Annual Meeting

Main Street Murfreesboro will kick off its 35th anniversary at its annual meeting on Feb. 25 at the Carriage Lane Inn from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

At the meeting, Main Street’s 2020 board members will be elected. Slated to take over as chair is Randy Caldwell, president of Ragan-Smith. Main Street will also bestow its three annual awards.

“I am excited to start our year celebrating the past 35 years of Main Street and highlighting the impact this organization has made on our historic downtown,” said Executive Director Sarah Callender. “I am also thrilled to honor worthy businesses and individuals who have contributed in unique ways to make our downtown community better in 2019. I look forward to the plans our 2020 Main Street board and committees are making to focus on the economic impact and promotion of our historic downtown as the heart of our community this coming year.” 

Award recipients are:

Downtown Design Award receipent is  527 N. Maple St. Building owners are Roger and Kimberly Hopkins. “Contributing to the Downtown economic vitality through the architectural design of the renovated 527 North Maple Street building.”

Downtown Business Award goes to Garage Barre + Bike. The owners are Lacey Garrett and Kirby Dudley. “Cultivating the downtown community and creating a sense of belonging by inspiring and strengthening women daily.”

Doug Young Downtown Leadership Award goes to Brian Robertson. “An example of living a life of service before self with a spirit of excellence for our downtown community.”

Main Street Membership

“Downtown is the heart of the community and the center for government, arts, churches, and financial institutions.”

Want to be an “investor” in downtown? 

You can become a member of Main Street in 2020 for $50 and help make an impact on our historic downtown.

“Downtown is an important community space where members of all segments of the community can meet equally for parades, music, speeches, and other community events.”

Interested in sponsoring a downtown event?

Your business can sponsor one of Main Street’s many events and help contribute to the revitalization of our historic downtown.  Sponsorships available for JazzFest, Friday Night Live Concerts, Saturday Farmer’s Market, Taste of Rutherford, and the Celebrate Christmas Downtown event.  

“Downtown can be a tourist attraction and is a location of a community’s unique businesses and buildings.”

When you join Main Street, you will be helping to revitalize our historic commercial district and protect the assets that make our community unique.  Your  financial investment in Main Street will help ensure that established programs continue, including the free events hosted by Main Street.  It will also help as we expand programs in the future.

Are you a downtown business? 

You can become a Business Member of Main Street for $150 and be included on the Main Street website, social media, and downtown map. 

Contact Sarah Callender for more information. 

Our organization focuses on the four elements that help define downtown success.

Enhance Design

Enhance the physical appearance of the historic commercial district, giving attention to street fronts, street furniture, land-scaping, signs and parking. Encourage sensitive new construction, adaptive reuse of historic buildings, and the inclusion of historic preservation practices in city planning.

Economic Vitality

Strengthen the existing economic base of the historic commercial district while identifying opportunities for new businesses to locate within the district. Find new uses for historic commercial buildings and stimulate investment in property.

Organization

Create lasting partnerships and develop a broad consensus among the public sector, private sector, civic groups and individuals that will secure a prosperous future for the historic commercial district.

Promotion

Market the assets of downtown Murfreesboro to residents and visitors. Organize special events, retail promotions and image campaigns to increase foot traffic in the downtown area.