On Feb. 26, 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. Los Alamos MainStreet 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,” Bill Brunelle, Independent We Stand co-founder, said. “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.”
Los Alamos MainStreet is part of the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation (LACDC), whose mission is to build a vibrant community through a thriving economy by leveraging public and private sector investment to achieve sustainable economic development.
Los Alamos MainStreet collaborates with local businesses and community leaders to provide community activities, such as the award-winning Los Alamos ScienceFest, the Fair and Rodeo Parade, Trick-or-Treat on MainStreet and the WinterFest Parade.
“Los Alamos MainStreet is an award-winning program, serving the Los Alamos community, and we are excited about this chance to win $25,000 which would help us provide more grants to our local businesses” LACDC Executive Director Patrick Sullivan said.
The first round of voting in the contest began as soon as Los Alamos MainStreet was nominated and runs through April 22.
Feb. 26 to April 22: “America’s Main Streets” nominations and quarterfinalist voting
April 30 to May 27: “America’s Main Streets” semifinalist voting
June 4: “America’s Main Streets” winner announced
July 4: “Main Streets Make Us Better” event; “America’s Main Streets” winner announces plans for $25,000 grand prize
Additional contest prizes include:
STIHL Equipment Certificate for $1,000 worth of STIHL equipment good at any STIHL dealer in the U.S.
Do it Best Corp. $500 shopping spree
PPG Paints $500 shopping spree
Public relations and social media recognition
Special plaque for winner to proudly display
For more information on Los Alamos MainStreet, visit: http://losalamosmainstreet.com/
STIHL Inc., America’s number one selling brand of gasoline-powered handheld outdoor power equipment, is the founding sponsor of Independent We Stand and the presenting sponsor of America’s Main Streets contest. The company follows a unique distribution strategy in the handheld outdoor power equipment industry, choosing never to sell products at big box stores, but instead remaining loyal to its more than 9,000 independent servicing dealers nationwide.
About Independent We Stand
Independent We Stand is a nationwide movement of independent small business owners whose mission is to inspire other small business owners to better understand and celebrate their locally-owned status while educating consumers about the importance and strong economic benefits of supporting them. The Independent We Stand movement is sponsored by STIHL Inc. STIHL products are sold through more than 9,000 servicing power equipment retailers from coast to coast – not big box stores. Associate sponsors include PPG and Do it Best Corp.
The Los Alamos Commerce & Development Corporation is a private, not-for-profit, economic and community development organization that has served the Los Alamos area since 1983. LACDC is the umbrella organization for the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce, Los Alamos MainStreet, Discover Los Alamos, Los Alamos Small Business Center, Los Alamos Creative District, Los Alamos Research Park and projectY cowork Los Alamos.
The LACDC’s mission is to build a vibrant community through a thriving economy by leveraging public and private sector investment to achieve sustainable economic development. The LACDC works to drive economic progress by providing services to businesses using its broad portfolio of programs and initiatives.