Wabash, Indiana or Silverton, Oregon? Cast Your Vote and Send $500,000 to the Lucky Town

A few weeks ago, we echoed the call to nominate your favorite small town to receive $ 500,000 worth of marketing services and business advice from our parent company, Deluxe Corporation in partnership with Shark Tank star, Robert Herjavec. The two finalists were announced today and we encourage all you small town lovers to watch the three-minute documentaries and cast your vote.

Meet the Finalists

Sliverton, Oregon – Serving as the gateway to Oregon’s largest state park, Silverton is surrounded by natural beauty and is home to a large botanical garden. The historic district has twice been hit with damaging fires – but the downtown business district is gaining momentum, featuring an array of shops and restaurants that are working to reinvigorate the city’s core. The unique expertise and support of the Small Business Revolution could be exactly what is needed to take the community to the next level.


Wabash, Indiana – This inspiring small town, which was the first electrically lighted city in the world, has not lost its spark. But it has taken a hit from urban sprawl, which has drawn businesses and workers out of downtown, and a diminishing industrial base that has altered the local economy. Wabash’s tight-knit community and independent small-business owners have banded together in a concerted effort to revitalize their downtown core – and the Small Business Revolution could help re-illuminate Wabash as a shining destination for tourists and residents alike.


The public vote is open from May 3-10, and each person who votes will have a chance to win a trip for two to the winning town and a meet and greet with Herjavec. The process of the town’s revitalization will be documented in a web series debuting on SmallBusinessRevolution.org in the fall of 2016.

To cast your vote and learn more about Small Business Revolution on Main Street, go to SmallBusinessRevolution.org.

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  3. Duane Duprey^Love the shirts. Print is not faded. These shirts do run big. I wear L and XL depending so i went 2XL&#44 to expect shrinking. WIll buy from again&#44 need to find me a Muttley shirt now!~5|JOHN ROWE^LOL what did I expect for the cheap price. Size way to small&#44 the shirt does not look like photo.g Graphic faded&#44 can’t see Hong Kong Phooey’s ears. Looks and feels like 100% polyester but can’t say for sure because there are no tags on the shirt. Looks like it was sewn in somebody’s garage. Again what did I expect for the price&#44 “Shame on Me~3|chris^Great shirt heavier fabric does not shrink in wash~5|Beesan M Mustafa^LOVE IT. PERFECT FIT. FEELS GOOD. THE KIND OF TSHIRT YOU KEEP FOR LONG LONG TIME~5|Jonathon Anderson^Shirt was garbage. It was some super shiny material that felt gross.~3|Amazon Customer^comfortable&#44 great lenght and not clingy~4|

  4. randi dale^Seemed rather small for a men’s med. It was a gift and I don’t know if it actually fit or not yet. Nice med weight tee material. The screen print or whatever you call it seems heavy enough to withstand mutliple washings.~3|Eagle Scout^I was planning to wear the shirt the day after it arrived in the mail. However my cat had other plans and decided when I took the shirt out of the plastic case and put it in a place where I won’t forget about it when I wake up in the morning…. The cat threw up on it. However the shirt did arrive on time and looked cool.~3|T.A. Morgan^My husband loves it and it fits as expected.~5|Momster^Perfect for the fishermen. Got it as a gift and went over well.~4|Ally's mom^True to size but it shrank a tad around the waist after a few washings. It was ok~3|

  5. A. Rodriguez^Not only did it take a month but The seam on the neck of the hood has white thread sticking out – The print on the hoodie is not like the picture – it looks faded AND it also does not have pockets – wow – not cool – will need to send this one back~3|ken harrison^It was too small and the hoodie didn’t come with a front pocket. So when I attempt to squeeze into it I awkwardly pat my belly looking for the pocket.~3|GP^Runs a little narrow.Logo print is not as thick as I’d like for the price.Cotton sweatshirt is soft .~3|Charlene Barber^Ehh~3|

  6. Lonnie D. Thornton^Good fit and quality.~5|Amazon Customer^It was not a xxl more like a large did not fit~3|D^great~5|Amazon Customer^The shirt runs a little large so order one size back~4|Harborguy^2XL is always big on me&#44 but this shirt was skin tight!.. It fit my wife nicely and she wears a medium!…Sizing wasn’t even close to accurate!.. Don’t waste your money.. Will never buy from this seller again&#44 as they clearly are buying “Asia sized” shirts from China&#44 marking up the price&#44 and reselling them here.~3|jp^I purchased a 2x and the tag says its a 2x&#44 but it fits like a large. It took about a month to arrive from China&#44 yes I said China lol..~3|Mark Tucker^I ordered a 2xl. Tag on shirt said 2xl&#44couldn’t even get it on. It was like a small&#44 can’t even wear it. 0 stars!!!~3|Neil^One shot wear. I take a x large but order a 2x. Fit perfect for one day. After one wash it became a medium… Took almost two months to receive.~3|

