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America’s Main Streets Contest Supports Small Businesses

Independent We Stand has announced the quarterfinalists and the next phase of the 2020 America’s Main Streets contest. The current COVID-19 crisis has emphasized the need for small businesses to survive, and the America’s Main Streets contest offers a simple way consumers and small business owners can support each other.

Independent We Stand invites the public to vote now to help one of these deserving quarterfinalists get another step closer to winning a $25,000 grand prize. To see profiles of the quarterfinalists, click here. Semifinalist voting began April 27 and runs through May 24. The top 10 semifinalists will be announced May 25 and the winner of the “America’s Main Streets” contest will be announced June 2.

America’s Main Streets contest is presented by Stihl Inc. Supporting sponsors include Do it Best Corp., Flip This Town, PPG Paints, Nationwide Marketing Group and NRHA. Main Streets are really the heartbeat of America’s cities and towns. They play an important part in the long-term success of communities and really help build a sense of place. When Main Streets are strong, so are the communities that surround them.

The goal of the America’s Main Streets contest is to help promote the importance and strong economic benefits of these Main Streets and the small businesses that help them thrive. Please help us by nominating and telling us about a deserving Main Street. The winning Main Street will receive $25,000 in cash and related prizes to help revitalize that Main Street.

Organizations that qualify for the contest include Downtown Improvement Districts, Business Improvement Districts, Independent Business Districts, Independent Business Associations, Local First groups and formal Main Street organizations.

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