MAIN STREET PROGRAM MANAGER
Ben Strand started as the Winona Main Street Program Manager in July of 2019. Ben brings a diverse background of experience and skills to his role with Winona Main Street.He spent a year as a Digital Marketing Associate for Fluoramics, Inc. in Winona. Prior to that he was a reporter at the Winona Daily News for three years covering education and arts and entertainment. Ben is also part owner of Treedome Productions, a multi-media production company founded in 2017 in Downtown Winona that started Shut Down Third Street. Ben will utilize his background, skills, and knowledge of the Winona community to work toward the goal of making Historic Downtown Winona the heart of our community and region,an d a place people want to be.
Holiday Season Events
SMALL BUSINESS Weekend &
Holiday window Walk:
Featuring both Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, the goal of Small Business Weekend is to encourage shoppers to keep their money local as they begin their holiday shopping. A part of a national initiative, Small Business Saturday has far-reaching publicity and has been a fantastic success for our local businesses. Sign up here.
The Holiday Window Walk theme has been chosen! Get your supplies and decorations ready, as we'll be "Walking in a Window Wonderland" all the way to the North Pole this year. Deck your window displays out with a North Pole setting of your choice! The Holiday Window Walk officially begins Saturday, November 30 for judging. There will be two winners - one decided by a judge, and another decided by community vote. The winners of the contest will be announced at a social during December's "Third Thursday Night Out" on the 19th. You can sign up by emailing Ben at email@example.com. Just let him know your name and the name of your business (or any questions you may have).
To create a downtown where people want to be.
Guided by the Main Street 4 Point Approach, the Winona Main Street Program is committed to Historic Downtown Winona being the heart of our community and region, a vibrant hub of commerce, arts and culture, recreation and residential life.
The Winona Main Street Program is a committee of the Winona Area Chamber of Commerce and is made possible by the Winona Chamber and the Winona Port Authority.