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Camera Captures Happenings

Genoa attends state conference

Genoa Main Street was well represented at the 2013 Illinois Main Street Conference in Pontiac, IL.  From left are Gordon Jones, volunteer; Mim Evans, executive director; Kay Baker, volunteer; and Gene Bradford, vice president.  Also attending was Linda Underwood, president.

Genoa Main Street volunteers (from left) Charlene Engelsen, Kay Baker and Carol Cleveland tally votes for Char Miller/Genoa Main Street scholarship candidates.

With the arrival of Spring, volunteers Roger Watson, Gene Bradford, Bill Berning and Craig Weeks plus Gordon Jones took down the ice rink framing and put it in storage until December.

Janet O'Neill (left) was the winner of the 2013 Quilt Raffle benefiting Genoa Main Street. At right is Quilt Walk Volunteer Coordinator Pat Barger.

Quilt flags lined Main Street welcoming Quilt Walk participants

Nancy Baker (left) describes her art quilts at a special presentation. 

Volunteers and Sponsors filled Joe's Pizza & Pub for Genoa Main Street's 2012 Appreciation Dinner and Awards Program

Fall produce including broccoli attracted shoppers at the final Open Air Market

 

 

Welcome to

Genoa Main Street

                    Old Genoa Main Street

Genoa is an award winning Illinois Main Street Community located in the heart of the historic and scenic Kishwaukee River Valley. We are at approximately the midpoint on the historic Chicago to Galena Stagecoach Trail. Located 60 miles west of Chicago on State Route 72, Genoa is the gateway to scenic northwest Illinois. 

Click here for more information about Genoa... DE

CEMBER 5-6

OPEN AIR MARKETS START MAY 24

 

Calling All Vendors

Reach New Customers!

Open Up New Markets!

Showcase Your Products!

Largest Market in County!

To get started click here for Letter of Agreement and Market Map.

 

Click here for printable

market application form.

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MEET OUR NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Genoa Main Street, Inc. is proud to announce Jen Bristow as our new Executive Director.  For more information, click on this link to her in the Daily Chronicle.

DECEMBER 5-6

THANKS TO OUR TOP TIER 2013 PARTNERS

    

         

         

          

SPRINGBOARD2 WELCOMES CROWN EXTERIORS

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremonies welcomed Crown Exteriors to Genoa.  Located at 113-D North Genoa Street, the former home-based business joins J/Studio/Zumba Fitness and North Pines Climate Control in Genoa Main Street's Small Business Incubator , Springboard2.  From left are Mayor-elect Mark Vicary, Genoa Main Street Executive Director Mim Evans and Crown Exteriors President Chad Poegel. Also participating were Chamber President Doug Guard, and Kristie Mulso, Chamber Executive Director. 

We invite you to patronize these newest Genoa businesses.

Crown Exteriors is the latest addition to Springboard2, Genoa Main Street's small business incubator.

J'Studio/Zumba Fitness is expanding into Springboard2 at 113 North Genoa Street

UPCOMING MEETINGS & EVENTS

Please call our main number 815-784-6961 or email us at mainstreetgenoa@gmail.com to schedule an appointment or meeting.  Our offices are on the 2nd floor of Heartland Bank and Trust Company

 

April 2014

April 9 - 8:35 a.m. -- Board of Directors Meeting (New date)

April 15--Char Mill Scholarship Voting Ebds

April 25 --Red Hats Day

ANNUAL REPORT ONLINE

2013 Annual Appreciation Report & Dinner

Cover for 2013 Annual Recogniton Dinner

Click below for printable copies:

Dinner Program

RecognItion Report

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Honey, fresh baked breads and cheese were a big hit at all the markets  Volunteers completed the final take down of the ice rink in just and hour....

Wet_Paint_Project_Volunteers  Truman's Ridge Performs at Mural Dedication

 

 

RED HAT DAY

Genoa's 8th Annual Red Hat Day!

Friday, April 25

9:30am-3:00pm

SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER

at the Genoa Library-10am

Ellie from "Ellie Presents"

as heard on public radio!

Red Hat Schedule

9:30-Meet and greet at the Genoa Public Library, enjoying treats.

10:00-Ellie Presents her Lecture:

Informative and Great Fun!

11:00-Red Hat Parade with Genoa Gentlemen to escort you.

Pictures and prizes to follow.

12:00-SHOP and DINE with specials from your Genoa Main Street Goody Bag.

Scholarship Award

 April 15 is the last day to VOTE or DONATE for votes in the Char Miller

Scholarship Competition.  Stay tuned for info on which high school senior was awarded this $1000 Scholarship from Genoa Main Street. THANKS to all who participated!

MARKET DAYS ARE COMING!

 Come join us for open air shopping in downtown Genoa.

Markets are open 9-2

May 24, June28, July26,

August 23, September 27

Contact Jen Bristow for more info

815-784-6961

 

COME SPEND THE DAY

Shoppers o Genoa's Main Street

Enjoy a day of dining, golfing or shopping with friends. Or take some time to discover the rich history of Genoa by visiting the museum. Join us in one of our community events or celebrations. There is always something exciting to do in Genoa.

PUT GMS ON YOUR LIST....


As 2014 opens, think of us for a donation.  Your support enables us to carry out our mission of preserving Genoa's historic heritage and small town wholesomeness while promoting economic development and downtown improvements.   

Click here for the request to donate, the brochure of benefits, and the coupon to complete and return to us, or just click on the donate button the left side of this page and make your donation.

Thanks for Your Support of Genoa Main Street, Inc.

"We Can" Cans Available

Got loose change? Let us put it to work!

Stop at the Genoa Main Street office on the top floor of Heartland Bank downtown and pick up one of these handy cans. 

Fill it up and return it.  We can put your change to work on our projects. 

Click here for a list of donors.

NOVEMBER NEWS FLASH

Monthly update on business developments for downtown Genoa merchants, businesses and building owners.....

Click here for printable copy

November 2013 Newsflash for downtown partners

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ACCESSIBILITY GUIDE

Genoa Main Street in cooperation with downtown businesses has developed and accessibility guide for those with special needs to when visiting downtown.  Click here for the press release, and here to view a copy of the guide.


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