Building a better Downtown Red Wing
We love and honor our town by preserving and beautifying our historic spaces.
We connect with local and national organizations that help drive support to downtown Red Wing.
We look for ways to support our downtown businesses and drive traffic to Main Street.
The purpose of the Red Wing Downtown Main Street program is to improve the community’s quality of life by strengthening the downtown as the center of community through education, volunteer support and concentrated efforts in design and preservation, promotion, business development, and organization.
Our vision is to realize a vibrant, prosperous downtown which attracts people, young and old, to its natural and historic features, recreation and cultural centers, specialty and convenience shopping and services.
Megan is a long-time business consultant and non-profit leader with a degree in Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship from St. Olaf College and a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership from St. Mary’s University. She’s driven to make downtown a vibrant gathering place with a significant economic impact.
Kim has several years’ experience in business operations, which includes quality systems, customer service management, and business process improvement. She has a talent for process and loves helping others succeed. She thrives on facilitating practical solutions that contribute to a prosperous Downtown Red Wing.
Angela has several years of experience in office administration and management along with community event planning. She is not a native to Red Wing but loves the small town atmosphere. She is looking forward to helping small business owners live out their passion and thrive while doing it. She also intends to continue providing opportunities to unite the community across all generations.
419 Bush Street
Red Wing, MN 55066
Tessa is ecstatic to be a part of Downtown Main Street. She has a love for Red Wing, its people, and businesses! She enjoys seeing the town grow and come together for events. The history, bluffs, and river that make up pretty Red Wing, are some of Red Wings best attributes. Tessa’s commitment to her hometown helped her pursue her dream of opening River Blu Salon DaySpa in the historic St. James Hotel.
I am a member of DTMS because I am an advocate for downtown Red Wing and small businesses. I believe community involvement and volunteerism are so important and am happy to bring some of my energy to that. Red Wing has a strong small business community and a growing downtown and I am excited to be a part of it!
How long have you lived in Red Wing?: I moved to RW in 1995 as an 8th grader. After college I moved to Goodhue and reside there with my husband and daughter.
What is your occupation?: I own Phileo Style and CMA Properties
What excites you about what Downtown Main Street can provide to the community?: Providing a connectedness among all businesses to create a rising tide mentality. We all succeed better as a team.
What is your favorite thing to do in Red Wing?: Pretending I am a tourist and wander the streets and shops.
Tell us a little more about you!: I love entrepreneurship and always see myself investing in Pretty Red Wing. My husband and I love to travel with our 11 year old daughter. I enjoy sipping coffee and reading.
Maureen Nelson first moved to Red Wing her senior year of high school and immediately fell in love with the community. She left for a short time but has made Red Wing her home since 1987. She and her husband Charley have raised three children and have one grandchild – who also calls Red Wing home. Maureen is currently the Executive Director of the United Way of Goodhue, Wabasha and Pierce Counties. In this position, she has been able to meet and work with so many people in the community. She would tell you the best part of her job is experiencing daily the compassion and generosity Red Wing has to offer.