Resources

We’ve put together this booklet which highlights everything Main Street has to offer!

 

Main Street Association (MSA)

hamiltonmainst@gmail.com / PO Box 13043 Hamilton OH 45013

The MSA is a group of business and property owners who work tirelessly to make Main Street the district of choice for shopping, dining, and entrepreneurship. We organize events to promote the area and are the best point of contact for anyone interested in opening their business here.

 

Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

513-737-6543 / mlankford@butlercountysbdc.com

This is a great place for aspiring entrepreneurs to start. The SBDC offers free business plan development support and can help startups find financing. They also offer SBA Fridays, a series of free classes on the third Friday of every month about the tools available to local entrepreneurs.

 

Consortium for Ongoing Reinvestment Efforts (CORE)

513-607-8732 / mike@corehamilton.org

CORE is a non-profit dedicated to accelerating Hamilton’s urban renaissance through targeted investments in real estate projects in Hamilton’s urban core. They will work with you to develop the retail space you want at a reasonable price.

 

The City of Hamilton

513-785-7068 / liz.hayden@hamilton-oh.gov

The City of Hamilton has a small business liaison focused on reactivating Main Street. If you are a business or property owner, or interested in becoming one, Liz can help you find the answers to your questions.

For questions about where to start, contact the Department of Economic Development: 513-785-7068 / liz.hayden@hamilton-oh.gov

For questions about signage and inside building work, contact the Construction Services Division513-785-7360 / construction.services@hamilton-oh.gov

For questions about external building work, contact the Architectural Design Review Board513-785-7350 / hamiltonhistoric@hamilton-oh.gov

For questions about zoning, contact the Department of Community Development513-785-7350

For questions about starting a food operation, contact the Health Division513-785-7080

 

Greater Hamilton Chamber of Commerce (GHCC)

513-844-1500 / tami@hamilton-oh.com

The GHCC offers a number of financial assistance programs, including a matching grant of up to $4,000 for exterior building improvements and a $10,000 microloan for small businesses.

 

The Hamilton Police Department

513-254-4662

Hamilton has a police officer dedicated to patrolling Main Street. His name is Officer Chris Browning and he welcomes business owners to call or text him if they ever experience any issues.

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