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  • HOD Now Accepting Nominations for Annual Awards

    It’s that time again! Nominate deserving candidates to be honored at this signature event as we celebrate a year of accomplishments in downtown Danville. To download a printable PDF of our award descriptions and nomination form, click here.

    The Heart presents stained-glass awards in seven categories, ranging from outstanding business initiatives to volunteer efforts, which had a positive impact on our downtown in 2016.   See below for more information regarding the award categories.

    DOWNTOWN HERO/HEART AND SOUL AWARD

    This award is presented to a person, group or business that puts their “heart” into preserving our downtown.

    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.

    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.

    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” of Downtown.  This award is given to a business that has been a sustaining force to the economic vitality of downtown Danville.

    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.

    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.

    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.