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April 2024 Newsletter



Community Wide Garage Sale

       

Main Street Fairmont is officially kicking off the 2024 events season with the Community Wide Garage Sale on April 13th. Start your spring cleaning off with a boom by renting a space to sell your stuff! 

You can purchase a ticket to be a vendor for $20 for a 9x14 space or come browse, buy, and grab a bite to eat at the Glen Elk Boys food truck 


 

The Garage Sale will be held in Madison Street Parking Garage (440 Madison Street), on April 13th from 9 AM-2 PM!



Entry is free and donations are always appreciated!


Want a Piece of Old Fairmont?


 Grab a piece of Main Street Fairmont history with a set of vintage banners! These are all street pole banners that formerly were placed upon downtown Fairmont over the last 20 years. 


We are now giving you the opportunity to own a piece of Fairmont history. 


Come and find the Main Street Fairmont table at the Community-Wide Garage Sale on April 13th from 9 AM to 2 PM at the Adams St Parking Garage to grab the entire bundle for $25!!!


Adopt-a-Pot is BACK


The City of Fairmont has announced a second round of the Adopt-a-Pot program.


Eligible locations include Merchant Street, Fairmont Avenue (to Country Club Road), Morgantown Avenue, East Park Avenue, Adams Street, Monroe Street, Cleveland Avenue (100 Block).


Awarded applicants will be notified on May 1st.


The application can be found here: https://fairmontwv.seamlessdocs.com/f/adoptapot

 

Now Open: $10,000 Backing Small Businesses Grants


In partnership with American Express, the Backing Small Businesses grant program supports economically vulnerable and under-resourced small businesses with community reach. 

This year, eligible small business owners can apply for $10,000 grants for projects that grow or improve their businesses by building community, supporting their economic viability, or bolstering meaningful change.  


Applications will be accepted now through April 7, 2024, at 11:59 pm CT. The application period will end once 5,000 applications have been submitted, even if that occurs before the deadline.


This is a Main Street America initiative and you can learn more by clicking here.


Marion County CVB Job Opportunity


Calling all visionary leaders! Marion County CVB is seeking a talented individual to fill the role of Executive Director. If you're ready to make a positive impact on our community and shape the future of tourism, we want to hear from you! Apply now and be part of something extraordinary!


https://wv.marioncvb.com/4ctnOFP


Business Spotlight:

Social Bee Marketing Agency

The Social Bee Marketing Agency, located at 320 Adams St, is a boutique marketing agency with West Virginia roots and global impact. The agency is powered by a team of creative collaborators, partners and team members (AKA the best bunch of communication-strategy lovers you’ll ever meet). Through strategic done-for-you and done-with-you marketing services, they translate your passion, grit, and heart for the work you do into marketing campaigns your people actually get. 


The Social Bee just celebrated their 4-year anniversary and recently launched a new podcast, The Hive Hangout. Throughout this podcast, savvy business tips blend with laughter, inspiration drives innovation, and team stories come to life! Watch today at https://www.youtube.com/@thesocialbeemarketingagency


Small Business and Individual Sponsorships


We are in fundraising season and YOU can help us make a difference. Some highlights of what last year's sponsorship dollars accomplished were $246,220 in Direct Financial Impact, 6 new business storefronts opened within Downtown over the last year, and an estimated attendance of over 25,000 visitors collectively to our 5 Hometown Markets and 3-Day Holiday Celebration.


As we continue to strive for excellence and expand our programming, we find ourselves presented with new opportunities to make an even greater difference. We have set ambitious goals for the coming year, and we believe that with increased support, we can not only meet but exceed our objectives.


To help us continue to beautify downtown Fairmont and bring you events like the Hometown Markets and the Hometown Holiday Celebration, please take a moment to donate at the link below.

https://www.mainstreetfairmont.org/donate


 Discover Marion County Developer's Conference

Main Street Fairmont is once again happy to be a sponsor of the 2nd Annual Discover Marion County Developers Conference! Join us on April 17th to unlock the incredible development potential in Marion County. Learn about the economic climate and forecast, current development, local success stories, available resources, and more with our expert speakers and panelists. Plus, don’t miss out on the afternoon bus tour to view sites being rejuvenated and scout potential development sites! Register here: https://tinyurl.com/2hwmz7d5        


 Main Street Fairmont Events

April 13- Community Wide Garage Sale


April 17 - Discover Marion County Developer's Conference


May 18- Hometown Market Music on Monroe


June 15- Hometown Market Hometown Spirit


July 13- Hometown Market and Fourth Annual Car Show


August 17- Hometown Market and Annual Tomato Festival


September 21- Hometown Market End of Summer Bash


Stay in the loop by following us on Facebook and Instagram or our website

   

Other Community Activities

April 5th - William Matheny at TwoTwoEight Gallery. Doors at 7:00 PM


April 6- Marion County Historical Society will be set up in the Marion County Court House from 10 AM - 3 PM with the 21st Annual Historic Expo. If you would like to set up a table contact the Historical Society at 304-367-5398 or marionhistorical@yahoo.com


April 13th - The Art of Vintage Market at TwoTwoEight Gallery. 10-2 PM


May 18th - Hannah's Clay Creations soft opening at 312 Adams St


May 23-25 - WV Three Rivers Festival


May 24 - RagDolls Aerosmith Tribute at Palatine Park


May 25 - ZOSO The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Tribute at Palatine Park

 


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