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Community Spotlight: Main Street Hampton

October 11, 2018 | Community Spotlight: Main Street Hampton | Main Street Hampton's Farm-to-Table Dinner Photo credit: Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce Last month, Main Street Hampton hosted a Food and Friends Farm-to-Table dinner at the Rustic Brew during Main Street Iowa...


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Seattle, a City of Neighborhoods

October 10, 2018 | Seattle, a City of Neighborhoods| By Cathy Wickwire, Washington Trust for Historic Preservation The Emerald City Trolley in Chinatown-International District, Seattle, WA. Photo by Alabastro Photography Washington Main Street will co-host the 2019 Main Street Now...


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Community Spotlight: Historic Real Estate Finance Training

October 4, 2018 | Community Spotlight: Historic Real Estate Finance Training in Historic Valley Junction in West Des Moines, Iowa | On tour in Historic Valley Junction in West Des Moines, Iowa during the National Development Council Historic Real Estate Finance training. Thanks to Jim...


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Creating Engaging Walking Tours

October 3, 2018 | Main Spotlight: Creating Engaging Walking Tours | By Ron Cook, Co-Founder of Distrx Creating a historic or art walking tour is much more than simply a collection of pictures and descriptions. Your tour represents an opportunity to engage your visitors in a rich and...


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Introducing UrbanMain.org

October 2, 2018 | Introducing UrbanMain.org One year ago, the National Main Street Center introduced UrbanMain, a new program to help communities restore economic vitality and promote quality of life for residents in under-resourced older and historic neighborhood commercial districts. It’s...


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New Initiative for Community Revitalization Launches in California

September 26, 2018 | New Initiative for Community Revitalization Launches in California | The California Main Street Alliance (CAMSA) Board of Directors and the National Main Street Center announced the launch of a new statewide initiative to reinvigorate local economies and support...


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Partners in Preservation 2018: Vote Your Main Street

September 24, 2018 | Partners in Preservation 2018: Vote Your Main Street Main Street America has joined the National Trust for Historic Preservation, American Express, and National Geographic for Partners in Preservation: Main Streets ! Your votes will decide which Main Street sites...


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Community Spotlight: Made on Main Street in Prosser, Washington

September 19, 2018 | Community Spotlight: Made on Main Street in Prosser, Washington | Team members from OneMain Financial, Historic Downtown Prosser, Washington Main Street, and the National Main Street Center greeted guests at the Made on Main Street event on September 9, 2018. (Photo...


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Main Streets Speak Up for National Parks

September 18, 2018 | Main Spotlight: Main Streets Speak Up for National Parks | By Renee Kuhlman, Director of Policy Outreach at the National Trust for Historic Preservation | Jann Mirkov and Yvonne Knowles (3 rd and 4 th from the left) and other park advocates...


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Emily Wallrath Schmidt to depart NMSC

September 13, 2018 | After three years of service, Emily Wallrath Schmidt will be leaving her position as Manager of Communications at the National Main Street Center to pursue a new opportunity with the Chicago Bungalow Association. Emily’s last day in the office will be Thursday,...