Easton Business Alliance Receives 2017 National Main Street Accreditation.

| July 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

 

Easton Business Alliance

Receives 2017 National Main Street Accreditation

 

EASTON, Md. (July 21, 2017)  The Easton Business Alliance and the Town of Easton have been designated as an accredited Main Street America™ program for meeting rigorous performance standards set by the National Main Street Center. Each year, the National Main Street Center and its Coordinating Program partners announce the list of accredited Main Street America programs in recognition of their exemplary commitment to preservation-based economic development and community revitalization through the Main Street Approach®.

 

“It is a great honor to recognize this year’s nationally Accredited Main Street America programs for their outstanding work to transform downtown and neighborhood commercial districts,” says Patrice Frey, President & CEO of the National Main Street Center. “Main Streets are the heart of our communities, and the work they do to create quality public spaces, catalyze local entrepreneurship, and support downtown housing is more important than ever. Across the county, Main Street America programs truly strengthen the economic, social, and cultural fabric of their entire communities.” 

 

The Easton Business Alliance’s performance is annually evaluated by Main Street Maryland which works in partnership with the National Main Street Center to identify the local programs that meet ten performance standards. Evaluation criteria determines the communities that are building comprehensive and sustainable revitalization efforts and include standards such as fostering strong public-private partnerships, securing an operating budget, tracking programmatic progress and actively preserving historic buildings.

 

“The Easton Business Alliance and the Town of Easton are ecstatic to reach this milestone of National Main Street accreditation,” Easton Business Alliance manager Ross Benincasa said. “Not only does it solidify the Town’s long-term commitment to invest in our vibrant downtown, but it also entrusts us to follow the best practices and standards laid out to overcome the difficulties facing all small businesses, including those in Easton.”

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