Win $500,000 for Downtown Marietta: A How-to Guide

As many of you know, The Small Business Revolution team has come and gone. Their visit to Marietta on January 6th and 7th was chock full of celebration, community building, interviewing, photographing, filming, laughter, and downtown Marietta, OH lovin'.

Thank you. Thank you to each and every one of you who shared a #MyMarietta story, who came downtown for our very first First Friday, who chatted with a neighbor or a colleague to spread the news of this Main Street Contest, and who is cheering us on. Our community is lucky to have so much to celebrate, and we are grateful that we were able to share a piece of our story with The Small Business Revolution team.

The Small Business Revolution has completed their tour of visiting all eight towns on the shortlist, down from 14,000 nominations. Now, the burden is on their shoulders to select finalists still in the running for $500,000 and to be featured on the 2nd season of their Hulu series.

What's Next?

February 9th: Find Out if Marietta is a Finalist

We will find out if Marietta is a finalist between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. on February 9th, either via the SBR website and a Facebook Live or via a national media outlet as part of SBR's national media publicity tour where Amanda Brinkman and Robert Herjavec will be discussing SBR, the Main Street Contest, and each of the 8 towns.

February 9th to February 16th: Vote for Marietta, OH Every Single Day

Voting is as follows: Each person can cast one vote per day, per device, per web browser. So, if you're like me, for example, I have 1 desktop, 2 laptops, 1 cell phone, and 1 tablet. Each device currently has 3 different web browsers (IE, Firefox, Chrome). That means that I, as one person, can cast 15 votes per day through 9 p.m. on February 16th.

All voting is online-only, from February 9th to February 16th only, and only through The Small Business Revolution website:

February 22nd: Winner Announced

The Small Business Revolution team will announce the winner of the contest on February 22nd. The goal is for SBR to host a live announcement where each finalist community will gather at a selected location. Stay tuned for details!

How You Can Help

  1. Vote for Marietta, OH every single day from February 9th to February 16th on every device you have in every browser you have.
  2. Encourage as many people in your network to also vote for Marietta, OH daily, on each device, on each browser. This is a nationwide vote so reach far and wide to rack up the votes for Marietta!
  3. Share your #MyMarietta story about why people should vote for Marietta. What makes Marietta so special? What impact do you think The Small Business Revolution could have on downtown? What are your favorite things about Marietta?