Board looked at paths for future Board leadership he agreed to serve as Vice President his second year and President his third year.

"Prior to becoming a member of the Board," the newsletter continued, "Bishop was always one to support the CDDC's promotions and events, and gave frank and constructive feedback to help the organization improve all they undertook."

It was this constructive feedback and activism that earned the respect of the Board. He has also been incredibly involved in CDDC events and is known to volunteer his time. He also supports the Staff in a whole host of ways throughout the year and provides financial support to the CDDC as a personal Friend of Downtown Concord and a sponsor of many events, while bringing other resources to the table year-round.

He is a true ambassador of Downtown Concord and was recognized as this year's North Carolina Main Street Conference as the 2017 Downtown Concord NC Main Street Champion.

Holly Sloop, Marketing Coordinator for the CDDC, told us, "Alan is the first to show up and the last to leave in regards to our volunteer support and was well deserved of this recognition." 

Learn more about the NC Main Street Conference here and find out who you can nominate for next year! Congratulations, Alan!  

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