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How Can I Help?

How can I help?

Keep sharing stories and photos of our small businesses and the things that make Durant special on social media using #MyDurant. We want to let the producers know we have a variety of small businesses in our town that are hard workers, but need their expert advice to really thrive!


For the next phase of the competition, we are dividing our efforts into teams. Individuals are welcome to serve on more than one team if they wish and if their time permits. Each team is committed to completing a list of tasks before The Small Business Revolution town visit in January.


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Welcome Reception Planning Team

  • Team Captains: Stephanie Gardner, Kara Byrd, Janet Reed
  • Tuesday, January 15, 6:00 PM
  • Location TBD
  • Ticketing procedure
  • Food donations by restaurants
  • Sponsorships
  • Live music & entertainment
  • Decor

Website & Social Media Team

  • Team Captains: Stacy Hammond, Dani Mackey, Kassi Wilkey
  • Landing page and merchandise store for website (Stacy Hammond will build)
  • Social media strategies for #MyDurant
  • Post content featuring all 77 small businesses who applied to the show

Press & Media Outreach Team

  • Team Captain: Michael Clements
  • Contact state and national press outlets including newspapers, television, and radio
  • Statements of support from elected officials and celebrities in Oklahoma
  • Commitments to share the link online if Durant makes Top 5 Towns who go up for public vote in February

Signage & Printed Marketing Materials Team

  • Team Captains: Don Krumme, Brandy Rundel, Jenilee Hitchcock, Dottie & Clay Moore
  • Call sign companies and see what they can donate. Durant Main Street will provide the design.
  • Yard Signs
  • Banners

Highway medians, Main Street median near KFC, downtown building at corner of Main & 2nd where Santa banner is hung, side of the Hotel Durant, hotel, and reception

  • Billboards
  • Electronic Marquees (Jenilee Hitchcock will contact)
  • Window Painting
  • Decorative wood signs for flowerbeds
  • Live mural during Town Tour on morning of Wednesday, January 16 (Dottie & Clay Moore will paint)


Merchandise Team

  • Team Captains: Michael & Cheryl Ellis
  • Shirts, hats, etc. (we cannot use The Small Business Revolution logo on apparel)
  • Durant Main Street will create a Merchandise Store page on their website and link to any vendors selling #MyDurant merchandise.
  • Welcome baskets for The Small Business Revolution team

Video & Photography Campaign

  • Team Captain: Jimmy Tran
  • Video or photo montage of all 77 business that applied (and beyond if time allows) to be shown at the reception
  • Promo video of Durant focusing on shopping small, local businesses
  • Individual business owner stories on video

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