Business Community,
Here’s an update on how Ashland Main Street Association is working for you…

June Highlights

  • Promoted downtown businesses at Ashland Strawberry Faire
  • Renewed agreement with Town of Ashland to serve as economic development organization
  • New members of Main Street Board of Directors elected (click here for more info)
  • Met with 12 individual business owners and Market Ashland Partnership
This month’s Get Centered newsletter was sent to residents on June 28. It reaches approximately 5000 readers monthly.
July Agenda
  • Downtown Business Forum: Thursday, July 19 from 6-7pm at Henry Clay Inn — Ashland Main Street Association invites all business and property owners to a Downtown Business Forum. The purpose is to provide a short update and get businesses’ feedback on plans for the coming year.
  • Toast to Main Street: Monday, July 30 from 7-9pm at James River Cellars — Join Ashland Main Street Association in thanking our volunteers for years of service to Downtown Ashland. Honorees include Kelly Thomasson Mercer, Bob Brown, Paul Davies, and Bill Gatewood.
August Outlook
  • Return to regular monthly meeting schedule:
    • Design Committee, first Monday at 5pm at Iron Horse
    • Organization Committee, second Monday at 6pm at Museum
    • Economic Vitality Committee, third Monday at 6pm at Museum
    • Promotions Committee, fourth Monday at 6pm at Museum
    • Board of Directors, fourth Tuesday at 5:30pm at Library
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Thanks for your time,
Maggie Longest
Executive Director | Ashland Main Street Association