McKINNEY (Oct. 22, 2015) — The national small business movement Independent We Stand is currently taking voting for quarterfinalist, including Mower Man Lawn Service of McKinney, for the 2015 Independent We Stand Independent Small Business of the Year Award. This announcement precedes Small Business Saturday on Nov. 28, encouraging holiday shoppers to support small businesses; instead of big boxes and national chains.

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Mower Man Lawn Service a new small landscaping company to our community that has been nominated to win the small business of the year with Independent We Stand. This is a national organization that promotes small businesses and the importance of shopping locally instead of big corporate companies. This landscaping business has been a family owned and operated small business since 2010 and they offer lawn and landscaping maintenance.

Through Independent We Stand our small business has learned that businesses that are independently owned re-invest in their local economies at a much higher rate than big-box stores. This year’s nominees are a great representation of independent businesses across the country, and this award is this organizations way of recognizing these businesses for their outstanding efforts within the communities they serve.

Voting is now underway at through Sunday, Dec. 13. Voters may visit the website to cast one vote each day. To vote, search for Mower Man Lawn Service or go directly to the page to vote for us at:

The Indie winner will receive prizes with a combined value of more than $10,000, including:

  • $5,000 grand prize
  • $1,000 STIHL equipment certificate. STIHL products are sold exclusively through local dealers, and support more than 8,000 STIHL dealers in communities nationwide
  • “Small Business Web Starter Package” from independent web design firm Launch Interactive that includes custom website layout design and programming with a location page with Google map integration and web traffic reporting
  • Three day/two night stay at an independent resort hotel in Virginia Beach, Va., that includes a tour of the STIHL Inc. headquarters and dinner with the Independent We Stand team
  • Plaque to display at winner’s business
  • Public relations and social media recognition


About Independent We Stand

Independent We Stand is a movement of independent business owners across the country to inform their communities about the importance of “Buying Local” and how these efforts bolster their local economy. This movement supports all local and national causes committed to boosting local economic development projects. Premium business listings are available on the Independent We Stand website. The Independent We Stand movement is sponsored by STIHL Inc. For more information, visit