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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...


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New Webinar! Demographics, Data, and Diversity

October 9, 2020 | New Webinar! Demographics, Data, and Diversity | In the wake of social upheaval across the country, many Main Street programs are considering how to launch or amplify diversity and inclusion efforts. To undertake a diversity initiative, an understanding of your community...


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Community Spotlight: How Athens, TN, is Managing Race Relations

September 24, 2020 | Community Spotlight: How Athens, TN, is Managing Race Relations | By: Lisa Dotson, Director, Main Street Athens | The "Better Together" Walk through Downtown Athens. Photo credit: Alan Armstrong (Local freelance photographer) In the wake of the death of George...


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Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month

September 17, 2020 | Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month | September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month! Please join us in highlighting Hispanic and Latinx business owners and community leaders to build awareness of the vibrant cultures and histories of...


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Main Spotlight: Why the Census Matters to Main Street

September 15, 2020 | Main Spotlight: Why the Census Matters to Main Street | By: Abby Armato, Communications Coordinator, NMSC It is vital to our nation’s Main Streets and their communities that as many people as possible complete the 2020 Census. Occurring every 10 years, the U.S. Census...


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Business Spotlight: Black Entrepreneurs in Downtown Florence

August 26, 2020 | Business Spotlight: Black Entrepreneurs in Downtown Florence | Top row (left to right): Katrina Judge-Wood, Charlene Lowery, and Starlee Alexander. Bottom row (left to right): Thomas Mitchell, Winter Moore, and Damian Burris. Photo credit: Downtown Florence In...