  7. ~337~^I purchased this shirt for my mother for Mother’s Day. I originally saw a guy wearing this coming out of Walmart and he said he purchased it inside that same Walmart in the men’s section. I searched for 30 minutes&#44 couldn’t find it and wa-la&#44 here it is on Amazon. There is something about this shirt that it’s just…funny. My mom wore it out the following weekend after Mother’s Day and there was an endless stream of people that complimented her shirt and wanted one too. I should be paid as the spokesperson or advertising because I started providing the link and recommending the size. It fits PERFECT to size&#44 so I would recommend you buy up a size to accommodate for the shrinkage.~5|Amazon Customer^smooth fabric&#44 stretchy slim fit. Took about 2 months to arrive&#44 kinda cheapy feeling.~3|sanne^good&#44 shirt&#44 nice color&#44 looks like in the picture. qualtity is ok&#44 younget what you pay for.~4|Isaac^Fits just fine. Little large&#44 but no big deal.~5|Maribelle R^Love the quality of the fabric. and also the quality of the print. Excellent choice.~5|Pam Sherer^Cool shirt~5|Peggy Roberts^great shirt~5|Amazon Customer^Love it.~5|WJS^Expected to receive in a dark gray color&#44 but color was brown. Was also somewhat small for a size Large. Still makes me laugh!~4|RawCat^Bought for husbands birthday it’s too small and I can’t return it sucks~3|

  8. Bradley R. Osmon^Very soft.. Slightly narrow in shoulders.~5|jon r.^This shirt is extra thin but that’s not a bad thing. Great for hot days. Soft material. Print is a little scratchy from the outside. Don’t feel it while wearing it though so not bothersome.~5|Mark D.^It’s the highlife! I have to say the graphics on this shirt are pretty awesome and the shirt fits really good.~5|LBOz^Very comfy!~5|Trish F.^This was a gift&#44 it arrived sooner than expected and fit perfectly. The recipient wore it immediately as it was a style he’d been looking for. big score on this purchase.~5|Mit^The shirt is very thin as I expected and what I wanted perfect fit~5|michael worhach^Nice soft shirt that fits great and breathes well!~5|Crystal Abbott^Perfect! Price was good and got it when I expected it. :)~5|Customer Jay^Great quality. Big fan of Tee Luv&#44 Thanks~5|Melissa C Smith^Christmas gift. he loved it.~5|

  9. ChBh^Bought this for my kids birthday. Ordered quickly. Realized a day later I could get the same tshirt at Toys R Us for 8.99 whereas I paid 12.99 on Amazon. My mistake for not shopping around. Also checked the reviews a day late as well. The print is not a bad design with four characters from the show on it. The print itself isn’t great – not super clean or neat for that mater. The tag on the inside looks like it is an attached sticker&#44 but the shirt is either too thin or the print too heavy that you can read the label through the back of the tshirt. Maybe wouldn’t be so bad&#44 but it a large label. For a 12.99 plus tax tshirt&#44 I paid way too much for a low quality product.~4|Amazon Customer^The print on the shirt was awful.l!! Very out of focus and the colors were very light. Nothing like the picture. Would not recommend it to anyone. Very disappointed.~3|Steph^Too small for 3 T size. I’ll have to return unfortunately~3|Amazon Customer^Cute shirt. The large tag on the back that you could see through the shirt is ridiculous. The tag is about 6 inches long and 4 inches wide. You can read it from a few feet away when he is wearing the shirt. I would send it back&#44 but he has already seen the front of it and loves it.~4|Amazon Customer^My 2 year old loves Bob the Builder so he was super excited to get this shirt. He’s a bit taller (38in&#4433lbs) for his age so we got him a 3t and there’s a little extra room for him to grow.~5|Darrin^My son loved it. Price was a little high&#44 but the only thing I could find with Scoop on it. Material and sowing looked good.~4|Illinois^Altho smaller than anticipated this is a cute and colorful shirt~5|valerie^Can not wait to gift this to my son at Christmas. He loves Bob!~5|Madeline^The cutest shirt. Grafics are great. My Grandson lived it~5|Debbie Bryant^fits perfect~5|

