With unanimous approval at the Benson Board of Commissioners meeting, the Town of Benson staff has now completed formalities to transition from a North Carolina Small Town Main Street to a North Carolina Main Street designation. Benson will now be able to benefit from additional resources and training opportunities offered through the North Carolina Main Street Center.
Benson’s Main Street Program is administered through the Town’s Economic Development Director, Karissa Bergene, and co-chaired by Lindsay Tart Royal, owner of Royal Boutique &
Co. The Main Street Committee meets monthly to discuss issues and ideas for the downtown district.
In March of this year, Benson earned an Award of Merit for the promotion of the “Say I Do” Wedding Campaign at the 2015 NC Main Street Conference held in Morganton. “The Town of Benson staff and Main Street Committee are excited to continue a positive relationship with the NC Main Street Center as commitment to downtown revitalization and economic development initiatives is renewed,” said Bergene.
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