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Community Spotlight: A Month-Long Snapshot of Racial Equity Advocacy on Main Streets

July 2, 2020 | Community Spotlight: A Month-Long Snapshot of Racial Equity Advocacy on Main Streets | By: Abby Armato, Communications Coordinator, NMSC | A new block-long mural in Gallup MainStreet Arts & Cultural District . Photo Credit: Ramona Emerson Against a background of...


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Honoring Juneteenth on Main Street

June 19, 2020 | Honoring Juneteenth on Main Street | By: Dionne Baux, Director of Urban Programs, NMSC | Juneteenth is a testament to the perseverance that defines the American spirit. It honors the long and still-unfinished road to freedom and self-determination for all. – Renee’ Graham...


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Juneteenth across the Network

June 19, 2020 | Juneteenth across the Network | By: Abby Armato, Communications Coordinator, NMSC | Main Street communities across the nation are celebrating Juneteenth, the oldest national commemoration of the ending of slavery in America. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19 th that...


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Community Spotlight: Main Streets Stand Against Racism

June 12, 2020 | Community Spotlight: Main Streets Stand Against Racism | By: Abby Armato, NMSC Communications Coordinator | Marching for Black Lives Matter in Mount Airy, North Carolina. (Photo credit: Mount Airy Downtown, Inc.) NMSC’s President and CEO Patrice Frey recently shared a ...


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We Are Main Street Strong

June 10, 2020 | We Are Main Street Strong | The Main Street American Network has accomplished so much together over the past 40 years—not only in good times, but also in challenging times. This is a difficult period for our country and our communities, but our collective work over these...


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Community Spotlight: How Main Streets are Standing Up Right Now

June 4, 2020 | Community Spotlight: How Main Streets are Standing Up Right Now | By: Abby Armato, NMSC Communications Coordinator | The Marc in Downtown San Marcos, Texas (Photo credit: Downtown San Marcos) “Main Streets can be a force for good in addressing the challenge of racial...


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We Are Main Street: Celebrating Preservationists

May 5, 2020 | We Are Main Street: Celebrating Preservationists | By: Abby Armato, Communications Coordinator, NMSC | Photo credit: Main Street Georgetown Our We Are Main Street campaign is a year-long celebration of the people who make Main Streets shine. No time is more in need of...


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Main Spotlight: Celebrating Community Leaders

October 8, 2019 | Main Spotlight: Celebrating Community Leaders Mark Bloomfield, Co-Founder of Bloomfield Partners, and Mayor Beth Taylor of Wytheville, VA proudly display their #WeAreMainStreet postcards. The second month of the We Are Main Street campaign is well underway! This month’s...


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#WeAreMainStreet In Action: September 2019 Roundup

September 30, 2019 | #WeAreMainStreet In Action: September 2019 Roundup | This September, we officially launched the We Are Main Street campaign , a year-long 40th anniversary celebration showcasing the people who make Main Streets shine. In just a month, we are amazed by the outpour of...


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Community Spotlight: #WeAreMainStreet

September 12, 2019 | Community Spotlight: #WeAreMainStreet This week, we officially launched the We Are Main Street campaign, a year-long 40th anniversary celebration showcasing the people who make Main Streets shine. Individuals and organizations from across the Network have already...