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On The Road with Main Street Nation

Jeff and Kristi broadcast live from the Main Street Now 2016 Conference in Milwaukee Wisconsin. Once a year, all the Main Street leaders get together to share ideas on how to improve their home towns. Through seminars, break-out sessions and networking, these leaders learn new ways to improve their Main Streets culture, community and business. Main...
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Branding Your Main Street: Find Your Unique Characteristic

Do you think branding is just for mega-corporations? Jeff, Kristi and this week's panel of experts tell you how important it is to not only brand your business, but how to brand your Main Street. What are you known for? We all know that Virginia is for lovers and what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas,...
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Main Street Revitalization [Radio]

Jeff and Kristi interview the experts to give you the secrets to successful Main Streets. Matt Wagner is vice president of revitalization programs, National Main Street Conference. Matt has more than 20 years of nonprofit management experience in downtown development, entrepreneurship and tech-based economic development. At NMSC, Matt is leading the launch of the renewed and...
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Making Memories on Main Streets

Jeff and Kristi check out what’s happening on Main Streets across the USA on this weeks Main Street Nation. Let's make memories on Main Street, as we begin in Rochester, Michigan with Kristi Trevarrow, then to Orlando’s Thorton Park District to hear Lisa Cuatt talk about SantaCon. Jacqueline Wolven gives us a virtual tour of...
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Main Street Nation Goes Under the Radar

Tom Daldin and Jim Edelman, from the PBS program "Under the Radar," join Jeff and Kristi on this edition of Main Street Nation. Under The Radar Michigan is a fast paced, modern, thirty-minute program that explores the best of Michigan. Airing on PBS outlets all across Michigan, in Northern Ohio and Eastern Wisconsin and 2.5...
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Support Your Local Businesses

Shopping local isn’t just a cool catchphrase, but a true movement that is driving the economy in downtowns and business districts across the country. It is crucial to support local business. Our guests include Bill Brunelle, co-founder of Independent We Stand, Mary Liz Curtin, owner of Leon and Lulu in Clawson, Michigan and Bob Donohue,...
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Main Street Nation talks about the Local Food Movement

From Farm-to-Fork – The local food movement is in full force. Dan Carmody, President Eastern Market Corp and Chef Rennie from 12 Farms in New Jersey share with the local business owners what Farm-to-fork means to your business and its impact on your community. Dan Carmody, President, Eastern Market Corporation Dan Carmody’s 30-year career in...
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Main Street Nation Radio is on the air

Do you own a business on Main Street? Then Main Street Nation Radio is the show for you! Jeff and Kristi talk with Suzanne Perrault, executive director of the Lake Orion DDA, and Al “Bubba” White from Cops & Doughnuts about the keys to a successful Main Street. Suzanne and Kristi go over the four...
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How Local Merchants Can Compete With the Big Box Stores

The local, independent merchant is not alone when it comes to competing with the internet and the big box stores.  There is still a large percentage of consumers who are looking for the expertise and personal service that the local merchants provides. Kristi Trevarrow, executive director of the Rochester DDA, provided some great examples of...