Annual Indie Award Gives Small Businesses Nationwide Shot at $25,000 Prize Package

Annual Indie Award Gives Small Businesses Nationwide Shot at $25,000 Prize Package

The eighth-annual Indie Award competition kicks off on Monday, Sept. 24, and small businesses shouldn’t delay getting in on the action. This year, the Indie Award winner will receive a prize package valued at $25,000 and includes a comprehensive marketing makeover and $1,000 STIHL equipment certificate. The competition encourages small businesses to give back to the communities that support them.

Since 2011, the Indie Award has recognized stellar and beloved small businesses across the country. Presented by Independent We Stand and key sponsors like STIHL, Inc., PPG Paints and Do it Best Corp., the Indie Award celebrates the relationship that small businesses have with their customers and their communities. Individuals are encouraged to nominate their favorite small business online and vote each day throughout the nomination and voting periods.

This year’s Indie Award winner will receive the following:

  • Branding, advertising and public relations makeover from independent advertising agency, The Meridian Group
  • $1,000 STIHL, Inc. equipment certificate
  • Plaque to display at the winner’s business

Not to mention, 25 quarterfinalists will receive an Independent We Stand Premium Membership, for life. The Premium Membership includes a robust listing in Independent We Stand’s local business search engine and mobile app, access to customizable marketing materials and more.

Individuals can nominate and vote for their favorite small business online. Nominations and quarterfinalist voting runs from Sept. 24 through Nov. 11, followed by semifinalist voting from Nov. 19 through Dec. 16. Finally, the Indie Award winner will be announced on Dec. 19.

The opportunity to support small businesses begins Sept. 24. To nominate, vote and learn more about the Indie Award, visit www.IndieBizAward.com.

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