Thank you for attending our first conference at the Museum of Ventura County on April 27-28, 2015.

If you would like to contact one of the presenters, please click the link below.

Reference for Downtown Works Conference

Want to check your notes? Click on the presentation below to get a refresher!

Merchandising – Earl Clarkston

Exceeding Expectations: Customer Service – Rose-Lise Obetz, Ph.D.

Interviews & Hiring – Harriet Cohen

Business Financing – Devon Johnson WEV

Benefit from Event Crowds – Meredith Hart and California Beer Festival

Tech/Website – Kelly Gray


Monday, April 27 & Tuesday, April 28
8:30am-12:15pm (sessions are 45 min.)
Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main St.

Now that the economy is turning around, it’s the perfect time for Downtown businesses to asses their business model and take on new challenges. With increasing competition throughout Ventura County, DVP has collaborated with experts who will give you the tools you need for success.

DVP is excited to present the first annual Downtown Works Conference. This conference is completely free to Downtown Businesses and open to business owners, employees, and interested parties. Spread the word to your neighbors and coworkers!

The sessions are detailed below. Click here for the Downtown Works session schedule – printable version. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to Kevin or Meredith (805) 641-1090.



Downtown Works Schedule