Main Street of Perry ....
Exists to improve the quality of life in the City
of Perry by strengthening the downtown area as the center of the community using the comprehensive approach of design, economic restructuring, organization, and promotion.
Educate others about good design to enhance the image of each business as well as that of the district
Raise money, manage staff and
volunteers, promote the program, manage finances
1st Place - Campfire
2nd Place - Beta Sigma Phi 3rd Place - Zion Lutheran
Main Street of Perry with support from the Mayor and City Council of Perry announce the Business Spotlight award! This award is only given four times a year and is based upon criteria set forth by the Main Street of Perry Economic Restructuring committee and Board of Directors including, but not limited to, exceptional customer service, quality of services or products, involvement in the Perry community, acting as a contributing component to our preservation-based approach to revitalize downtown Perry, etc. Businesses in the downtown Main Street district are eligible for this recognition. Perry's downtown business district is where it all began and we would like to give back to our downtown businesses.
The Business Spotlight Winner for the Winter 2015 is…..
Dennis and Glenda Mittash purchased Powers Abstract on November 1, 1986. The company is not only the keeper of land history, but has a history of owners and mergers in its past. Powers Abstract is the successor of eight abstract companies dating back to the Cherokee Strip Land Run. Originally located on the south side of the square, the business relocated to the north side in the 1960’s. In 1973, four local business men purchased the abstract company. Dennis and Glenda bought Powers Abstract when it was owned by Harry Hughes, Bill Sheets, Tim Dolezal and Jack Dolezal. Jack Dolezal has had his abstract license for 64 years and worked for the Mittasch’s for 28 years. Current employees include: Owners Dennis and Glenda Mittasch, Tiffany Platt, Tori Allen, Alyssa Dougan, Breanna Porter, and Stacy McKay.
Not only does the company have a long history, but the current Powers Abstract building does as well. The building was originally built in the 1900’s. The first substantial construction on the current site was built by the Exchange Bank where it conducted business until they relocated to their current facility at 6th and Delaware. The building façade was updated once by Exchange Bank and then again by the owners in the 1970’s. The Mittaschs decided to bring the façade back to its original look. Dennis and Glenda met with the local Main Street Design Committee and the Main Street State Architect asking for guidance in several capacities. The architects presented them with building plans, advice and material suggestions that fit the Main Street Revitalization guidelines. The Main Street Design Committee presented Dennis and Glenda with a façade grant upon completion of the project.
Dennis and Glenda Mittasch are big supporters in the Main Street of Perry organization as financial supporters, volunteers, board members and by supporting all promotions for the downtown area.