The Seymour Main Street Annual Meeting will take place Thursday, January 13th, 2022, at 2 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus in downtown Seymour.
Seymour Main Street was incorporated in 1999 and is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation whose mission is, “to plan, promote, and preserve historic downtown Seymour, Indiana.” The annual meeting is open to the public and provides an opportunity for the community to receive updates from Seymour Main Street leadership.
The list of speakers includes Board President Melissa Acton, Executive Director Bri Roll, and the chairpersons of each committee: Economic Vitality, Design, Promotions, and Organization.
The committee chairs will present a review of 2021 goals and a preview of 2022 work plans. The Board President and Executive Director will also speak on the accomplishments in 2021 and the vision for 2022. In addition, the board will present the 2022 budget and approve the 2022 board member appointments.
Date: Thursday, January 13th, 2022 at 2 p.m.
Location: Knights of Columbus 118 E 2nd St. Seymour, IN 47274
The Magic of Books Bookstore, Seymour Main Street, the Jackson County Public Library, and the City of Seymour are excited to present another family friendly, outdoor activity for all ages this holiday season!
Jingle Book is a month-long book stroll, taking readers along the sidewalks of downtown Seymour to enjoy reading the pages of Tiny Tree by Seymour author Suzanne Hill with illustrations by Molly Hill.
From December 1st-December 31st, 18 downtown stores will display poster-size pages of the book in their storefront windows with QR codes to document your stroll. Read each page, scan the QR codes to fill out the corresponding web entry, and automatically be entered to win prizes. The winners will be drawn at random from all those who complete the stroll.
Prizes include: copies of Tiny Tree, 4 admission tickets to the Kentucky Derby Museum, and a $100 gift card to The Magic of Books Bookstore courtesy of Tim Hill. The winners will be drawn and notified on January 3rd.
New this stroll! A Spanish-translated version will also be available! Both English text and Spanish text pages will be on display.
The book strolls promote literacy, downtown Seymour, and walking in a way families can enjoy together. There is no cost for businesses or the public to participate.
Join us for a 5k in downtown Seymour and have a jolly good time! Each runner will receive a pair of Jingle Bells for their shoes and a hat or head wrap of their choosing (first come first serve). Festive, holiday costumes are encouraged at this family friendly event!
Be sure to stick around once you cross the finish line to snap a picture with Santa!
Saturday, December 18th
On October 25th from 4-6pm, Seymour Main Street will be holding the annual Downtown Trick or Treat where everyone will be invited to walk around downtown and get candy and treats from local businesses.
Officers will be present to direct traffic at the major intersections, and guests are encouraged to only cross streets in the marked pedestrian crosswalks.
At 6:00pm hundreds of people will also be lining the streets to enjoy the Seymour Evening Lions parade and hear some spooky hits from the Seymour High School band. The parade will begin at the Seymour Post Office and conclude in the Smalltown Plaza (Old Legion) parking lot, where the night will be finished off with a costume contest.
Non-downtown businesses interested in participating in the downtown trick or treat may contact Bri Roll at firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Ghouls & Goblets 2021 - Purchase Tickets Today
Join us for spooky stories in downtown Seymour and tastes of wines and local brews on October 8th from 6-9pm for our 4th annual Ghouls and Goblets event. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Tickets include unlimited samples, entry to the ghoulish tales, and a commemorative mini goblet.
*Check in 5:30-7pm at 121 N. Chestnut Street (downstairs of Smith Law building @ corner of 2nd and Chestnut)
*Pick up map and tasting Goblet and hit the town!!
There will be 6+ sip locations, 2+ story locations, and 2+ grab and go appetizer options from downtown restaurants!
***This event is for ages 21+***
The Magic of Books Bookstore, Seymour Main Street and the City of Seymour are excited to present a NEW family friendly, outdoor activity for all ages this fall!
“Booktober” is a month-long book stroll, taking readers along the sidewalks of downtown Seymour to enjoy reading the pages of Lewis the Toothless Vampire by Seymour authors Suzanne Hill & Tim Hill with illustrations by Krishana House.
From Oct. 1st-Oct. 31st, 25 downtown stores will display poster-size pages of the book in their storefront windows with QR codes to document your stroll. Read each page, scan all 14 QR codes to fill out the corresponding web entry and automatically be entered to win one of 3 signed copies of Lewis the Toothless Vampire. The winners will be drawn at random from all those who complete the stroll. One randomly drawn winner also will receive a $100 gift card to the participating business of their choice, courtesy of Tim Hill. The winners will be drawn and notified on Nov. 1st.
As a Main Street AmericaTM Accredited program, Seymour Main Street is a recognized leading program among the national network of more than 1,200 neighborhoods and communities who share both a commitment to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development. All Main Street AmericaTM Accredited programs meet a set of National Accreditation Standards of Performance as outlined by the National Main Street Center.
