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Main Street Advocacy: Webinar Opportunity!

September 18, 2020 | Main Street Advocacy: Webinar Opportunity! | Dear Main Street America Network, In May, we launched an ambitious campaign to support the work of Main Street programs nationwide. The outpouring of support from across the network on this effort has been truly...


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Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month

September 17, 2020 | Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month | September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month! Please join us in highlighting Hispanic and Latinx business owners and community leaders to build awareness of the vibrant cultures and histories of...


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Main Spotlight: Why the Census Matters to Main Street

September 15, 2020 | Main Spotlight: Why the Census Matters to Main Street | By: Abby Armato, Communications Coordinator, NMSC It is vital to our nation’s Main Streets and their communities that as many people as possible complete the 2020 Census. Occurring every 10 years, the U.S. Census...


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Community Spotlight: Cash Mobs in Main Street Las Vegas

September 10, 2020 | Community Spotlight: Cash Mobs in Main Street Las Vegas | By: Abby Armato, Communications Coordinator, NMSC | Promotion for the weekly Las Vegas NM Cash Mob. Photo credit: MainStreet de Las Vegas MainStreet de Las Vegas has been successful in helping save...


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Main Spotlight: Historic Walking Tours are Perfect for the Uncertain World of Today

September 9, 2020 | Main Spotlight: Historic Walking Tours are Perfect for the Uncertain World of Today | By: Ron Cook, distrx CEO and Co-founder It’s a beautiful Sunday morning, and your Main Street is just waking up. Your reopening is going fairly well, all things considered, but you...


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Main Street at the PastForward Conference: Register Today!

September 2, 2020 | Main Street at the PastForward Conference: Register Today! | Registration for the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s annual preservation conference is now open! Taking place October 28 – 30, the virtual conference will feature the breadth and depth of...


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Business Spotlight: Black Entrepreneurs in Downtown Florence

August 26, 2020 | Business Spotlight: Black Entrepreneurs in Downtown Florence | Top row (left to right): Katrina Judge-Wood, Charlene Lowery, and Starlee Alexander. Bottom row (left to right): Thomas Mitchell, Winter Moore, and Damian Burris. Photo credit: Downtown Florence In...


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Research Spotlight: Black-Owned Businesses on Main Street and Beyond

August 27, 2020 | Research Spotlight: Black-owned Businesses on Main Street and Beyond | By Michael Powe, Ph.D., Director of Research, NMSC and Brittanii' Batts, Associate Manager of Projects and Research, NMSC This piece was written before the shooting of Jacob Blake at the...


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Main Spotlight: Holiday Shopping During COVID: What Should Main Streets Expect?

August 26, 2020 | Holiday Shopping During COVID: What Should Main Streets Expect? | By: Matthew Wagner, Ph.D., Vice President of Revitalization Programs, NMSC | While August may seem a little early for most to think about the holiday shopping season, this time represents a critical period...


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Main Street Advocacy: Continue Your Outreach!

August 25, 2020 | Main Street Advocacy: Continue Your Outreach! | Dear Main Street America Members, As you know, Main Street America is seeking support for the Economic Development Administration in the next COVID relief package, including a $100M competitive grant program to support...