Who We Are

About Cambridge Mainstreet


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


Cindy Arent-Dickens Victorian Village











Mike Bless-President, V2 Architects









Norm Blanchard-Community Improvement Corporation









Kim Conrath-City of Cambridge Code Enforcement











Skip Gardner-Guernsey County Commissioner










Carla Grimes-Secretary, Country Bits










Kearny Hambrick-Nationwide Insurance










Kim Haught-City of Cambridge Economic Development









Cheri Hill-The Learning Jungle









Dee Kovacik- Country Bits










Ann Lawrence-Treasurer, WesBanco










Linda Miller-Vice President, PnL Solutions










Tom Orr-Mayor, City of Cambridge










Debbie Robinson-Cambridge/Guernsey Visitor’s &










Jo Sexton-Cambridge Area Chamber of Commerce










Lori Warne-Jones-Jack Warne Construction








Not Pictured:

Janice Bennet-Retired

Sarah Scnidders-Theos Restuarant

Jeff Leonard-Leonard and Newland Real estate Services

Karen Boyer-AVC Services

Adam Green-AVC Services (Term to start January 2019)

Katie Warne-Wesbanco (Term to start January 2019)

Rick Degenhart-Ohio PC Solutions (Term to start January 2019)


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.


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

627 Wheeling Avenue, Suite 207

Cambridge, OH 43725

(740) 439-2238

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