  10. K. Woods^Only reason it did not receive 5 stars is because it’s not very long. For a 7/8&#44 length was more like a 5T but plenty wide. Loved the shirt and design&#44 and eyes really did glow!~4|marcella roberts^Son loves it!~5|Teacher5^What a cool shirt! It is good quality and has stood up to many washes. It is a great picture of Toothless!~5|R. M. Duenas^Nice&#44 but a bit overpriced for what it is. Definitively a summer tee&#44 as the fabric is not substantial.~4|Amazon Customer^Perfect~5|Sara Edwards^My 8 year old loves this shirt:)~5|helene^Was just what I ordered and so cutecu~5|amber^Perfect!~5|

  11. Amazon Customer^Excellent tshirts! I ordered 5 of them&#44 sizes M&#44 L and XL and they all fitted perfectly. The quality of the design is great and they even change the names. The communication with the seller was excellent and ship very quickly.~5|Neahia^I absolutely love the shirts~5|USArmyWife_05^Thea shirts were perfect for our family Disneyland trip. They fit as expected and washed and dried well.~5|Edna^The tshirts are good BUT and this is a big one&#44 don’t advertise that if we leave a message with the color and message we want on the shirt you’ll deliver that because you didn’t.I wanted black shirts and I received the red ones and didn’t have the inscription that I wanted.If you want the typical Red and what you select on size and there typical design and letter you’re fine order it. But if you want something custom don’t waste your money because you’ll be dissapointed like I am.Just for this is the bad review.~3|Nicole^The shirts are cute! We got 5 shirts in several different sizes. Just FYI the girls shirts are boys cut as well so they are boxy and not slim fitting&#44 just a heads up for the ladies purchasing.We had an error on one of the shirts saying the wrong name and GoCustom customer service fixed the problem and sent out a new shirt fast! If you need cheap Disney shirts for cute family pics&#44 this is a great option! I would purchase from them again.~5|Amazon Customer^I ordered mine a little big as I intended to use it as a sleep shirt with my Minnie Mouse sleep capris. It is a shirt of excellent quality and looks exactly as described. However&#44 I ended up giving it to my daughter&#44 because it was not just a little big&#44 but huge. That wold have been fine as a sleep shirt&#44 but the color wasn’t the true red in the picture. It was more of an orange/red. It didn’t match the Minnie Mouse capris I own&#44 which WERE true red and that orangey red is a color that looks horrible on me. I will keep looking as I have to get the color right. My daughter uses it as a sleep shirt as it is even bigger on her&#44 but she can wear that color.~3|Anaely Rodriguez^If you love Disney World this shirts will make your dream come true. I always wanted matching shirts for our family of 6 and I am so glad we bought them from Go Custom. This are TOP quality shirts. Color&#44 style and sizes. Everything is perfect!!!!~5|MP^They fit perfect and well made.~5|Mom of 2 Toddler boys??^Went to Disney for memorial weekend. Go so many compliments. People kept asking where I got the shirts made and were amazed when I told them. Sizing for adults are pretty accurate. For toddlers&#44 may run a little small.Seller will work with you to make sure you are happy. Will continue to order from them. Customer service is top notch. Would give them 10 stars if I could ??~5|Amazon Customer^Ordered 3 shirts for my family Disney trip. These shirts are great. They are true to size&#44 nice bold red color and the fabric is nice quality. Shipping was fast! Cant wait to wear these shirts!!~5|

  12. Miami Mom^I read the reviews before ordering&#44 so I let that sway me. I am a size 0 or 2&#44 but I’m tall and I have a bust. I would have ordered a small&#44 but considering the other reviews&#44 I ordered a Medium. It was too big. The shirt is very nice&#44 and made of good material&#44 and the logo looks even better in person. But I would definitely not consider it as running small. I returned it&#44 and ordered the small.~5|CGR^The shirt runs about two sizes small. I tried the large and it fit like a small/med&#44 so I ordered again this time two sizes up. The XXL fits like a large/x-large. Other than odd sizing&#44 it is a nice shirt and is a bit longer than most women’s t-shirts which is a good thing in my opinion. Women’s firearm t-shirts are hard to find&#44 so I’m happy with this one.~3|Rachel 010101^Ran big but otherwise great shirt~5|James C.^Great shirt&#44 fits her well. She is built really well and has the right curves&#44 fit was a little tight up top&#44 but thats expected. All in all looks great and she really loves the shirt. Being she runs an Smith and Wesson M&P 15 (AR-15) she is really happy with this shirt&#44 and wore it to the range the other day to sight in her rifle.lol This is a good buy and is priced right.~4|Mandrake^Wife loved the shirt&#44 however&#44 it does run very small and my wife is very petite and wears extra small shirts. Returned it and traded for woman’s medium. The seller was awesome to work with and swapped it out very fast. Good communication.~5|Melanie Allen Smith^I love the shirt……….keeping the size I got&#44 but if you like shirts looser- I’d have gone large not medium.~4|Jodberg^The shirt I received was packaged very well and the quality was very good.I did have to return it because I ordered a size too small. Farm and Firearm have been very helpful in the return process and very speedy. The replacement shirt is on the way. My wife will be very pleased when it arrives.~4|CHRIS REPLOGLE^Purchased for my wife for Christmas. She normally wears a medium&#44 but I order a large because it looked small on the web and it is still a little small for her. I would say order it at least one to two sizes bigger.~4|Amazon Customer^Toddler sized~3|Roscoe Chang^Wife loved it~5|

