Feb. 12--Corsicana is in the running for a TV Series and $500,000 in revitalization and needs every Texan's vote.
Corsicana is one week away from winning this year's Small Business Revolution -- Main Street competition for a HULU TV series and an infusion of dollars for small businesses. The town has just one week to rack up enough votes. The good news is, anyone can vote. The great news is, Corsicana is in Texas -- and Texans win.
"Texas is in it to win it," said Corsicana'sMain Street Director Karie Denny. "A vote for Corsicana is a vote for Texas! The link to vote is: www.votetexas.us." People can also vote at www.smallbusinessrevolution.org.
Voting closes Saturday, Feb. 19 at 9 p.m. Supporters may vote once a day per email address.
Town officials gathered Tuesday morning in coffee shops downtown to watch Amanda Brinkman of Deluxe Corporation and producer/star of Small Business Revolution -- Main Street make the announcement from New York City. As soon as the name Corsicana was announced, the town switched gears to get out the vote using www.votetexas.us.
Digital outdoor media flashed patriotic signs, a text service sent reminders to vote, students were allowed to use their phones to vote. Friends and family across the country are encouraged to kick up their boots, be a Texan for a week and VOTE: www.votetexas.us.
Corsicana, located about 50 miles south of Dallas and 50 miles east of Waco, is the birthplace of Texas oil. Its well-preserved historic downtown, with original brick streets, has become a favorite of artists and creatives in recent years. The Deluxe Corporation originally included Corsicana in its Top 20 because of television viewer nominations. In January, the team visited the city to feel the spirit of the town.
"Businesses here came together to show who we are," Denny said. "In small towns like this, it's not just a store front. It's someone's life story. If we don't get enough votes to win the competition, we've already won here. We're Texas proud and Corsicana proud."
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