About Cambridge Main Street

Mission

To provide memorable experiences that will attract people to our community.

Vision Statement

A historic and vibrant Cambridge downtown district with an abundance of visitor and resident activity, embraced by preserved architectural integrity.

Board of Directors

Officers 2021

Jan Bennett-President, Retired

Cheri Hill-Past President, Apache Hills Rentals

Debi DiVenti -Secretary, Retired

Katie Warne-Vice President/Treasurer People’s Bank

Mary Beth Sills-Executive Director

Board Members

Cindy Arent-Dickens Victorian Village

Norm Blanchard-Community Improvement Corporation

Kim Conrath-City of Cambridge Code Enforcement

Skip Gardner-Guernsey County Commissioner

Tom Orr-Mayor, City of Cambridge

Ron Gombeda-Director, Guernsey County CDC

Debbie Robinson-Cambridge/Guernsey Visitor’s & Convention Bureau

Jessica Nicholson-Cambridge Area Chamber of Commerce

Levi Wade-State of Ohio

Evan Greathouse-New Pointe Church

Leslie Leppla-Retired

Sarah Scnidders-Theos Restaurant

Karen Boyer-Pritchard Laughlin Civic Center

Bev Curtis-Small Business Owner

Tyler Warne

Monica Holmes

Chairman:

Organization Committee:  Jan Bennett

Design Committee:  Lori Warne Jones

Promotions Committee: Bev Curtis

Economic Vitality:  Evan Greathouse

History

Cambridge was platted in 1806 and became the Guernsey County seat just four years later.  The town flourished with the construction of the National Road and, by 1834, Cambridge was served daily by four stagecoach lines.  Manufacturing boomed after the Civil War with factories producing doors, metal roofing, furniture and buggies.  By the 1880’s the community was a crossroads of the Baltimore & Ohio, Cleveland & Marietta Railroad lines, and the National Road.

Local deposits of natural gas and oil attracted glass and pottery factories in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.  The mix of rail and road provided a distinct advantage for business development.  Nearby coal mines also contributed to the economic growth and security of Cambridge, providing fuel for both industry and railroads.

Today, Cambridge boasts a revitalized downtown business district with an abundance of resident and visitor activity, embraced by preserved architectural building stock.  Nearly every building in the downtown is privately owned by local residents and features stores and businesses offering a range of commerce from antiques to specialty services and second and third floor urban-style housing.  Downtown Cambridge is home to five major banks, which speaks to the commercial soundness of the area.

About

Cambridge Main Street serves as an advocate for Downtown with the city and county governments as well as individual merchants and property owners. Cambridge Main Street also aids in coordinating special events that occur in the Downtown area, and it provides access to national information and networks as well as technical assistance through the Heritage Ohio and National Main Street programs.

Contact Us

Cambridge Main Street

905 Wheeling Avenue

PO Box 713

Cambridge, OH 43725

740-439-2238

director@downtowncambridge.com