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Three Main Street America Staff members standing in front of a mural in Marion, Iowa.

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We work in collaboration with thousands of local partners and grassroots leaders across the nation who share our commitment to advancing shared prosperity, creating resilient economies, and improving quality of life.

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Two community members in Emporia Kansas pose with a sign saying "I'm a Main Streeter"

Emporia, Kansas © Emporia Main Street

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Made up of small towns, mid-sized communities, and urban commercial districts, the thousands of organizations, individuals, volunteers, and local leaders that make up Main Street America™ represent the broad diversity that makes this country so unique.

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Dionne Baux and MSA partner working in Bronzeville, Chicago.

Chicago, Illinois © Main Street America

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Looking for strategies and tools to support you in your work? Delve into the Main Street Resource Center and explore a wide range of resources including our extensive Knowledge Hub, professional development opportunities, field service offerings, advocacy support, and more!

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People riding e-scooters in Waterloo, Iowa

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April 1, 2020 | COVID-19 Community Response Roundup: Marquee Messages & Letter Board Support | By: Abby Armato, Communications Coordinator, NMSC |
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The COVID-19 Community Response blog series features ideas and approaches that local Main Street America programs are taking in response to the pandemic. We will be posting these roundups frequently throughout the duration of the crisis. To view the full collection of roundups as well as access our robust collection of coronavirus-related resources, please visit our COVID-19 Main Street Resources webpage.

Today's edition of the COVID-19 Community Response Roundup features the uplifting analogue messages Main Streets are sharing in their towns. From letter boards in shop windows to marquees aside event spaces, these messages of support and hope light up downtown amidst the gloom of this pandemic. Whether you need inspiration for your own town's marquee or just need a quick pick-me-up, check out these great messages from around the Network. 

Downtown Rome | Rome, Georgia 
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"Love One Another" (Photo credit: Historic Desoto Theater & Downtown Rome)


The Milk District | Orlando, Florida
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"Stay Safe. Act Responsibly. We Love You." (Photo credit: The Nook on Robinson & The Milk District)


Downtown Franklin Association | Franklin, Tennessee 
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"The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow..." (Photo credit: Downtown Franklin Association)


Downtown Kenosha | Kenosha, Wisconsin 
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"There is nothing stronger in the world than gentleness" (Photo credit: Downtown Kenosha)


Florence Main Street | Florence, Alabama
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"Even the Darkest Hour / Only has 60 Minutes / Be Strong / The Show Will Go On" (Photo credit: Steve Price, Florence Main Street)


Alberta Main Street | Portland, Oregon 
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"Repeat After Me: We Will Get Through This" (Photo credit: PedX Shoes & Alberta Main Street)


Downtown Dublin | Dublin, Georgia

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"Bear Hugs to You All" (Photo credit: Downtown Dublin)

We look forward to sharing more Main Street community responses. Please fill out this form if your community has implemented an idea or approach you'd like to contribute.

Disclaimer: This material has been prepared for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for legal, insurance, liability, tax, or accounting advice. You should consult your own legal, insurance, tax, and accounting advisors for guidance on these matters.