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Shop MainStreet Holiday Launch


By | Communications/Media Specialist
November 16th, 2015 | Category: General, Promotions, Shop MainStreet

Another holiday season is upon us and it is important to remember to Shop MainStreet and Support Our Homegrown Businesses. This year’s Shop MainStreet Campaign provides tools for you to create unique and engaging events in time for the holiday shopping season. The Shop MainSreet Campaign includes a Shop MainStreet poster, 2015 Shop MainStreet Tool… READ MORE


Shop MainStreet this Spring!


By | Promotions PA
March 26th, 2015 | Category: Promotions, Shop MainStreet

Businesses in MainStreet districts include a wide variety of services, retail and restaurants. Each of those is owned and operated by a small business owner who also lives in that community. These are what we like to call “homegrown businesses!” These business owners pay taxes that support local government and projects; donate to schools and… READ MORE


The Importance of Shopping MainStreet


By | Promotions PA
December 15th, 2014 | Category: Promotions, Shop MainStreet

This  holiday season we once again have launched a Shop MainStreet Campaign. For the past three years, we have had great success working with MainStreet communities and encouraging people to do their holiday shopping in our downtowns. We have posted community holiday events to our website and produced a Shop MainStreet poster for businesses to display.… READ MORE


Shop MainStreet Holiday Campaign Launch


By | Promotions PA
November 20th, 2014 | Category: Promotions, Shop MainStreet

The campaign was launched in Gallup, NM on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, with a group of excited residents, business owners, local and state dignitaries including Mayor Jackie McKinney, Representative Sandra Jeff and Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Jon Barela, and special guest, Santa Claus. “MainStreet is a proven job creator and economic development tool and I… READ MORE


Event Evaluation


By | Promotions PA
October 14th, 2014 | Category: Promotions

Summer is almost here and that means kicking off event season.  MainStreet districts will be filled with festivals, street fairs, parades, sidewalk sales, farmer’s markets and concerts. While events can be a lot of fun, is easy to get caught up in the activity and not really think beyond “getting them done.” Because Promotions and… READ MORE


A Brand is a Promise


By | Promotions PA
July 7th, 2014 | Category: Promotions

by Robyne Beaubien, NMMS Program Associate Branding is a challenging topic for many of our communities. We spend a lot of time trying to get to the core of what defines our district and exploring ways to reach different target markets. Often we lump image and brand together and don’t really think about the difference… READ MORE


Everyone Loves a Parade


By | Promotions PA
April 30th, 2014 | Category: Promotions

One of the goals for promoting downtown is to hold events that bring people to the district. The easiest way to do this is through special events. Special events are traffic builders, a great way to showcase the variety of businesses and services downtown. There are many different types of special events, but today we… READ MORE


Branding and MainStreet


By | Promotions PA
February 19th, 2014 | Category: Promotions

From the NMMS eNewsletter January 2013 By Robyne Beaubien At the NMMS Fall Quarterly Meeting in Carlsbad, we spent some time talking about place-branding and the MainStreet district. There is a growing sense of creating destination and community in our districts. Striving for a unique – and authentic – place where people can come together… READ MORE


Your Website: The World’s Window to Your Business


By | Economic Positioning PA
January 28th, 2014 | Category: Economic Restructuring, Organization, Promotions

From the NMMS eNewsletter June 2011 At our May 13th NMMS Economic Positioning and Promotion Institute in Las Vegas, participants reviewed successful business development features of MainStreet and other revitalization organizations’ websites. A long-dependable and effective website is Artesia MainStreet’s. Watch for exciting updates in images and layout in the weeks ahead. Business development features include… READ MORE


Celebrating Community with Events


By | Promotions PA
January 28th, 2014 | Category: Promotions

From the NMMS eNewsletter March 2011 Everyone loves a celebration and communities around the world are embracing their regional assets and culture through events. Because of the diversity of our communities in New Mexico, there is a lot to celebrate. Each MainStreet Project has the potential of creating festivals, events and activities that showcase what… READ MORE




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