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Allied Member Spotlight: Discovery Map

November 14, 2019 | Allied Member Spotlight: Discovery Map International, Inc. This week we caught up with Rob Amon of Discovery Map International, Inc. — the country’s leading provider of curated guides to top tourist destinations, cities, and towns throughout North America. Headquartered in...


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New Publication! The Future of Retail: Creative Approaches to Place-Based Entrepreneurship

November 13, 2019 | The Future of Retail: Creative Approaches to Place-Based Entrepreneurship | As trends suggest a long-term shift away from traditional bricks-and-mortar retail, Main Streets will need to continue to find new ways to draw people downtown. The Future of Retail:...


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2019 Community Transformation Workshop Recap

October 7, 2019 | 2019 Community Transformation Workshop Recap | Hopewell Downtown Partnership's Executive Director Evan Kaufman welcomes Community Transformation Workshop attendees to Hopewell, Virginia. Credit: Kelly Humrichouser The 2019 Community Transformation Workshop was held...


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Cast Your Vote for the Levitt AMP (Your City) Grant Awards

November 6, 2019 | Cast Your Vote for the Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards | Online public voting for the Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards is now open! Each year, the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation awards $25K matching grants to up to 15 nonprofits serving small to mid-sized...


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2019 Partners in Preservation: Main Streets

November 5, 2019 | 2019 Partners in Preservation: Main Streets | National Trust for Historic Preservation The 2019 Partners in Preservation: Main Streets campaign featured 20 sites that each highlight and raise awareness for the often unrecognized contributions of women to American history and...


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Community Spotlight: Creating Rainworks in Downtown Frederick

October 31, 2019 | Community Spotlight: Creating Rainworks in Downtown Frederick | Rainworks 'create joy' at The Muse. (c) Frederick Downtown Partnership Rainy days are no fun… so we decided to create our own sunshine in Downtown Frederick! With a little elbow grease and the right...


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Main Spotlight: High School Student Starts Thriving Antique Shop on Main Street

October 29, 2019 | Main Spotlight: High School Student Starts Thriving Antique Shop on Main Street | 16-year-old Luke Knudson poses with his 1926 Model A Roadster outside the antique shop he opened when he was 13 years old. Luke drives the car at local parades and parks it outside the shop...


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Ten Ideas to Make Your Small Business Saturday a Success

October 29, 2019 | Ten Ideas to Make Your Small Business Saturday® a Success | Residents of Woodland Park Main Street in Colorado pose with their Small Business Saturday tote bags, compliments of American Express, at the welcome station they set up to pass out swag on Small Business...


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A Warm Welcome to Amanda Elliott

October 29, 2019 | A Warm Welcome to Amanda Elliott, our Newest Staff Member | We are excited to welcome Amanda Elliott to our team! As Senior Program Officer and Director of California Main Street Programs, Amanda is responsible for delivering comprehensive commercial district revitalization...


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RFP: Main Street Community Disaster Preparedness and Resilience Consultant

October 28, 2019 | RFP – Main Street Community Disaster Preparedness and Resilience Consultant | Organization and Project Overview At Main Street America, we believe that everyone deserves access to a vibrant neighborhood – a place that has a thriving local economy, is rich in character, and...