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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

Round Top Mercantile Supports Small-Town Schools

Round Top Mercantile Supports Small-Town Schools

In a town with just 90 residents, every cause counts. Giving back to one organization without a doubt touches every local family in some way. That’s why Round Top Mercantile Company, a family-owned general store and STIHL outdoor power equipment dealer in Round Top, Texas, opens its doors — and its porch — to any group that asks.

Stories from the Store: New Book will Chronicle Family Hardware Business

Stories from the Store: New Book will Chronicle Family Hardware Business

For Karen Munson, the aisles of her family’s hardware store feature more than tools, supplies and feed — they also set the scene for an entire cast of characters, performances and memories. Munson belongs to a family of independent retailers, with roots in the hardware business stretching back to 1926. Paying homage to this lineage and her own experiences, Munson is now transforming her family’s hardware store into a series of short stories.

Preservation Alliance of Minnesota Supports Old Homes and New Businesses

Preservation Alliance of Minnesota Supports Old Homes and New Businesses

From old homes to new businesses, the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota (PAM) keeps Minnesota communities vibrant and growing. PAM, a nonprofit with a statewide focus, works with Minnesota homeowners, realtors, entrepreneurs and lawmakers to preserve the state’s rich culture through education and advocacy.

Mrs. G Turns Appliances into Artwork

Mrs. G Turns Appliances into Artwork

A third-generation family business based in Lawrence Township, New Jersey, Mrs. G TV & Appliance has helped customers find the best equipment for their homes for more than 80 years.

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