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Cultivating Community: How Placemaking Helped Us Heal

December 11, 2019 | Cultivating Community: How Placemaking Helped Us Heal | By: Jenny Enslen Stubbs | The original concept rendering for The Alleyway/Tulotoma Snail Trail. Credit: Design and Drawings by Anna Powers in partnership with Main Street Wetumpka In 2017, newly designated...


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Main Spotlight: What Does Supporting Local Really Look Like?

December 3, 2019 | What Does "Supporting Local" Really Look Like? | Grand opening picture of Downtown Wytheville’s newest jewelry store P.R Sturgill’s The December theme of the We Are Main Street campaign is Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs . We encourage you to...


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In and Around, Out and About Dallas: A Preview of Field Sessions at Main Street Now 2020

November 19, 2019 | In and Around, Out and About Dallas: A Preview of Field Sessions at Main Street Now 2020 | By Debra Drescher, Texas Main Street Program Coordinator, Texas Historical Commission, and Rob Hodges, Communications Project Coordinator, Texas Historical Commission | Students...


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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 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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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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Rebuilding Main Street in Rural America: How to Engage Support, Find Funding and Build a Stronger Community

October 16, 2019 | Main Spotlight: Rebuilding Main Street in Rural America: How to Engage Support, Find Funding and Build a Stronger Community | By Wendy Van Duyne, Landscape Architect at Stantec | When the Oconomowoc Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department wanted to redesign the Fowler...


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Main Spotlight: We Are Main Street Officially Launches!

September 10, 2019 | We Are Main Street Officially Launches! Share Stories of the People Who Power Main Street | It’s the official launch month of the We Are Main Street campaign, and we can’t wait to start this year-long 40th anniversary celebration of the people who make your Main Streets...


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Real Estate on Main Street: A Q&A with National Development Council Trainer Corey Leon

August 20, 2019 | Real Estate on Main Street: A Q&A with National Development Council Trainer Corey Leon | National Development Council Trainer Corey Leon instructs Main Street staff and preservationists at last year’s Historic Real Estate Finance Certification Training in Des Moines,...


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Main Spotlight: Culinary Destinations as Downtown Development Engines

August 13, 2019 | Main Spotlight: Culinary Destinations as Downtown Development Engines | Case Study: Starkville, Mississippi | By Jennifer Gregory is the President of Downtown Strategies at Retail Strategies | Farm to Fork Dinner, Courtesy of Starkville Main Street. Photo credit:...