All that paperwork I referred to is actually quite important to our organization, keeping us accountable to our goals or expenses, but also documenting the improving physical and economic conditions downtown. As a non-profit downtown organization, we follow the National Main Street Center’s program and tools for revitalization. We work closely with Heritage Ohio, our state preservation and revitalization partner in Columbus. Each year they visit us and meet with our board of directors to make sure we are holding up the banner of what it means to be an “Ohio Main Street Community.” We show them that tall stack of paperwork, and they sit with our board to discuss our progress in 10 different areas. A few of the criteria include broad-based community support, comprehensive work plans, preservation ethic, ongoing training, adequate operating budget, and active committees. The purpose of this evaluation is to recognize our accomplishments, address ongoing issues, and eliminate barriers to achieving our next goals. Following their visit last week, I am so excited to announce that MSVW Inc has been recognized as a Nationally Accredited Main Street program for 2014!