Last Wednesday, Jason Duff and the Small Nation team visited Marshalltown, Iowa, for a full day tour of the downtown and keynote presentation at the Marshalltown Area Chamber of Commerce annual banquet. Marshalltown is located 50 miles northwest of Iowa’s capital city Des Moines. A city of almost 28,000 residents, the town is […]
Last week, the Small Nation team traveled to West Des Moines, Iowa, to tour their historic district, meet with local leaders and business owners, and lead a neighborhood workshop as the city works to update the Historic West Des Moines Master Plan, focusing on the City’s Valley Junction district and surrounding residential neighborhoods. […]
Bellefontaine has its reputation for being, “Ohio’s Most Lovable Downtown,” but did you know it is becoming known for being a most livable downtown? That’s right, downtown Bellefontaine has amazing housing opportunities for residents looking for that urban feel in a small community. If you’ve been searching for that perfect new abode […]
Downtown Bellefontaine is cooking up some holiday charm this season.
“Even though it’s been a challenging year, Bellefontaine has that special holiday magic,” says Ben Vollrath, president of the Logan County Chamber of Commerce. “There’s joy and excitement everywhere, wonderful displays in the stores and windows, and happy faces and glowing smiles … underneath the masks.”
Vollrath says he and […]
Holiday shopping? Main street is the place to be.
Back in the 1960s, holiday shopping was a special affair, an excursion to a stately downtown department store perhaps with its decorated windows and fancy tearoom for lunch.
Then came the mega-malls of the ‘70s and ‘80s, followed by the more-recent trend of turning to […]
Step into Just U’NeeQ in downtown Bellefontaine and you’ll discover a warm and welcoming space with a charming farmhouse flair. The home décor shop is cozy and comfortable, eclectic and inviting. Kind of country … but cooler.
The aptly named shop is indeed unique. It offers everything from handcrafted wooden “welcome” posts to whimsical artwork of […]
We’re big on small towns here. We find them to have something unique that draws you in, that makes you wonder what drives the town and gives passion to the people, that compels you to get to know their heart and soul. These small towns share one fundamental element: local businesses. From the food to the shopping to the attractions […]
If you’ve been a tourist before, no matter in big cities or small towns, you know that crucial question you must always ask—”where do the locals eat?” Whether it’s the gas station attendant or a passerby on the street, you need a local to relay you the intel. You need to find out what’s hot and what’s not and where […]
Monday February 10, 2020
By Shannon Reese
Bellefontaine, Ohio – Small Nation Intern Has Passion for Logan County
Marie Rank, a junior Management Major at Ohio Northern University and originally from Oakwood, Ohio, enjoys spending summer breaks at Indian Lake at her family’s lake house and she remembers watching firsthand the progress and development of downtown […]