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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...


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Evolution, Acceptance, and Change: The Main Street Approach as a Catalyst for Revitalization

June 19, 2018 | Main Spotlight | Evolution, Acceptance, and Change: The Main Street Approach as a Catalyst for Revitalization | By Michael Wagler, Main Street Iowa | Nearly slated for demolition 30 years ago, downtown Cedar Falls has experienced an amazing transformation through its...


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Main Street Gone Mobile: How to Develop an Effective Mobile Marketing Strategy

May 29, 2018 | By Dr. Ron Cook, distrx CEO and Co-founder | Main Street Spotlight | Photo courtesy of Ron Cook As with every aspect of our economy, we live in a world of constant and rapid change. Responding to trends that directly impact our Main Street is essential to our survival and...


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Introducing: The Point

We’re pleased to announce the launch of our new online member community: The Point . This powerful member-exclusive tool makes it easier than ever to network with your peers across the country, any place and any time. The Point enables you to: Connect and communicate directly with peers. ...


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Wilson Artsy Alleys: Creatively Connecting the Community

May 15, 2018 | Main Spotlight | Wilson Artsy Alleys: Creatively Connecting the Community | As part of the Edward Jones Placemaking on Main Challenge , Historic Downtown Wilson creatively connected the community — one artsy alley at a time. Ellen Hoj of Main Street Wilson shares more...


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Main Street Roots Run Deep in Downtown Wytheville

May 8, 2018 | Main Street Spotlight | Main Street Roots Run Deep in Downtown Wytheville | By Todd Wolford, Executive Director of Downtown Wytheville | Todd posing next to the Edith Bolling Wilson timeline mural at the Heritage Walk in Downtown Wytheville. In the late 1950s and...


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A Memorable Makeover on Main Street

May 1, 2018 | Main Street Spotlight | A Memorable Makeover on Main Street | By Allie Jeka, Retailworks | Retailworks’ display artists and WEDC team up to work on the visual merchandising of the cafe’s retail products. Photo credit: Retailworks, Inc. “Five! Four!...


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Inspiring a Community and State to Build a Better Block

April 24, 2018 | Main Street Spotlight | Inspiring a Community (and State) to Build a Better Block | By Michael Wagler, Main Street Iowa | Volunteers from Main Street programs across Iowa converge to implement change in downtown Ottumwa. Photo Credit: Main Street Iowa A...


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Grants to Green Maine Channels Yankee Ingenuity to Reduce Energy Costs

February 27, 2018 | Main Spotlight | Grants to Green Maine Channels Yankee Ingenuity to Reduce Energy Costs | By Anne Ball, Program Director, Maine Downtown Center | Photo Credit: Pejepscot Historical Society (Brunswick, ME), a Grants to Green Recipient As part of the Community...


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State of Main: Winter 2018

February 20, 2018 | Main Street Spotlight | State of Main: Winter 2018 | We are pleased to release the 2018 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...