As perhaps you know, Owatonna is among the finalists for Minnesota Monthly's Best Minnesota Town award. Monday the folks at Deluxe announced that Owatonna had made their final list for their Small Business Revolution-Main Street.

This program which is on Hulu and YouTube began in 2016 when the town of Wabash, Indiana was selected the winner. This fall the attention was turned to Bristol Borough, Pennsylvania and six businesses selected to receive the $500,000 makeover.

Owatonna is one of two Minnesota towns on the top 20 list with the other being Brainerd. On December12 the list will be pared down to ten.In January representatives from Deluxe will travel to the towns as the list will then be narrowed down to five or six who will compete in a nationwide vote when the winner is announced in late February.

Deluxe is a growth engine for small businesses and financial institutions. You may recognize them as perhaps being the ones who  print your bank checks.

Further details about the program and contest can be found at the  Small Business Revolution-Main Street web site.