Membership Categories

Membership

Becoming a member provides you and your organization or company with a wide array of excellent benefits and opportunities to connect to peers across the county.


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Membership Categories

Main Street America members are the lifeblood of the Main Street movement. Whether you are a seasoned Main Street America program, a municipality just getting started in your revitalization effort, or a leading consultant in the field, membership has something to offer for you.

Our membership categories are: Main Street America™ Designated Member, General Member, Friends of Main Street, and Allied Member.

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Designated Membership


Designated Membership is for Accredited and Affiliate Main Street America Programs. The Main Street America network consists of over 1,000 community based organizations and 43 city, state, county, and regional Coordinating Programs. The Main Street America Designated Membership level is open to revitalization organizations seeking designation and is required for all local programs designated by their Coordinating Program.

Why become Designated?

Main Street America is a special mark of distinction. Think of it as a seal, recognizing that participating programs, organizations, and communities are part of a national movement with a proven track record for celebrating community character, preserving local history, and generating impressive economic returns. Learn how to become a Designated community


Annual Dues: $350

JOIN TODAY!Not sure which membership category is right for you? View Membership FAQs for more information or contact us at MainStreet_Membership@savingplaces.org.

Benefits at this Level

  • Exclusive eligibility to be recognized as an Affiliate or Accredited Main Street America program;
  • Exclusive eligibility to enter into a Licensing Agreement to use Main Street America™ name and logo;
  • Discounts on conferences, workshops, and webinars;
  • Members-only printed and digital communications, resources & publications;
  • Access to grants and special programs;
  • Access to tailored insurance products from the National Trust Insurance Services, LLC;
  • Membership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation;
  • And so much more! 

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General Membership


General Membership is open to organizations or individuals interested in accessing a wide array of tools and resources for commercial district revitalization. Why become a member of the National Main Street Center? By joining the Main Street movement your organization becomes part of the largest network of commercial district professionals in the world. As a General Member, you’ll be able to tap into the expertise of our large network of Main Street America Programs, BIDs, CDCs, planners, local government agencies, consultants, and others to learn, research and share insights. Learn more about general membership, including benefits at this level.
 

Annual Dues: $350

JOIN TODAY!Not sure which membership category is right for you? View Membership FAQs for more information or contact us at MainStreet_Membership@savingplaces.org.

Benefits at this level:

  • Discounts on conferences, workshops, and webinars;
  • Members-only printed and digital communications, resources & publications;
  • Access to tailored insurance products from the National Trust Insurance Services, LLC;
  • Membership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation;
  • And so much more!
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Friends of Main Street


This individual membership is open to anyone dedicated to furthering the Main Street movement. Your investment will help us sustain the Main Street America Network and develop new programs and resources. Plus, you’ll gain access to exciting membership benefits.

Benefits include:

  • State of Main, our annual printed publication;
  • Access to Main Street News, a weekly newsletter on new trends, stories from around the Network, and need-to-know information for those in the commercial district revitalization field;
  • One discounted registration to the annual Main Street Now Conference. This year members save $150 – so your membership pays for itself!

Annual Dues: $95

JOIN TODAY!Looking for more ways to support the movement? Consider donating or connecting with your local main street.
Not sure which membership category is right for you? View Membership FAQs for more information or contact us at MainStreet_Membership@savingplaces.org.

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Allied Membership


Our Allied Network is made up of companies and consultants that provide products and services related to downtown revitalization and economic development. Whether you specialize in market analysis, architectural design, beautiful event banners, or state of the art park benches, Allied membership provides you with an invaluable way to promote your goods or services to the Main Street America network. Take this opportunity to tap into our base, and instantly connect with:

  • Revitalization program board members and executive directors that make and influence purchasing decisions on revitalization products and services for their organizations as well as other revitalization efforts in their communities;
  • Public officials who allocate public dollars for community programs, street enhancements, and economic development initiatives;
  • Architects that specify products for rehabilitation, adaptive reuse projects, and façade improvements;
  • Building owners and consultants searching for authentic and historically accurate components for commercial district revitalization as well as cutting edge economic development tools;
  • Local retailers looking for economic development services and resources. 
Benefits include:
  • Mailing Lists: reach our national audience of commercial district revitalization leaders with two electronic copies of our membership list. Note these do not include emails or phone numbers.
  • Promotion: a listing in our online Allied Services Directory, with links to your website.
  • Exclusive rights to use the Allied member logo: show customers you support the Main Street America Movement.
  • Exhibiting Discount: reduced exhibit fees for Main Street Expo at the Main Street Now Conference.
  • Exclusive sponsorship opportunities: showcase your name, services, and products to our popular Main Street Now conference events and items, as well as other publications and annual activities.
  • And so much more! View the full list of benefits here.
Annual Dues: $495

JOIN TODAY!Not sure which membership category is right for you? View Membership FAQs for more information or contact us at mainstreet_membership@savingplaces.org.