Emphasis
6:13 pm
Fri April 23, 2010

Emphasis -- April 23

Keokuk, IA – Jason Parrott's guest is Main Street Keokuk Director Joyce Glasscock.

The Main Street Iowa organization recently honored Glasscock for her 20-years of service. She was the third director for Main Street Keokuk.

Glasscock says she started out as a fundraiser/promoter of a proposed SSMID for Keokuk. She says she was surprised by the fact that business owners did not want to pay a new tax, but were willing to give the same amount as a contribution to the organization.

Glasscock says she is most proud of the partnerships Main Street Keokuk has formed with other community organizations. She also touts the city's selection as a Great American Main Street in the year 2000.

Glasscock says one of the next projects for Main Street Keokuk is downtown development. She says the organization basically wants to come up with a manual that will help potential businesses start up and grow.