Published on May 3rd, 2016 | by Linzi Breckenridge0
Wabash, Indiana, or Silverton, Oregon? Cast your vote and send $500,000 to the lucky town
A few weeks ago, we echoed the call to nominate your favorite small town to receive $500,000 worth of marketing services and business advice from our parent company, Deluxe Corporation in partnership with Shark Tank star, Robert Herjavec. The two finalists were announced today and we encourage all you small town lovers to watch the three-minute documentaries and cast your vote.
Meet the Finalists
Sliverton, Oregon – Serving as the gateway to Oregon’s largest state park, Silverton is surrounded by natural beauty and is home to a large botanical garden. The historic district has twice been hit with damaging fires – but the downtown business district is gaining momentum, featuring an array of shops and restaurants that are working to reinvigorate the city’s core. The unique expertise and support of the Small Business Revolution could be exactly what is needed to take the community to the next level.
Wabash, Indiana – This inspiring small town, which was the first electrically lighted city in the world, has not lost its spark. But it has taken a hit from urban sprawl, which has drawn businesses and workers out of downtown, and a diminishing industrial base that has altered the local economy. Wabash’s tight-knit community and independent small-business owners have banded together in a concerted effort to revitalize their downtown core – and the Small Business Revolution could help re-illuminate Wabash as a shining destination for tourists and residents alike.
The public vote is open from May 3-10, and each person who votes will have a chance to win a trip for two to the winning town and a meet and greet with Herjavec. The process of the town’s revitalization will be documented in a web series debuting on SmallBusinessRevolution.org in the fall of 2016.
To cast your vote and learn more about Small Business Revolution on Main Street, go to SmallBusinessRevolution.org.
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