Leadership Awards

Applications open through March 8!

Business Leadership Award 

The Business Leadership Award recognizes outstanding contributions by a small business, industry, or corporation. Examples of nominees may include, but are not limited to:
•    A national corporation that moved its headquarters to a commercial district;
•    A small Main Street business which, through innovative marketing, doubled its sales and spun off an additional business; or
•    An industry that has adapted a historic building for its operations, thereby bringing scores of new jobs — and new business — to a central business district.

Nominators do not need to be affiliated with a local Main Street program to be eligible. Nominators may not be an employee of the same business with which the nominee is affiliated.

Requirements
•    Open to Main Street America™ Standard, Designated or Coordinating Program member of the National Main Street Center.
•    Submissions due by 11:59 p.m. (CT) on Friday, March 17.

Guidelines for Submission
In 1000 words or less address how the nominee has done the following:
•   exhibited strong business leadership, locally or nationally;
•   contributed to a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation;
•   made significant, lasting impact on commercial district revitalization; and
•   has the ability to serve as a national role model or spokesperson.
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•   Up to supporting three (3) supporting documents such as newspaper articles, marketing pieces, etc.;
•   up to supporting three (3) letter of support and;
•   three (3) to five (5) photos to support the application.

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Main Street Hero Award 

The Main Street Hero Award recognizes outstanding contributions by an elected official, government staff person, public agency, or nonprofit organization at the local, state, or federal level.  Examples of nominees may include, but are not limited to:
•    A mayor who has successfully prevented a downtown post office from closing;
•    A local zoning official whose efforts to encourage new development in the city’s downtown stimulated a renaissance of new businesses, housing, and activities;
•    A governor who has made the revitalization of older commercial districts a top priority; or
•    A civic club whose members volunteered their time to repair and renovate buildings damaged in a flood.

Nominators do not need to be affiliated with a local Main Street program to be eligible. Nominators may not be an employee of the same organization with which the nominee is affiliated.

Requirements
•    Open to Main Street America™ Standard, Designated or Coordinating Program member of the National Main Street Center.
•    Submissions due by 11:59 p.m. (CT) on Friday, March 17.

Guidelines for Submission
In 1000 words or less address how the nominee has done the following:
•    demonstrated strong civic leadership, locally, regionally, or nationally;
•    inspired civic innovation that can be replicated in other cities, states, or communities; and
•    contributed to the strength of Main Street-revitalization in the local community, region, city, or state.
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•   Up to supporting three (3) supporting documents such as newspaper articles, marketing pieces, etc.;
•   up to supporting three (3) letter of support and;
•   three (3) to five (5) photos to support the application.

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