Main Street Port Clinton
Posted on April 21st, 2020

For immediate release:
Contact: Nicole Kochensparger
Main Street Port Clinton
419-734-5503
info@portclintonchamber.com
Port Clinton, Ohio-As organizers of the Main Street Port Clinton Walleye Festival, we have been closely monitoring the ever evolving COVID-19 pandemic. Based on the high degree of uncertainty about what the coming months will hold; and after consulting city officials and local community groups; and in the best interest of the general public, our volunteers, vendors, and entertainment, we have made the difficult decision to pause the 40th Annual Walleye Festival held Memorial Day weekend.
The Walleye Festival is the largest fundraiser Main Street Port Clinton holds and is the funding source for our downtown improvement grants, seasonal plantings, holiday activities and more. The impact that this five day festival has on our local economy is outstanding, which is what made this decision most difficult.
While we are disheartened at the thought of a summer without this traditional event, we feel that moving forward with the given uncertainty would be a risk to our community, volunteers, vendors and guests. We also want to make sure we are able to provide the support our local business community needs at this time. The Walleye Festival will be back, we will celebrate 40 years and we will endeavor to make it better than ever, but for now we will focus on our business members to make sure they too return stronger than before.
While the Walleye Fest may not take place, we are looking into hosting a community wide event when conditions allow, to help reboot our local business economy. We’ll provide more details as a program takes shape. Please reach out to the Main Street Port Clinton at
info@portclintonchamber.com if you’re interested in getting involved.
Main Street Port Clinton currently has the support of over 400 business members and is the host of the Walleye Festival. We strongly encourage our many fans, supporters and community to find ways to continue to support our wonderful organizations and businesses in the months ahead.
We will be back for 2021, May 27-31.
For more information, please visit the Main Street Port Clinton website at www.historicportclinton.com

Posted on December 3rd, 2018

​Port Clinton, OH: Local businesses and organizations are competing to win the 2018 Gift of Lights for the best-decorated tree.  Christmas Trees located at Adams Street Park in downtown historic Port Clinton.  The proceeds from the 2018 Gift of Lights goes to the Strength for the Journey as selected by the 2017 winner (The PC Women’s  Club).  The donations will determine this year’s winner! One vote is a $1 donation!
 
The following businesses decorated a tree: City of Port Clinton, Compassionate Friends, PCHS Leadership Council #1, PCHS Leadership Council #2, Oliver H. Perry Lodge 341, Port Clinton Women’s Club, Friends of the Cemetery, TNT Mentoring, Wreaths Across America and First Federal Savings of Lorain.
 
The deadline to vote is Friday, December 14 at 12:00pm.  Ballot boxes are available at the Main Street PC/Chamber office, City Hall, Coffee Express, Lilly & Gerts, Slater’s Madison Street Pub and Ala Carte Café.

Posted on December 3rd, 2018

​Thank you to everyone who participated in our Annual Community Christmas on Saturday, December 1st.  Many business hosted activities and we had 11 businesses competing for best tasting chili in our 4th Annual Chili Tasting Contest. The crowd’s favorite was a chili served at Lily & Gerts followed by MSPC-James Hensley and Erie Shores Chiropractic.
 
Children and families were able to visit with Santa and Mrs Claus while enjoying cookies and cocoa at the Island House and visit many stores and restaurants to participate in crafts and games.
 
The 5th Annual Window Decorating contest has everyone looking their best for the Holiday Season… coming in first for the best decorated window was Erie Shores Chiropractic; second, Dr. Kevin Kast ; third, Bureau of Motor Vehicles. New this year was the People’s Choice award that went to Lily & Gerts.
 
A special thank you to our Community Christmas Sponsors:  Ala Carte Café, Hartung Title, Bayside Comfort, Shorty’s Custom Remodeling, Bolte Real Estate, Bolte Insurance, Frederick Agency, Mary’s Blossom Shoppe, Young’s Carpet 1, Tru Luv Jewelers, Genoa Bank and Buckeye Tech Solutions.

Posted on November 12th, 2018

​Port Clinton, Ohio – Main Street Port Clinton is pleased to announce that starting November 15, 2018 the  Downtown Improvement Grants are available for downtown businesses and building owners. The focus of the Downtown Improvement Grant is to provide financial support to downtown business owners and downtown property owners to improve their property, positively influence economic growth, and enhance aesthetic appeal. 
 
These grants are made possible because of the success of Main Street’s fundraisers, specifically the Walleye Festival. Since 2013, $95,000 has been awarded to downtown property owners and business owners.
 
Main Street Port Clinton is striving to promote, preserve, and improve downtown historic Port Clinton as a vibrant center for businesses, entertainment, and cultural activities for residents of the community and visitors to our area.  For more information about the Downtown Improvement Grant, please contact the Main Street Port Clinton office at 419-734-5503 or you can pick up grant applications at 110 Madison Street. Deadline to submit application is March 1, 2019.

Posted on November 5th, 2018

​Port Clinton, OH – The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Lakelynn Design was held on November 3rd.  Representatives from the City of Port Clinton, Main Street Port Clinton, and the Chamber of Commerce congratulated them on the grand opening and welcomed them to Port Clinton. 
 
Lakelynn Design offers a variety of boutique apparel small-3XL, USA made jewelry & gifts, along with home decor, accessories and more.
The traveling boutique has transformed into a store front in beautiful downtown Port Clinton. Stop in & enjoy refreshments, music, shopping, and support another small local business





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