Thursday, April 13, 2017
AMERICA'S MAIN STREETS CONTEST PRESS RELEASE:
Wellsboro, Pennsylvania has been nominated to compete in the Independent We Stand 2017 America's Main Streets contest.
Voting for the top 25 quarterfinalists is now underway. It will end at 11:59:59 p.m. on Sunday, April 23.
An individual can cast an online vote for Wellsboro once every 24 hours now through April 23 from his or her IP address by visiting http://www.mainstreetcontest.com/profile.php?id=32 according to the contest rules. Or, people can vote by going to the Wellsboro Area Chamber of Commerce Facebook page or the From My Shelf Books Facebook page.
"During the inaugural contest held last year, Wellsboro was named one of the top 10 finalists but did not win," said Kevin Coolidge, a member of the Wellsboro Area Chamber of Commerce who with his wife, co-own From My Shelf Books, an independent bookstore in Wellsboro. Coolidge nominated Wellsboro for the 2016 contest and has nominated it again this year.
If Wellsboro is named one of the 25 quarterfinalists on April 24, a second round of voting will be held from 10 a.m. on Monday, May 1 to 11:59:59 p.m. on Sunday, May 28. The grand prize winner will be selected from the 10 finalists and told on June 2 with a public announcement on June 5.
The grand prize winner will receive a $25,000 check; a $1,000 certificate for STIHL equipment; SnapRetail one year subscription valued at $1,300 that includes email marketing, social media scheduling and a new website; Tire Pros $500 certificate towards a set of Continental tires; Do it Best Corp. $500 shopping spree; PPG Pittsburgh Paints $500 shopping spree; Alignable small business social media "Neighborhood"; a special plaque valued at $100 for the winner to display; recognition on Independent We Stand social media channels and public relations outreach.
Initiated in 2016 by Independent We Stand, the national small business movement, the goal of this contest is to promote the importance and strong economic benefits of Main Streets and the small businesses that help them thrive and how communities can educate their neighbors about the many benefits of "buying local."
"I have voted for Wellsboro to win $25,000 to invest in our downtown," said Coolidge. "Help Wellsboro become a quarterfinalists by voting online every day now through April 23," he encouraged.
For more information, contact the Wellsboro Area Chamber of Commerce at 570-724-1926.
CLICK ON THE PHOTO OF THE WELLSBORO CHAMBER TO BE TAKEN TO THE SITE TO VOTE!!