2015 Excellence on Main Awards
The Excellence On Main Awards recognize communities, organizations, and individuals who are helping achieve sustainable communities and economic vitality in Washington State through downtown revitalization and preservation.
05.07.15
Click on the award images to see more project images, and click on the press release links to learn more about the individual projects!

 

Langley Main Street Association
& City of Langley

Langley

Community Partnership: This award is designed to recognize a Main Street Network organization and partner(s) who have demonstrated the highest and best degree of cooperation to benefit downtown revitalization efforts.




 

Airways Brewing and Bistro

Kent

Entrepreneur of the Year: This award is designed to recognize the innovation, dedication and entrepreneurial spirit displayed by our entrepreneurs and small businesses. Nominations should be made for a business located in the downtown or neighborhood commercial district that has increased its volume of business, expanded operations and demonstrated a strong commitment to downtown revitalization.




 

Claim Clothing

Ellensburg

Entrepreneur of the Year: This award is designed to recognize the innovation, dedication and entrepreneurial spirit displayed by our entrepreneurs and small businesses. Nominations should be made for a business located in the downtown or neighborhood commercial district that has increased its volume of business, expanded operations and demonstrated a strong commitment to downtown revitalization.



 

Community Energy Challenge

Sustainable Connections

Bellingham

Green Community: This award is designed to recognize projects and activities focused on improving quality of life, cleanliness, safety and the environment within the downtown district. Nominations should be made for projects that have focused on sustainability, recycling, and the increased quality of life of residents and users of downtown.




 

Ellensburg Downtown Association

Ellensburg

Organizational Excellence: This award is designed to recognize excellence in the areas related to building a strong downtown revitalization organization while achieving consensus and cooperation among stakeholder groups. Nominations should be made for organizations that have taken steps to ensure the creation of a strong downtown district through a strong volunteer structure, long-term fundraising plan, and communication regarding the importance of downtown revitalization to the larger community.



 

First Fridays

Camas Downtown Association

Camas


Outstanding Promotional Event: This award recognizes creative and effective image campaigns, special events or other promotional projects that market to and attract people to the downtown or neighborhood commercial district.



 

Penn Cove Musselfest

Coupeville Historic Waterfront Association

Coupeville


Outstanding Promotional Event: This award recognizes creative and effective image campaigns, special events or other promotional projects that market to and attract people to the downtown or neighborhood commercial district.



 

Facade Improvement Grant Program

Historic Downtown Prosser Association

Prosser

Visual Impact: This award is designed to recognize programs and projects that positively impact preservation efforts, façade improvements, signage and visual merchandising as well as transportation, parking and zoning issues. Important factors to highlight include quality, historic preservation, creativity, and impact within budget or constraints.



 

Monsters on Machines

Langley Main Street Association

Langley

Outstanding Special Project: Nominations should be made for those special projects that don’t quite fit into the other categories. Fundraising activities, customer service programs, etc. would fall under this category. Also included would be great one-time projects or activities that affect a downtown or neighborhood commercial district revitalization effort.




 

Suzanne Cameron

Kent

Volunteer of the Year: This award is designed to recognize an individual who has made significant contributions in a Main Street Network community.




 

Business Recruitment Program

Vancouver Downtown Association

Vancouver

Economic Vitality: This award is designed to recognize economic enhancement efforts within the downtown district. Nominations should be made for projects that have resulted in substantially improving the economic vitality of the district including job creation and retention, job training and retraining, sales growth, profitability and reinvestments, increased assets and an influx of new dollars from outside the area.




 

Port Townsend Colab

Port Townsend

Economic Vitality: This award is designed to recognize economic enhancement efforts within the downtown district. Nominations should be made for projects that have resulted in substantially improving the economic vitality of the district including job creation and retention, job training and retraining, sales growth, profitability and reinvestments, increased assets and an influx of new dollars from outside the area.




 

Orchard Corset

Wenatchee

Excellence on Main Award: This award recognizes outstanding projects and people that reflect and attitude of perseverance and dedication to community revitalization in Washington and will be presented to one community, organization or individual each year.


Thank you for supporting Washington's Main Street Program!