Monday, November 20, 2017
FROM MY SHELF BOOKS & GIFTS IS IN THE TOP 25
From My Shelf Books & Gifts at 7 East Avenue in Wellsboro is among the Top 25 small businesses vying for the 2017 Indie Small Business Award. The announcement was made just before Round 2 voting began on Monday, Nov. 20 by Independent We Stand, the national small business movement that is sponsoring the contest. Round 1 voting ended on Nov. 12.
Unfortunately, the "Totally Ninja Raccoons," a children's book series for young, reluctant readers authored by Kevin Coolidge who owns the bookstore did not make the cut.
Voting in the second round will end on Monday, Dec. 11.
"Only the top 10 businesses chosen in Round 2 will be in the running for the Indie Award grand prize," said Coolidge. "We won't be among the semi-finalists without the public's continued support," he added. People can vote once a day per computer IP address between now and Dec. 11 for the bookstore. Those who use multiple computers can vote from home, from work and even their local coffee shop every day.
The grand prizewinner of this year’s Indie Small Business Award will be chosen by a panel of judges from the top 10 semi-finalists and announced on Dec. 13.
The overall winner will receive an enhanced prize package valued at $50,000, including $5,000 in cash, a comprehensive marketing makeover and $1,000 for a local organization that supports small businesses.
"If From My Shelf Books & Gifts wins, we have selected the Wellsboro Area Chamber of Commerce to receive the $1,000 as the organization that helps small businesses in the community. That $1,000 is part of the award package," said Coolidge.
To make voting easier, a link to voting is pinned to the top of From My Shelf's Facebook page. Those who don't do Facebook, can still vote for the bookstore by visiting www.IndieBizAward.com.
JUST CLICK ON THE PHOTO TO BE TAKEN TO THE SITE TO VOTE!