The 2018 Main Street Award nominees were narrowed down through a process that started with public nomination across five of six nomination categories. Each nomination was organized into a full ballot and reviewed by the Marietta Main Street Board of Directors, who then individually selected their top choices in each category.
The choices were tallied, the nominees were notified, and on Thursday, February 15th during our Downtown Celebration, we will gather together to recognize the accomplishments of each nominee, as well as name this year's official winners of the 2018 Main Street Awards.
Each nominee is incredibly worthy of praise, and our final list is certainly reflective of the quality of leadership in our community. Join us in uplifting this year's nominees, and purchase your tickets to also join us at The Adelphia Music Hall on the evening of Thursday, February 15th to celebrate the winners.
2018 Main Street Award Nominees
Building Improvement Award
To be awarded to a building owner who's building's facade was improved in a way that increases the value of the property and uplifts quality design.
Nominees are: Baker & Baker Jewelers, Peoples News, Platinum Salon & Spa, The Cook's Shop, & the Historic Lafayette Hotel
Outstanding Collaboration Award
To be awarded to the event, project, or initiative that showcased a strong collaboration of local organizations to make a positive impact on downtown Marietta.
Nominees are: Community Pints, the Ohio River Sternwheel Festival, and the Rivers, Trails, & Ales Festival
Overachiever of the Year Award
To be awarded to an individual who has gone above and beyond in championing the Main Street mission.
Nominees are: Jodey Altier, Vicki Ayers, and Tyson Whistler
Best Neighbor Award
To be awarded to a downtown neighbor (business owner, property owner, employee, or otherwise) who is always willing to offer a helping hand, contributes to the quality of life downtown, and actively works to uplift our community.
Nominees are: Charlie Clay (Dad's Primitive Workbench), Debbie Cline & Becky Pritchett (Twisted Sisters Boutique), and Teri Ann Zide (Teri Ann's)
Community Builder Award
To be awarded to an individual who has facilitated the development of our community and unified people for the betterment of downtown Marietta.
Nominees are: Hunt Brawley (Peoples Bank Theatre), Bobby & Sara Rosenstock (Just a Jar Design Press), Tony Styer (Marietta Brewing Company)
Main Street Mission Award
To be awarded to an individual, decided upon solely by the Marietta Main Street Board of Directors, who has had a significant impact on the operations, leadership, and vision of Marietta Main Street.
Winner to be announced at our Downtown Celebration.