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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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Community Spotlight: Crowdfunding Campaign Launched for Hoop Skirt Alley Project in Charlevoix, Michigan

April 12, 2019 | Community Spotlight: Crowdfunding Campaign Launched for Hoop Skirt Alley Project in Charlevoix, Michigan An alleyway in downtown Charlevoix will be transformed into an interactive space, improving walkability and adding to the vibrancy of town through a new crowdfunding...


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Preview Webinar: New National Main Street Center Design Services

April 12, 2019 | Preview: New National Main Street Center Design Services The physical characteristics of a Main Street—the older and historic structures that make up the built environment, the infrastructure that facilitates the flow of people, the public spaces that serve as community...


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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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Webinar Series Announcement: Main Street Now Conference Rewind

April 8, 2019 | Webinar Series Announcement: Main Street Now Conference Rewind The 2019 Main Street Now Conference has come and gone, but the learning continues! If you missed any key content in Seattle, join some of our most popular sessions for an online “rewind.” Check out the webinar...


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Deadline Approaching for Partners in Preservation 2019

April 5, 2019 | Deadline Approaching for Partners in Preservation 2019 Photo credit: The Women’s Building in San Francisco, California (c) Erin Sullivan The National Trust for Historic Preservation, Main Street America, and American Express are working together to bring $2 million in...


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Congratulations to the 2019 Main Street America Revitalization Professional Recipients

April 4, 2019 | Congratulations to the 2019 Main Street America Revitalization Professional Recipients Recipients of the Main Street America Revitalization Professional credential were honored last week at the 2019 Main Street Now Conference in Seattle, WA. Photo credit: Otto Greule ...


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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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2019 Great American Main Street Semi-Finalist Spotlight: Wheeling, West Virginia

March 22, 2019 | 2019 Great American Main Street Semi-Finalist Spotlight: Wheeling, West Virginia Wheeling Heritage • Wheeling, West Virginia Year Founded: 2015 | Population: 27,758 | Square Blocks in Commercial District: 32 Wheeling’s Centre Market revolves around its two market...


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2019 Great American Main Street Semi-Finalist Spotlight: Evanston, Wyoming

March 20, 2019 | 2019 Great American Main Street Semi-Finalist Spotlight: Evanston, Wyoming In a few days, we’ll announce the three winners of the 2019 Great American Main Street Award (GAMSA) at the Main Street Now Conference in Seattle, Washington. In anticipation of the GAMSA reveal,...