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OneMain Financial Awards $25,000 Grant to The Dalles Main Street to Rebrand Town's Image Through the Restoration of Classic Neon Signs


Company Will Host A Free, Family-Friendly Block Party Including
Admission to The National Neon Sign Museum

OneMain Financial announced today that it will be hosting a "Made on
Main Street" event on Saturday, August 18, 2018, to celebrate the
$25,000 grant awarded to The Dalles Main Street. The organization is
using this money to restore classic neon signs that will be placed
throughout the downtown area with the goal of increasing tourism and
rebranding the town's image.

"Made on Main Street," a partnership between OneMain Financial and Main
Street America, provides community action grants for innovative
neighborhood transformation projects across the country. Six additional
grants have been awarded to organizations across the nation.

"We're thrilled to award this grant to The Dalles Main Street and we're
truly impressed by its innovative vision to rebrand the town's image
through the creative restoration and placement of neon signs," said
OneMain Financial Chief Marketing Officer Kim Wijkstrom. "At OneMain
Financial, we strongly believe individuals thrive when communities
thrive and feel this project aligns with that mission."

The Dalles Main Street is partnering with The National Neon Sign Museum
to light up downtown by strategically placing the signs on local
businesses and properties. Museum owner David Benko hopes his extensive
neon sign collection can be used to attract potential visitors and
provide a glimpse into the town's colorful past.

"With the hopes of inspiring more character within our downtown, these
signs will highlight a special piece of Americana that will bring the
community that much closer to truly finding its identity. We are so
thankful to OneMain Financial, National Main Street Center, The City of
The Dalles and The National Neon Sign Museum for helping bring this
project and vision to life," said Coordinator for The Dalles Main Street
Community Development Jeremiah Paulson.

OneMain Financial will be hosting a free, family-friendly block party to
celebrate the grant award and the upcoming restoration project. The
August 18 event will be held at 200 E. 3rd Street in Downtown
The Dalles, from 4 to 8 pm. Made on Main Street attendees will be given
free entry to The National Neon Sign Museum during the event.
Festivities will also include complimentary food, games, crafts, artisan
vendors and much more. "Made on Main Street" is free, and all community
members are invited to attend. For more information, please visit:

About OneMain Financial

OneMain Financial (NYSE:OMF) has been offering responsible and
transparent loans for over 100 years. With more than 1,600 locations
throughout 44 states, the company is committed to helping people with
their personal loans. OneMain and its 10,000 team members are dedicated
to the communities where they live and work. For additional information,
please visit

About the National Main Street Center

The National Main Street Center has been helping revitalize older and
historic commercial districts for more than 35 years. Today, its Main
Street America network of more than 1,600 neighborhoods and communities,
rural and urban, share both a commitment to place and to building
stronger communities through preservation-based economic development.
The organization is a non-profit subsidiary of the National Trust for
Historic Preservation.

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