The Brunswick Downtown Association is a member-driven, action oriented organization of businesses and citizens who work together for a better community. Our goal is to develop and maintain a vital, hospitable and lively downtown: a location for congregation, socializing and commerce and a source of pride for residents and neighbors.
In May 2012, the Brunswick Downtown Association officially became a Main Street Community. Brunswick is one of 10 Main Street Communities in Maine. Affiliated with the National Trust for Historic Preservation's Main Street Center and the Maine Downtown Center ( Maine Development Foundation ), it is a national non profit program to sustain vibrant downtown's through historic preservation, economic restructuring, promotion, design and organization.
Using the National Main Street Center's proven 4 point approach it protects the communities sense of place, creates jobs, generates new business, and brings investments to the local economy.
The BDA coordinates downtown improvement projects, sponsors public programs and organizes special events. Annual membership fees and generous donations allow us to continue this important work. When you become a friend of the BDA, 100% of your contribution helps to build a stronger Brunswick.
The Brunswick Downtown Association i designated as a Healthy Maine Street community. The mission of Healthy Maine Streets is to create vibrant downtowns through community leadership focused on developing work site wellness. Healthy people build downtown vitality, fuel economic growth and strengthen our quality of place for future generations. For more information about Healthy Maine Streets in Brunswick, click here.
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Main Street Maine Articles
The following articles are from Main St Now - A Journal of the National Trust for Historic Preservation
Turning Dreams into Reality, Inspiring Entrepreneurs: Ellicott City, Maryland has become a magnet for creative entrepreneurs. Read about Tammy Biedeman in "Main Street Story of the Week". by Lauren Adkins
MSN.com features Brunswick as "Maine Street" Attraction. Read the MSN "Maine Street" article.
ShopTalk: July-Aug 2012
by Margie Johnson
From a "Sea of Sameness" to a "Sea of Smiles," find out why customers leave and what it takes to bring them back. And learn the 10 questions business owners need to ask to build customer loyalty.
by Andrea L. Dono
Learn about the Cash Mobs, events that provide a spontaneous show of support for downtown businesses that could use a boost during lulls in business. Learn how other communities around the country have put their own spin on these events. There is forethought and consideration that needs to go into one of these before encouraging the masses to descend on a small business. But anyone can do it. And it feels good!