2014 Excellence on Main Awards
05.07.14
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The Excellence On Main Awards are organized by the Washington State Main Street Program to recognize communities, organizations, and individuals who are helping achieve sustainable communities and economic vitality in Washington State through downtown revitalization and preservation. Washington’s Main Street Program is housed in the Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation and administered, under contract, by the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation.


 

Street Furniture Project

Ellensburg

Ellensburg Downtown Association
J. Dub's Metalworks


Read more about the project in the press release.

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.




 

Eisenbeis Building

Port Townsend

Port Townsend Associates, LLC

Read more about the project in the press release.

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.




 

Mill City Brew Werks

Camas

Read more about the project in the press release.

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. 





 

Geddis Building

Ellensburg

Ellensburg Downtown Assoiation
Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce
Ellensburg Business Development Authority
City of Ellensburg


Read more about the project in the press release.

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.





 

Pierce Transit Trolley

Gig Harbor

Gig Harbor Downtown Waterfront Alliance
Pierce Transit
Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce
City of Gig Harbor
Uptown


Read more about the project in the press release.

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.





 

The Starlight Room

Port Townsend

Read more about the project in the press release.

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.





 

Royal Sports Ellensburg

Ellensburg

Read more about the project in the press release.

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.





 

Langley Edible Centennial Garden

Langley

Read more about the project in the press release.

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.






 

2013 Girls Night Out

Gig Harbor

Read more about the project in the press release.

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.






 

Downtown Walla Walla Residential Guidelines

Walla Walla

Read more about the project in the press release.

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.





 

Pybus Market & Sustainability Center

Wenatchee

Port of Chelan County
City of Wenatchee
Pybus Market Charitable Foundation


Read more about the project in the press release.

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!