Top Blog Posts of 2019

December 30, 2019 | Top Blog Posts of 2019 |

As 2019 comes to a close, we're taking a look back at some of the most popular Main Street America blog posts from this past year. Check out the top five below!

#1: Announcing the 2019 Great American Main Street Award Winners

GAMSA_HEADER_BLOG.pngOn March 25, the National Main Street Center announced Alberta Main Street in Portland, Oregon; Wausau River District in Wausau, Wisconsin; and Wheeling Heritage in Wheeling, West Virginia, as the 2019 Great American Main Street Award (GAMSA) winners. GAMSA is the nation’s top award for communities that have excelled in comprehensive preservation-based downtown revitalization. Learn more about the winners in our announcement blog post here.

#2: Successful Main Street Social Media Marketing: How to Have a Plan Local_love_in_Oklahoma_at_Main_Street_Mercantile_Pauls_Valley_OK.jpg

​Does your Main Street have a social media plan? Tourism Currents teaches us how to plan ahead and put your Main Street on the map. Learn three key elements to help connect with your audience on social media and bring more visitors to town in this popular blog post here.

#3: Life of a Main Street Manager


Main Street Directors understand what it takes to make things happen in their communities. As leaders, they are learning, evolving and adapting every day. Todd Wolford, Executive Director, Downtown Wytheville Inc. shares what the job entails from his point of view. Check it out.

​​#4: Marketing Your Main Street in the Digital Age​

main_street_gone_mobile.pngIn today's world, we have access to an infinite amount of information -- all in the palm of our hand. It's essential to make sure your Main Street story is easily accessible on mobile devices. Ron Cook, distrx CEO and Co-founder, outlines the five key elements necessary to better connect with today’s huge mobile audience. Read his blog post here.

#5: How a Local Library Can Jumpstart Cultural, Educational and Entrepreneurial Growth


Local government and other development leaders too frequently overlook one of their most powerful – and widely available – potential partners for boosting local entrepreneurs: the public library. Curtis Rogers, Director of Communications at the Urban Libraries Council, gives insight on how a community development leader can elevate the visibility and impact of libraries as vital hubs for entrepreneurship. Check out his article here.

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