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One Winner Will Take Home a $25,000 Grant in the Independent We Stand America’s Main Streets Contest

The America’s Main Streets Contest is a national contest open to communities across the country. It’s an opportunity for one winning Main Street to get some much-needed revitalization with a $25,000 grant.

The contest is sponsored by Independent We Stand, an organization that promotes independently owned business and highlights the benefits of buying local. The purpose of the contest is to inspire small business owners to discover their local roots and help consumers understand the importance of supporting local small business.

The contest's major sponsor is STIHL, a leading manufacturer of outdoor power equipment. STIHL has sold its products through thousands of independently owned servicing dealers in the U.S. for over 40 years. The grand prize winner will receive $25,000, a $1,000 Stihl equipment certificate, a $500 Tire Pros certificate and a $500 Do it Best shopping spree.

This is the second year of the contest. More than 242 businesses around the country were nominated this year. Winners are chosen based on online voting, with one winner receiving the grand prize of a $25,000 grant.

Find out more about the contest at


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