Seymour Main Street is thrilled to have been a part of an amazing renovation project in downtown Seymour. Be sure to drive through historic downtown Seymour and check out 212 E. 2nd Street. The building is amazing inside and out, and it will be a great asset to the community. Vat and Barrel will serve Indiana beer, wine, spirits and food and will be opening soon!
Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and sign up for text alerts by texting 81010 and enter @seymainst so that you don’t miss a thing!
#smalltownbigdreams #lovewhereyoulive #dinedowntown
As a Main Street America™ Accredited program, Seymour Main Street is a recognized leading program among the national network of more than 1,200 neighborhoods and communities who share both a commitment to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development. All Main Street America™ Accredited programs meet a set of National Accreditation Standards of Performance as outlined by the National Main Street Center.
Head to downtown Seymour tomorrow morning (2/29) for the grand opening of 3’z Company.
3'z Company is located at 206 S. Chestnut Street.
3’z Company has children’s clothes, Women’s clothing, Shoes, and Accessories.
Join them tomorrow 9:00am till 3:00pm and welcome them to downtown Seymour!
#shoplocal #shopsmall #lovewhereyoulive
*Image courtesy of HGTV
Join us in historic downtown Seymour for the 4th annual Happy Glamper show the weekend of April 24-25th. Vintage Glampers will be set up for viewing on Friday night from 6-pm and Saturday from 10am till 5pm. There will be food trucks, live music and of course Glampers from all over Southern Indiana. Get your tickets now for $10.00 for the sip and stroll or the night of the event in the Walnut street parking lot at the Seymour Main Street table for $15.00. Wineries and Breweries will be set up in various downtown locations for the sip and stroll and we will have maps available at registration.
April 24th & 25th 2020
Crossroads Acoustic Fest is a boutique music festival bringing world-class musicians and intimate performances to downtown Seymour!
TWO FULL NIGHTS OF MUSIC.
WORLD CLASS MUSICIANS
MULTIPLE INDOOR LISTENING ROOMS
Crossroads Acoustic Fest brings internationally touring musicians and intimate performances to downtown Seymour. With a weekend wristband, you can create your own festival experience. Move freely from one listening room to another, and see the artists you want to see.
Visit crossroadsacousticfest.com now to get your special prices for Early Bird Tickets!
Join us this Saturday downtown Seymour for the Home for the Holidays event! Pancakes with Santa, Movies at the Library, Christmas Tree lighting and more!! Our shops will be doing a Santa Selfie Contest from 10am till 2pm, stop in a store, take a selfie, post it and be registered to win!!! The shop small basket of goodies is worth over $500!!!!!
Date night, Girls night out….early stocking stuffer gift??? We have amazing talent coming downtown Seymour and you need to get your tickets now before the sell out!
Be sure to grab the family and head to historic downtown Seymour tonight for some sweet treats at Lot Hill Dairy Farm! They will be opening tonight at 5pm at 222 W. 2nd street in the bank drive thru. There will be picnic tables with outdoor seating and a drive thru to get your ice cream and hit the town. Delicious flavors including mint chocolate chip, butter pecan, rocky road, oreo, and more!! 15 flavors for you to enjoy!
There are 21 different scarecrows up downtown, so grab the family, dine downtown, see the scarecrows and then grab desert at Lot Hill Dairy Farms!! #lovewhereyoulive #familytime
It is located on the side of the Edward D. Jones building on the corner of Chestnut and Hwy 50. The project was completed in 2 weeks during downtown development week by Murals and More and is the first, in what we hope will be a series of murals downtown. It showcases local landmarks and history for the city and we are thrilled about art work in downtown Seymour.
One Chamber Square ground breaking will be held on October 8th at 10am. This project is a collaboration of the Office and Community and Rural Affairs, The Community Foundation, Seymour Main Street and the City of Seymour. The project will be completed in May 2020.
Seymour Main Street and the Boys and Girls Club of Seymour present our 7th Annual Dancing with the Seymour Stars Event
This years’ Dancers for Dancing with the Seymour Stars are:
- Curt and Summer Schleibaum
- Brandon Hunsley and Myka Wetzel
- Dr. Brandon Millick and Katrina Hardwick
- Janet Myers and Winnie
- Marykate Helmsing and Matt Nieman
- Chelsea Burrell and Scott Davis
- Matt and Lindsey Montgomery
- Drew Hunt and Sarah Arnold
Each couple will perform a dance routine and the audience will cast votes for their favorite dancers with their checkbooks, credit cards or cash. The pair who attracts the highest amount will be declared the winner. A runner up couple will also be determined.
There will be two performances for this event on September 28th.
Crossroads Community Park 101 East Tipton Street in historic downtown Seymour
Local Breweries, food vendors, and Lonesome Crow takes the stage at 12 with Cody Ikerd and the Sidewinders taking the stage at 3pm.
