Help Martinez Win $500,000 for Downtown Revitalization

Help Martinez Win $500,000 for Downtown Revitalization

Martinez is Top 5 Finalist for Hulu Series!                                                                                                                                                                            

Martinez is one of the Top 5 towns in the running to be featured on the season 3 of the Hulu’s series “Small Business Revolution – Main Street.”  It is up to the public to decide which town actually wins.  The public can vote now through February 20.

Lets Help Martinez win.  You may vote once per day per email address you own. So please vote daily.  Here is the link to voting.  Vote Martinez

If Martinez wins, they will receive a $500,000 boost from Deluxe Corporation and star in Season 3 of “Small business Revolution”.  Small Business Revolution-Main street is a documentary series created and backed by the Deluxe Corporation, a small business marketing services company.  The Deluxe Corporation team read thousands of nominations of small businesses by friends and neighbors.  They heard the stories of struggle and hope in small-town America and reached out to hundreds of communities to learn more. Selected by a team of storytellers and speaking with town representatives, those small businesses along with their owners represented the best of the American entrepreneurial spirit. They created the “Small Business Revolution – Main Street” to help those small businesses, and in turn, their small towns, reignite the spark that drives them.

“Small Business Revolution” started by showcasing 100 small business stories across the country through photo essays, videos, and a half-hour documentary.  After thousands of nominations from small towns throughout the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico, Deluxe Corp. narrowed the field down to 20 towns/candidates that could be featured in “Small Business Revolution – Main Street” Season 3!  Martinez had made the top 20.

The search is for one lucky town – and to feature six of its small businesses.  The series documents the transformations in an original series on Hulu with hosts Amanda Brinkman (Forbes’ Communication Council) and Robert Herjavec (entrepreneur and former host of Dragon’s Den and Shark Tank.

On Dec. 12, Martinez made the cut to the Top 10 finalists. In January, Deluxe team visited each town and its small businesses, to learn how they would benefit from $500,000 revitalization boost.  During this phase, communities are asked to rally and get active on social media as to why they love their town.  In Martinez, the Deluxe team was greeted by a welcoming crowd of about 200 enthusiastic citizens.  Not bad.

Hearing from residents helped determine the towns for which Deluxe prize could make the biggest impact.  On February 12, it Leanne Peterson, Director of Main Street Martinez Association, announced that Martinez had made the cut to Top 5.  The other competing finalists are Alton, Il; Amesbury, MA; Bastrop, TX; and Siloam Springs, AR.

The winner will be announced at the end of February. Then the winning town’s small businesses will then be invited to apply to be featured on the show.  Filming for the series will span March-June 2018.

Give them your support. Vote now, vote often, vote daily.  Vote Martinez



(Updated 2/13/2018 from February 2018 Diablo Gazette Edition)