WHY DOWNTOWN NOKOMIS?
DOWNTOWN IS THE HEART OF OUR COMMUNITY
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BECOME A FRIEND OF DOWNTOWN NOKOMIS

Downtown Nokomis accomplishments since official designation -







Official designation has just kicked off. However, here are some projects in the works-











WHY SHOULD YOU INVEST IN DOWNTOWN NOKOMIS?

Community Main Streets are considered the "identity" of a community. It acts as a symbol of its
economic health, local quality of life, and the promise of a future.

A vital downtown is a good incubator for new small businesses. New businesses and jobs
increase tax revenues for the local government, leading to improved civic amenities and
services.

Downtown is an ideal location for independent businesses. Small businesses keep profits in
town, support local families, local community projects and provide an extremely stable
economic foundation.

Downtown
Nokomis provides a place for the community and tourists to congregate. Special
events, parades, and historic buildings bring many people to the downtown area.

A downtown that is alive and vibrant is the beating heart of a community. We are all
shareholders in our community, and a healthy downtown reflects the can-do attitude of the
entire town. This is your opportunity to serve your community with time and financial support.

FRIENDS OF MAIN STREET BENEFITS

A One-Year Subscription to Downtown Nokomis Matters - a monthly Downtown Nokomis
Newsletter
Membership Decal
Donations of $500 and above will receive sponsorships at many of our most popular events.
This could include your name on programs, posters, fliers, signs and media recognition.
An opportunity to shape the future of Nokomis.

DOWNTOWN NOKOMIS BUSINESS BENEFITS

All benefits listed above
Access to free, professional design consultants
Referral services and access to professionals in the business and historic preservation fields.
An opportunity to work with like-minded community members who believe in Downtown
Nokomis.


Downtown Nokomis
Assoc. is a charitable organization established under Section 501 (c)(3) of
the Internal Revenue Service Code. Contributions and donations are deductible for personal
and business income tax returns as provided in Section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code.

I want to invest in the future of Nokomis!
  • Provide Design Assistance to Property Owners
  • Develop a Historic District Business Survey
  • Recruit volunteers for special events
  • Coordinate successful retail promotions
  • Assist with downtown beautification projects  
  • Host a variety of events
  • Assist with seasonal Farmers Market (grow & market)
  • Create Historic Building Design Guidelines
  • Develop matching mini-grant and interest assist programs
  • Developed new Main Street Web site
  • Applied to Illinois Main Street program
  • Outlined a 'Historic District'
  • Published a monthly newsletter- Downtown Nokomis Matters