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Durant Main Street

  • Durant, OK
  • http://www.durantmainstreet.org

Mission Statement

The Durant Main Street Program is a nonprofit organization which has established working coalitions between public and private sectors dedicated to the revitalization of Downtown. Durant's efforts feature a comprehensive strategy to stimulate economic activity that includes the following four elements: Organization (marketing our organization), Design (enhancing visual quality), Promotion (marketing downtown), and Economic Restructuring (strengthening existing assets and diversifying our economic base). These Four Points were developed by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Our program began in June 1997 and is authorized by the Oklahoma Main Street Program which is a part of the National Main Street Center.

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ruling year

1997

Principal Officer

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Ms Donna Dow

Keywords

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Main Street, Downtown, Historic Preservation, Durant, Downtown Revitalization

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EIN

73-1518758

 Number

4156704997

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Museum & Museum Activities (A50)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs

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Program 1

Durant Main Street's activities are centered around stimulating the economic activity of Downtown. To do this, we must (1) fund and market our organization; (2) enhance the visual quality of our Downtown including buildings, streetscape, and interior displays; (3) market Downtown through activities, retail promotions, and image campaigns; and (4) strengthen our businesses and assist new businesses. We are a volunteer-based organization. Volunteers carry out our workplan with the guidance and assistance of staff. Several fundraisers are carried out to fund our organization. Durant Main Street is marketed through newsletters, Web site, and the media. The visual quality of our Downtown is enhanced by providing information, design assistance, and advice. We work with the City of Durant and community service workers to keep Downtown clean. We market our Downtown by providing fun activities for everyone. A street carnival and trick or treat create good memories of our Downtown. A $1500 Shopping Spree Giveaway encourages people to shop Downtown during the Christmas season. A Bridal Fair and Prom Style Show is a cooperative attempt to market goods and services available Downtown. Businesses are strengthened by providing programs, distributing information, hosting consultants, etc. A new business packet is given to businesses upon opening.

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Durant Main Street

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Principal Officer

Ms Donna Dow

BIO

Donna Dow, Program Manager, has been with the organization since operations began in June 1997. Ms. Dow grew up in Bryan County considering Durant "town." This gives her an additional stake in Downtown Durant. She received a degree in Business Education from Southeastern Oklahoma State University in 1984 and a degree in Accounting from Southeastern in 1989. In 2002, she became a Certified Main Street Manager. This certification is given by the National Main Street Center of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Previous experience includes working for a public accounting firm in areas of auditing, tax, bookkeeping, and community service.

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