Anyone is eligible to make a nomination including business owners and employees. To nominate a business, please complete the form on the right. All required fields are marked with an (*) asterisk.

NOTE: All businesses that aren't currently Independent We Stand members will have to go through a verfication process so nominations may take up to three business days before they show up as candidates.

Who is Eligible?

The nominated business must be or must become a business member of Independent We Stand, meet the qualifying guidelines, be a for-profit business and be located in the United States.

For a complete set of contest rules please click here. If you own the business you can become a member here for free. Or if you’re just a fan of the business and want to recommend them for membership you can do so here.

Business Name*

Owner's Name




Zip Code

Phone Number* (numbers only, no hyphens, dots, or spaces)

Business Email

Business Website
(Please include http://)

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Nominator First Name*

Nominator Last Name*

Nominator Email*

Nominator is:

I have read and agree to the Official Rules of this sweepstakes.*
I am 18 years of age or older.*
This business is a for-profit company.*
I would like to receive consumer oriented 'buy local' tips, tools and other information to help me support locally owned businesses.
I would like to receive the monthly Independent We Stand business e-newsletter which contains articles, tips, resources and more that can help small businesses discover and celebrate their local roots.

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[Stating the reasons why this business should be nominated greatly increases the chance of winning.]