Main Streets Make Us Better

Main Streets are vital to the economic well-being of hometowns across America. They not only provide a sense of place to a community, they support small businesses and keep the flow of money local.

That's why STIHL and Independent We Stand are teaming up once again to promote the importance and strong economic benefits of these Main Streets and the small businesses that help them thrive. Please help us by voting for one of our top 25 quarterfinalist Main Streets.

  • Downtown Lynden, Washington: This town was recognized as the grand prize winner of the first ever “America’s Main Streets” contest.

  • Farmers Day Parade: This parade is one of the many events that make this community unique.

  • Windmill: Already well-known as the world’s largest producer of raspberries, Lynden is also known for its Dutch heritage.