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Main Street Alabama selects Heflin for Revitalization Program

Posted on Jun 15, 2016

Heflin, along with Columbiana, Montevallo and Wetumpka, has joined a statewide effort to build stronger communities through effective downtown revitalization.

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City of Montevallo teams up with Main Street Alabama to gain publicity

Posted on Jun 13, 2016

The City of Montevallo is teaming up with Main Street Alabama, a statewide organization, to publicize what it has to offer.

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Main Street Alabama Launches Regional Approach to Downtown Redevelopment with North Alabama Regional Council of Governments

Posted on Jun 07, 2016

Main Street Alabama and the North Central Alabama Regional Council of Governments (NARCOG) announce a new partnership utilizing the nationally known Main Street 4-Point Approach® in Cullman, Lawrence and Morgan counties.

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Which new cities are part of Main Street Alabama's revitalization program?

Posted on Jun 02, 2016

Main Street Alabama has picked four new cities for its comprehensive downtown revitalization effort.

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Main Street Alabama Designates Four More Communities for Revitalization Program

Posted on Jun 01, 2016

Four new towns, Columbiana, Heflin, Montevallo and Wetumpka -- have joined a statewide effort to build stronger communities through effective downtown revitalization.

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The 2016 Innovation on Main Street Awards

Posted on May 26, 2016

The National Main Street Center is pleased to announce that Laramie Main Street Alliance, Main Street Alabama and REV Birmingham are the recipients of the 2016 Innovation on Main Street awards. This award recognizes Main Street organizations for successful, sustainable initiatives that represent new approaches to an existing downtown revitalization challenge or opportunity.

“We are particularly proud of the Innovation on Main Street awardees as they provide clear evidence that the entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in historic commercial districts,” says Patrice Frey, president and CEO of the National Main Street Center. “We commend these programs for going outside of the tried and true to find new revitalization solutions that can benefit the entire Main Street movement.”

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'Flourish with Us'

Posted on May 13, 2016

At Bevill State Community College of Jasper Thursday night, the community was invited to “flourish” with downtown Jasper at the Jasper Main Street Birthday Party, as efforts continue to prosper and revitalize the historic district.

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New officers, members elected to Main Street Alabama Board of Directors

Posted on Apr 22, 2016

Birmingham, AL. – Charles Goodrich, Jr. of Timberline Investments has been elected Chair of the Main Street Alabama Board of Directors. Goodrich served two years on the board prior to accepting his new role as Chair and follows Barbara Patton of Opelika and Charles Ball of Birmingham in leading the organization. Goodrich is the Managing Director of Timberline Venture Capital Investments.

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Jasper Main Street branding campaign to begin

Posted on Mar 17, 2016

A Jasper Main Street branding campaign will begin next Wednesday at First Bank of Jasper.

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Opelika Main Street hosts training for Alabama Main Street managers

Posted on Mar 15, 2016

If you're looking for leadership in how to enhance public spaces in Main Street communities, look no further than Opelika. The Railroad Town is one of four sites in America hosting two-day conferences for Main Street managers to consider that topic.

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Main Street programs help create active places designed for people

Posted on Mar 09, 2016

Downtown districts are the heartbeat of any city. Many are the "jewel in the crown" of the city. I am most proud of the downtown districts in our Member cities. They are vibrant, active and demonstrate the important aspects of community spirit and community integrity.

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Dana Hickman named Executive Director of Spirit of Athens

Posted on Jan 20, 2016

Coming to The Square with her grandparents is one of Dana Hickman’s first memories.

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Gulf Coast cities are seeing a rebirth of urban cores, a change from the past

Posted on Jan 06, 2016

Gulf Coast Reporters League Business Quarterly finds Gulf Coast cities are seeing a rebirth of urban cores, a change from the past- pp 20-36

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Main Street Alabama selected for pilot program by The National Main Street Center and Project for Public Spaces

Posted on Dec 15, 2015

Chicago - The National Main Street Center, Inc. (NMSC) and Project for Public Spaces (PPS) are launching Cultivating Place in Main Street Communities, a series of intensive trainings designed to strengthen and expand Main Street’s capacity for implementing Placemaking strategies and public space improvements.

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Project for Public Spaces and the National Main Street Center, Inc. Bring New Placemaking Trainings to Five Pilot States

Posted on Dec 15, 2015

Project for Public Spaces (PPS) and the National Main Street Center, Inc. (NMSC) are launching Cultivating Place in Main Street Communities, a series of intensive trainings designed to strengthen and expand Main Street’s capacity for implementing placemaking strategies and public space improvements.

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Black joins Main Street Alabama staff as Field Services Specialist

Posted on Dec 14, 2015

Birmingham- Main Street Alabama is pleased to announce Patricia “Trisha” Black as the new Field Services Specialist. Trisha will bring seven years of Main Street experience as the Spirit of Athens Executive Director to twenty-four Main Street Alabama Downtown Network Communities. These communities have each elected to begin a downtown revitalization program and are in the beginning phase of the process. Main Street communities follow the Four Point Approach®, a national model with a 35 year proven record. The approach focuses on Organization, Design, Promotion and Economic Vitality simultaneously to revitalize historic commercial districts.

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Main Street Alabama's Mary Helmer speaks on rural placemaking at the White House

Posted on Nov 30, 2015

Main Street Alabama was honored to participate at the White House Convening on Rural Placemaking on November 17th.

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Downtown- THE next development opportunity

Posted on Nov 06, 2015

Alabama is fortunate, indeed. Corporate leaders such as Google, Remington, Airbus and countless more are choosing to locate in our
state creating jobs and supporting communities.

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Fort Payne Main Street seeks executive director

Posted on Oct 23, 2015

Now Hiring
Fort Payne Main Street
Executive Director

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aLABama Downtown Laboratory session gets national attention

Posted on Sep 29, 2015

Communities thrive in the ‘Shark Tank’

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Main Street team reveals initial report for a successful downtown district

Posted on Jul 24, 2015

After interviews with community members and leaders this week, the Main Street Alabama team presented their initial findings for what a revitalized downtown Jasper could be like and provided some of the steps to make it a reality.

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Jasper revitalization team to announce findings tonight

Posted on Jul 24, 2015

After gathering information from area community members this week to determine how to best revitalize downtown Jasper, officials with Main Street Alabama are preparing to announce their initial findings.

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City of Elba Prepares for Revitalization

Posted on Jul 06, 2015

The City of Elba wasn't only celebrating the upcoming 4th of July weekend but also their city and its future plans of revitalization.

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Putman named executive director, board appointed

Posted on Jul 01, 2015

With downtown Jasper recently being named as a Main Street city, the process to revitalizing the historic downtown district moved forward Tuesday as a board was officially put in place to spearhead the project.

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Survey says downtown Decatur needs more food, entertainment

Posted on Jun 24, 2015

Residents and visitors want more food, alcohol and entertainment in downtown Decatur, a survey released Tuesday found.

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Main Street Alabama designates Fort Payne as newest community

Posted on Jun 24, 2015

FORT PAYNE, Ala. (WHNT)- Downtown Fort Payne is one of three communities in the state of Alabama to be honored with the Main Street Alabama designation. The organization follows a renowned approach to revitalizing communities.

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