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Small biz contest to reward local operators

Staff Report
Posted on 6/26/2020, 12:31 PM

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS -- A company wants to highlight small businesses who are getting by during the COVID-19 pandemic with a customer-nominated contest. wants to spotlight local businesses.

For those small businesses that are still hanging on, Illinois' gradual reopening offers a glimmer of hope. People are looking for creative ways to reignite their businesses. wants to help provide that spark.

To that end, is announcing a contest to spotlight small businesses that have gone above and beyond to give back to their community.

Winners will receive $1,000 in signage for their business from Winners will be chosen through a crowd voting system based on the following criteria: service to their community, creativity in adapting to change, and emotional appeal.

To nominate a business, just go to the contest page at and click on and fill out the form.

The contest will run through June 30, and winners will be announced by July 20.