Starting today, you can nominate your favorite Main Street in the U.S. as part of the third annual America’s Main Streets contest. Organized by Independent We Stand, this program awards $25,000 and additional prizes to a deserving Main Street in the U.S.
Independent We Stand invites the public to nominate its favorite Main Street shopping locations across the country. Whether it’s a retail venue that’s making a comeback or a shopping destination that never lost its power to draw customers, the America’s Main Streets contest hopes to highlight main streets that honor this year’s theme of “Local Memories. Lasting Impact.”
“Our Independent We Stand America’s Main Streets contest shines a light on the pride business owners and communities take in their Main Streets,” Independent We Stand co-founder Bill Brunelle says. “We know small businesses on these Main Streets help them thrive and have a measurable economic impact. This contest is a chance to share those stories with people from coast to coast.”
Nominations for America’s Main Streets are open until April 22. The winner will be announced June 4, and one month later on Independence Day, the winner will announce how they are planning to spend the $25,000 grand prize at the “Main Streets Make Us Better” event.
The America’s Main Streets contest is sponsored in part by STIHL Inc., which is also awarding the contest winner with gift certificates for STIHL products.
In addition to the America’s Main Streets contest, Independent We Stand is also hitting the road to honor local businesses across the country. Starting March 12, Independent We Stand will visit five iconic Main Street venues in five states all in the span of five days. Follow the North American Retail Hardware Association on Facebook and Instagram to ride along.