Votes Still Needed: Searcy falls to 2nd place in Small Business Revolution contest

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SEARCY, Ark. – In the latest count in a competition between six cities to have a small business television show filmed in their town, Searcy has fallen to second place behind Durant, Okla. 

It’s not too late to vote!  Help the city of Searcy make it to the top. If they win they will be on season 4 of Small Business Revolution, a Hulu show that will award the winning town $500,000 for a facelift. 

The show said on Twitter that this race is the closest they’ve seen, so every vote counts. 

Voting ends Feb. 19 at 10 p.m. cst. 

Click the link http://bit.ly/MSS4Vote   to cast your vote. 

Original story: 

SEARCY, Ark.- The city of Searcy is quickly gaining national recognition after making the top 6 cities in competition against one another to have a small business television show filmed in their town.

Searcy made it down to one in six out of 12,000 applications.

“It has Searcy in a buzz that I have never in my life seen before,” says Mayor Kyle Osbourne.  

Everywhere you look in Searcy there are signs reminding you to vote. 

“This is the final round and it’s all about voting at this point,” says Mat Faulkner, owner of Think Idea Studio. 

New mayor Kyle Osbourne who just got out of an election finds himself right back to campaigning, this time for Searcy.   He’s helping the city get that coveted spot of season 4 of Small Business Revolution, a Hulu show that will award the winning town $500,000 for a facelift.

What started out on a whim, according to Faulkner who originally entered the city in the contest, is getting closer and closer to becoming a reality.

“It’s the unity that we have seen, not just from the community but across the entire state pulling for this to really happen,” says Faulkner. 

As the clock winds down it’s all anyone is talking about and voting has become a sport. 

“I’ve voted a couple times today because I have a couple of emails,” says Natalie Emmert, who works at Burrito Day in Searcy.   “We just try to do it from every single email we possibly can.”

 As of February 15th Searcy was in the lead out of all the remaining cities. 

To vote you can text “SEARCY” to 484848 and then you will get reminders to click on link and vote for Searcy daily.  https://www.deluxe.com/small-business-revolution/main-street/season-four/

Voting ends on Tuesday, February 19, 2019.  

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