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Staff Spotlight: Kathy La Plante, Senior Program Officer and Director of Coordinating Program Services

July 18, 2019 | Staff Spotlight: Kathy La Plante, Senior Program Officer and Director of Coordinating Program Services | This month, we’re highlighting Kathy La Plante, who flew nearly 130,000 miles last year to visit and provide technical services to Main Street communities across the...


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Reflecting on Fiscal Year 2019 and the Road Ahead in 2020

July 17, 2019 | Reflecting on Fiscal Year 2019 and the Road Ahead in 2020 | By Patrice Frey, President and CEO, National Main Street Center | Dear Main Street Colleagues, Last week, I had the privilege of going on my annual Main Street road trip, a journey that has become somewhat of a...


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Mapping Where History and Opportunity Meet

July 12, 2019 | Mapping Where History and Opportunity Meet | By Anthony Veerkamp, Shaw Sprague, and Dan Watts | Included in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, Opportunity Zones are perhaps the single largest new federal tax incentive in decades. Designed to spur private investment to...


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Allied Member Spotlight: Gama Sonic Solar Lighting

July 11, 2019 | Allied Member Spotlight: Gama Sonic Solar Lighting | This week, we caught up with Matt Cohen, Director of Commercial Sales at Gama Sonic Solar Lighting, a company that creates high-quality, environmentally friendly outdoor solar lighting products that solve the...


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Call for Proposals for the 2020 Main Street Now Conference

June 26, 2019 | Call for Proposals for the 2020 Main Street Now Conference | The National Main Street Center is seeking education session proposals for the 2020 Main Street Now Conference . For 40 years, the Main Street program has created economic impact and improved quality of life...


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Historic Real Estate Finance Certification Series Open for Registration for 2019-2020

June 25, 2019 | Historic Real Estate Finance Certification Series Open for Registration for 2019-2020 | The Main Street America Institute, the National Development Council, and the 1772 Foundation are partnering to offer the Historic Real Estate Finance Certification series again for 2019...


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Allied Member Spotlight: Distrx

June 20, 2019 | Allied Member Spotlight: Distrx | This week, we caught up with Distrx , a proximity based mobile marketing platform, app and website designed specifically for Main Street shopping and entertainment districts across the country. Using beacon technology and a user-friendly...


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A Warm Welcome to Brittanii Batts, Associate Manager of Projects and Research

June 19, 2019 | A Warm Welcome to Brittanii' Batts, Associate Manager of Projects and Research | The National Main Street Center (NMSC) is excited to welcome Brittanii' Batts to a new role in the organization as Associate Manager of Projects and Research. In this role, Brittanii’ serves as a...


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Opportunities for Main Street in the Historic Tax Credit Growth and Opportunity Act

June 18, 2019 | Opportunities for Main Street in the Historic Tax Credit Growth and Opportunity Act | By Shaw Sprague, Senior Director of Government Relations for the National Trust for Historic Preservation | The two buildings at 321 and 323 Salinas Street in Syracuse, NY (center)...


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Uptown Main Street Heart Bombs the Legendary ClubHouse DC

June 12, 2019 | Community Spotlight | Uptown Main Street “Heart Bombs” the Legendary ClubHouse DC | Photo credit: Uptown Main Street On June 8, Uptown Main Street honored the ClubHouse DC , one of Washington DC's earliest gay-oriented social clubs. Community members, fans of the nightclub,...