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  • 2016 Downtown Revitalization Awards

    The Heart of Danville Main Street Program will honor outstanding local achievements in downtown revitalization and development at the 2016 Annual Meeting & Downtown Revitalization Awards on April 15, 2016.

    We invite you to nominate a business, organization, or individual who you feel deserves special recognition for their role in downtown Danville.  Each category represents a “Heart” initiative that has a positive impact on the downtown.  Whether it is a visual improvement or an outstanding investment, these awards serve to honor the best of the best! 

    Please submit separate forms and supporting documentation for each nomination.  Feel free to duplicate this form if others are interested in applying.  The Heart of Danville Main Street Office must receive completed nomination forms by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 25th.  Nomination forms received after the deadline will not be considered. 

    You can download a nomination form here

     

    Award Categories

    There are seven award categories. Please use the attached form to nominate projects, events, or individuals in as many categories as you like. 

    1. DOWNTOWN HERO / HEART AND SOUL AWARD
    This award is presented to a person, group or business that puts their “heart” into preserving our downtown.   This award could also be the “Heart and SOLE” award for someone that “walks the walk” when it comes to preserving or advocating for Main Street.
     

    2. VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR / BIG HEART AWARD
    This award is presented to the person or group who has a real soft spot for downtown activities and can’t say no to Main Street.  They give of themselves whenever needed – often putting their own needs aside for downtown!   


    3. CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION IN BUSINESS / HEART ON FIRE AWARD
    This award is presented to a business – new or established – that has incorporated creative or forward-thinking approaches to their business, and, in so doing, enhanced the downtown business climate.


    4. BUSINESS EXCELLENCE /THE PULSE AWARD
    This award goes to a business that keeps its “finger on the pulse” of downtown activities and operates successfully.  This business should be considered a “mainstay” on Main Street” (it does not have to be located on Main Street to be nominated).  Business Excellence Award is given to the business that has been a sustaining force to the economic vitality of downtown Danville.  
     

    5. VISUAL APPEAL / THE HEARTBEAT AWARD 
    This award is presented to the business that excels in cultivating the curb appeal of their store or the visual merchandising in their store windows, taking consideration of elements like balance, color, lighting, signage, awnings, and maintenance. 
     


    6. OUTSTANDING RENOVATION / KING (OR QUEEN) OF HEARTS AWARD 
    This award is presented to an outstanding historic rehabilitation project completed in “The Heart of Danville” within the last year. The project should include exterior rehabilitation work, but may involve both interior and exterior work and be something that improves the appearance of the downtown.


    7. INVESTMENT AWARD / HEART OF GOLD AWARD
    This award is presented to an individual or business that has invested in downtown by undertaking a new downtown development project within the past year.  



    Please return completed forms to:
     
    Heart of Danville Main Street Program
    Attn: Nick Wade
    105 E. Walnut
    Danville, Kentucky 40422
    Fax (859) 236-9134
    Email: projects@downtowndanville.com 

    For more information, please call Heart of Danville at 
    (859) 236-7794 x 140