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Inside 43215: Get Voting


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What makes downtown a great place for business? We posed the question to lots of local entrepreneurs, and even sweetened the pot with a 10 grand prize, which will go to one lucky business owner. All they had to do is post a video, but now we need your help. Don't worry; we want to give you the opportunity for a little prize action, too.

Capital Crossroads SID thinks downtown is the perfect place to do business. Dense. Walkable. Urban. It's where those impromptu collisions happen. You know, like the ones that Zappo's Tony Hsieh talks about. You're walking to one meeting, when you run into someone on Gay Street that you've been meaning to call. It's a cool way to do business.

So, we asked entrepreneurs to put on their director hats and craft a short video telling us why they wanted to be downtown. Now, we need to narrow the choices before we award one lucky business owner $10,000 toward an office lease for his or her own downtown digs.

Click here and vote on your favorite video (click on the Vote button at the top). The 10 videos with the most votes will then go to a panel of judges, and one business owner will receive the Big Kahuna prize. And, we don't expect something for nothing here, folks. Click here and post a comment on our Facebook page about the types of businesses you'd love to see downtown, and someone will win a gift certificate to Olivers.