Vote for the Top 5 in “This is Retail” Video Contest

Washington–Clocking more than 420,000 votes last week in the battle among the Top 10 finalists in the National Retail Federation (NRF)’s “This is Retail” video contest, the contest continues this week with the final five finalists.

The NRF is asking fellow retailers and consumers to weigh in and vote.

“The retail industry is a powerful force that connects people, creates jobs, supports communities, and strengthens our economy,” said NRF president and CEO Matthew Shay. “These five finalists represent the tens of millions of people who work in retail, and by helping them tell their stories through our “This is Retail” contest, we are able to put an individual face to a gigantic industry.”

To cast your vote for the top five videos go to: retailmeansjobs.com/vote.

The finalists in alphabetical order are:

•    Jim Adams, Falls Road Running Store, Baltimore, MD
•    Tanna Dang, Eden in Love, Honolulu, HI
•    Susan Kaufman, Market Alley Wines, Monmouth, IL
•    Mark Plessinger, Frame of Mind, Columbia, SC
•    Kim Williams, The Polka Dot Press, Tallahassee, FL

The top five videos will compete against each other this week with the top three finalists announced May 1. The remaining three finalists will be flown to NRF’s Washington Leadership Conference for the announcement of the contest rankings on May 16. The first place winner will receive $25,000 with $15,000 for second place and $10,000 for third place.

NRF’s “This is Retail” video contest is a part of the association’s Retail Means Jobs campaign. The contest, officially announced in January at Retail’s BIG Show, was designed to promote retail as a career and demonstrate the multitude of career choices available within the retail industry.

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