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Main Streets Celebrate Juneteenth: Our New Federal Holiday

June 18, 2021 | Main Streets Celebrate Juneteenth: Our New Federal Holiday | By: Abby Armato, Communications Coordinator, Main Street America | Archival photograph of a Juneteenth celebration. Graphic courtesy of the National Museum of African American History & Culture Main...


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Main Spotlight: Creating a Community for Inclusive Entrepreneurship in Fremont, CA

June 15, 2021 | Main Spotlight: Creating a Community for Inclusive Entrepreneurship in Fremont, CA | By: Tina Kapoor, Economic Development Manager, City of Fremont | Photo credit: Fremont Economic Development The COVID-19 pandemic caused layoffs and closures for businesses nationwide,...


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Community Spotlight: Celebrating Pride Month 2021 on Main Street

June 11, 2021 | Community Spotlight: Celebrating Pride Month 2021 on Main Street | By: Abby Armato, Communications Coordinator, Main Street America | "Love Notes:" a pop-up public art installation celebrating Pride Month in Downtown SLO's Mission Plaza. Photo credit: Downtown SLO June...


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Community Spotlight: Lunar New Year in Downtown SLO

February 12, 2021 | Community Spotlight: Lunar New Year in Downtown SLO | By: Abby Armato, Communications Coordinator, NMSC Light Up Downtown in Downtown SLO is celebrating Valentine's Day and Lunar New Year. Photo credit: Downtown SLO Downtown SLO has kept the magic of their...


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Survey Confirms Small Businesses Need Congressional Support

December 18, 2020 | Survey Confirms Small Businesses Need Congressional Support | Immediately following Thanksgiving and Small Business Saturday shopping promotions, Main Street America conducted a survey of over 1,000 small businesses to assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our...


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Business Spotlight: Women-Owned Businesses on Main Street (Part 3)

November 17, 2020 | Business Spotlight: Women-Owned Businesses on Main Street (Part 3) | October may have come to an end, but we’re still celebrating Women’s Small Business Month! This week, we are featuring a fresh roundup of interviews with women small business owners from around the...


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Community Spotlight: Pop-Up Drive-In Movie Theater in Main Street Coon Rapids

November 12, 2020 | Community Spotlight: Pop-Up Drive-In Movie Theater in Main Street Coon Rapids | By: Katie Mason, Executive Director, Main Street Coon Rapids | The crowd gathered on Main Street to watch Trolls World Tour on the big screen. Photo credit: Main Street Coon Rapids An...


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Business Spotlight: Women-Owned Businesses on Main Street (Part 2)

October 27, 2020 | Business Spotlight: Women-Owned Businesses on Main Street (Part 2) | October is Women’s Small Business Month! In celebration of the month, we are spotlighting women-owned businesses in our Main Street districts. Today, we are featuring Part 2 in our...


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Business Spotlight: Women-Owned Businesses on Main Street (Part 1)

October 24, 2020 | Business Spotlight: Women-Owned Businesses on Main Street (Part 1) | October is Women’s Small Business Month! In celebration of the month, we are spotlighting women-owned businesses in our Main Street districts. Today, we are featuring selections from a...


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Community Spotlight: Mexicantown in Detroit, Michigan

October 15, 2020 | Community Spotlight: Mexicantown in Detroit, Michigan | By: Myrna Segura-Beltchenko, Director, Mexicantown-Hubbard Communities Main Street Program | The façade of Xochi's Gift Shop after participating in a façade improvement grant program from the Main Street. Photo...