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Celebrate National Mom and Pop Business Owner’s Day

Celebrate National Mom and Pop Business Owner’s Day

The cars of today may not be your father’s Oldsmobile, but there’s one part of his heyday that deserves continued celebration. National Mom and Pop Business Owner Day is recognized each year on March 29, celebrating the value that small, locally owned businesses add to their communities. As much as the day is about finding inspiration from the past, it’s also about creating excitement about the future. Chances are, you…read more →

Every Small Business Has a Main Street Story

Every Small Business Has a Main Street Story

Main Street is where communities come together, but it’s not the street name that draws people in. More than the pavement, the light poles and the landscaping, Main Street is a hub of community activity because of the small businesses that line it. For those businesses, Main Street is part of an important story. Each business along Main Street has a unique tale – a Main Street Story. Simply put,…read more →

Cedar Lee District Brings Art & Culture to Cleveland Heights

Cedar Lee District Brings Art & Culture to Cleveland Heights

Cleveland Heights is a suburb of Ohio’s most populous city. Despite sharing a name with the larger city down the road, Cleveland Heights maintains an identity all its own, in part, because of the lively arts community that has grown up there. That arts community, as well as Cleveland Heights’ small business community, is supported largely by the Cedar Lee Special Improvement District.   Cedar Lee District represents a public-private…read more →

6 Must-Use Resources For Small Business Owners

6 Must-Use Resources For Small Business Owners

As a small business owner, there’s no doubt that you are an expert in your field. Whether you can recommend the perfect record for a customer’s vinyl collection or whip up the tastiest pastry your community has ever known, your small business’ success is a testament to your expertise.

McLendon Hardware Blends Heritage with Hospitality

McLendon Hardware Blends Heritage with Hospitality

For nearly 100 years, McLendon Hardware has kept customers happy and Washington communities vibrant. With the support of three generations and seven communities, that tradition isn’t likely to end any time soon.

Announcing The Second Annual America’s Main Streets Contest

Announcing The Second Annual America’s Main Streets Contest

Main Streets are the lifeblood of our communities. They bring local residents together in shops, restaurants and community centers. They’re home to our favorite hometown traditions, like festive parades and holiday events. Main Streets put dollars into the economy and vibrancy into the community.

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