MMS News

Holiday Shopping and Celebrating

Are you shopping small this year with Small Business Saturday?  Perhaps Plaid Friday is more your style. Black Friday? Cyber Monday? Well, if you’re keeping it local, keeping it festive, here are ways to get out and explore Minnesota’s Main Streets this holiday season: Willmar Holidaze 2014, Nov. 22, 2014 Black/Plaid Friday, November 28, 2014 New […]

2014 Upper Mississippi Main Street Conference

October 21-23, 2014 Convention Center in La Crosse, Wisconsin Conference Hotel: Downtown Radisson Register Online DRAFT Conference Agenda October 21st 8 – 10 PM: Evening Reception with cash bar, snacks October 22nd 8:30 AM: Welcome & Opening Remarks – LaCrosse Mayor Tim Kabat 8:45-9:45 AM: Keynote Speaker – PPS, Cynthia Nikitin 9:45-10:00 AM: Break 10:00-11:00: Session […]

Downtown Business Showcases Historic Renovation…and Motorcycle Accessories!

August 19, 2014 Shakopee, Minnesota – A new downtown destination is open for businesses in a newly renovated building after hosting their Grand Opening celebration earlier this month. Inessa Hansen, owner of OneSexyBikerChick’s For the Journey Emporium, committed a lot of thought and energy into the restoration of the former Auto Parts service store at […]

Red Wing Restaurant Challenge

Excerpted from Red Wing Downtown Main Street and their Restaurant Challenge Do you or someone you know want to open or expand a restaurant to historic Downtown Red Wing? Based on local business survey results, and backed with Market Research Data – there is a need for additional restaurants in Downtown Red Wing. The Business […]

MainStreet Owatonna Becomes Newest Program of Minnesota Main Street

Owatonna is the sixth and newest Designated Main Street community with Minnesota Main Street. MainStreet Owatonna, a program of the Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism, made an application to become a Designated Main Street Program in Fall 2013. After Minnesota Main Street carefully reviewed the application and conducted a site visit with interviews, […]

Job Opening: Faribault Main Street Coordinator

Faribault Main Street is accepting applications for the position of Main Street Coordinator.  The Coordinator will be responsible for all activities through the Main Street program. Applicants should have education or experience in one or more of the following areas; historic preservation, planning, economic development, retail, marketing, design, volunteer management, nonprofit management and small business […]

Willmar Design Center Becomes First Accredited Main Street Program in Minnesota

The Willmar Design Center (WDC) is the first nationally accredited Main Street program in Minnesota. WDC achieved this by meeting all 11 accreditation standards which measures not only if a program is active in Main Street’s Four Points (Design, Economic Restructuring, Promotion, and Organization) but how well a program manages itself, its overall health, effectiveness […]

Winona Main Street Coordinator in the News

David Bittner, Winona Main Street’s Program Coordinator, was recently interviewed by the Winona Daily News. Bittner started in his position in January.  After the community applied in March, Winona Main Street was invited to join the statewide program Summer 2013.  Winona Main Street is Minnesota Main Street’s newest Designated Main Street Program and we’re excited […]

Winona Main Street Becomes Newest Program of Minnesota Main Street

Winona is the newest Designated Main Street community with Minnesota Main Street. The Winona Main Street program, a partnership of the Winona Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Winona, made an application to become a Designated Main Street Program in Spring 2013.  After Minnesota Main Street carefully reviewed the application and conducted a […]

Job Posting: Director at New Ulm Retail Development Corporation

The New Ulm Retail Development Corporation, a Designated Main Street Program, is seeking a Director for their organization to fulfill their mission to help existing retail businesses achieve greater success and to attract additional retail business to the city of New Ulm.  Primary responsibilities for the position include:  develop marketing strategies to attract retail business […]