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Seattle, a City of Neighborhoods

October 10, 2018 | Seattle, a City of Neighborhoods| By Cathy Wickwire, Washington Trust for Historic Preservation The Emerald City Trolley in Chinatown-International District, Seattle, WA. Photo by Alabastro Photography Washington Main Street will co-host the 2019 Main Street Now...


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Creating Engaging Walking Tours

October 3, 2018 | Main Spotlight: Creating Engaging Walking Tours | By Ron Cook, Co-Founder of Distrx Creating a historic or art walking tour is much more than simply a collection of pictures and descriptions. Your tour represents an opportunity to engage your visitors in a rich and...


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Main Streets Speak Up for National Parks

September 18, 2018 | Main Spotlight: Main Streets Speak Up for National Parks | By Renee Kuhlman, Director of Policy Outreach at the National Trust for Historic Preservation | Jann Mirkov and Yvonne Knowles (3 rd and 4 th from the left) and other park advocates...


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The Great, Big, Beautiful Pacific Northwest

September 10, 2018 | By Breanne Durham, Washington Main Street Coordinator, Washington Trust for Historic Preservation THE GREAT, BIG, BEAUTIFUL PACIFIC NORTHWEST Kayaking in the Puget Sound affords great views of the Seattle skyline. Visit Seattle, courtesy of Alki Kayak Tours ...


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Update: Federal Historic Tax Credit Advocacy

August 28, 2018 | Update: Federal Historic Tax Credit Advocacy | By Shaw Sprague, Senior Director of Government Relations, National Trust for Historic Preservation Historic tax credits were used to convert the Steele Mansion in Painesville, Ohio, into a bed and breakfast and event center...


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Your 2019 Great American Main Street Award Semifinalists

August 22, 2018 | Your 2019 Great American Main Street Award Semifinalists Congratulations to the 2019 Great American Main Street Award (GAMSA) Semifinalists! Alberta Main Street (Portland, Oregon) Boyne City Main Street (Boyne City, Michigan) Main Street Chillicothe ...


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7 Ways To Bring Your Main Street On Screen

August 14, 2018 | 7 Ways To Bring Your Main Street On Screen | By Dave Schmidt, GAH! Films The value of a marketing campaign for your Main Street is difficult to overstate: pictures, videos, and stories that shine a little light on the wonders of your town can encourage tourists (and even...


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Leading Main Street

August 7, 2018 | Leading Main Street | Norma Ramirez de Miess, National Main Street Center | Originally published in the 2018 edition of State of Main | We all know strong leadership when we see it, but how do we define it? While there may not be a one-size-fits-all Main Street leader,...


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Main Spotlight: Learnings from the ESHIP Summit

July 23, 2018 | Learnings from the ESHIP Summit | Matthew Wagner, Ph.D., Vice President of Revitalization Programs, National Main Street Center | Wayne Sutton and Melinda Briana Epler of Change Catalyst present at the 2018 ESHIP Summit. Photo credit: Matt Wagner, NMSC Last week, the ...


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New Resource Guide on Measuring Impact

July 17, 2018 | New Resource Guide on Measuring Impact | We are pleased to release a new Main Street Approach resource guide*, Measuring Impact for Main Street Transformation: A Practitioner’s Guide, to help you in your efforts to the measure the impact and communicate the value of your...