Deluxe Corporation announced today (Feb. 26) that Searcy, Arkansas won Season 4 of the “Small Business Revolution – Main Street” contest over five other communities in a national public vote.
By winning the contest, the Searcy community will receive a $500,000 revitalization for six small businesses and the downtown area and will be featured in the highly acclaimed, eight-episode series that streams on Hulu and SmallBusinessRevolution.org.
Deluxe received more than 12,000 nominations for Season 4 from small towns across the country, and during the week-long voting process, more and 1.6 million votes poured into www.smallbusinessrevolution.org.
The other communities in the contest were
- Camas, Washington
- Canon City, Colorado
- Corsicana, Texas
- Durant, Oklahoma
- Washington, North Carolina
“This was the most intense voting process we have witnessed in the four years of Small Business Revolution – Main Street,” Deluxe’s Chief Brand and Communications Officer, and host of the show, Amanda Brinkman, said. “Our entire Deluxe small business marketing team is excited to get to work to help the Searcy business community.”
The Small Business Revolution team from Deluxe toured the U.S. in January, visiting the top 10 communities considered for this year’s contest.
From there, the top six towns were selected for a public vote that ended on February, 19.
Now, filming will begin in early March as Brinkman and co-host, renovation icon Ty Pennington, along with marketing experts from Deluxe Corporation, look to make over the small business community in Searcy.
“The community spirit and camaraderie that we witnessed during the voting phase was simply incredible,” Chief Executive Officer of Deluxe Corporation Barry McCarthy, said. “While each town wanted to win, the sentiment online was one of support for all small businesses and how important they are to the economy of our country. We are proud to have started this movement.”
Deluxe debuted the Small Business Revolution in 2015 to celebrate a century of providing marketing and other services to small businesses and financial institutions.
The campaign started by telling 100 stories of small businesses across the country.
In doing so, Deluxe found a need to support and celebrate small towns that originally inspired the “Small Business Revolution – Main Street” and its $500,000 boost.
The first two seasons of the show can be seen at SmallBusinessRevolution.org.
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