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Main Street Siloam Springs
News Release, 12/18/13
 
Main St with Governor BeebeGovernor Mike Beebe presents Meredith Bergstrom, Executive Director of Main Street Siloam Springs, with a Downtown Revitalization Grant on June 28, 2013. Also present on the right is Frances McSwain, Director of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program.
 
Siloam Springs, ARK. – Main Street Siloam Springs is pleased to announce four recipients of the 2013 Gloria McEnroe Façade Renovation Grant: The Siloam Springs Chamber of Commerce, Dena Dickinson’s Law Office, Dogwood Literacy Council, and Style Studio. The grant, named after a long-time, dedicated board member and Siloam citizen, provides a dollar-for-dollar match up to $1000 per project, per year to selected applicants in the Main Street Siloam Springs program area for exterior building improvements. 
 
For three consecutive years, Main Street Siloam Springs has been awarded state grant funds from the Main Street Arkansas Downtown Revitalization Grant from which they have created the Gloria McEnroe Façade Renovation Grants. In addition to the matching funds, Main Street offers business owners free consultation and design ideation in order to both improve the appearance of the business and preserve the historic and architectural identity of downtown buildings. This grant has, in previous years, helped shops such as The Café on Broadway and Occasions improve their appearance without debilitating cost to the business owners. 
 
This year, Main Street was able to award the Gloria McEnroe Façade Renovation Grant to four Dogwood Literacy photo 4 3Dogwood Literacy Council’s storefront window with new logo and branding, the implementation of their awarded grant funds.downtown businesses, and much of the renovation work has already been completed. The windows of Dogwood Literacy Council now wear bright, inviting colors and bid learners “welcome” in multiple languages. Dickinson Law Office is getting a smart new coat of paint on trims and doorways to better offset the classic downtown brick. Style Studio Salon has a new awning and sign coming soon. The Chamber of Commerce is getting a new canopy, sign, window decals, and coat of paint. Downtown is looking better than ever, and thanks to statewide and community support, we have a continuation of exciting improvements to look forward to. 
 

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