  13. cttarheel^Don’t waste your time! The shirt took nearly a month to arrive&#44 and I do not even have the words to explain it. It is made from some weird synthetic fabric&#44 is way too small&#44 has no tag&#44 bad stitching and the colors are all wrong. Not what is in the picture!~3|Paul Vergara^This shirt took a month to arrive and it looks like something I could’ve sent and make with any local vendor. The logo is faded as if the quality of the image was googled.~4|Elizabeth G DeVault^Just a bit too small for a medium.~4|L. West^This was a purchase for my daughter to wear to a UF softball game. The shirt is roomy and comfortable. The colors are the correct shades and have held up to several runs through the washing machine and dryer. I would make this purchase again.~5|J. Mansour^Quality.~4|mathiasparks^Colors are way off&#44 it fits much smaller than it should&#44 and even though it says PRIME shipping&#44 it took over a month to get to me.~3|Amazon Customer^Gift from brother – Go Gators!~5|Amazon Customer^This shirt looks like it was made by a five year old in a sweat shop somewhere. The shirt doesn’t even have a tag! The material is a wanna be dry-fit and the logo is super blurry!!! And it took almost three months to arrive!!!~3|Amazon Customer^Great!~5|Sandra J. Funk^Excellent quality and fits perfectly – was a gift for daughter! She loved it!~5|

  14. Amazon Customer^Loved the hat&#44 it’s super cute and seems sturdy. It fit a bit small on my head&#44 like it was just big enough to go around but not deep enough to sit securely (if that makes sense). I gave it to my younger sister (age 14) and it really suits her well. I’m just glad someone can get use out of it. It’s a really nice hat overall&#44 would recommend for younger people or folks with slightly smaller heads. :)~4|Julia J Nickerson^I dont have a large head lol… and I dont have a ton of hair at all&#44 I have many Cadet hats and was super excited about this one… well lets just say that when It got here it fit my 2 year old better than it did me! not happy with this hat at all.~3|sara corey^love this hat&#44 fits perfect and love the look and design!!!~5|MeanG^Very cute but very small :(~4|DLC^Somewhat small but that works for me since I have a small head. Great quality~5|K. Myles^The circumference is fine&#44 but it’s a little short on the head. Would definitely blow off on a gusty day. Overall okay.~3|R. Martin^Too small–and I have a small head.~3|Disapointed Shopper^Super cute and made well. Just a little snug.~4|

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  16. Hawgfan^The visor seems well made and will adjust in size.It would be really cool if it came with a logo embroidered on it&#44 but still&#44 golfing in a straw visor is how I started in the game&#44 so finding this to replace my long ago&#44 worn out&#44 original visor&#44 I am happy.~4|Judy E Fuller^REALLY LOVE IT! I Wear it ALL SUMMER LONG!!PERFECT FIT!!!~5|B.L.^Material is not what I expected but I can not see that clearly on website. I am keeping it&#44 I may like it later.Three star is very subjective rating from me. Maybe people who like the kind of material will give it a 5 stars.~3|Rebecca Christian^Love the hats.. just what I wanted!~5|City Dweller-Country Heart^Very comfortable. Easily Adjustable. Better comfort than others I have.~5|Amazon Customer^great fit..no problems with it at all. On time and packed well.~4|Sandra BuShea^Absolutely lovely and fits great.~5|dt830^comfortable&#44 worth the price~5|shaka^can’t beat the quality for 7.99~5|SuBrina Burgess^Love it!~5|

