Downtown Fresno’s Fulton Street needs your vote to help win a $25,000 cash prize in a national contest hosted by Independent We Stand.
The goal of the America’s Main Streets contest is to help promote the importance and strong economic benefits of main streets and the small businesses that help them thrive. The winning “main street” will receive $25,000 in cash and related prizes to help with revitalization, including a $1,000 Stihl equipment certificate, Do it Best Corp. $500 shopping spree, and PPG Paints $500 shopping spree.
Fresno faces some stiff competition—or, at least, a lot of it. It’s one of 205 main streets vying for the prize. Other California cities nominated include Livermore, Gilroy, Yuba City, Martinez, Ukiah, Benecia, Pacific Grove, and Reseda.
You can vote for Fulton Street every day until April 22 by clicking this link and sharing it with your friends and family. If Fresno makes it to the semifinal voting period, that will begin on April 30. The winner will be announced on June 4.
Independent We Stand is sponsored by power tool company Stihl. It describes itself as a “movement of independently owned businesses across the country dedicated to educating their communities about the importance-and the benefits-of ‘buying local.’ “
I love where I live, and I also love what I do. I'm lucky to be able to work in a profession in which I get to build relationships; one that has me meeting new people each and every day and helping them to build new lives in my beloved city. I'm lucky enough to work in a profession in which I can marry cutting-edge technologies and marketing techniques to good, old-fashioned, nose-to-the-grindstone work. I am lucky enough to work in a profession that allows me to work as an advocate for my clients; to use every tool at my disposal to get a job done well for them, and with as little stress and expense as possible.
I love my city. I love my job. One inspires my excellence for the other.
Fresno? I say FresYES