Am I a Main Street Business?
Business Consultation Services
Interior Design Assistance
Private Business Consultant
Historic Preservation and Façade Services
Low Interest Loans
Fresh Paint Days
State Energy Grants
Economic Benefits and Services
Main Street of Perry Newsletter
Coordinated Promotional Activities
Main Street Businesses are those businesses located within the Main Street District. Please see the Main Street District Map for detailed boundaries or call the Main Street Office for more information. If you aren't within the district boundaries don't worry, you can still participate in Main Street Promotional events and advertise in the citywide Perry Planner! What helps downtown, helps the whole town.
All business consultation services provided by Main Street are free to businesses in the Main Street District. Contact the Main Street Office to set up your free consultation today! Consultation services currently available are:
- Design Assistance, State Façade Architect Larry Lucas
Value: $175/hour - Cost to you: $0
Thinking about remodeling the outside of your business? Let State Façade Architect Larry Lucas give you ideas on the latest cost effective ways to remodel and remain historically accurate to the time period of your building. To receive free design assistance please fill out the Design Assistance Request form, to the best of your knowledge (we can always supplement it later), and return it to the Main Street Office.
- Interior Design Assistance, State Interior Designer, Tracey Cox
Value: $125/hour - Cost to you: $0
Let State Interior Designer Tracy Cox help you create attractive new window displays and lighting and organize the interior of your building to boost traffic flow and increase sales.
- Marketing Assistance, Kelli Yadon
Value: $150/hour - Cost to you: $0
State Programs Coordinator Kelli Yadon is available to help your business with marketing by assisting you with professional website development, creation of a marketing strategy, etc.
- Private Business Consultant, Jeremy Zeller
Value: $200/hour - Cost to you: $0
Let Private Business Consultant Jeremy Zeller help you with economic development, business plans, cash flow and increasing profitability for your business.
- Façade Grants
Main Street of Perry's Design Committee is proud to announce the availability of downtown building improvement grants. The purpose of the grant is to encourage property owners to make improvements to building facades within the downtown business district by offsetting a portion of the costs. Each grant requires the property owner to match, in kind, the amount received from the grant.
Main Street offers two $500 grants and two $1000 grants annually. Property and business owners in the Main Street District may apply by filling out the application form and returning it to the Main Street Office. All applications must be approved by the Design Committee and the Oklahoma Main Street Architect. $500 Grant Application. $1000 Grant Application. To receive free design assistance in addition to your façade grant please fill out the Design Assistance Request form, to the best of your knowledge (we can always supplement it later), and return it to the Main Street Office with your Façade Grant Application.
- Low Interest Loans
Businesses can get Low Interest Loans through Main Street in conjunction with Exchange Bank & Trust and First Bank & Trust, to help with expenses for Exterior and Interior projects. These loans must first be approved by the Main Street Design Committee. For more information and to fill out the application see the Low Interest Loan Brochure.
Main Street helps business owners place individual plaques on their historic buildings with a written history of that building. The buildings are then included in the walking tour of historic Perry. The Design Committee researches, writes and edits the information for the plaques and has them laser engraved into granite locally. Cost to business owners is $50 which is then matched by Main Street. Fill out the Plaque Application Form and return it to the Main Street Office to be considered for a plaque.
- Fresh Paint Days
Main Street helps property owners apply for the Keep OK Beautiful Grant "Fresh Paint Days" which provides paint and materials to update and renovate unsightly community structures. For more information see their website at http://www.keepoklahomabeautiful.com/fresh-paint-days. Applications are due in July and painting usually takes place in early September. Main Street also provides volunteers to help property owners paint the structure. Contact the Main Street office to find out more and request assistance with this grant.
- State Energy Grants (Grant Assistance)
Main Street can help you apply for Oklahoma Energy Grants when available. Please see the Oklahoma Main Street/Department of Commerce website at http://www.okcommerce.gov/Grants-And-Funding/To-Build-Community-Infrastructure/Energy-Related-Funding for more information. Main Street would be happy to help you through this grant process.
- Business Spotlight
The Business Spotlight is awarded quarterly to Main Street Businesses who show not only outstanding business practices but also a sincere dedication to preserving and promoting the Perry community.
Is your business doing well? Submit a list of accomplishments, a business bio and why your business should be recognized, and you could be selected to receive the next Business Spotlight Award!
- Perry Planner
Advertise your business and events in the Perry Planner a must have community calendar! The Perry Planner runs with the school year, from Aug 1st through August 31st of the following year, and includes dates for local club meetings, community events and more. Many community members use this planner so it's a great way to get the word out about your business and events. Call the Main Street Office for pricing and ad options to get your business in next year's planner!
- Main Street of Perry Newsletter
Value: $37/year - Cost to you: $0
Free advertising for your business! Help your customers stay up to date on what's happening with the monthly newsletter; you can put specials or events in the newsletter at any time to promote your business. Contact the Main Street Office with any information you would like in this month's newsletter.
- Coordinated Promotional Activities
Take advantage of discounted co-op advertising in the Perry Daily Journal through Main Street during events such as Crazy Days, Fall Walk Around and Christmas Sales and Activities. Call the Main Street Office to have your business put on the contact list and our volunteers will make sure you are always up to date on upcoming events.
- Internet Exposure
Our Main Street District Businesses are listed on the Main Street of Perry website in list form with active links to each business' site. This lets potential customers see your business as a part of the Main Street Community and increases ease of access. After completion in 2012 each downtown business will be featured on the Virtual Downtown with histories and specs on the buildings and information on current use.