Jacksonville Main Street looking for votes for newest contest

By Gary Scott on March 14, 2016 at 12:38pm

Officials with the non-profit group Jacksonville Main Street are asking people to vote in an online contest to help win $25,000.

Main Street is in the running for the “Independent We Stand America’s Main Streets Contest”, a national contest sponsored by nine different businesses and non-profit groups. Voting goes until April 24th.

The top 25 communities become semifinalists, and final voting will then go from May 2nd to the 29th. One grand prize winner will be selected.

According to a press release, the goal of the contest is to help promote the importance and strong economic benefits of Main Streets, and the small businesses that help them thrive.

“Independent We Stand” is a movement of independently owned businesses across the country dedicated to educating their communities about the importance-and the benefits-of “buying local.”

You can vote by clicking here.