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2017 Main Street Guthrie Center Goals


  • Hold 3nd annual 50115 Fest in downtown – June 9
  • Coordinated Clean Up Day in downtown on April 9
  • Develop a more interactive Website
  • Continue expansion of Social Media Presence
  • Provide information on MSGC programs & services via newspaper and radio
  • Expand Fundraising Efforts
  • Enhance efforts to promote tourism for downtown GC
  • Continue to build & grow a volunteer database
  • Achieve operational capacity and program expectations for National Main Street Accreditation
  • Establish sound fiscal and management practices to ensure a sustainable Main Street organization well into the future.
  • Continue and Grow the Youth on Main Street Program
  • Update the downtown Building Inventory
  • Offer educational seminars and/or workshops for business owners & leaders
  • Hold Business After Hours downtown networking events
  • Create a “toolbox” of available business programs, loans and incentives
  • Focus on business retention in downtown Guthrie Center
  • Plan and implement retail promotion events
  • Seek group tour travel to bring to downtown businesses
  • Participate in Main Street Iowa trainings & workshops
  • Maintain regular communication with donors
  • Participate in Small Business Saturday promotion