About Main Street Barberton

Main Street Barberton is a nonprofit organization in the City of Barberton focused on rehabilitating and revitalizing the downtown area through economic development and growth activities. Established in 2022, the organization aims to provide the citizens of Barberton – and residents all over the state of Ohio – a unique and magical downtown experience.

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Our Mission

Committed to strengthening the Barberton community through preservation-based economic development of our historic downtown.

Our Vision

Create a downtown of shared prosperity, equal access to opportunity, and inclusive engagement.

Meet Our Executive Director

Melanie Black Amato, a Barberton native, brings two decades of experience in government, nonprofit leadership, and small business ownership to her role as Executive Director of Main Street Barberton. Amato began her career in criminal justice, and later took on leadership roles in two nonprofits, serving as Executive Director for Drug Free Collier and as Associate Executive Director for Healthy Start Coalition of Southwest Florida. Amato built the organizations by bringing together community leaders to accomplish goals – a skill she intends to put to good use in her role as Main Street Barberton’s leader

My role is to help bring people together to help downtown Barberton thrive, and I’m excited to do it!

Board of Directors

Denny Liddle

Denny Liddle


Raymond James

Tim Eberhardt

Tim Eberhardt

Vice President

Business Owner

Ann Hutchison

Ann Hutchison


Barberton Public Library

Tom Harnden

Tom Harnden


Mayor Bill Judge

Mayor Bill Judge


City of Barberton

Justine Liddle

Justine Liddle


Full Spectrum Marketing
Tina Ludwig

Tina Ludwig


Global Icons

Amanda Morrisson

Amanda Morrisson


Flat Iron Studio & The Pale Petal
Jason Ondrus

Jason Ondrus


Barberton City Schools

Dorothy Somerville

Dorothy Somerville



Susan Wynn

Susan Wynn


Barberton Design Review Board

Founding Members

Corporate Partners

Community Champions

Magic City Arts and Music Festival Sponsors

Music Sponsor

Event Sponsor

Event Activities Sponsor

Slovene Center

Barberton Tree Service

Small Business & Nonprofit Members

Anna Bean Coffee

Aunt Hannah’s Antiques

Barberton Local Tees

Barberton Liedertafel

Barberton Public Library

Coburn’s Quilting Plus

COB Parks & Rec

Diamond Match Party Center

Dragons Den Gaming

Green Diamond

Ignite Brewing Co.

Kave Coffee Bar

Lake 8

Lake Anna TEC Hub


M&M Taphouse

NMI Insurance

Pregame Tavern

R-D Bike Shop

Stuff Genie/Magic City Comics

Sylvart Studios

The Barberton Liedertafel Club

The Implicit Being

The Little Dragons Hoard Shoppe

White Rabbit Galleries

Venice Hall

VFW 1066

Flowerpot Sponsor

The following individuals sponsored the flowerpot program for our downtown beautification initiative.

Christine Finan

Kiwanis Club of Barberton

Finley Plumbing, Inc.

Debra Shreiner – Helen Scott Realty

Shannon Davis

2024 Labor Day BBQ & Music Festival

Main Event Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor

Friends of the Festival

Become a Sponsor!

Support Mainstreet Barberton as an individual, family or business for early access to events!

Come hang out!

See what downtown Barberton has to offer – enjoy a day or night out with some of your favorite people at our shops, food & drink spots, theaters and more!

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