Free Online Training Session for Small Businesses... Tonight!

The City of Hart is excited to offer you a valuable resource that could improve the success of your business!

Initiate is a collection of online business resources. With its vetted videos, tools, and templates Initiate can help you improve and grow your business. It's free to you through our relationship with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC).

To learn more about the Initiate platform, join our online training session on Wednesday, October 5th from 5:30 to 6:30 PM.

Register here:
Whether you are a small or growing business, Initiate provides effective tools that will be valuable for your professional development and growing your business successfully into the future.

First Impressions - Community Report Forum

In the summer of 2022, the City of Hart received five first-time visitors who explored the area. The results of their visit will be shared during this community forum aimed at helping Hart learn about its strengths and weaknesses through the eyes of first-time visitors.

Community leaders and residents are invited to hear results, listen to suggestions, and guide the next steps. Enjoy lite appetizers and refreshments.

This event is FREE and open to anyone. Registration is requested.



APPLICATION DEADLINE:  October 10, 2022 - 5:00 PM

The Match on Main program provides grant funding to support an eligible small business desiring to launch or grow on main street by providing up to $25,000 in funding, reimbursed for eligible activities. The program is administered and managed by the Hart Economic & Redevelopment Team (HEART).  HEART will select one eligible business located in the downtown or other eligible business district to include in the application for support.


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HartPrize Mural Contest 

Congratulations to the HartPrize Mural Contest finalists; Jimmy Cobb, Alan Moul & Monica Crothers!  Murals were revealed last Saturday during Artwalk.


VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE MURAL BY TEXTING the word VOTE to: (231) 721-2777 and following the prompts!  Winners will be announced on November 1st.

1st place $750 | 2nd place $500 | 3rd place $250

Fall Storefront Decorating Competition

Fall is here... get festive with us by decorating your storefront in a fall or Halloween theme. 

To participate:  submit a photo of your storefront decor to 

How it works:  storefront photos will be posted on HEART's Facebook page.  The storefront with the most "likes" wins bragging rights (but you all win by making Hart look festive)!

2021 Fall Decorating Contest Winner:  TREASURES ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES | 53 S State Street

Hart Economic & Redevelopment Team
407 S. State St | Hart, MI  49420
(231) 923-0920 |

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