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Monticellobration - September 21, 2019 in Historic, Downtown Monticello

Monticellobration is September 21, 2019!

Some of your favorite Monticellobration festivities will be back! Knockerball, food trucks, makers & crafters, and more! New this year? We're kicking of the day with a bike ride at 7 AM, then the Oktoberfest fun begins at 11 AM at Monarch Brewing Company where the crowd can partake in keg rolling contests, a beer-stein-holidng competion, and compete for "Best Dressed." We're also hosting some pretty unique, interactive attractions; see detials below. And of course, music, music, music all day long!

Learn About Facade Improvement

Monticello Main Street and the City of Monticello have teamed up for the past 19 years to offer Facade Improvement Matching Grants to Monticello businesses. To date there have been over $1.1 million of improvement to building facades due to this program.

Monticello Main Street administers the program and offers design assistance, while the City of Monticello provides the funding. The purpose of the grants is to stimulate efforts to improve the street appearance of Monticello's commercial and business facades located in the historic downtown.

There is a $3,000 maximum per grant which must be matched by the applicants. The total grant amount for each fiscal year is limited, so the grants will be awarded on a first-come first-served basis and will be limited to one application per business per fiscal year. Following is the the formal description and application for the Facade Improvement Matching Grant Program and a link to the actual application form which you can print out.


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Enjoy friendly, comfortable conversation with local, small business banking experts who will answer all your questions. Through this panel discussion, entrepreneurs will better understand which small business banking solutions might make the most sense for their needs. This panel of four banking pros is comprised of Monticello-based bankers, who blend their respective expertise and exemplify a spirit of collaboration designed to nurture Monticello's thriving small business ecosystem. This is a can't-miss for anyone who owns a small business.


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