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How the Partnership Works for You


  1. Merchant emails sent out offering a lot of informative information (classes, street closures, city-wide info, and more.)

  2. Merchant-only Facebook page to share information.

  3. We are a Main Street America accredited program with 4 Main Street committees that work together to support and grow the downtown area (Parking & Safety, Design, Marketing & Promotion, and Economic Vitality & Development.)

  4. Monthly Merchant meetings - 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm, with mixers on a quarterly basis.

  5. First Friday events monthly to promote the downtown area.

  6. Multiple large-scale events during the year that bring a lot of people to the downtown area from all over.

  7. Weekly farmers market that runs every Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm June - October.

  8. Option to bring your business outdoors as a vendor for our large events and farmers market at no additional cost to you.

  9. Military Discount/Wesley College Discount Programs with free advertising and marketing materials offered to you.

  10. Strong Small Business Saturday event where we offer shopping prizes to the customers and retail swag at no cost to you.

  11. Yearly cost of $25,000+ spent on advertising to promote the downtown area.

  12. Holiday shopper's incentive card put out and offerings of prizes at no cost to you.

  13. Recognition of your business on our website and Facebook page with links.

  14. Downtown event marketing materials at no cost to you.

  15. Facade and architectural grants available with in-house assistance to help you with the process.

  16. Ribbon Cutting/Anniversary Promotion Assistance

  17. Open door policy for you to air your comments, ask questions, make suggestions, etc.

  18. Acts as a liaison for issues with the City.

  19. Weekly visits to check in.

  20. Map & Guides provided for visitors that list all of our businesses at no cost to you.


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