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BECOME A VOLUNTEER
Highland Main Street is an active group limited only by the size of its volunteer contingent.
If you would like to become a member of Highland Main Street, have an innovative idea that could help become even more of a stand-out community or would rather focus on one of the initiatives already in place, the committee has a place for you.
For more information or to apply, please contact Cecile Petro at cpetro.highland.in.gov.
HIGHLAND MAIN STREET
This beloved icon had fallen on hard times when it was acquired by the Redevelopment Commission. The question quickly became how best to determine a future for the vintage building. Highland Main Street quickly formed a committee focused on the issue.
INCREASE BUSINESS AWARENESS
Working with downtown businesses to ramp up interest and viability, the goal is to make the downtown a destination for residents and tourists alike.
Highland Main Street hosts at least two art displays in downtown business windows
each year to encourage the arts as well as enticing the community to stop and shop local.
POP UP GALLERIES
This innovation showcases available storefronts through local art displays coupled with after-hours wine and appetizers. Pop-up galleries have proven to be great networking opportunities and advertisement for vacant sites. Click here for art submissions.
FACADE IMPROVEMENT GRANT PROGRAM
Brochures and information provided to downtown businesses have interested more than a dozen merchants to give their storefronts a facelift. Grants provide up to 30 percent of the cost of facade renovation.
Targeting a downtown business, groups of high-octane shoppers descend on the store and give it the business – literally.
FESTIVAL OF THE TRAIL
This festival newcomer successfully generates traffic throughout downtown. For its 2014 season, the group hopes to attract more downtown businesses to host sidewalk sales or provide art and music along the trail.
PUTTING ON THE GLITZ
Donations from merchants and the Town Council led the charge for some new holiday bling. Six silhouette trees, garland, balls and wreaths graced the holidays in 2013. More decorating is planned for this year.
Located just south of the Little Calumet River, the rookery is a large nesting area for great blue herons and egrets.
MINUTES & REPORTS
Members: Allencia Ballard, Cindy Rivera, Dan Vassar, Darlene Barron, Dan Dunn, George VandeWerken,
Shirley Frankiewicz, Tom Frankiewicz, Vicki Rust and Robert Breitweiser
Main Street Project Volunteers: Joanna Smith, Dawn Diamantopoulos, Rebecca Vander Plaats, Alicia Rosignol, Jodi Pesich, Mario DeGeorge and Lee Kause.
Town Theatre Project Volunteers: Ron Corthell, Carolyn Bioarsky, John Severa, Ted Loehrke, Mark Nollar, Clayton Denton, Dan Botich, Jeffery Guinn, April Guinn, Jill Schlueter-Kim, Mark Mybeck, Michelle Casiano, Rhonda Szymanski, Ula Davitt, Julie Glenn, Libby Lovejoy, Leanne Dywan.
WHO WE ARE ...
Members of Highland Main Street and its committees were formed in 2011 and in short order, they bolstered existing initiatives and found inspiration for innovations that created a buzz.
Town Municipal Building
3333 Ridge Road
Highland, IN 46322
Director of Development
(219) 972-7598 office
(219) 972-5097 fax