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Genesee Theatre’s Marc Scherer Is Featured Speaker at Waukegan Main Street’s Annual Meeting
WAUKEGAN, ILL., Sept. 27, 2013— Marc Scherer, marketing manager for the Genesee Theatre, was the featured guest speaker at Waukegan Main Street’s annual meeting and luncheon, Sept. 25 at the Waukegan Yacht Club,199 N. Harbor Place, Waukegan, Ill.
“The Genesee and Waukegan Main Street have common goals in attracting more people to Waukegan’s downtown. It’s an exciting time now that the theater is under new management. I’m eager to share future events and plans with the community,” Scherer said. Scherer went out to tell the nearly 60 participants about acts that have either been booked or are in the works and that the Theatre hopes to book 150 shows per year.
Scherer is part of the new management team, Northbrook-based Churchill Productions, selected in July to manage operations at the historic Genesee Theatre in downtown Waukegan.
Jamie O’Meara, Waukegan Main Street Board President, opened the meeting with an introduction of Main Street. O’Meara said, “The Main Street program is a national program of proven economic revitalization/development through historic preservation. In Illinois the program is administered through the Dept of Economic Opportunity. Why am I telling you this? Because we feel it’s important for everyone to understand that although small, we are mighty…with local, State and national expertise and support. This gives us a big toolbox. And when we add the amazing support of our partners and the multitude of skills our volunteers bring to the organization, how can we not succeed?”
Also featured on the agenda was Jane Ferry, who was named executive director of Waukegan Main Street in August. Ferry gave her background, covered the new businesses in Main Street District that have opened in the last year and quoted one of the recent Japanese Sister City visitors who said that she remembered visiting Waukegan years ago and how beautifully the city has changed. Ferry added, “Each one of us who has worked in big or small part toward the revitalization of the City of Waukegan should take her comment as a compliment … and a reminder that hard work pays off.”
About Waukegan Main Street
Waukegan Main Street is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to rebuilding and reinventing Waukegan’s historic downtown business district by partnering with residents, small-business owners, property owners, developers, the City of Waukegan and entities such as the Waukegan Park District, the Waukegan Port District and the Waukegan Public Library. With programs that help small businesses thrive and events that bring people of all ages downtown, Waukegan Main Street is a driving force in creating a more vibrant downtown.
Media Contact: Jane Ferry, 847-623-6650, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo Credit: Ali Albakri