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Community Spotlight: Alton, Illinois Hosts Small Town - Big World Event

May 17, 2019 | Community Spotlight: Alton, Illinois Hosts 'Small Town — Big World’ Event Maeva's Coffee Shop offered a variety of Argentinian street food and an authentic brunch experience complimented by dancing from the Colombian Folkloric Group. Photo credit: Alton Main Street On...


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Main Spotlight: Holy Cow...We Just Started an Ice Cream Shop

May 14, 2019 | Main Spotlight: Holy Cow...We Just Started an Ice Cream Shop | By Rob Biggs, Executive Director of Saco Main Street Photo credit: Aaron Scott As Forrest Gump once quoted: “ My momma always said, ‘Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get. ’” Or...


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Community Spotlight: Historic Downtown Monroeville, the Literary Capital of Alabama

May 9, 2019 | Community Spotlight: Historic Downtown Monroeville, the Literary Capital of Alabama Born in Monroeville, Alabama, Harper Lee wrote the 1960 novel To Kill A Mockingbird, which won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Bronze sculpture created by Hannah Lincoln. Last month, the...


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Last chance: Advanced Principles of Quality Design Begins Next Week

May 8, 2019 | Last chance: Advanced Principles of Quality Design Begins Next Week Tackling design issues in your commercial district requires specific knowledge of the tools, resources, and process available. From façade improvements to accessibility, good design begins with community input....


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Main Spotlight: The Importance of Inclusive Entrepreneurship Ecosystems

May 7, 2019 | Main Spotlight: The Importance of Inclusive Entrepreneurship Ecosystems | By Dell Gines, Sr. Community Development Advisor for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Shaw Main Streets. Photo credit: Pleasant P. Mann What can be done to improve income and wealth in...


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Announcing the Main Street Advocacy Toolkit

May 6, 2019 | Announcing the Main Street Advocacy Toolkit Photo credit: Heritage Ohio Champion the movement with these resources and share your story! The Main Street movement is on the cusp of celebrating 40 years of transforming downtowns and neighborhood commercial districts...


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Lindsey Wallace Brings Design Expertise to Field Services Team

May 2, 2019 | Lindsey Wallace Brings Design Expertise to Field Services Team We’re thrilled to announce that Lindsey Wallace, the National Main Street Center’s Senior Manager, Special Projects, will join our Field Services team to lead new design-focused technical services. Lindsey has been...


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Community Spotlight: Richmond Business Hub, a Place for Inclusive Prosperity

May 2, 2019 | Community Spotlight: Richmond Business Hub, a Place for Inclusive Prosperity Photo credit: Oakstop Richmond This past week, the City of Richmond, California unveiled its first business hub and food hall, along with four new anchors to their downtown. The Richmond Business...


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Celebrate Preservation Month on Main Street

May 1, 2019 | Celebrate Preservation Month on Main Street | By Jenna Temkin, Associate Manager of Marketing & Outreach, National Main Street Center The Comal County Courthouse in New Braunfels, Texas was constructed in 1898 in the Romanesque Revival Style. Credit: City of New Braunfels ...


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Deb and Jim Fallows Share Lessons from their Journey Across America

April 29, 2019 | Deb and Jim Fallows Share Lessons from their Journey Across America Jim and Deb Fallows with NMSC President and CEO Patrice Frey at the Main Street Now Conference in Seattle. Credit: Jenna Temkin For more than four years, Deb and Jim Fallows traveled across the...