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The Impact of COVID-19 on Small Businesses: Follow-up Survey Report

May 26, 2020 | The Impact of COVID-19 on Small Businesses: Follow-up Survey Report | By Matthew Wagner, Ph.D., Vice President of Revitalization Programs, NMSC, and Michael Powe, Ph.D., Director of Research, NMSC Main Street America recently conducted a follow-up to its survey on the impacts...


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COVID-19 Community Response Roundup: The Vertical Art Garden Project and the Peace of Mind Pledge

May 22, 2020 | COVID-19 Community Response Roundup: The Vertical Art Garden Project and the Peace of Mind Pledge | By: Abby Armato, Communications Coordinator, NMSC | Photo credit: Downtown Cheyenne The COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery blog series features ideas and...


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Innovation Lab: Tips for Implementing Gap Servicing Projects

May 22, 2020 | Innovation Lab: Tips for Implementing Gap Servicing Projects Left: Donaldsonville, LA, Courtesy: Donaldsonville Downtown Development District; Right: Kendall Whittier District, Courtesy: Kendall Whittier Main Street Program Earlier this week, we announced the recipients...


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Innovation Lab: Tips for Implementing Entrepreneur and Small Business Support and Training Projects

May 21, 2020 | Innovation Lab: Tips for Implementing Entrepreneur and Small Business Support and Training Projects | Left: Laurens, South Carolina, Courtesy Main Street Laurens; Center: Harrisonburg, VA, Courtesy Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance; Right: Gallup, New Mexico, Credit: Cayla...


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Innovation Lab: Tips for Implementing Community Engagement Projects

May 21, 2020 | Innovation Lab: Tips for Implementing Community Engagement Projects | Downtown Wooster. Credit: Janet Welty Earlier this week, we announced the recipients of the Grills Fund for Main Street Revitalization , which will provide eight Accredited Main Street America Programs...


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Innovation Lab: Tips for Implementing Technology and Online Platform Projects

May 20, 2020 | Innovation Lab: Tips for Implementing Technology and Online Platform Projects | Left: New Bern, NC, Courtesy Swiss Bear, Inc.; Right: Downtown Niles, Courtesy Niles Main Street Earlier this week, we announced the recipients of the Grills Fund for Main Street...


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COVID-19 & Main Street Webinar Series Updates

May 20, 2020 | COVID-19 & Main Street Webinar Series Updates | The COVID-19 & Main Street Webinar Series provides Main Street programs with the latest resources and information on how to navigate the short-term and long-term impacts of COVID-19. All webinars are free and recorded for...


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COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Roundup: Downtown Loyalty Campaigns & Face Masks for Merchants

May 20, 2020 | COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Roundup: Downtown Loyalty Campaigns and Face Masks for Merchants | By: Abby Armato, Communications Coordinator, NMSC | Photo credit (left to right): Olympia Downtown Alliance, Crawfordsville Main Street, and Bent Tree Coffee...


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Announcing the Recipients of the Grills Fund for Main Street Revitalization

May 19, 2020 | Announcing the Recipients of the Grills Fund for Main Street Revitalization | We are thrilled to announce the recipients of The Grills Fund for Main Street Revitalization, a grant program that will provide eight Accredited Main Street America Programs $10,000 each to help fund...


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Announcing Main Street Forward: A Roadmap for Recovery

May 18, 2020 | Announcing Main Street Forward: A Roadmap for Recovery | Dear Main Street America Network, Today marks what would have been the first day of the 2020 Main Street Now Conference in Dallas. We would have soon been gathering together for the always celebratory opening plenary,...