This year’s America’s Main Streets contest was unlike any other. During the height of the coronavirus pandemic, support for small businesses and downtown districts soared, as a record-breaking 1.5 million total votes were cast throughout the competition.
In a typical year, small businesses can generally count on steady foot traffic and busy summers. But this is no typical year.
Fighting cancer takes a toll on anyone, but it is especially difficult when you have to drive long distances for life-saving treatments.
Schools, jobs and family gatherings aren’t the only things to move online amid the coronavirus pandemic. As it turns out, support for small businesses has also gone virtual. In Dane County, Wisconsin, the buy local movement moves on thanks to Dane Buy Local.
Main Street is quieter these days, but not for lack of enthusiasm. Shops and restaurants may remain closed for the duration of the coronavirus outbreak, but support for Main Street businesses is surging in Washington and around the country.
As you navigate the unprecedented challenges created by the coronavirus outbreak, take advantage of the support that’s available for your business.
With more than 616,000 total votes cast for 160 entrants during the nomination phase of the 2020 America’s Main Streets contest, Independent We Stand is pleased to announce the quarterfinalists and the next phase of the contest.
Long hailed by elected officials as “the backbone of the American economy,” small businesses are receiving renewed attention in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. This support will help entrepreneurs and business owners across the country keep the lights on and the checks flowing to their employees. But small businesses deserved Washington’s attention long before the outbreak began. Every election season, it seems that small businesses become a popular sound…read more →
Social distancing and stay-at-home orders are saving lives, but they are crippling many small businesses that depend on in-store sales.
While parents and children across the country practice social distancing by staying home, children in Kansas are able to bring the outside in thanks to locally owned Waters Hardware.