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Canon City awaits results of ‘Small Business Revolution’ vote

Posted at 5:08 PM, Feb 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-27 10:06:48-05

CANON CITY – Cañon City is anxiously awaiting the results of a fan vote that will decide if it will be featured on the Hulu show “Small Business Revolution- Main Street.”

A watch party is being held tonight at Canon City High School.

The watch party begins at 5 p.m. and the announcement is expected at 5:30 p.m.

If they win, Cañon City will be featured on the show’s fourth season and a select number of small businesses would be eligible to receive $500,000 for marketing and renovation help.

At the last update, at the end of voting, Cañon City was in third place but the show said it was a close race.

The town has held numerous events in efforts to convince the show’s crew to pick Cañon City as a finalist.

Musician Billy Joel has endorsed the Colorado town, stating a friend and former guitarist calls Cañon City home.

The other finalist towns include Camas, Washington; Corsicana, Texas; Durant, Oklahoma; Searcy, Arkansas; and Washington, North Carolina.