Marshall, IL

Terry Alvey – Mother of 3 sons and grandmother of 5.  She relocated to Marshall after 36 years in Louisville, KY.  She retired from March of Dimes Foundation as an assistant regional controller.  She is currently employed part time by the City of Marshall and Marshall Chamber of Commerce.  Started working with Main Street in March 2016.




Robin Mead - Has lived in Marshall almost her entire life with her family.  Graduated from Marshall High School in 2004 and then attended Lake Land College in the Physical Therapy Assistant Program and Massage Therapy.  Currently working in Terre Haute at Wabash Valley Massage.  Started working with Main Street in January of 2017.





Josh Sanders







Emily Bayes - Lifelong resident of Marshall, Illinois.  Attended Lake Land College and received a Agriculture Business Degree.  She is a beautician at Undone Hair Salon in Marshall and owner of Route 1 Simply Southern and Every Last Detail.  Emily and her husband enjoy raising their three children in the Marshall area.  Started working with Main Street in January 2017


Karyn Paulsen – Graduated from Martinsville High School and Southern Illinois University at Carbondale with a bachelors of science degree in zoology.  Has worked for Pfizer, Inc. and Marshall Mutual/Shore-Murphy Insurance before becoming a stay-at-home mom.  She has been married for 6 years and has a son and daughter.  Started working with Main Street in January of 2015.




Jenny Ritchey - Graduated from Marshall High School in 2002 and from Eastern Illinois University in 2006.  Has a passion for working with troubled youth which has led to her profession with the Vigo County Juvenile Probation since 2008.  She is looking forward to working with the community to bring awareness and positivity to the Marshall downtown.  She began working with Main Street in January of 2015.




Stephanie Turner -  Has lived in Marshall all of her life.  Graduated from Marshall High School is 1995.  Has been married for 22 years and has 2 boys.  She started working with Main Street in March of 2016.







executive director

  • gerald forsythe
  • steve & carole arney
  • fuzion dance studio
  • LARRY WOODARD ACCOUNTING
  • BOwYER/SAXTON INVESTMENTS
  • ELAINE MILLER
  • DORIC PRODUCTS, INC.
  • HUTTON'S PARTS SERVICE, INC.
  • KEN & ELEANOR MACKE
  • JO RICH
  • FRED & CHARLOTTE MORECRAFT
  • MARSHALL WOMEN'S CLUB

board of directors


For additional information on how to be part of Marshall Main Street or become a partner, please contact us at 217-826-9023 or marshallilmainstreet@gmail.com

Our vision


"Helping to revitalize the downtown district through historic preservation and economic development!"

mission

The mission of Marshall Main Street is to maintain and preserve the historic and architectural assets of downtown and increase community awareness of its importance.  Encourage and promote downtown business retention, expand exiting businesses, and recruit complementary new businesses.

vision

Downtown Marshall is an attractive, family-oriented community of friendly, economically stable and diverse businesses, serving population whose pride shows, in its safe, well maintained central business district.  This retail and service oriented shopping environment is successful due to its careful management, where businesses are marketed through fun and exciting promotions, special events and ongoing stimulating advertising campaigns.


  • City of Marshall
  • gaslight art colony
  • ken & nancy claypool
  • MARSHALL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
  • MATT DAVIDSON - FARNSWORTH GROUP
  • MEEHLING & BERNARDONI
  • YARGUS MANUFACTURING
  • B & T DRAINAGE INC.
  • CLARK COUNTY TITLE COMPANY
  • MARSHALL DAIRY QUEEN

marshall main street partners2016

Mandi English- Grew up in Nappanee, Indiana and graduated high school from NorthWood and went on to get a bachelors degree from Indiana State University.  Moved to Marshall in 2005.  Began selling Uppercase Living in 2007 and still continues that as a hobby.  Has been married for 10 years and has a 8 year old daughter and 5 year old son. 

Brad ParkerPresident & Treasurer- Born in Illinois but grew up in Indiana graduating from Brazil High School in 1975. Attended Indiana State University before being hired by the United States Postal Service in Marshall in 1980. Retired from U.S.P.S. after 33 years of service (9 as Postmaster of Marshall) in 2012. Resident of Marshall for 35 years and current owner of B.P. Coins & Collectibles in downtown Marshall.  Served on Board of Directors of Casey Country Club.



Corey Strohm - Lifelong resident of Marshall, Illinois.Graduated from Marshall High School in 1999.  Attended Indiana State University and earned a bachelor degree in Marketing and Masters in Recreational Sports Management. He has been employed with First Bank of Marshall since 2009.  He and wife, Jaclyn have a son named Connor and a daughter named Alexis.  Began working with Main Street in January of 2015.



Nichole Wright - Secretary - Graduated from Marshall High school in 2010 and Lake Land Community College in 2016 with a degree in Business Administration.  Owns and operates Meadowlark Music out of the Phoenix Theatre located downtown, giving music lessons to inspired children and adults.  After living in the downtown district for nearly 4 years, she began working with Marshall Main Street in January 2017 and is excited to use her efforts to giveback to her community