Durant Main Street, along with numerous other members of our community, nominated Durant online in October to be considered for the television show. City leaders were contacted by producers and given the opportunity to submit additional information about Durant and its small business community.
Top 20 Phase: On November 13, SBR announced the Top 20 Towns selected from over 12,000 nominations, with Durant making the cut! In this phase, the town leaders received a questionnaire and were asked to reach out to community members and small businesses to solicit support for the project. The #MyDurant posts from our community showed amazing support for Durant and 77 small businesses filled out an application of interest! Deluxe Corporation requested a phone interview with the Durant Main Street Director to answer any further questions they had about our small business community.
Top 10 Phase: On December 11, SBR announced the Top 10 towns, which once again, included Durant. These towns will receive a visit in January from Amanda Brinkman, the Deluxe team, and a film crew. This is the phase where producers want to see our community rally and get active on social media, sharing all the things we love about our town.