Main Street reports successful year, honors downtown partners
For Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD – Main Street Marshfield provided their annual numbers and honored downtown businesses and partnerships during an awards bash held in October.
According to Main Street Executive Director Kaelie Gomez, the organization saw 14 new businesses and $849,300 in property improvements in the past year.
Main Street committed $26,000 in façade grants through the city’s 50/50 Façade Grant Program.
Volunteers logged 459 hours, valued at $11,530, to provide programs and activities which included 20 events/promotions bringing 15,000 attendees to the downtown area.
“We coordinate many special events throughout the year such as Hub City Days, Downtown Trick-or-Treating or the Holiday Parade that prove that downtown Marshfield is a fun and exciting place where you can truly ‘find it all’,” said Promotion Committee Chair Ann Dieringer. “Our focus continues to attract shoppers and visitors to the downtown Marshfield and keep them coming back. We are proud of our committee members, business owners and volunteers who continue to make downtown Marshfield a center of the community and hub of economic activity.”
The 2019 Main Street Marshfield Awards were presented during their annual bash at the Oven Above the Pub. Honors included: Board member of the Year – Jenna Hanson, Commitment to Design – Circle the Date, Downtown Employee of the Year – Lacy Redig, Outstanding Business Renovation Award –Uptown Coffee Company, Outstanding Residential Renovation Award – Blue Vista Land, Partnership of the Year – Wenzel Family Plaza Committee, Spirit of Giving Award – The Rivers, Volunteers of the Year – Debbie Bauer and Todd Dietrich, and the Holiday Parade Marshals are Scott & Kori Larson.
“Over the past year we focused on how events benefit our downtown district, evaluating plans and purposes to make sure even fundraisers have a hand in economic development,” added Organization Committee Chair Kelly Korth. “We look forward to continuing with this mindset moving forward. Partnership with the Wenzel Family Plaza on various events was also in play. As we strengthen our relationship with the Wenzel Family Plaza Committee, we will find new ways to curate Downtown as a destination of choice, together. Our focus continues to be on strengthening and energizing Downtown Marshfield.”
For more information on downtown events and promotions, visit mainstreetmarshfield.com.