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Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Ocala Main Street recognized in American Express ‘Shop Small’ innovation challenge

Ocala Main Street, an organization that promotes economic development throughout the city of Ocala, was recognized by credit card giant American Express during a recent challenge that promoted “shopping small” across the nation.

The “Shop Small Order In, Help Out” Innovation Challenge saw hundreds of Main Street programs across America attempt to innovate and create solutions to problems brought on by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

With programs in more than 1,200 neighborhoods and communities, Main Street America represents a robust collection of individuals and businesses working together to promote “preservation-based economic development.”

Ocala Main Street tied for third place, earning special recognition for initiatives like the Downtown Burger Tour and its upcoming Tapas & Cocktail Tour.

To read more about the other programs that were recognized during this year’s challenge, visit the Shop Small Order In, Help Out Innovation Challenge results page.

Check out the Ocala Main Street website and the businesses they highlight.