As part of Trenton City Hall’s Shop Trenton Campaign, 11 members of the Trenton community took to the streets to talk about Trenton businesses that they love. Twenty six community favorite businesses are featured in 11 videos – all of which collectively received a whopping 12,000+ views.

The video “Come On, Let’s Hang Out in Trenton” received the most votes and the top prize. If you haven’t seen it, check it out at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QU0EbD1EQ9I

The final tally was as follows

#1. Come On, Let’s Hang Out in Trenton. 391 likes
#2. My Feel Good Block. 293 likes
#3. Three of the Best Trenton Businesses PERIOD! 132 likes
#4. My 4 Favorite Trenton Businesses. 66 likes.
#5. Lunch and a Haircut. 20 likes
#6. Trenton Is My Business. 12 likes
#7. Best Trenton Nightlife Guide 2018. 11 likes
#8. Trenton Making. 8 likes.
#9. Building Communities. 7 likes

In addition, “Tour Trenton’s Best Businesses in 360 Degree Video” received 309 likes and, if their video hadn’t been slightly larger than the allowable length, they would have come in second place. They had an out-of-the-box promotional plan that involved setting up 360 video booths at the shore and promoting Trenton businesses to shore goers.

“Trenton Library Video Goes Viral!” was submitted by a City employee (he works at the library) and therefore isn’t eligible for a prize, but he still felt it was important to participate and support Trenton businesses. This video received 11 likes.

If you want to view all the videos, check them out at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfhBEbYoj_HAJMtMzWuL5sePHCe-p3E9r.

This video contest is part of the City Hall’s Division of Economic Development’s Shop Trenton campaign, which was recently called the Best Shop Local Program in New Jersey.

For more information, contact Eric Maywar at the City of Trenton, emaywar@trentonnj.org.