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5 Main Street Events to Visit in May

5 Main Street Events to Visit in May

With summer finally on the horizon, the theme of this month’s events makes sense. From street fairs to “mutt struts,” these events encourage you to get outside and enjoy the fresh air.

Colorado Main Street Provides a Customizable Framework for Community

Colorado Main Street Provides a Customizable Framework for Community

There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to downtown preservation. In Colorado, the statewide Main Street program customizes a strategy for each local community based on its unique needs and strengths. This technique allows individual communities to flourish with the support of a statewide network. The Colorado Main Street program works all across the vast, historic state. From mountain towns like Steamboat Springs to plains communities like Lamar, the state Department of Local…read more →

Celebrate National Small Business Week May 5-11

Celebrate National Small Business Week May 5-11

Each May, National Small Business Week shines a light on the impact that locally owned shops, restaurants, service providers and more have on the U.S. A national event, the celebratory week kicks off with a proclamation from the White House and continues with a week full of informative and engaging events. This year’s main events will run from May 5 through May 11

Celebrate Indie Bookstore Day on April 27

Celebrate Indie Bookstore Day on April 27

Calling all book clubs and bookworms: This Saturday, April 27, will mark the fifth annual Independent Bookstore Day. Recognized each year on the last Saturday in April, the occasion represents the perfect time renew your New Year’s resolution to read or jumpstart your summer book list.

Why You Should Choose a Community Bank or Credit Union

Why You Should Choose a Community Bank or Credit Union

When it comes to money, most decisions come down to a dollar amount, rather than an account number. It’s easy to take for granted which bank manages the account and focus instead on how much remains in the account after an expense or how much interest has accrued on a loan. Particularly in the age of online bill pay and mobile banking, the institution behind the account can seem more fungible than the money in the account itself.

Georgia Main Street Builds a Statewide Network

Georgia Main Street Builds a Statewide Network

In 1980, the Georgia Main Street Program represented an innovative idea: Five local communities joined the National Main Street Center’s pilot program to test a new approach to downtown revitalization.

5 Main Street Events to Visit in April

5 Main Street Events to Visit in April

When spring is in the air, downtown comes to life. This month’s events tend to have a colorful streak, celebrating the blossoming flowers, savory flavors and diverse cultures that make each community unique. When you step outside to enjoy the spring air, make sure to turn your attention downtown.

Trio Hardware Gets a Hand from the Community

Trio Hardware Gets a Hand from the Community

At Trio Hardware in Plainview, New York, there’s no shortage of helping hands. The Long Island small business has outgrown two locations in its more than 50-year history, thanks to overwhelming community support from loyal customers

A & B Paint Supply Sells Paint for a Purpose

A & B Paint Supply Sells Paint for a Purpose

A & B Paint Supply in LaSalle, Illinois, offers customers “a paint for every purpose.” Recently, this family-owned business turned what otherwise would have been a slow sales month into an opportunity to sell paint for a particularly important purpose

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