Ed Wright, one of the founding members of Main Street Medina, could not have imagined how the nonprofit organization would grow. Though he knew a group dedicated to preserving and enhancing the importance of the Medina Public Square Historic District would flourish, he did not expect that it would grow as quickly as it did.
Main Street, Inc. is a nationwide program that aims to revitalize historic commercial districts through a combination of preservation and community-building activities and events. It is estimated that Main Street Medina alone hosts more than 100 events each year.
Currently, Main Street Medina is in the process of hiring a new executive director to help them continue expanding and bringing the community together. The group is composed of a Board of Directors, promotions committee, fundraising committee, design committee, business development committee, organization committee, and membership committee. Each committee has a variety of responsibilities and events that they see to, which is why it is important to find a dedicated executive director to help take them above and beyond.
“We have the goal of increasing the value and economic stability within our community, which means that we cannot just maintain the status quo. We must continue improving.”
Wright hopes to see the Historic District continue to enlarge and grow as Main Street Medina incorporates more businesses into their organization. He points out that the whole community grows as more people work together to improve it.
“Main Street is a special program in that it has acted as a vehicle of communication for small businesses. It brings us together and keeps us sharing ideas. Most importantly, it keeps us working together as a community to further enhance what our community has to offer. I am excited to see how we will continue to expand under the leadership of a new executive director, and you should be, too, as we will soon be offering more opportunities to get involved in your community. And they will be better than ever before.”
This month, Main Street Medina will offer events such as:
- The Medina Beer and Wine Fest: This night of fun will take place at Weymouth Country Club October 8 from 6 to 11 pm. Live music will entertain you while you sample beers from Ohio microbreweries, and food will be served all evening. Tickets are available on the Main Street Medina website.
- Ladies Night Out: Grab your girlfriends and hit the historic streets of the Square for an evening of pampering, socializing, and shopping October 13 from 5 to 8 pm.
- Falloween: Don your costumes and bring the kids to the Square October 22 between 2 and 6:30 pm to celebrate the sweetest time of the fall season. Trick-or-treating will take place from 5 to 6:30 pm.
Main Street Medina will offer many additional events throughout the rest of 2016. To see what is going on in your community and to find out how you can get involved, visit MainStreetMedina.com.