The mission of Cambridge Main Street is to enhance the business and residential environment in downtown Cambridge by balancing historic preservation with economic development while retaining and enticing entrepreneurs; and to create positive partnerships that promote an attractive and cultural downtown district.
Benefits of Membership
Why join Cambridge Main Street?
Because of your contribution, Cambridge Main Street can:
- Attract and retain good businesses through the use of economic development tools, such as Community Development Block grants, façade and signage grants, and revolving loan funds.
- Beatification efforts such as the hanging flower baskets, courthouse and holiday lighting and other aesthetics important to the overall look.
- Work with state organizations and officials to secure development dollars.
- Bring people downtown for retail and event experiences
- Facilitate organization efforts by bringing together community leaders to develop and carry out work plans
- Highlight our cultural aspects, including our arts and heritage
- Access grants and funding only available to Main Street communities
By supporting Cambridge Main Street, you are an active, vital participant in the efforts to preserve and strengthen our historic downtown assets that provide a unique and vibrant lifestyle in downtown Cambridge, Ohio. In addition, each member:
- Has the right to attend and vote at the annual meeting
- Is eligible for a tax deduction
- Will have a business link on the Cambridge Main Street website
- Is included in marketing, advertising and social media promotions (Small Business Media Partners Only)
- Receives notices and invitations to special events and workshops
- Receives recognition for donations in local media
- Receives access to financial assistance opportunities for your property or business
- Gains access to national information networks
- Most important – all members reap the benefits of a vibrant, eventful downtown, with increased property values, access to grants and promotions, and a brighter future for all
How To Join
You can become a member of Cambridge Main Street, or renew your membership, by visiting the Main Street office, located at 627 Wheeling Ave, Suite 207. The office is usually open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.