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    March 02, 2018
    Madison Main Street Vying for $25K Cash Prize in National Contest Recognizing
    America’s Main Streets

    Vote now to advance Madison Main Street to the next round

    Madison, IN – 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. Madison Main Street 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.”

    Madison Main Street is an essential part of the Madison community. It houses many of our
    locally owned small businesses, acts a gathering space for the entire community, plays host to
    several Madison events, and is a major draw for tourists.

    “There are so many hardworking business owners, organizations, and citizens who work
    diligently to keep Main Street beautiful and active. Winning this competition would mean being
    able to further those efforts even more!” –Victoria Perry, Director, Madison Main Street Program
    The first round of voting in the contest began as soon as Madison Main Street was nominated
    and runs through April 22. All nominations and voting take place on MainStreetContest.com.


    Important dates:
     February 26 to April 22: “America’s Main Streets” nominations and quarterfinalist voting
     April 30 to May 27: “America’s Main Streets” semifinalist voting
     June 4: “America’s Main Streets” winner announced
     July 4: “Main Streets Make Us Better” event; “America’s Main Streets” winner announces
    plans for $25,000 grand prize

    Additional contest prizes include:
     STIHL Equipment Certificate for $1,000 worth of STIHL equipment good at any STIHL
    dealer in the U.S.
     Do it Best Corp. $500 shopping spree
     PPG Paints $500 shopping spree
     Public relations and social media recognition
     Special plaque for winner to proudly display

    For more information on Madison Main Street, visit: www.madisonmainstreet.com or contact
    Victoria Perry at madisonmainstreetprogram@gmail.com.

    Presenting Sponsor:
    STIHL Inc., America’s number-one selling brand of gasoline-powered handheld outdoor power
    equipment, is the founding sponsor of Independent We Stand and the presenting sponsor of
    America’s Main Streets contest. The company follows a unique distribution strategy in the
    handheld outdoor power equipment industry, choosing never to sell products at big box stores,
    but instead remaining loyal to its 9,000+ independent servicing dealers nationwide.

    Supporting Sponsors:
     Do it Best Corp.
     North American Retail Hardware Association
     PPG

    About Independent We Stand
    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.