WABASH — The city of Wabash has beat out 10,000 other small communities in a national competition aimed at helping small businesses.
The announcement was made Thursday at a community party at the Eagles Theater at the Honeywell Center. Deluxe Corporation, a small business marketing firm, put on the Small Business Revolution competition. After a national vote, Wabash came out on top, beating other finalist Silverton, Oregon.
The grand prize of $500,000 will be used to help small businesses chosen by Deluxe Corporation with marketing, business advice and other improvements.
Deluxe Corporation will follow the transformation of Wabash’s small businesses in an online series with “Shark Tank’s” Robert Herjavec.