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Dollars and Sense of Historic Preservation

Friday, August 26

Eureka Springs City Auditorium

36 S. Main Street, Eureka Springs



First held at Hot Springs in 2014, “Dollars & Sense of Historic Preservation” is a day-long program designed to emphasize the economic benefits of preservation, provide information and resources on preservation incentives, and encourage use of incentives through practical, real-world examples. The agenda features a keynote address by Briana Grosicki, consultant with Ethos Preservation in Savannah, GA, as well as presentations on the National Register of Historic Places, Historic Preservation Restoration Grants, Federal and State Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits, wood window repair, and success stories. The program is designed to meet the needs of chambers of commerce, private and public community and economic development organizations, realtors, owners of historic properties, planners, bankers, municipal officials, county leaders, and anyone with an interest in community and economic development.

This project has been funded in part by a grant from the Arkansas Fund of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.


About our keynote speaker:

Briana Grosicki is a consultant with Ethos Preservation in Savannah, GA, where she supports a range of project types including historic tax credit consulting, economic feasibility studies, municipal historic preservation programs, and community engagement. Previously, she was an Associate Principal at PlaceEconomics, where she contributed to 30+ analytical studies at the intersection of historic preservation and economics. Briana is active in preservation on the national scale as Chairwoman of Preservation Action and a member of the Board of Directors for the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions. Her preservation diplomacy skills have won her several awards including the Dick Greene Memorial Historic Preservation Award for Promotion of Historic Preservation in Muncie, IN (2019) and Volunteer of the Year for the Historic Savannah Foundation in Savannah, GA (2022).

Sponsorship Levels and Benefits

Level Amount Tickets Included Website E-Newsletter/Social Media/Program Press Release
Platinum Presenting $1,000 8 tickets; 1-year corporate partnership with Preserve Arkansas Most prominent logo and link on website Verbal recognition during event; logo & link in email; prominent recognition on Preserve Arkansas social media accounts; most prominent logo in printed program Mention in press release
Gold Sponsor $750 6 tickets Logo and link on website Verbal recognition during event; logo & link in email; social media recognition; logo and listing in printed program Mention in press release
Silver Sponsor $500 4 tickets Logo on website Listing in email and social media promotions for event; listing in printed program
Bronze Sponsor $250 2 tickets Listing on website Listing in email promotions for event; listing in printed program


August 26, 2022

Eureka Springs City Auditorium, 36 S. Main Street, Eureka Springs

8:30 AM               Registration Opens – Coffee and pastries

9:00 AM               Welcome

Rachel Patton, Executive Director, Preserve Arkansas

The Honorable Robert D. Berry, Mayor of Eureka Springs

9:10 AM              Capitalizing on Age: The Economic Advantage of Historic Real Estate

Briana Grosicki, Ethos Preservation, Savannah, GA

10:10 AM            Break

10:20 AM            Preservation Basics: Resources from the Arkansas Historic  Preservation Program

Ralph Wilcox, National Register and Survey Coordinator, AHPP

11:20 AM            A Guide to Historic Tax Credits

Amber Jones, Preservation Consulting, LLC

12:20 PM             Lunch – Historic Preservation and Workforce Development by Marshall Ray

1:30 PM               Window Revolution

Kyle Palmer, Historic Preservation Manager, Shiloh Museum of Ozark History

2:00 PM              Preservation Success Stories  

Lisa and Albert Skiles, Skiles Architects, Fayetteville

Heather and Jason Lanker, Siloam Springs

Tim Maddox, AIA, DEMX Architecture, Fayetteville

3:00 PM               Preservation in Practice: Historic Building Tours 

*Trolley transportation provided by the City of Eureka Springs*

Heart of Many Ways

Basin Park Hotel

Eureka Springs Historical Museum

4:15 PM               Program Concludes       

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

Platinum Presenting Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsor

Main Street Eureka Springs