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Main Street Macon Vying for $25K Cash Prize in National Contest

Main Street Macon Vying for $25K Cash Prize in National Contest Recognizing America’s Main Streets

 Vote now to advance Main Street Macon to the next round!

In February, Independent We Stand, the national small business movement, kicked-off its third annual America’s Main Streets contest to help consumers, small business owners and Main Street organizations reward a deserving Main Street with $25,000 in cash and sponsor-related prizes. Main Street Macon in Macon is among this year’s nominees.

America’s Main Streets play an important role in the long-term success of communities and help build a sense of place reinforcing this year’s theme: “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,” says Independent We Stand co-founder Bill Brunelle. “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.”

Main Street Macon is committed to the revitalization and economic development of downtown Macon’s Central Business District. In 2017, Main Street Macon documented over $19 million of public and private investment in downtown Macon from a variety of partners. This investment supports a strong urban core that generates sales and property tax that, in turn, helps fund projects throughout Macon-Bibb County. If given the award of $25,000 from Independent We Stand, Main Street Macon will use those funds to promote downtown Macon and its many businesses, positioning Macon’s urban core as a unique destination for tourists and locals alike.

The first round of voting in the contest began as soon as Main Street Macon was nominated and runs through April 22.

All nominations and voting can be placed by clicking HERE 

 

posted 04/13/2018 in Community
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