  17. Lara^I was looking all over for a 4T shirt for my nephew&#44 so I could make matching shirts for him and his brothers. Thankfully&#44 the XS I found here worked for what I needed. It’s a great product&#44 nice color and totally matches the ones I bought locally for the older boys.~4|Riley Borgia^A bit bigger than expected&#44 but held up well being laundered. I applied an iron on transfer and it has held up beautifully on this shirt!~4|mg11889^Good fit&#44 good color. Should have stuck to Hanes for softness. These are wearable and economical&#44 but not comfy by any means. They will have to be washed several times to get closer to “comfy” and colors fade&#44 so….not the best choice for comfort and longevity of use.~3|Becky D.^Bought these to make family reunion shirts. Since we have our gathering during the hot summer months&#44 I wanted something that would be cool. These shirts are perfect…lightweight and the perfect blend of cotton and polyester. They wash up nicely and don’t hold the wrinkles. Very happy with my purchase!~5|amazon customer^It was perfect for my kid’s school color day event! I think it’s reasonable&#44 seems very durable for what you pay. The seller accommodated with my schedule. Thank you so much!~5|Ursula Ott^Came as expected&#44 the size is correct and the product is as described. The quality of the shirt was pretty low&#44 the seams are already starting to deteriorate after one wash. Overall this shirt is not bad but I might have to replace it soon. I guess you get what you pay for.~3|Bay Area Cooler^Bought a generic gray t-shirt for my son’s PE. The school issued Gildan of the same size is bigger than this one. Surprised that there is so much variability for the same brand but made at different places. Looks okay and it is low cost. So&#44 just fine~4|sonial^I have to order XL for my boy who usually wears M.~4|Sara Chronister^It’s a good shirt and the fit was good. My son is 7. The only slight disappointment was that the shirt was such a dark green that it was almost black. It wasn’t the green pictured by the seller. It wouldn’t have been a big deal at all but it was for his Christmas play and it had to be a certain color. So&#44 fit was good&#44 shipping was fast&#44 price was nice but color was off.~4|Lonnie D. Thornton^Good fit and quality.~5|Amazon Customer^It was not a xxl more like a large did not fit~3|D^great~5|Amazon Customer^The shirt runs a little large so order one size back~4|Harborguy^2XL is always big on me&#44 but this shirt was skin tight!.. It fit my wife nicely and she wears a medium!…Sizing wasn’t even close to accurate!.. Don’t waste your money.. Will never buy from this seller again&#44 as they clearly are buying “Asia sized” shirts from China&#44 marking up the price&#44 and reselling them here.~3|jp^I purchased a 2x and the tag says its a 2x&#44 but it fits like a large. It took about a month to arrive from China&#44 yes I said China lol..~3|Mark Tucker^I ordered a 2xl. Tag on shirt said 2xl&#44couldn’t even get it on. It was like a small&#44 can’t even wear it. 0 stars!!!~3|Neil^One shot wear. I take a x large but order a 2x. Fit perfect for one day. After one wash it became a medium… Took almost two months to receive.~3|

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  22. Dawn^Doesn’t look like the picture. Arrived with lint on it. Says “Made in El Salvador” but received in USA from China. The shirt is very thin–I can see my phone through it. And the border around the screen printed lettering is a bit white.~3|Jim^Grandson loved it~5|Pittsburgh Buyer^I mean come on; its an 80’s wrestling icon’s shirt. Really what else needs to be said. This thing is awesome. It fit well and was made of nice fabric. My wife and kids may laugh but i know anyone who sees me wearing this shirt is saying to themselves- “AWESOME&#44 I wish I was man enough to wear something like this.~5|G. Lincoln^I ordered this shirt for my husband. It arrived today and is NOT AS PICTURED!!! The t-shirt is really gold&#44 and not yellowish \”gold\” as the picture shows. The red lettering is also not outlined in black like is traditional for a \”hulkamania\” t-shirt. Overall&#44 I am pretty disappointed with the shirt. If the seller is going to post a picture&#44 they should at least send you the product they show and not something that is just close.~4|Amazon Customer^The shirt was great&#44 fit was exactly as expected. The shipping was a little slower than normal but I gave it a 5 Star rating since they included a free $5 gift card~5|Eric^I ordered the XXX for someone and the shirt is pure junk. The hulkamania lettering is very small not like the picture. Maybe the other sizes are better quality but do not order the XXX unless you just plan on ripping it up for a video or something brother.~3|Amazon Customer^My husband loved it !! We are very happy with it.~5|Chris O'Connor^pretty disappointed the letters aren’t as big as they are in picture. literally a 1/4 of the size buyer beware~3|Sara P.^It’s a nice shirt. Good quality. Maybe a little small.~5|Christie Cooper^This shirt is not what I was expecting. The letters are not outlined in black like in the picture&#44 and it is a lot bigger than a normal larger tshirt. Pretty disappointed.~4|

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