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Seattle Welcomes You

March 19, 2019 | Seattle Welcomes You! The 2019 Main Street Now Conference is just days away. To get you ready, we compiled a list of need-to-know information including last-minute tips, registration details, where to eat, and how to use the MSN2019 app. Getting Around You’ve arrived! If...


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Main Spotlight: Life of a Main Street Manager

March 12, 2019 | Main Spotlight: Life of a Main Street Manager | By Todd Wolford, Executive Director, Downtown Wytheville Inc. | Seven Sisters Brewery was awarded $20,000 in prize money through a Community Business Launch grant from the Department of Housing and Community Development...


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Soaking Up Seattle: A Top 10 List of Emerald City Experiences

February 26, 2019 | Soaking Up Seattle: A Top 10 List of Emerald City Experiences | By Breanne Durham, Washington Main Street Director, Washington Trust for Historic Preservation | Gas Works Park, in Seattle, Washington, is a 19.1-acre public park on the site of the former Seattle Gas Light...


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State of Main: Winter 2019

February 20, 2019 | State of Main: Winter 2019 We are pleased to release the 2019 digital edition of State of Main , the annual publication of Main Street America. Serving as both an annual report and an industry journal, State of Main provides a detailed look back on all that we have...


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Marketing Your Main Street in the Digital Age

February 5, 2019 | Marketing Your Main Street in the Digital Age | By Ron Cook, distrx CEO and Co-founder Photo courtesy of Ron Cook As the great philosopher Bob Dylan reminds us: The times, they are a-changin’ . For Main Streets, that change comes in many forms – downtown...


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Made on Main: Supporting Innovative Community Transformation Projects

January 29, 2019 | Made on Main: Supporting Innovative Community Transformation Projects | Goldsboro, North Carolina was one of the seven communities selected to receive a Community Action Grant. In 2018, OneMain Financial and Main Street America (MSA) launched Made on Main Street, a...


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Main Spotlight: Craft Beverages and Main Street in Washington State

January 23, 2019 | Main Spotlight: Craft Beverages and Main Street in Washington State | By Logan Camporeale, Washington Trust for Historic Preservation Board of Directors and Historic Preservation Specialist at City/County of Spokane | Photo courtesy of Visit Seattle In two months,...


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Main Spotlight: Seeking Revitalization Rockstars

January 15, 2019 | Main Spotlight: Seeking Revitalization Rockstars | Photo credit: Czech Village New Bohemia Main Street (IA) It’s a familiar scene and far too many of us have been there before…the monotonous monthly board meeting. Dress it up if you like, change the time, try a more...


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Improving Facades Across Texas

December 18, 2018 | Improving Facades Across Texas | By Tracy Cox, San Augustine Main Street Manager, and Ina McDowell, Executive Director, Main Street Texarkana | With the generous support of the 1772 Foundation, Pecan Point Brewing Company in Texarkana, Texas, received a $10,000 loan...


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Life by the Water

December 10, 2018 | Life by the Water | By Francesca Reeves, Washington Trust for Historic Preservation | Photo credit: David Newman, Visit Seattle Washington Main Street will co-host the 2019 Main Street Now Conference in Seattle, March 25-27. Get to know our host city through...