Posts Tagged ‘Business’

Holiday Shopping and Celebrating

Are you shopping small this year with Small Business Saturday?  Perhaps Plaid Friday is more your style. Black Friday? Cyber Monday? Well, if you’re keeping it local, keeping it festive, here are ways to get out and explore Minnesota’s Main Streets this holiday season: Willmar Holidaze 2014, Nov. 22, 2014 Black/Plaid Friday, November 28, 2014 New […]

Downtown Business Showcases Historic Renovation…and Motorcycle Accessories!

August 19, 2014 Shakopee, Minnesota – A new downtown destination is open for businesses in a newly renovated building after hosting their Grand Opening celebration earlier this month. Inessa Hansen, owner of OneSexyBikerChick’s For the Journey Emporium, committed a lot of thought and energy into the restoration of the former Auto Parts service store at […]

Introducing: Holidays on MaiN

It’s almost that time of year: the Holiday season. For me, the Holiday season evokes memories of good times with great food, family, and friends. But before any of those festivities take place, I’m swamped with a long chore and shopping list. We’ve all been there: last minute gift shopping for your picky mother or […]

A Main Street Shoe Story

This is a more personal story than I typically share here, but isn’t that what blogs are for? This is a story about excellent customer service, shoes that don’t hurt, and keeping Main Street relevant for today’s forgetful customer. Why Shoes My light-weight summer shoes were getting frayed and quite chilly as the temperature dropped […]

Reusing Mills…as Mills

When you hear about a neat project in an old mill or warehouse, it’s easy to assume that it’s being turned into creative office spaces or trendy lofts.  That’s what makes the renovation of the Faribault Woolen Mill so interesting. It’s being renovated into a woolen mill. The business, which started in Faribault in 1865,  […]

Main Streets Jobs – A mid-year glance

In the first six months of 2011, Minnesota’s five Designated Main Street districts netted 13 new businesses and 57 new full-time jobs. These commercial districts also saw $1.9 million in private investment for physical improvement projects. In these five communities (average population 14,500), five existing businesses expanded while staying on Main Street. Net of all […]