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Introducing Main Street Online: A New Tool to Help Small Businesses

Introducing Main Street Online: A New Tool to Help Small Businesses | May 10, 2021 | Main Street America (MSA) is excited to introduce Main Street Online , a new tool to help businesses grow and strengthen their online and e-commerce capabilities. Supported by GoDaddy , the tool...


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Staff Spotlight: Joi Cuartero Austin

May 7, 2021 | Staff Spotlight: Joi Cuartero Austin | This week, Joi Cuartero Austin joined the Main Street America (MSA) team as a Senior Program Officer and Director of the Illinois Main Street Program. Today, we caught up with Joi to learn more about her work with local Illinois Main...


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Historic Real Estate Finance Training Series Registration Now Open

May 4, 2021 | Historic Real Estate Finance Training Series Registration Now Open | The Main Street America Institute (MSAI), with the generous support of the 1772 Foundation, is pleased to offer the National Development Council’s Historic Real Estate Finance Certification series to Main...


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Celebrating Recent Promotions at Main Street America!

May 4, 2021 | Celebrating Recent Promotions at Main Street America! | We are thrilled to announce several recent promotions on our team! Please join us in giving a big congratulations to Matt Wagner, John Chomiak, Norma Ramírez de Miess, Dionne Baux, and Rachel Bowdon. Learn more about...


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Activating the American Rescue Plan on Main Street: Details & Webinar

April 23, 2021 | Activating the American Rescue Plan on Main Street: Details & Webinar | By: Kelly Humrichouser, Director of Government Relations, NMSC With recent federal funding made available through the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan (ARP) , Main Streeters should be...


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COVID Lesson: We Need to Build Stronger Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

April 26, 2021 | COVID Lesson: We Need to Build Stronger Entrepreneurial Ecosystems | By: Matthew Wagner, Ph.D., Chief Program Officer | Many of us likely remember the old adage: from every tragedy comes a learning opportunity. The global pandemic has certainly presented many of those...


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Announcing the Winners of the American Express Shop Small Order In, Help Out Innovation Challenge

April 22, 2021 | Announcing the Winners of the American Express Shop Small Order In, Help Out Innovation Challenge | Since the beginning of the pandemic, downtowns across the country have encouraged their communities to support local restaurants in creative and engaging ways. We’re thrilled...


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Thank You for Attending the 2021 Main Street Now Conference!

April 15, 2021 | Thank You for Attending the 2021 Main Street Now Conference! | Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2021 Main Street Now Conference ! We were truly inspired by the engaging discussions, thoughtful chat conversations, and energy of the nearly 4,000 conference...


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Announcing the 2021 Mary Means Leadership Award Recipient

April 14, 2021 | Announcing the 2021 Mary Means Leadership Award Recipient | Left: Breanne Durham, Norma Ramirez de Miess (MSA), and Ellen Gamson (Mount Vernon) Center: Breanne Durham Right: Breanne with her Washington Trust colleagues at the 2019 Main Street Now Conference in...


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Announcing the Recipients of the Main Street Forward Awards

April 12, 2021 | Announcing the Recipients of the Main Street Forward Awards Clockwise from top left: The Argenta Outdoor Dining District in North Little Rock, AR; Missouri Main Street Connections' virtual Directors Meeting; an outdoor cleanup on Emporia Main Street in Emporia, KS; a food...