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Downtown Neighbors: Hundredth Monkey

Hundredth Monkey-Rebecca KildeHundredth Monkey
Written for Dunn County News, August 19, 2014

Rebecca Kilde has a very creative background and is full of ideas that she wanted to share with a community she loves.

After exploring a number of different “maker spaces” around the country, including Leonardo’s Basement in Minneapolis, she looked for a vacant store front and found the perfect location at 129 Main Street to open The Hundredth Monkey Maker Space. In addition to a great space for the whole community to use, its location right across from the UW-Stout campus filled with engineering and art students is an added bonus. (more…)

Main Street Executive Director

Brenna Long 2

The Main Street of Menomonie, Inc. Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of a new Executive Director, Brenna Long.  Long will replace current director, Joanie Dulin, who announced her resignation in July.  Long will take over as director Monday, August 25, 2014.

Brenna Long, a Platteville, WI native, is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, where she studied Communication Sciences & Disorders and Public Relations.

Most recently, Brenna was employed at the Platteville Regional Chamber & Travel Wisconsin Welcome Center, where she gained notable experience in organizing community events. During her time at UW-Eau Claire, Brenna founded Eau Claire Irish Dance, an organization which she developed to include students, community members and children.

Brenna is ready to embrace this opportunity with Main Street of Menomonie, Inc. “I’ve had family in the Menomonie community for 14 years- I am excited to return to the area and work for a community that I fell in love with. I hope to bring a fresh perspective to further enhance the wonderful work that this organization has already done to promote Menomonie and its downtown businesses.”

You may find Brenna reading, running, or listening to music in her spare time.


Great Community Cookout-September 11th

event pictures 097Downtown Menomonie’s Great Community Cookout, Thursday September 11th


Menomonie, Wis.—Main Street of Menomonie invites you to the 11th Annual Great Community Cookout & Tailgating Party on Thursday, September 11th.  The event will take place from 4p.m. – 8p.m., on 4th Street, next to the Visitors Center in Downtown Menomonie.

Children’s activities will include: balloon creations by Fritter the Clown, face painting, cheer clinic with the Menomonie High School cheerleaders, hula hoops & jump ropes with Wellness Rocks, a Touch-A-Truck event with “big” trucks from the community to explore and more.

Locally prepared foods and desserts will be available for purchase.  We have several vendors offering a wide variety of foods from flavored bratwursts and BBQ ribs to eggrolls, gourmet cupcakes and more!

Bill’s Distributing will be providing beverages for those 21 years of age and older, in their Beer Garden and live music by Left Wing Bourbon will play all evening.  A raffle drawing with a variety of great prizes will take place throughout the evening.

Please join us for this downtown community celebration!


More information can be found on webpage by clicking here.

Promo Video

PUniversity of Wisconsin Stout students Robert Blais, Lauren Offner and Carrie Moeger worked together on a Downtown Menomonie Promotional Video during the Spring 2014.  We love the video!  Click here and let us know what you think!

Sidewalk Music Thursdays

MusicThursdays-logoMain Street of Menomonie is looking for interested individuals and/or groups who would be willing to lend their talents for performances in Downtown Menomonie on Thursday evenings this summer.  We have opportunities for musicians, artists and performers from all walks of life and age groups to volunteer their time and expertise from approximately 5-8pm on Thursday evenings through the summer months.

Please review the attached guidelines for artists and performers by clicking here.  Contact the Main Street of Menomonie office with any questions.

Ladies Night Out – July 17th

lno_bannerThursday, July 17th – Downtown Menomonie!

Shopping ~ Socializing ~ Snacking


Stop into all  26 participating businesses for a chance to win over $1,000 in prizes!

Link to the event on Facebook by clicking here!

View the Webpage and list of 26 participating businesses by clicking here!

Calling all artists

sample boxes4CALLING ALL ARTISTS!!!   We are ready for submissions for two more boxes located within Downtown Menomonie.  Please see artist RFP by clicking here and submit your application by Wednesday, June 18, 2014


More information regarding the Menomonie Arts Power Project can be found here

SummerDaze events – Don’t miss out!

SummerDaze is coming to Downtown Menomonie, Wisconsin June 13th & 14th and you do not want to miss the fun!  All events are located in our downtown and there is something for everyone of all ages!  Medallion Hunt clues will start on Monday, June 9th with the opportunity to win $700 CASH!  New this year will be an Alleycat Bike Ride with 8 different checkpoints throughout the city — someone could win a bike!!  This year’s theme is SUPER HEROES!!  Bring the family down Friday evening on Main Street for our Children’s Parade, watch the Wiener Dog Races and participate in the United Way of Dunn County Bed Races!  We’ll  have an outdoor movie at dusk featuring our favorite Super Heroes – The Incredibles!  Saturday will highlight the North Star Bike Festival with Start & Finish lines on Main Street.  Enjoy the Arts & Crafts Fair, Chalkfest, Children’s Games and Activities and Entertainment of the Splatter Sisters provided by Mayo Clinic Health System’s Wellness Rocks.  You do not want to miss this fun!!  Come join us DOWNTOWN MENOMONIE!!!  Follow all detail on the SummerDaze Webpage here or SummerDaze Facebook page here.


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