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Main Spotlight: Holy Cow...We Just Started an Ice Cream Shop

May 14, 2019 | Main Spotlight: Holy Cow...We Just Started an Ice Cream Shop | By Rob Biggs, Executive Director of Saco Main Street Photo credit: Aaron Scott As Forrest Gump once quoted: “ My momma always said, ‘Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get. ’” Or...


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Main Spotlight: The Importance of Inclusive Entrepreneurship Ecosystems

May 7, 2019 | Main Spotlight: The Importance of Inclusive Entrepreneurship Ecosystems | By Dell Gines, Sr. Community Development Advisor for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Shaw Main Streets. Photo credit: Pleasant P. Mann What can be done to improve income and wealth in...


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Celebrate Preservation Month on Main Street

May 1, 2019 | Celebrate Preservation Month on Main Street | By Jenna Temkin, Associate Manager of Marketing & Outreach, National Main Street Center The Comal County Courthouse in New Braunfels, Texas was constructed in 1898 in the Romanesque Revival Style. Credit: City of New Braunfels ...


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Speak Up Regarding Proposed Changes to the National Register of Historic Places

April 24, 2019 | Speak Up Regarding Proposed Changes to the National Register of Historic Places Historic Warehouse District, Cleveland, Ohio As you may have seen from our partners at the National Trust for Historic Preservation , the National Park Service is seeking public comment...


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UrbanMain at the 2019 Main Street Now Conference

April 16, 2019 | UrbanMain at the 2019 Main Street Now Conference | Two years after the UrbanMain Network launched in Seattle, neighborhood commercial district revitalization practitioners returned to the Emerald City for the 2019 Main Street Now Conference from March 25 - 27. The conference...


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Activating the Main Street Approach through Placemaking

April 9, 2019 | Activating the Main Street Approach through Placemaking | By Michael Wagler, Main Street Iowa Photo credit: Dubuque Main Street Using small-scale placemaking to drive incremental implementation of your local Main Street effort is an effective way to empower community...


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Announcing the 2019 Great American Main Street Award Winners

March 25, 2019 | National Main Street Center | Announcing the 2019 Great American Main Street Award Winners 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...


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Seattle Welcomes You

March 19, 2019 | Seattle Welcomes You! The 2019 Main Street Now Conference is just days away. To get you ready, we compiled a list of need-to-know information including last-minute tips, registration details, where to eat, and how to use the MSN2019 app. Getting Around You’ve arrived! If...


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Main Spotlight: Life of a Main Street Manager

March 12, 2019 | Main Spotlight: Life of a Main Street Manager | By Todd Wolford, Executive Director, Downtown Wytheville Inc. | Seven Sisters Brewery was awarded $20,000 in prize money through a Community Business Launch grant from the Department of Housing and Community Development...


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Soaking Up Seattle: A Top 10 List of Emerald City Experiences

February 26, 2019 | Soaking Up Seattle: A Top 10 List of Emerald City Experiences | By Breanne Durham, Washington Main Street Director, Washington Trust for Historic Preservation | Gas Works Park, in Seattle, Washington, is a 19.1-acre public park on the site of the former Seattle Gas Light...