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Main Street Kent KSU Hotel & Conference Center Kent State University

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Main Street Kent has the best places to eat and things to do in downtown Kent, OH, including unique restaurants and food, live music, bars, events and shopping. There’s something for everyone in downtown Kent!

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Board of Directors

Executive Board Members



Nancy Whitehead

Corporate Classified Director, Record Publishing


Vice President

Mike Finley

Owner, Hall-Green Agency



Michelle Sahr

Owner, Off the Wagon



Joan Conaway

Owner, Joan Conaway Interior Designs



Committee Chairs


Design Committee Chair

Jeffrey Meyers

Managing Partner, DS Architects


Marketing Committee Chair

Pam Petrus

Owner, Diversa Advertising, Inc.


Operations Committee Chair

Michelle Sahr

Owner, Off the Wagon


Business Enhancement Committee Chair

Mike Finley

Owner, Hall-Green Agency



Board Members


Mike Beder

Owner, Tree City Coffee, Venice Cafe and Water Street Tavern


Errol Can

Williams, Kratcoski, Ickes & Can, LLC


Michael Carr

Financial Consultant


Eric Decker

Portage Community Bank


Regan Gettens

Fairmount Properties - Vice President, Property Management


Iris Harvey

Vice President, University Relations, Kent State University


Mike Lewis

Senior VP & Chief Operating Officer, Hometown Bank


Larry Lohman

Owner, Lohman Consultants


John McNeil

Owner, PC Surgeons



Board of Governors

Ron Burbick

Owner, The Burbick Companies


Tom Wilke

Economic Development Director, City of Kent



Main Street Kent is always looking for friendly, energetic, reliable individuals to become volunteers with our organization. Every event we host requires the help of volunteers. Being a Main Street Kent volunteer is a great way to meet new people, know what's going on in our community, and give back to it. If you are interested in becoming a volunteeer, please see the form below.


Completed forms can be emailed to info@mainstreetkent.org or mailed to 138 E. Main St. Suite 201B, Kent, OH 44240

Volunteer Application