Member Benefits

Be sure to view our "Return on Investment" sheet for details. All members are eligible for the following resources:

 

Regional Exposure

Members have the opportunity to receive a listing in Main Street Mount Vernon's Shopper’s Guide and the outdoor kiosks in downtown Mount Vernon.

 

Marketing

Main Street Mount Vernon works to promote the downtown to the entire area using a consistent brand campaign. We advertise through the local media, at our events, on our website and on our Facebook page (we can add links to our other social media outlets as well).

Members are eligible for reduced advertising rates in any marketing materials we provide.

 

Publications

MSMV  is responsible for putting together the directory and announcements in the shopping kiosk located at First-Knox National Bank. Members receive a free upgraded bold listing with website and phone number. There is also a downtown shopping guide and member shopping card. These are distributed regionally through the Department of Transportation, through the Knox County Convention and Visitors Bureau and at a variety of local events.

 

Events

First Fridays

Members will also have the opportunity to set up free booth space at our First Friday events, May through October. Showcase your business and get up close and personal with the 1,000+ attendees of these events.

Second Saturdays

During the winter months, our downtown shops partner together during the second Saturday of each month, January through April, to host a fun shopping event for our community in downtown Mount Vernon. Participating member businesses offer special activities, treats and sales during Second Saturdays. Prizes are also available though our generous sponsors, with drawings being held.

Christmas Walk and Parade

Members can be involved with sponsoring a variety of events and activities at the annual Christmas Walk and Parade in downtown Mount Vernon on the Sunday after Thanksgiving. This wonderful holiday event brings families and individuals of all ages to downtown.

 

Resources

Business Education

Take advantage of educational resources through the helpful staff at Heritage Ohio, Inc. Quarterly business seminars on a variety of topics are held throughout the state and webinars occur on a regular basis. Members may attend these events and trainings at a greatly reduced rate.

Resource Library and Assistance

MSMV has a wealth of resources- books, websites, directories, etc. in our office at 102 South Main Street. We also have a network of experts in our local community who are available to assist members with their business needs. Have questions about financing or loans? What about insurance or marketing? We have people who can come alongside you and help.

Heritage Ohio - Ohio Main Street Program
National Trust for Historic Preservation
Preservation Directory

Monthly Newsletter

Keep informed with what’s going on in your downtown neighborhood and read about events put on by MSMV, as well as how you can be more involved.

Additionally, members will receive all the benefits of a vibrant and busy downtown. Property values will increase as we achieve full occupancy in our downtown buildings.

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