Small Business Revolution announced its top 10 finalists Tuesday, Dec. 12, and Florence was included counted among them. This means that Florence is still in the running and has a chance to receive $500,000 in revitalization assistance to be split between six local businesses.
On top of the funds received, Florence would also be featured in Main Street Season 3, which streams nation-wide on Hulu and online.
A team from the Small Business Revolution (SBR) will be visiting all of the top 10 finalists throughout the month of January to collect more information about the towns, the people in them and the local business community.
Florence can expect visitors from the SBR team Jan. 3-4. A welcome reception will be held Wednesday, Jan. 3, at the Florence Event Center from 5 to 7 p.m. It will be an opportunity for the host of Small Business Revolution to address the town, mingle and get to know the community.
After the town visits, the top 10 will be narrowed down to two or three finalists, which will be announced at the beginning of February.
After that, there will be a national vote that will determine the winner.
Community members and all Oregonians are invited to share what they like about Florence on social media, utilizing the hashtag #MyFlorence and tagging @smbizrevolution.
Seasons 1 and 2 of the Small Business Revolution Main Street series can be seen on Hulu or at www.deluxe.com /small-business-revolution /main-street.
For more information, contact Ellen Huntingdon at [email protected] or call her at 541-902-1509.