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Direcotrs position ad 7.14.2014

Main Street of Menomonie is hiring a new Executive Director!  Joanie Dulin, current Executive Director, will be leaving on August 15, 2014.  See below for details regarding the position and how to apply:

Executive Director
Main Street of Menomonie, Inc.

This person will lead the organization to achieve its mission: Improve and preserve Menomonie’s quality of life by strengthening the historic downtown as the “heartbeat” of the community through concentrated efforts in organization, design and beautification, promotion and economic revitalization.    Responsible for implementing board policy and assuring that the goals and objectives of Main Street of Menomonie are met.

Qualifications:  Ability to interact with diverse people and groups; Excellent verbal and written communication skills; Ability to build trust and earn respect, and establish and maintain strong community relations; Experience organizing and facilitating community events; Use of social media for communication and promotion; Proficient in Microsoft Office programs.

This position is full time with salary range $32,000-$36,000 based on qualifications. Benefits include flexible schedule, paid vacation & holidays.

Submit cover letter & resume by July 25 to:
Main Street of Menomonie, Inc.
Attn: E.D. Position
342 E. Main Street
Menomonie, WI 54751
mainstreet342@wwt.net

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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Flag Day Ceremony

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Press Release

Veterans Memorial Brick Dedication Ceremony to be held June 13, 2014

The Dunn County Veterans Memorial Committee of Main Street of Menomonie, Inc. and the Community Foundation of Dunn County invite area residents to the 14th annual dedication of new bricks at the Dunn County Veterans Memorial at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, June 13, 2014. The Veterans Memorial is located at the intersection of the Historic Second Street Corridor and Crescent Street in downtown Menomonie.

Retired CDR David Grambo, United States Navy, will be this year’s guest speaker.

This annual program began on Flag Day, June 14, 2000 when the monument was unveiled and over 300 bricks were dedicated.   The Veterans Memorial was created as Dunn County’s way of honoring men and women who had served their country in the military.  The veterans honored are not required to be from Dunn County.  Service during war time is also not a requirement.  This year, 17 veterans will be honored, making a total of 608 bricks at the Memorial.

The Dunn County Veterans Memorial Committee of Main Street of Menomonie, Inc. is responsible for the Memorial and programs relating to it. The Community Foundation of Dunn County coordinates the brick program and also manages the Dunn County Veterans Memorial Endowment Fund.

For more information about purchasing bricks or making a donation to the endowment fund, contact the Community Foundation of Dunn County (715) 232-8019, 500 Main Street, Suite 322, PO Box 498, Menomonie, WI 54751.  Additional information regarding veterans of Dunn County may be obtained at the Veterans Affairs Office, 800 Wilson Avenue in Menomonie. For details about this year’s program contact Main Street of Menomonie (715) 235-2666 or visit www.mainstreetmenomonie.org.

Immediately following the Flag Day Ceremonies, a Flag Retirement Ceremony will be held at Menomonie Veterans Center at E4710 County Road BB Menomonie, WI. Everyone is invited to attend this patriotic flag burning for flags that have become faded and worn and must be honorably retired from life.

Downtown Neighbors: The Store

THE STOREThe Store
Written for Dunn County News May 11, 2014

Sandy Gilbert grew up in Duluth and after double majoring in college, she joined the corporate world for years while traveling globally. At times, she helped businesses set up computer systems and small companies grow larger.

When it came time to retire, she found Spring Valley to be the perfect place to settle down and enjoy a life of being home every night. She even purchased an Arabian mare and challenged Patrick Swayze’s Arabian for a world championship title. (more…)

Downtown Neighbors: Celebrating 2013

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Celebrating 2013
Written for Dunn County News  March 9, 2014

More than 40 people gathered at The Abbey Pub & Grub on Main Street to join in Main Street of Menomonie’s annual meeting on Feb. 27. Sponsored by The Abbey and Legacy Chocolates, the meeting celebrated successes and awards for 2013 and announced goals and upcoming events for 2014.

Board President Lauren Evans of Wisconsin Industrial Sand Company, led the meeting along with myself and Kristi Krimpelbein of UW-Stout, 2013 board president. As always, following the introduction of board members, several deserving individuals were recognized with special awards. (more…)

Downtown Neighbors: The Flame Sports Bar

Sparking The Flame

Written for Dunn County News January 15, 2014

Twenty-five years of owning a small business is something worth celebrating. That’s certainly the case for The Flame Sports Bar.

Owner Ron Fox came to Menomonie as a University of Wisconsin-Stout men’s basketball team recruit in 1974. As a proud member of the Blue Devil’s ‘74-’75 championship team, he still follows the team today — noting that current head coach, Ed Andrist, was a student assistant coach when Fox played.

As a UW-Stout student, Fox also worked as a bartender at The Flame in downtown Menomonie. After college, he worked at a few different businesses around Menomonie, but still kept in touch with the owner of The Flame. When the bar was available for sale in 1989, Fox, along with three other partners, purchased the bar. (more…)

Attention Photographers!

Here at Main Street we’re already thinking about 2015!! Plans are in the works to make a calendar to sell (would make a terrific Christmas gift!) including pictures of DOWNTOWN MENOMONIE! We are looking for pictures from all seasons, all times of day, any events or scenes that make you think of Downtown Menomonie!

  • Photographers would be credited within the calendar if your photo is chosen
  • Photos must be taken by yourself and include a release for us to use them.  If you know the date of photo taken that would be great, but not necessary.
  • Historical photos also accepted (if high enough resolution)
  • Electronic photographs must be a minimum of 300 resolution and 8″ x 10″ size or larger to ensure high quality print reproduction.  If you are unable to provide the electronic photograph with those specifications, simply send an original photo and we will create the electronic file in the resolution needed.
  • Photos should be submitted by March 15, 2014 to be considered.
  • Money raised from the sell of calendars will go to Main Street of Menomonie, Inc a non-profit organization
  • Please submit any photos to Main Street of Menomonie at mainstreet342@wwt.net

Thank you for your submissions! We look forward to seeing Downtown Menomonie, WI captured through your lens!

Downtown Neighbors: Triangle Art & Antiques

Every Piece has a Story

Written for Dunn County news December 11, 2013

Shaped like a triangle, the building at the intersection of Crescent and Main Streets has long played a role in Menomonie’s historic downtown. During most of the 20th century, 335 Main St. was home to a monument company whose headstones still dot local cemeteries. Today the building continues its service to the preservation of memories, as the home of Triangle Art & Antiques.

Operated by Joan Navarre and Nancy Moen, the circa 1906 brick building provides an intimate and inviting space for modern day treasure seekers. (more…)

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