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MSAI Historic Real Estate Finance Certification registration now open

June 18, 2018 | MSAI Historic Real Estate Finance Certification registration now open | Take the lead in the redevelopment of historic properties in your district with Main Street-specific training from MSAI and the National Development Council. A thorough understanding of financial...


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Allied Member Spotlight: Business Districts Inc.

June 14, 2018 | Allied Member Spotlight: Business Districts, Inc. | Our Allied Network is made up of companies and consultants that provide products and services related to downtown revitalization and economic development. Whether you specialize in market analysis, architectural design...


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Call for Proposals: 2019 Main Street Now Conference

June 13, 2018 | Call for Proposals: 2019 Main Street Now Conference | The National Main Street Center is seeking education session proposals for the 2019 Main Street Now Conference . Convened annually, Main Street Now showcases implementable best practices, time-tested solutions and...


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GAMSA Applications Due June 22

June 12, 2018 | GAMSA Applications Due June 22 | Great American Main Street Award (GAMSA) winners represent the resilient spirit and bright future of Main Streets across the country. Applications for GAMSA 2019 are due on Friday, June 22 (midnight CST). All Main Street America Accredited...


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Main Street Fourth Photo Contest

June 12, 2018 | #MainStreetFourth Photo Contest ​ In honor of Independence Day, we want to celebrate the patriotic spirit of your Main Street! From now through July 4, tag your snapshots with #MainStreetFourth on Facebook , Instagram or Twitter . We’ll re-share the photos (and...


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Community Spotlight: Zuni Pueblo MainStreet

June 6, 2018 | Community Spotlight: Zuni Pueblo MainStreet | The Zuni Pueblo MainStreet is the nation's first (and so far, only) Native American Main Street community. In 2012, the Zuni Pueblo MainStreet organization was created to encourage revitalization of its local economy while...


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Coffee Q and A with Dionne Baux

June 1, 2018 | Coffee Q&A with Dionne Baux, Director of Urban Programs | Over a cup of coffee Dionne Baux, Director of Urban Programs, shared a bit more about herself and UrbanMain —the National Main Street Center’s newest program focused on supporting transformation in under...


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UrbanMain District Spotlight: Danville, Virginia

May 31, 2018 | UrbanMain District Spotlight: Danville, Virginia | This past month, the Danville River District Association in Virginia invited the National Main Street Center’s Dionne Baux to present “Developing and Championing Cultural Business Districts,” a workshop for local...


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Allied Member Spotlight: Western Design

May 30, 2018 | Allied Member Spotlight: Western Design LLC Our Allied Network is made up of companies and consultants that provide products and services related to downtown revitalization and economic development. Whether you specialize in market analysis, architectural design,...


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Main Street Gone Mobile: How to Develop an Effective Mobile Marketing Strategy

May 29, 2018 | By Dr. Ron Cook, distrx CEO and Co-founder | Main Street Spotlight | Photo courtesy of Ron Cook As with every aspect of our economy, we live in a world of constant and rapid change. Responding to trends that directly impact our Main Street is essential to our survival and...