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Speak Up for Main Street: New Opportunities and Support

July 1, 2020 | Speak Up for Main Street: New Opportunities and Support | By: Patrice Frey, President & CEO, NMSC | Dear Main Street America Network, Since the onset of the pandemic, every Main Street program has found innovative ways to support small businesses while recognizing that...


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Announcing NPS Main Street Community Disaster Preparedness and Resilience Program

June 22, 2020 | Announcing NPS Main Street Community Disaster Preparedness and Resilience Program From destructive pandemics to record-breaking hurricanes to quick-spreading fires, disasters are all too common occurrences in Main Street communities across the country. Despite their frequency...


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Announcing the 2020 Accredited and Affiliate Main Street America Communities

June 17, 2020 | Announcing the 2020 Accredited and Affiliate Main Street America Communities We are proud to announce that 860 Main Street America programs across the nation have earned Accredited status, our top tier of recognition. This exclusive designation signifies a demonstrated...


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Union Pacific and National Main Street Center Award Grants to Support Recovery of Kansas Main Streets

June 15, 2020 | Union Pacific and National Main Street Center Award Grants to Support Recovery of Kansas Main Streets From left to right: Downtown Seneca, Credit: Seneca Downtown Impact, Inc.; Downtown Parsons, Photo Credit: Downtown Parsons, Inc.; Downtown McPherson, Photo Credit: Mick Fly...


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Announcing the Winners of the Future of Shopping Small Grant Program

June 12, 2020 | Announcing the Winners of the Future of Shopping Small Grant Program Etoile Boutique owner, Falon Quillen, places a Shop Small sign in the window of the storefront. Photo credit: Zac Alfson, Director of The Milk District This past winter, Main Street America teamed up...


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We Are Main Street Strong

June 10, 2020 | We Are Main Street Strong | The Main Street American Network has accomplished so much together over the past 40 years—not only in good times, but also in challenging times. This is a difficult period for our country and our communities, but our collective work over these...


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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,...


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Small Business Relief: Add Your Voice

April 20, 2020 | Small Business Relief: Add Your Voice | Dear Main Street America Network, Two weeks ago, we released our research report , demonstrating the troubling horizon for the small businesses that form the backbone of our communities, with 57 percent of respondents reporting their...


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Just Released: Data from The Impact of COVID-19 on Small Businesses Survey

April 14, 2020 | Just Released: Data from The Impact of COVID-19 on Small Businesses Survey | Our new report highlighting the results of our nationwide survey of small businesses and the impact of COVID-19 indicates that small businesses in states and communities across the country...