January 5, 2009

DRC seeking achievement award nominations

The Downtown Racine Corporation is seeking nominations for its 2008 Downtown Racine Annual Achievement Awards, recognizing individuals, businesses and organizations who have contributed to the vitality of downtown during the past year. The awards will be presented at DRC's annual meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 27.

Nominations are now being accepted in the following categories:
Downtown Showcase Award for an exciting event or organization that has helped attract visitors or residents and helped to 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.

Corporate Citizenship Award for a business or organization that is the ultimate citizen, supporting downtown through employment, facilities and sponsorship.

CPR Award for the redevelopment of a downtown building or property that has helped enhance the overall downtown neighborhood and revitalize the area.

Best New Small Business Award for a new retail shop, gallery or restaurant that has captured the attention of the marketplace and helped enhance downtown.
Nomination forms are available at the DRC office at 425 Main St. or online. Nominations should be submitted to the Downtown Racine Corporation by 5 p.m. on Jan. 15.

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