Public invited to visit SmallBusinessRevolution.org to vote for which
small town will receive a $500,000 revitalization and be featured in
Season 3 of the popular show
SHOREVIEW, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 13, 2018--
Deluxe Corporation today named five finalists in a nationwide search for
one inspiring small town to receive a $500,000 transformation and to be
featured in Season 3 of Deluxe’s hit show Small Business Revolution –
Deluxe received thousands of nominations for Season 3. The public will
now decide the winner, which will receive a $500,000 revitalization for
its small businesses and downtown area and be featured in an
eight-episode series that will stream on Hulu and SmallBusinessRevolution.org.
Small business owners in the winning town will receive marketing support
and business advice from a team of Deluxe small-business marketing
experts, including Deluxe’s chief brand and communications officer
“After reviewing thousands of nominations and visiting 10 incredible
communities, we have made the challenging decision of narrowing the list
to five finalists. Now it is up to the public to decide,” Brinkman said.
“The people in these unique communities represent everything that the
Small Business Revolution is all about. And after receiving nearly 1
million votes for Season 2 finalists, we cannot wait to see how these
amazing Season 3 finalists rally votes for their communities.”
Deluxe has also enlisted TV personality Ty Pennington, who will join
Deluxe experts in the winning town and serve as celebrity spokesperson
of the popular online series. Pennington will lend his expertise and
will also support Deluxe in sharing the Small Business Revolution story.
After narrowing the Season 3 nominations to a short list of 10 towns,
Deluxe visited each of the towns and identified five finalists:
Alton, Illinois – A riverfront community separated from
Missouri and the St. Louis metro area by the Mighty Mississippi, this
bustling town once boasted more millionaires per capita than anywhere
in the U.S. Now, Alton is transitioning out of its heavily industrial
past and is in the midst of an entrepreneurial reinvention.
Amesbury, Massachusetts – A historic New England town that was
once famous for manufacturing everything from ships to carriages.
Nestled on the Merrimack River, Amesbury now features a picturesque
downtown that is filled with inspiring small businesses.
Bastrop, Texas – A small community outside of Austin that has
weathered challenges that include a massive forest fire. Its downtown,
which feels plucked from a classic Western film, features everything
from a moonshine distiller to an arts bazaar selling high-end Persian
Martinez, California – The only town that can claim to be the
home of both Joe DiMaggio and the martini, Martinez sits on the
outskirts of San Francisco’s East Bay. Its downtown is experiencing a
revival amid the renovation of beautiful historic buildings.
Siloam Springs, Arkansas – Located in the northwestern corner
of the state on the Oklahoma border, Siloam Springs blends a wealth of
natural beauty with a youthful entrepreneurial enthusiasm and a robust
Hispanic community. The passion their business owners have for the
place they live and work is immediately evident.
From Feb. 13 to 20, the public can visit SmallBusinessRevolution.org
to watch a brief video about each finalist and vote for their favorite.
Once the winner is chosen, Brinkman, Pennington and the Deluxe Small
Business Marketing team will head to the winning town to begin providing
marketing services and other assistance to the community. And the town’s
story will be told in Season 3 of Small Business Revolution – Main
Street, which will air in the fall of 2018. The winner will be announced
on Feb. 27.
Deluxe enlisted Pennington because of his proven track record of working
on projects that help transform and improve lives, homes and
communities, such as “Trading Spaces” and “Extreme Makeover: Home
“I have spent my career shining a spotlight on inspirational stories and
helping people realize their dreams,” Pennington said. “Small Business
Revolution – Main Street is an amazing opportunity to take my experience
to a whole new level – helping an entire community, and its Main Street
businesses, achieve their dreams.”
Deluxe debuted the Small Business Revolution in 2015 to celebrate a
century of providing marketing and other services to small businesses
and financial institutions. The campaign started by telling 100
stories of small businesses across the country. In doing so, Deluxe
found a need to support and celebrate small towns that originally
inspired the Small Business Revolution – Main Street and its $500,000
boost. The first two seasons of the show can be seen at SmallBusinessRevolution.org.
About Deluxe Corporation
Deluxe is a growth engine for small
businesses and financial institutions. 4.4 million small business
customers utilize Deluxe’s service and product solutions, including
website development and hosting, email marketing, social media, search
engine optimization and logo design, in addition to our industry-leading
checks and forms offerings. Deluxe serves approximately 5,600 financial
institutions with a diverse portfolio of financial technology solutions
that enable them to grow revenue and manage their customers’ throughout
their lifecycle, including our best-in-class check program solutions.
Deluxe is also a leading provider of checks and accessories sold
directly to consumers. For more information, visit us at www.deluxe.com, www.facebook.com/deluxecorp or www.twitter.com/deluxecorp.
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Cameron Potts, 651-233-7735