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Boyertown Vying for $25K Cash Prize in National Contest Recognizing America’s Main Streets

Apr 13, 2018 • by Building A Better Boyertown
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. The Independent We Stand movement is sponsored by STIHL Inc. STIHL products are sold through more than 9,000 servicing power equipment retailers from coast to coast – not big box stores. Associate sponsors include PPG and Do it Best Corp. 

Vote now to advance Building A Better Boyertown to the next round – You can vote for Building A Better Boyertown once every 24 hours.

BOYERTOWN, PA. – On February 26, 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. Building A Better Boyertown is among this year’s nominees.

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.”

From Building A Better Boyertown: Building A Better Boyertown should be designated America’s Best Main Street because it represents the best in everything there is about a Main Street community. The town tells a strong and consistent story through quaint, elegant structures. Buildings that once hosted bustling manufacturing concerns of a bygone era, now stand proudly along safe streets, filled with small family-owned businesses, carrying products that delight customers, and restaurants serving locally sourced food. Visitors are welcomed with true hospitality, making them feel like family while in town.  Restoration at its best includes the Colebrookdale Railroad transporting riders back to Victorian times, while the early automobiles from the same era displayed at the Historic Vehicles Museum were actually made in Boyertown.   

Strolling along the tree-lined avenues, you get the feeling you have gone back in time to an era when the best things in life, family, community and friendliness are still important. Stop in and talk with a merchant, ready to tell you about the goods they sell, and the artists, willing to share their craft and that of the other artists they represent, so you can form a connection with the treasures you purchase. New merchants are moving in, illustrating the growing momentum of efforts to enlarge the town’s economic base and vitality. 

A thriving organization, working from a plan driving off transformational strategies, is doing everything in their power to make Boyertown a place where visitors want to visit, and locals want to spend their money in pleasant and welcoming surroundings and residents stay to enjoy the enhanced quality of life. It’s a win, win for everyone. 

The first round of voting in the contest began as soon as Building A Better Boyertown was nominated and runs through April 22. Voting is open open ot the public, and all nominations and voting take place on MainStreetContest.com.

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