Menominee and Marinette make finals for TV makeover show

MENOMINEE/MARINETTE, Wis. — The twin cities of Menominee, Mich., and Marinette, Wis., could win a $500,000 community makeover through the reality television series, “The Small Business Revolution.”

Amanda Brinkman will visit Thursday along with “The Small Business Revolution” team to scout the communities, learn about their businesses and discover the uniqueness of the area.

Marinette and Menominee are the only Midwest contestants that made the final 10 from among more than 12,000 applicants for the contest created by Deluxe Corporation, known for its check printing.

The two communities are seeking help from others in Wisconsin and Michigan toward becoming the ultimate prize winners. To learn more, go to or to their Facebook page. Information about the show can be found at