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Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Development Group - Investment Information

Mark Benesh Painting of LisbonThe Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Development Group (CDG), is an umbrella organization of which Main Street Mount Vernon is a large component.  Businesses and individuals will not be asked for dues, as the CDG does not have members. The Main Street approach is for all businesses to be included in listings and promotions.

Five entities merged in 2008 to form CDG — the Chamber of Commerce, Marketing & Tourism Association, both Lisbon and Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporations, and Vision Mount Vernon.  However, CDG is a public-private partnership and cannot be successful without support from the community, especially our business community.

Since there are no longer dues structures, the money you invest in Community Development and Main Street is vital to the health and success of our communities.  If you were a member of the Chamber of Commerce and/or the Marketing & Tourism Association in the past, this investment drive replaces the dues structures offered by those organizations.


2010-2011 Community Development Group Annual Report


The annual report explains why this is important, and asks for your investment at one of the following levels:


Friend - $50+
Supporter - $120+
Believer - $240+
Partner - $500+
Pacesetter - $1,000+
Visionary - $2,500+

Major Supporter - $4,500+

Chief Supporter - $50,000+


Please consider investing in downtown revitalization, business development, cultural events, retail promotions and physical improvements.  Be a part of good things to come!  If you'd rather donate on-line, please use our convenient link to PayPal, the world's safest and easiest payment method:



If you have questions about CDG or how investments will be utilized, please send an email to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or contact one of the Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Development Group's Executive Officers



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