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Main Streets Are for Everyone

September 17, 2019 | Main Streets Are for Everyone | Dear Network, Over a year ago, we at the National Main Street Center began a process to develop a diversity, equity, and inclusion statement for the organization. This has provided our staff and board with the opportunity to look...


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Main Street America Institute: Take Your Leadership Skills to the Next Level

September 11, 2019 | Main Street America Institute: Take Your Leadership Skills to the Next Level | Learn what it takes to become a revitalization leader in the Main Street America Institute’s live webinar series Advanced Principles of Leadership Development . Led by the National Main...


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Main Spotlight: We Are Main Street Officially Launches!

September 10, 2019 | We Are Main Street Officially Launches! Share Stories of the People Who Power Main Street | It’s the official launch month of the We Are Main Street campaign, and we can’t wait to start this year-long 40th anniversary celebration of the people who make your Main Streets...


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Staff Spotlight: Abby Armato, Administrative and Membership Assistant

September 5, 2019 | Staff Spotlight: Abby Armato, Administrative and Membership Assistant | This month, we’re highlighting Abby Armato, the National Main Street Center’s Administrative and Membership Assistant. Abby is typically the first person Main Street America members interact with if...


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Registration Deadline Fast Approaching for the 2019 Community Transformation Workshop

September 4, 2019 | Registration Deadline Fast Approaching for the 2019 Community Transformation Workshop | Don't miss three days of hands-on learning at the Main Street America Institute’s 2019 Community Transformation Workshop , in Richmond, VA from October 23-25. This workshop will give...


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Allied Member Spotlight: Place + Main Advisors, LLC

August 23, 2019 | Allied Member Spotlight: Place + Main Advisors, LLC This week, we caught up with Joe and Kirsten Borgstrom, the principals of Place + Main Advisors, LLC —a dynamic duo with a combined 40 years of experience in economic and downtown development, real estate...


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Real Estate on Main Street: A Q&A with National Development Council Trainer Corey Leon

August 20, 2019 | Real Estate on Main Street: A Q&A with National Development Council Trainer Corey Leon | National Development Council Trainer Corey Leon instructs Main Street staff and preservationists at last year’s Historic Real Estate Finance Certification Training in Des Moines,...


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Community Spotlight: Mesquite Small Business Workshops Power Up Odds for Entrepreneurial Success

August 16, 2019 | Community Spotlight: Mesquite Small Business Workshops ‘Power Up’ Odds for Entrepreneurial Success | E4 workshop attendees are briefed on banking products at the second of four Entrepreneurship to the Fourth Power workshops. Photo credit: City of Mesquite We’ve all been...


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Go Back to School with the Main Street America Institute

August 14, 2019 | Go Back to School with the Main Street America Institute | Register Now for Fall 2019 Courses | Back to school is not just for future Main Streeters! Summer is coming to a close and the Main Street America Institute is gearing up our fall courses. Check out the list below...


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Main Spotlight: Culinary Destinations as Downtown Development Engines

August 13, 2019 | Main Spotlight: Culinary Destinations as Downtown Development Engines | Case Study: Starkville, Mississippi | By Jennifer Gregory is the President of Downtown Strategies at Retail Strategies | Farm to Fork Dinner, Courtesy of Starkville Main Street. Photo credit:...