LDRC Vying for $25K Cash Prize in national contest

Posted 3/20/19

Vote multiple times daily at https://www.mainstreetcontest.com/profile/52 to advance LaBelle Downtown Revitalization Corporation (LDRC) to the top LaBelle – On February 25, Independent We Stand, a …

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LDRC Vying for $25K Cash Prize in national contest


Vote multiple times daily at https://www.mainstreetcontest.com/profile/52 to advance LaBelle Downtown Revitalization Corporation (LDRC) to the top
LaBelle – On February 25, Independent We Stand, a national small business movement, kicked-off its fourth 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. LaBelle Downtown Revitalization Corporation in LaBelle is among this year’s nominees.

“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.”

LaBelle Downtown Revitalization Corporation (LDRC) feels that Downtown LaBelle has a uniqueness to our city under the oaks like no other. Our Main Street Community is going into its fifth year of existence and has made strides in improving the quaility of life of Downtown LaBelle for residents and visitors. Being chosen as America’s Main Street would create more opportunities to revitalize our lovely community.

Testimonial: “Thanks to the LDRC for the great work you are doing for Downtown LaBelle. I want to share a recent quick awesome morning I spent in LaBelle with some friends. A few weeks ago my friends and I spent a morning ‘walking’ the downtown area shopping at the great stores, both old and new. Started the morning with coffee, then on to clothes, antiques, arts, gift shopping and those awesome cookies at The Cottage. Ended the morning with a great lunch. What a fun relaxing morning we had. Best of all we didn’t have to leave our great little town. Thank you LDRC, Keep up the awesome work. ~ Karan.

The first round of voting in the contest began as soon as LaBelle Downtown Revitalization Corporation was nominated and runs through April 21. All nominations and voting take place on MainStreetContest.com.

Important dates:
• February 25 to April 21: “America’s Main Streets” nominations and quarterfinalist voting

• March 4-8: “Great American Red, White & Q” road trip

• April 29 to May 26: “America’s Main Streets” semi-finalist voting

• June 3: “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

• Free One Day Downtown Assessment from Flip This Town

• Nationwide Marketing Group $500 shopping spree

• PPG Paints $500 shopping spree

• Public relations and social media recognition

• A special plaque for the winner to proudly display

For more information on LaBelle Downtown Revitalization Corporation, visit: www.downtownlabelle.com or contact Kelly Boone at 863-225-2749 or kelly@downtownlabelle.com

Presenting Sponsor:
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 9,000 plus authorized local STIHL dealers nationwide.
About LaBelle Downtown Revitalization Corporation (LDRC) is a group of volunteers who have an interest in improving the appearance and economic stability of historic Downtown LaBelle. We recognize the value that a vibrant downtown can bring to our community and the importance of protecting its historic heritage through preservation of building, public space, and its place as the heart of OUR community. We are committed to offering our time and energy to initiate revitalization of our downtown so that its contribution to the livelihood and growth of our residents, business owners, and community can be realized.

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