Help Us WIN a Main Street Make-over

Main Street could get an A-list upgrade.

Small Town makeover

This "Shark Tank" Star Wants To Help One Small Town Get a $500,000 Makeover

Whitmore Lake has the chance to win a $500,000 Main Street make-over.  Shark Tank's Robert Herjavec has partnered with the Deluxe Corporation for the Small Business Revolution Main Street project. Together, they plan to make-over a winning small town, breathing new life into its businesses. The first lucky town to get the half a million dollar transformation was Wabash, IN.  (See their story on  Let's make Whitmore Lake the next winner!

Our Township Manager was able to speak with an individual from the project to find out how they chose their candidates.  While the individual was not able to say exactly how the small towns are chosen, he gleaned from the conversation that the more submissions the town had, the more noticeable they became to the project.


To nominate Whitmore Lake for the Small Town Revolution Main Street project, simply click the link at the bottom of this page, and submit an original short essay (500 words or less) on how bringing this project to our town would make a difference.  The nomination deadline to be considered for the 2017 project is October 21st .  Let's revitalize Whitmore Lake!

Contest Rules

Selection of the finalist towns will be based on the Sponsor’s determination of which town most deserves the Award based on: 

  • Challenges faced by local small businesses
  • Challenges faced by the town
  • Potential uses for and impact to be made by the Small Business Revolution on Main Street Award
  • Need for support and services for local businesses and communities
  • Supplemental information about nominated town provided by Entrant upon Sponsor’s request

Click HERE to submit your nomination

(PS - The nomination form will ask for our estimated population.  According to the 2010 census, Whitmore Lake has an approximate population of 6,500 people.)