You can now vote to help Victoria Main Street Program win $25K

Cast your vote at www.mainstreetcontest.com/nominees

Main Street Contest

VICTORIA, Texas – The Victoria Main Street Program is asking for your help to win $25,000 or other prizes that will help make Victoria’s vision for downtown a reality.

The Victoria Main Street Program was nominated for the America’s Main Streets contest from Independent We Stand. Independent We Stand is a nationwide organization that focuses on promoting and developing local businesses.

You can visit https://www.mainstreetcontest.com/nominees to vote for the Victoria Main Street Program. You can vote up to 25 times per day on each device.

On Nov. 7, quarterfinalist voting closes. Semifinalist voting begins on Nov. 15. Among ten semifinalists, a panel of judges will choose the contest winners.

Danielle Williams

Victoria Main Street Program Director Danielle Williams

“As we move toward finalizing our community-driven downtown master plan, we want to be mindful of funding opportunities that will help us to implement some of the exciting projects included in the plan,” said Victoria Main Street Program Director Danielle Williams. “We hope that residents will support us by voting so that we can bring these projects to life.”

Prizes in the America’s Main Streets contest include:

  • $25,000 grand prize
  • STIHL equipment certificate for $1,000
  • Do it Best Corp. $500 shopping spree
  • Tmbr Flooring $500 shopping spree
  • Nationwide Marketing Group $500 shopping spree
  • Public relations and social media recognition
  • A plaque to display

This year’s theme for America’s Main Streets contest is “Road to Recovery.” Contest organizers hope the contest will draw attention to the vital role America’s Main Streets play in the long-term success of communities, according to a statement from Independent We Stand.

“Independent We Stand wants to help locally owned businesses not just survive the pandemic but thrive in their communities,” said Independent We Stand co-founder Bill Brunelle. “After the massive nationwide shutdowns due to COVID, we recognize the pride business owners take in their Main Streets, and we want to help share those stories through our contest.”

You can find more information about the Victoria Main Street Program by visiting www.victoriatx.gov/mainstreet. You can also call 361-485-3060.