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Community Spotlight: The Women Leading the Way Campaign in Brooksville Main Street

March 5, 2021 | Community Spotlight: The Women Leading the Way Campaign in Brooksville Main Street | By: Abby Armato, Communications Coordinator, NMSC | A collection of women featured in Brooksville Main Street's campaign to celebrate the impact and legacy of women. Photos courtesy of...


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The Main Street Now 2021 Schedule Is Live!

March 4, 2021 | The Main Street Now 2021 Schedule Is Live! | With three days of immersive online content and networking opportunities, this year's conference will provide you with the tools you need to move forward and rebuild stronger, more equitable Main Streets. Hear from national...


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Business Spotlight: Black Entrepreneurs Leading By Example in Chicago

February 17, 2021 | Business Spotlight: Black Entrepreneurs Leading By Example in Chicago | By Gustavo Ustariz, NMSC Left and right: Iesha Malone of Rose Cafe interacts with customers. Center: The Ware Ranch Restaurant. Opening and running a small business is no small business....


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Supporting Martin Luther King Boulevards in Neighborhood Commercial Districts

February 22, 2021 | Supporting Martin Luther King Boulevards in Neighborhood Commercial Districts | By Deshea Agee, Executive Director, Historic King Drive Business Improvement District (BID #8) | Artists paint a Black Lives Matter mural in the district. Photo courtesy of Historic King...


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Community Spotlight: Celebrating the Blues in Ripley, MS

February 18, 2021 | Community Spotlight: Celebrating the Blues in Ripley, MS | By: Abby Armato, Communications Coordinator, NMSC | The Blues Alley features handcrafted guitar cutouts, benches, and murals of musicians who defined the local blues style. Photo credit: Ripley Main Street...


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Rally Your Community to Order In, Help Out

February 16, 2021 | Rally Your Community to 'Order In, Help Out' | Now more than ever, the local restaurants that make our Main Streets thrive need our support. That’s why we’re thrilled to let you know about a new campaign from American Express designed to help rally communities around...


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Community Spotlight: Lunar New Year in Downtown SLO

February 12, 2021 | Community Spotlight: Lunar New Year in Downtown SLO | By: Abby Armato, Communications Coordinator, NMSC Light Up Downtown in Downtown SLO is celebrating Valentine's Day and Lunar New Year. Photo credit: Downtown SLO Downtown SLO has kept the magic of their...


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Main Spotlight: Pop-Up Retail: Not Just For Start-Ups, And Other Learnings From Its Evolution

February 11, 2021 | Pop-Up Retail: Not Just For Start-Ups, And Other Learnings From Its Evolution | By: Matthew Wagner, Ph.D., Vice President of Revitalization Programs, NMSC | Moonlight Makers is a pop-up gift market store in Asheville, North Carolina. Photo credit: Ablokhin A few...


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Registration is Open for Main Street Now 2021!

February 10, 2021 | Registration is Open for Main Street Now 2021! | Join us April 12-14 at the Main Street Now Conference for three days of immersive online content and networking opportunities. You’ll hear from national thought leaders, leading Main Street experts, and local...


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Community Spotlight: Black History Month Initiatives on Main Street

February 4, 2021 | Community Spotlight: Black History Month Initiatives on Main Street | By: Abby Armato, Communications Coordinator, NMSC | It's Black History Month! While this month is a time to honor the past, it is also a time to celebrate the history being made every day. Main Street...