Seven awards will be presented:
-- Downtown Showcase Award for an exciting event or organization that has helped attract visitors and improve the overall image of downtown as an exciting, dynamic, happening place.
-- Downtown Champion Award for an individual who has been a catalyst in improving downtown; has provided service to the downtown community and has worked tirelessly to promote downtown.
-- Night Owl Award for a hotspot or event that has attracted people into downtown after dark to enhance the overall ambiance of the city for locals and visitors.
-- Fork and Spoon Award for a new or redeveloped restaurant that has captured the attention of the marketplace, enhancing the downtown dining scene.
-- Brick and Mortar Award for a building or property that has helped to revitalize the area and bring new residents downtown.
-- CPR Award for the redevelopment of a downtown building that has helped enhance the overall downtown neighborhood.
-- Corporate Citizenship Award for a business or organization that is the ultimate citizen, supporting downtown through employment, facilities and sponsorship.
People may nominate themselves or others by submitting a form available from DRC or online here. Nominations must be received by Jan. 7. Awards will be presented at DRC's annual meeeting on Jan. 21. For more information, call DRC at 262-634-6002.