Noblesville Main Street taps new leader



Noblesville Main Street has hired Chris Owens has as the new executive director of the organization. Owens takes over the role in which he has recently served as interim director since June.

“I’m excited about the future of Noblesville both pertaining to my new role with Main Street and the city overall. I am fortunate to be chosen to help this great organization and create opportunities for business advocacy, community engagement, and connection centered on our vibrant and historic downtown,” Owens stated. “My family has been actively involved with many of the Noblesville Main Street events in the past, and I’m honored to help lead efforts to continue these wonderful programs.”

Prior to joining NMS, Owens served the Indiana Park & Recreation Association for several years in a similar role, helping develop programming for professionals across the state in addition to growing its membership and the demand for the association services.

“I could not be more excited about the effort and passion that Chris Owens brings to the leadership of our organization. He lives in downtown Noblesville and has been an active NMS board member prior to accepting this role. He knows what we need to get to the next level and has already demonstrated the willingness to take on the toughest of challenges with integrity and passion,” stated Beau Parsons, search committee chairman. “Noblesville Main Street has a great history. Chris will build on that history and make our organization stronger than ever.”

Main Street is hosting a meet and greet event from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 21 at the Thursday Market. Residents can visit the market and also take part in a hog roast prepared by The Ville and sponsored by Nova 29. Copper Still also will feature a beer garden as part of the event next to the Noblesville Visitor’s Center, 839 Conner St. The hog roast is in partnership with the Noblesville Chamber of Commerce.


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