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Athens Main Street launches Ambassadors program

ATHENS – Athens Main Street launched their Main Street Brand Ambassadors program Friday.

Brand ambassadors spend the year capturing unique and authentic experiences in the downtown area. Their efforts showcase merchants, restaurants, events, and suggest unique experiences only downtown insiders know.

The purpose of Athens Main Street is to enhance downtown vibrancy and preserve its historic charm while empowering Athens’ business owners and fostering a center of activity for the community.

The ambassadors consist of a diverse group of high school students, parents, young professionals, and business owners.

“Our brand ambassador program involves forming partnerships with people who love downtown Athens and want to share all the great things there are to experience in our historic, lovely city,” said Athens Main Street Executive Director Tere Richardson.

Having all of Limestone County represented by an ambassador is key to the program.

The following are Athens’ premier Main Street Brand ambassadors:

  • Samuel Barker is a junior at Athens State University
  • Hillary Black is an Athens native with three children
  • Kelly Davis is a loan officer’s assistant for Synovus Bank in downtown Athens
  • Jamesa Fletcher works at Athens Boys & Girls Club
  • Emma Hammons is a junior at Athens High School
  • Melinda Jones is the adult new programs and outreach coordinator at Athens-Limestone County Public Library
  • Felicia McGee is a REALTOR/owner of EXIT Realty Downhome
  • Will Paustian is a senior at Clements High School
  • Devin Simmons is a public relations and marketing professional
  • Suzy Smallwood is an account manager for Kilgro & Associates Insurance
  • Lisa Townsend is a farmer in northwest Limestone County
  • Bama Vinson is a REALTOR at Dream Key Real Estate and volunteer for the North Alabama Zoological Society
  • Blake Williams is the communication and research specialist for the Limestone County Economic Development Association

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