'We fit your shopping to a T!' Shopping along Hwy 36 East & West, & State Street North & South, lends itself to not only shopping, restaurants, and local services, but also gives you an opportunity to enjoy museums, galleries, and public art. Rural America is finally seeing a resurgence in community development success stories, and the momentum in Norton is a strong bond that binds our many civic and private organizations together. With conscientious efforts toward 'strategic doing', 'shopping local' and embracing regional programs that offer tools for success, we are expanding and revitalizing the quality of life in our small town. In the past 10 years our business district has been future focused, enabling over 21 businesses to complete Storefront Renewal programs. Grit and determination along with a long history of entrepreneurship and invention keep Norton true to its roots in manufacturing, technology, and agriculture, giving our business district challenges to remain a vital link. Efforts by community-wide organizations continue to identify retail leakage and to find strategies to fill the gap. Enormous support exists for our Chamber Bucks program which keeps spending dollars local. While we still have much progress to make in business and workforce attraction efforts, focusing on locally-owned and locally-driven prosperity will ultimately transform our business districts. Our Beautification Committee works to not only maintain flowers and planters for curbside attraction, but also takes the extra effort to fill in vacant storefronts with fun and entertaining temporary installations. Small niche retail businesses are what we really need to fill these empty storefronts! If Norton should win the $25,000, we would use the funds to recruit new independent businesses to our district. We thank all of you for supporting your hometown businesses every day, so now let your support be in the form of votes!