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2013 Board of Directors
Scott Brown, Wendler Engineering (President)
John Jones, Kitzmans (Vice President)
Donna-Louise Jasper, Blackhawk Insurance (Secretary)
Laura Bock, Sauk Valley Properties (Treasurer)
Kevin Marx, KSB Hospital (Immediate Past President)
Becky Reilly, Sauk Valley Newspapers
Ryan Marshall, The Stables
Mike Venier, Venier Jewelers
Jim Gallentine, Mama Cimino's
Bill Mick, Raynor
COMMITTEE SCHEDULES (all meetings held at DMS office, call 815-288-2308 for details)
Promotion -- First Tuesday of the month at 5 p.m.
Organization -- Second Wednesday of the month at 12 p.m.
Design -- Second Tuesday of the month at 12 p.m.
ER -- Second Friday of the month at 12 p.m.
- PROMOTION -- Promotion sells both the image and promise of the Main Street district to shoppers, investors, new businesses, and visitors. With an effective promotion strategy, the Main Street district’s positive image is promoted through retail promotions, special events, and marketing campaigns implemented by the local program.
- ORGANIZATION -- Organization brings the community together. Building consensus and cooperation among multiple district stakeholders is readily addressed by the local program’s volunteers and by the Main Street board and committee structure representing both downtown and stakeholder interests.
- DESIGN -- Design addresses the district’s physical environment. Capitalizing on the district’s best assets, such as historic buildings and traditional layout, is one part of Main Street design work. Other design-related activities, such as merchandising, wayfinding, sidewalks, and landscaping, help convey a visual message about what Main Street has to offer.
- ER -- Economic Restructuring improves the commercial district economy. By helping existing businesses expand and recruiting new business that respond to today’s market, Main Street programs help convert unused space into productive properties and cultivate local and regional entrepreneurship.