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Main Street Program


To strengthen Barnesville’s “small town” sense of community by enhancing the interdependent relationships between residents and businesses.

The Main Street Program is community leaders, business people and private individuals working together to strengthen the local economy and make Barnesville a better place to live and work.

Click HERE to find out how you can become a Member!

Who leads the Main Street Program?
The Main Street Program is governed by a Board of Directors. The Board sets policy, provides direction to committee activities and oversees the duties of the Program Director.

Main Street Meetings
• Main Street Board Meetings – 3rd Thursday at noon of every month
• Design Committee – 2nd Thursday at 6:00 pm of every month
• Promotions – 1st Wednesday at 6:00 pm of every month

Does it just help “Main Street”?
NO! The Main Street Program is designed to work with and assist the entire community. The Barnesville Main Street Program is actually a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation known as Main Street.

Important information about the Barnesville Main Street Program
Introduced:

  • 1991 – MN implemented a state program and Barnesville was one of the five cities selected to take part
  • 1995 – Barnesville Chamber of Commerce and Main Street merged

Funding:

  • Barnesville Economic Development Authority
  • Private donations – Annual membership of businesses and citizens

Mission Statement: To strengthen Barnesville’s “small town” sense of community by enhancing the interdependent relationships between residents and businesses.

Involvement Opportunities:

  • Design- Historic Preservation, Community appearance and design
  • Promotions- Special events, image and retail development
  • Volunteer – Help with a special project, as little or as much as you’d like

Board and Committee activities

• Barney Board Calendar of Events
• Business Seminars
• Welcome packets for new residents
• Showcase Business Trade Show
• Downtown Flower Planters
• Welcome to Barnesville entrance signs
• Community Picnic
• Welcome Banners on streetlights
• Storefront Grants
• Annual Meeting & Awards
• Goods & Services Directory
• Miracle on Front Street Holiday events
• Holiday Tour of Homes
• Annual Wine Gala
• Spring & Fall Area-wide Rummage Sales
• Fall Farmer’s Market
• Main Street Golf Tournament
• Miss Barnesville Pageant & parade float
• Weekly Main Street News Column
• Quarterly newsletters

 

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