MAIN IN MOTION REPLACES “OLD SCHOOL” BANNERS WITH SPONSORED FLAGS

The 40 new banners created for Main in Motion by Megapixel Digital Imaging not only look welcoming and bright, but showcase the names and logos of local businesses.

The 40 new banners created for Main in Motion by Megapixel Digital Imaging not only look welcoming and bright, but showcase the names and logos of local businesses.

MONTROSE—(August 6, 2013)  When the 2013 Main in Motion board opted to replace the fading event banners left over from earlier days, they came up with a creative solution that not only brightens up Main, but brings in additional support. Today, anyone walking Main Street during the popular Thursday evening street fair can easily see the names and logos of local businesses flying from every light pole.

“We had some really old-school  banners, and we wanted to do something to beautify Main Street,” Main in Motion board member Yesenia Duncan said. “Jon Nelson came up with the idea of selling banner space, and we thought this would be a way for some businesses to support Main in Motion without having a booth.”

Created by Megapixel Digital Imaging, the 40 banners include the logos of sponsors, she said.

“People really like them,” Duncan said.

The banners are especially nice when placed in an area not directly in front of one’s storefront, said Main in Motion board member and downtown merchant Krista bush of Chow Down Pet Supplies (202 Main St.).

“The banners are a great way to promote Downtown, and a great way to promote your business,” Bush said.

Both Duncan and Bush said that the 2013 season has been going well, despite weather inconsistencies.

“Our board members are all business owners, and we work well together and communicate,” Duncan said. “When you have that, things fall into place.”

Board members work long hours, and are all volunteers, she added.

Bush encouraged community members to show up and show support.

“Main in Motion has been going great,” she said. “We have had a couple of weeks when the weather was difficult—but when the weather cooperates, it is really fun!”

This week’s theme (Aug. 8) will be Men in Motion, and the final two weeks of the season will celebrate Food in Motion.