Dining at River City Grill, Downtown Punta Gorda, Florida We extend a hearty welcome to those attending the 2010 Florida Main Street Annual Conference and Awards Dinner, Sept. 15 – 17 in downtown Punta Gorda. We are honored Florida Main Street is celebrating its 25th anniversary in Charlotte Harbor & the Gulf Islands. The two-day conference includes educational sessions presented by professionals from throughout Florida and the nation on topics ranging from economic development to tourism. The Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center will serve as the hub of activity with off-site events and tours planned throughout the City. Florida's Secretary of State, Dawn K. Roberts, will be a featured speaker along with Mary Means, nationally known for her role in creating the National Main Street Program at the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Main Street Punta Gorda has taken the lead in coordinating the conference and Charlotte Harbor Visitor & Convention Bureau staff has worked on the committee hosting the conference. Punta Gorda was selected as a Main Street Community in 2007. Find more about Florida Main Street here.