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Chicago UrbanMain Applications Due November 15

October 9, 2019 | Chicago UrbanMain Applications Due November 15 | The National Main Street Center is pleased to announce a third funding opportunity for Chicago neighborhoods through UrbanMain . This program will support commercial district revitalization efforts in Chicago neighborhoods,...


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District Spotlight: Woodlawn UrbanMain

October 4, 2019 | Neighborhood News: District Spotlight: Woodlawn UrbanMain | By Julie Clark McKinney, Director of Communications at REV Birmingham | Woodlawn Street Market. Photo credit: REV Birmingham With support from Main Street Alabama and UrbanMain, REV Birmingham is focused on...


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Neighborhood News: Fall 2019 UrbanMain Update

October 4, 2019 | Neighborhood News: Fall 2019 UrbanMain Update | By Dionne Baux, Director of Urban Programs at the National Main Street Center | A visit with Vanilla Beane, Washington DC's famed milliner who celebrated her 100th birthday this past September. From left to right: Edwin...


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Commercial District Leaders: Join Chicago UrbanMain for an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Workshop

June 12, 2019 | Commercial District Leaders: Join Chicago UrbanMain for an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Workshop | Commercial district leaders! Join Chicago UrbanMain for a free, full-day workshop on creating and sustaining entrepreneurial ecosystems. Friday, July 26, 2019 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m....


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Morgan Park Beverly Hills Business Association Selected for Economic Development Program

May 30, 2019 | Morgan Park Beverly Hills Business Association Selected for Economic Development Program | The National Main Street Center announced it has selected the Morgan Park Beverly Hills Business Association (MPBHBA) to participate in its Chicago UrbanMain program. The MPBHBA will...


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UrbanMain at the 2019 Main Street Now Conference

April 16, 2019 | UrbanMain at the 2019 Main Street Now Conference | Two years after the UrbanMain Network launched in Seattle, neighborhood commercial district revitalization practitioners returned to the Emerald City for the 2019 Main Street Now Conference from March 25 - 27. The conference...


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Neighborhood News: Join UrbanMain at the 2019 Main Street Now Conference

March 11, 2019 | Neighborhood News: Join UrbanMain at the 2019 Main Street Now Conference The inaugural UrbanMain network convening in Seattle, Washington, in 2017. Marking two years since we kicked-off the UrbanMain Network in Seattle, we’re excited to return for the 2019...


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Powering Inclusive Economies: New Innovation Growth Network

January 30, 2019 | Powering Inclusive Economies: New Innovation Growth Network | By Dionne Baux, Director of Urban Programs at the National Main Street Center | Photo credit: New Growth Innovation Network Happy New Year Readers, we hope you’ve enjoyed past issues of UrbanMain’s ...


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Main Street Now Session Preview: Pocket Parks, New Third Places in Challenged Neighborhoods

January 30, 2019 | Main Street Now Session Preview: Pocket Parks, New Third Places in Challenged Neighborhoods | Photo Credit: Tim McCollow Main Street Now Session Preview Register now to join UrbanMain at the 2019 Main Street Now Conference in Seattle, Wash., March 25-27. From now...


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UrbanMain District Spotlight: South Shore, Chicago

January 29, 2019 | UrbanMain District Spotlight: South Shore, Chicago | By Tonya Trice, Executive Director of the South Shore Chamber of Commerce, Inc. The anchor of the community – the South Shore Cultural Center. Photo credit: South Shore Chamber of Commerce In November 2018, the...