meet the marketers

Main Street Marketers is based in the north metro area of the Twin Cities. We are a small business and we understand the challenges faced by small business owners. Many small business owners wear lots of hats and let’s be honest, some fit better than others. Time and talents get stretched when you’re a business owner.

Your business may be considered small, but there is nothing small about your workload, plans, and dreams. We respect the work that goes into running a business. Our goal is to shorten your to-do list allowing you to focus on those roles you’re best at.

Relationships & Right Things

We start by listening. We can’t help you if we don’t learn about your needs first. We won’t sell you a service that won’t benefit your business. We just won’t. No pressure here. We believe that if we listen twice, first to you and then to our team, together we will craft a plan that benefit you and your business. That’s the right thing to do.

Russ Hanes

Russ Hanes

Partner/Marketing Strategist

aka Planner and Extrovert

Outdoor and music enthusiast. Husband, hockey dad, hunting dog owner, and patriot. Born the son of a construction worker Russ learned the value of hard work at a young age.  He also learned that quality of work and character are equally important.  He brings these lessons to everything he does. What to get stuff done and have fun doing it, he’s your guy.

Michelle Koch

Michelle Koch

Partner/Creative Director

aka: Content Guru and Introvert

Lover of seasons, road trips, and words. Wife, boy mom, rescue dog owner, and blogger. Michelle has over twenty years experience helping small businesses with their marketing needs. She has worked in and owned small businesses, so she gets the struggles firsthand. She enjoys learning about businesses and the people who make them tick. Always thinking this one…

These Main Street Marketers are a powerful duo. We offer your business the perspective of an extrovert, an introvert, a male, and a female. That may not seem like a big deal but we often find that we see things differently and the ability to get another viewpoint often expands the options and brings stronger solutions.

Russ and Michelle like to give back. Together they serve on the board of the Invisible Wounds Project. Russ as the founder and Michelle as the secretary. Invisible Wounds Project helps veterans, first responders, and their families suffering with PTSD. Your business may be asked for a donation at some point because we are passionate about getting help to the heroes who deserve it.