Limited VIP tickets are available for special tasting from 12-1 for 40 dollars
General admission is at 1pm for 30 dollars
Designated driver tickets are 10 dollars
Tickets will be sold at the door from 1 till 5 for 35 dollars
Seymour, IN April 24, 2019 - Seymour Main Street has been designated as an accredited Main Street America™ program for meeting rigorous performance standards set by the National Main Street Center. Each year, the National Main Street Center and its partners announce the list of accredited Main Street America programs to recognize their exemplary commitment to preservation-based economic development and community revitalization through the Main Street Approach™
“We are proud to acknowledge this year’s 840 nationally accredited Main Street America programs that have worked tirelessly to strengthen their communities. said Patrice Frey, President & CEO of the National Main Street Center. “These programs deserve recognition for generating impressive economic returns, preserving community character, and celebrating local history. Main Street America Accredited communities are part of a powerful movement of changemakers, and their dedication to improving quality of life in the places they call home is inspiring.
In 2018 alone, Main Street America programs generated $4.93 billion in local reinvestment, helped open 5,310 net new businesses, generated 25,301 net new jobs, catalyzed the rehabilitation of 8,146historic buildings, and clocked 2.2 million volunteer hours.
The Seymour Main Street’s performance is annually evaluated by Indiana Main Street, which works in partnership with the National Main Street Center to identify the local programs that meet ten national performance standards. Evaluation criteria determines the communities that are building comprehensive and sustainable revitalization efforts and include standards such as fostering strong public-private partnerships, documenting programmatic progress, and actively preserving historic buildings.
ABOUT MAIN STREET AMERICA
Main Street America has been helping revitalize older and historic commercial districts for more than 35 years. Today, it is a network of more than 1,600 neighborhoods and communities, rural and urban, who share both a commitment to place and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development. Since 1980, communities participating in the program have leveraged more than $79.12 billion in new public and private investment, generated640,017 net new jobs and 143,613 net new businesses, and rehabilitated more than 284,936 buildings. Main Street America is a program of the nonprofit National Main Street Center, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Seymour Main Street welcomes JR’s Tires to downtown Seymour. Anthony Walker our Economic Vitality Committee Chair and Executive Director Becky Schepman stopped by to drop off a check to help out with the new signage on the building.
Remember if you are interested in learning more about our economic incentives for businesses in the downtown check out our website at www.seymourmainstreet.org and click on the business assistance tab.
JR’s Tires is located at 100 N. Ewing St. Suite C in historic downtown Seymour and they are open daily from 7:30am till 5:00pm.
Join us for the Downtown Shop Around tomorrow (March 9th) from 9:00am till 3:00pm, and check out the great deals on new spring merchandise in our stores.
Get registered to win great prizes, and check out the relaxation station at Edward Jones: Financial Advisor Andrea Hall’s office.
If you get your card punched and turn it in you can be registered to win 1 - $100 gift card, 2 - $50 gift cards, or 4 - $25 gift cards to the participating store of your choice! #lovewhereyoulive #shopsmall #shoplocal
Special Thanks to Jackson County Bank for their support of our special "Love where you Live" shopping bags we will be giving away for this event. Supplies are limited.
We are thrilled to announce that we were awarded the Community Development Block Grant through OCRA for the revitalization of One Chamber square in historic downtown Seymour. We would like to thank the City of Seymour and Craig Luedeman and the Community Foundation of Seymour for their support of this project. We looking forward to a kids play area, improved streetscape, handicap accessibility, and many more improvements in downtown Seymour with this project.
INDIANAPOLIS (Nov. 19, 2019) – Today, Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch, the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs and the Indiana U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development announced that nine Main Street organizations will be a part of a new program focused on retaining existing businesses and expanding new business and entrepreneurial opportunities.
“Collaboration between local, state and federal partners allows for these communities to create a stronger environment in their core commercial centers,” Crouch said. “Rural Indiana is the next great economic frontier, and we will continue to do what we can to support them and help them thrive.”
The Office of Community and Rural Affairs was awarded a $100,000 grant from the USDA Rural Development to create the IMPACT Main Street program.
“OCRA is a great partner and when it comes to their connections to the needs of rural communities around local community economic development, they are the go-to agency in Indiana for help with funding and technical assistance,” said Michael Dora, Indiana USDA State Director. “Therefore, it was only natural that USDA and OCRA expand on their partnership. We are a proud to leverage our assets and extend to OCRA a grant to be used to promote rural prosperity.”
The nine Main Street organizations selected for this pilot are in the following communities: Seymour, Fairmount, Tell City, Tipton, Rockville, Sullivan, Dillsboro, Elwood and LaPorte, and they will be working with Ball State University’s Indiana Communities Institute to design and implement business investment strategies for their downtowns.
“This type of innovative programming directly impacts local business development and spurs further private investment," said Jodi Golden, OCRA Executive Director. “IMPACT Main Street will help us continue our mission to catalyze economic growth in our rural communities.”
Once the pilot is complete, OCRA intends to extend the program to other Main Street organizations.
(Pictured Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch and Becky Schepman from Seymour Main Street)