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2023 Impact

$246,720  in Direct Financial Impact

• $120,000 in improvements to seven downtown businesses because of the Main Street Fairmont Matching Façade Grant Program

• $120,000 in individual and corporate Fundraising, used to fund programs impacting our historic downtown

• $6,720  in Volunteer hours (336 hours x $20)

New Downtown Business and Prospecting 

6 new business storefronts opened within Downtown over the last year

• 1 New business added to downtown, directly related to Main Street Fairmont’s recruitment work. Two/Two/Eight gallery, a community event and art gallery space, opened in November and has brought hundreds of new residents into downtown Fairmont just during the holiday season alone.

Downtown Improvements 

• Partnered with the City to install 60 new hanging baskets throughout downtown

• Painted three crosswalks and the Veterans Square Memorial

• Partnered with Fairmont State University, the Marion County Chamber of Commerce, and the City of Fairmont to purchase four new seasonal sets of light pole banners in Downtown Fairmont.

Tourism and Marketing Exposure 

23,043 emails sent to our marketing list

20,000 visitors to our events including, Community Wide Garage Sale, 5 Hometown Markets,

Antique Car Show, Tomato Festival, and a 3-day Holiday celebration

350 Marion County 4th graders participated in the Holiday coloring contest

98 small business vendors took part in one of our events

25 30-second commercials highlighting events, and numerous tv and newspaper interviews

6 press releases to local media

6 non-profit agencies used these events for community exposure

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