2016 Program Accomplishments


  • Met MainStreet fiduciary responsibilities
  • Successfully executed on more than 50 days of downtown events
  • Completed phase 3 of roofline lights, “Light Up Downtown” building lights project
  • Increased social media awareness of downtown Libertyville
  • Expanded the “Small Business Saturday” campaign
  • Continued outreach efforts with other local civic organizations
  • Launched a unique, new event called Chef Fest to great success
  • Launched a mobile app
  • Updated our website
  • Identified ways to more efficiently manage volunteer, membership and sponsorship needs
  • Launched a digital membership drive
  • Successfully trademarked MainStreet’s logo
  • Completed implementation of a software based financial management system

Downtown Update

  • 6 new businesses established in 2016
  • 5 existing businesses expanded or relocated in downtown
  • Church Street Parking Garage is open
  • Completion of Manchester Apartments buildout
  • Private downtown commercial reinvestment total of $1,547,797 for a total of $57,499,807 since 1989

Thank you to all our volunteers, board of directors, committee chairs and office staff.