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Vote for Hilo! – We Won!

UPDATE 7/8/2013:  Mahalo everyone who voted and helped propel Hilo to Benjamin Moore’s “Main Street Matters” Top 20 List. We won! Over the next year Benjamin Moore will be working with the Hilo Downtown Improvement Association and Hawaii County to determine how best to use the prize package.

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Hilo made the Top 20. Thanks to all who voted!


Original post:

A few clicks could revitalize Downtown Hilo

Our beloved Downtown Hilo is a candidate for the ‘Main Street Matters’ campaign by Benjamin Moore Paint. The program’s goal is to “re-energize local communities through revitalization and restoration projects.” The top twenty towns with the most votes across the United States and Canada will be chosen for a fresh coat of Benjamin Moore paint. View the Benjamin Moore Paint – Main Street Matters Promotional Video.

This is our chance to show our love and pride of historic Hilo simply by voting to give new life to a great Hawai`i community. Voting has already started and will be open through June 30, 2013. Lend your support by sharing the link with friends and family and casting your vote once a day!

Voting is easy: (VOTING IS NOW CLOSED – WE WON!)

1) go to;

2) click on the islands of Hawaii on the map; (on mobile devices click on Alaska)

3) click on “Hilo” on the left sidebar; (on mobile devices find Hilo in drop-down menu)

4) click on the “Vote Now” image to cast your vote.

Vote once a day until June 30th! VOTE NOW >> (VOTING IS NOW CLOSED – WE WON!)

Then PRINT THIS POSTER to promote the contest in your place of business.


Downtown Hilo, Hawaii

Downtown Hilo, Hawaii








  1. Posted June 7, 2013 at 9:12 am | Permalink

    Let’s get Hilo looking GREAT!!!

  2. Ilze Sims
    Posted June 8, 2013 at 6:54 am | Permalink

    Yes for HIlo!

  3. Susanne Barrett Baca
    Posted June 10, 2013 at 8:21 am | Permalink

    I first came to Hilo in 1989 for a two week vacation from Colorado. The first morning I drove down town and it was love at first sight. In fact, I never left. Hilo has a certain charm and I am thrilled to see the wonderful improvements.

  4. mahina
    Posted June 10, 2013 at 9:17 am | Permalink

    Would love to see old Hilo town get a new paint job. Hilo town is quaint and has so much character, a very special place with so much history. Not many towns have survived Tsunami’s. Hilo deserves some new paint to brighter her up.

  5. Robert L. O'Conner
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 8:25 am | Permalink

    Hilo Needs a new Paint Job!! Earth Colors.

  6. Wanda Nagai
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 9:13 am | Permalink

    Beatifyiing of Hilo has been way overdue and forgotten!!!

  7. Posted June 15, 2013 at 5:36 am | Permalink

    Come along, join the crowd–visit my Aloha land. Take a plane or a boat–travel any way you can. See the smiling faces of the many races–you’ll be smiling too. You will want to linger–learn to do the hula–make some whoopie too. Start the day, wear a lei, and a colored muumuu. Hear the crowd sing aloud aloha nui to you.

    For there’s no place on earth, where friends prove their worth–than in HILO, MY HOME TOWN.

    People in Hilo paint their homes more often because we are on the Pacific Ocean and the salt water erodes the paint–so we must paint more often.

    Mahalo for Benjamin Moore paint we always use.

  8. justin ferreira
    Posted June 17, 2013 at 1:27 pm | Permalink

    Let get hilo a nice new start of fresh paint votes are in for me

  9. Al Sevcik
    Posted June 28, 2013 at 6:19 am | Permalink

    I’m looking for support for my old home town.
    Your vote for Hilo would be nice.

  10. Jack Yanabu
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 4:20 am | Permalink

    My vote to revitalize downtown Hilo but maintaining the old Hilo look.
    Hacienda Heights, CA

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