MAIN STREET PERRYVILLLE, INC. Vying for $25K Cash Prize in National Contest Recognizing America’s Main Streets

Published 8:22 am Thursday, March 29, 2018

Vote now to advance MAIN STREET PERRYVILLE to the next round


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On Feb. 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. Main Street Perryville Inc. 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.”

Main Street Perryville Inc. is home to Merchants Row the oldest antebellum era commercial district still in operation in the state of Kentucky. The buildings were built in 1830 along the Chaplin River.  On Oct. 8, 1862, the Battle of Perryville was fought in and around Perryville during the Civil War. Every home and business in Perryville and the surrounding communities were used as hospitals following the battle.

Today, Main Street Perryville is responsible for the historic preservation of these buildings, economic development and tourism. To complete restoration on Merchants Row, the organization needs approximately $546,000. If Main Street Perryville wins, the money will be used to continue its restoration efforts. Currently it is restoring the Johnson Britton House and the Opera House.

The first round of voting in the contest began as soon as Main Street Perryville, Inc. was nominated, and runs through April 22. All nominations and voting take place on

Important dates:

• Now 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 visit: or contact Vicki T. Goode, (859) 332-1862,

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.