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The Silicon Prairie: Entrepreneurship and the Arts in Kansas City

January 16, 2018 | Main Spotlight | The Silicon Prairie: Entrepreneurship and the Arts in Kansas City | By Missouri Main Street Connection | Photo Credit: David Arbogast Kansas City, Missouri, and Kansas City, Kansas, are neighbors separated by a river but connected by a shared vision to...


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Creative Discovery on the Maker Trail in Enid, Oklahoma

January 9, 2018 | Main Street Spotlight | Creative Discovery on Enid, Oklahoma’s Maker Trail | By Kelly Tompkins, Main Street Enid You’ve heard of makerspaces, but what about a whole Maker Trail? This fall, as part of the Edward Jones Placemaking on Main Challenge , Main Street...


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City Sidewalks, Dressed in Holiday Style

December 19, 2017 | Main Street Spotlight | City Sidewalks, Dressed in Holiday Style | By Allie Jeka, Retailworks, Inc. The display designed for The Mini Classy combines graphic elements from the retailer’s latest clothing line, an iconic Milwaukee skyline, and mannequins decked in...


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13 Things About Kansas City That Might Surprise You

December 11, 2018 | Main Spotlight | 13 Things About Kansas City That Might Surprise You | By Missouri Main Street Connection To help you get ready for the 2018 Main Street Now Conference in Kansas City, we found a baker’s dozen of interesting things about KCMO. Is Kansas City in...


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Transforming a Neglected Parking Lot in Metuchen, New Jersey

December 5, 2017 | Main Spotlight | Transforming a Neglected Parking Lot in Metuchen, New Jersey | By Isaac D. Kremer, Executive Director, Metuchen Downtown Alliance The Metuchen Downtown Alliance created a cool, family-friendly public gathering space in “the worst looking spot in town”...


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2017 Main Street America Network Trends Survey Results

November 28, 2017 | Main Street Spotlight | 2017 Main Street America Network Trends Survey Results The results are in! Thanks to everyone who took the time to tell us about their organization and the exciting things going on in their Main Street district in the 2017 Main Street America...


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The Spirit of Innovation

November 14, 2017 | Main Spotlight | The Spirit of Innovation: Arts and Entrepreneurship Breathe New Life into Kansas City | By Donnie Rodgers, Jr., Downtown Lee’s Summit Main Street The Kansas City story is one of inspiration and big ideas. We invite you to visit in March and experience...


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Using Local Search Trends to Attract More Customers to Your Main Street

November 7, 2017 | Main Street Spotlight | Using Local Search Trends to Attract More Customers to Your Main Street | By Caroline Brady, Pointy Each day more and more people are finding everything from restaurants and store details to products and services by conducting local searches on...