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Main Street Lincoln announces Bill Hoagland as new director

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[November 26, 2012]  Main Street Lincoln has hired Bill Hoagland as executive director. A Lincoln native, Hoagland has returned to his hometown.

The hiring committee had been working since early October in coming to an agreement with Hoagland.

An accomplished senior executive and marketing leader, Hoagland has more than 25 years of successful experience in marketing and business development, covering consumer products, media, entertainment, telecommunications and the Internet. He is widely respected for his leadership and vision in management, sales and marketing in the entertainment and services industries.

He has worked in key positions for such well-known firms and brands as Liberty Media, Starz Entertainment, United Artists and Maytag.  He rapidly rose through the ranks as North America field sales representative, product manager, marketing director, senior vice president of marketing/sales and general manager.

Entrepreneurial by nature, Hoagland also has more than a decade of experience in startups and turnaround management. Over the past five years, he has made use of his unique talents and blue-chip marketing background with major corporations in building small and midsize businesses. He has increased sales, expanded market share, reduced costs and streamlined operations in a wide range of situations, including nonprofits. 

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Main Street Lincoln, a volunteer-driven organization, is thrilled to welcome Hoagland to the Main Street Lincoln team, as he brings with him a wealth of knowledge and expertise that will help to drive the organization and members to a new level of success. Historic downtown Lincoln -- which includes eateries, antique stores, thrift stores, one-of-a-kind shops, night life and entertainment, services and businesses -- strives with Main Street Lincoln to be a historic and retail highlight of Lincoln and Logan County

Main Street Lincoln's new executive director can be reached at 217-732-2929 or Also, information regarding upcoming events is available online at

[Text from file received from Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau of Logan County]

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