Anniston business owners gather to discuss opportunities for the downtown area. Main Street Alabama is a state wide organization that assists communities with reviving downtown areas. The city of Anniston has several big projects to come over the next several years and Main Street Alabama wants to make sure that people continue supporting those projects. Main Street Alabama President and State Coordinator Mary Helmer says these improvements will benefit everyone. Helmer also says some projects could start as early as Monday. Main Street Anniston Director Meredith Strain says they are going to focus on making the downtown area more welcoming. Strain expresses that she and other members are relieved to finally have a plan for the downtown area. The objective for these smaller projects is to change perception, and to focus on the positive changes coming to Downtown.