Downtown Rochester Nominated for ‘America’s Best Main Street’ Contest

Downtown Rochester is in the running for the 2018 America’s Main Street Contest. Voting is open now through April 22. The 25 communities with the highest number of votes will be moved to the Quarterfinalist Round. Downtown Rochester made it to the Semifinalist Round in 2017; and hopes to go all the way this year.

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Downtown Rochester Nominated for ‘America’s Best Main Street’ Contest

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. 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.”

The first round of voting in the contest began as soon as Downtown Rochester was nominated, and runs through April 22. All nominations and voting take place on MainStreetContest.com.

Important Dates:

  • Now Through 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

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.

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