Why Mainstreet / Why Be A Member

  • Shelbyville’s historic commercial district is a prominent employment center and represents a significant portion of the tax base.
  • The commercial district is a reflection of the community image.
  • Locally owned businesses keep profits in town and support other local businesses and community projects.
  • A healthy downtown reduces sprawl by concentrating retail and using existing infrastructure.
  • A vibrant downtown creates a feeling of “hometown pride” and sense of place.
  • The downtown district is a public gathering area, where parades, special events, and celebrations are held in a unique setting.
  • Community character and historic integrity cannot be recreated.

Member Benefits

  • Individual – MS cling, listing on website, newsletter

  • Family – MS cling, listing on website, newsletter

  • Business – MS cling, listing on website, newsletter

  • Supporters – MS cling, listing on website, newsletter, Business of the Quarter recognition program

  • Partners – All of the above plus recognition on all printed material, newspaper articles, website and social media

Become A Member