New central committee for Main Street Cultural District

Micaela Cashman

The Ames Main Street Cultural District recently named a new central committee for 2011. 

The committee includes a new president and business improvement co-chairwomen. 

Tim Coble of Temptations on Main wrapped up his term as president of the MSCD in December and passed the torch on to Tony Thrush of Innova Ideas and Services.

John Doyle, a Main Street building owner and Terry Stark of Chocolaterie Stam finished their terms as business improvement co-chairmen. Karen Youngberg of Ames Silversmithing and Carmen Hague of Jacquelyn’s Photography will assume their roles this year.

The business improvement co-chairwomen recruit and retain businesses for the MSCD by introducing new businesses to the area and to the city of Ames as a whole and acting as a liaison for those communities as the businesses grow.

The MSCD has four committees that meet monthly. Along with the business improvement committee, the others are organization, design and promotions. These committees work together to keep the businesses of the MSCD looking nice and working well together to create a cohesive community atmosphere.

Established in 2004, the MSCD’s mission is to expand and promote downtown as a destination district in Ames. Keep up with the MSCD on Facebook or visit