Main Street hosts virtual Downtown Awards Bash
By Kris Leonhardt
MARSHFIELD – Local businesses and volunteers were recognized at Main Street Marshfield’s Downtown Awards Bash, held virtually on Jan. 14.
During the event, Main Street Executive Director Kaelie Gomez recognized new businesses, as well as those celebrating milestone anniversaries. Gomez also noted organizations that provided additional support during a difficult year and the supplementary campaigns Main Street committees implemented to support local businesses during COVID-19.
“While impossible to capture every little bit of what we accomplished in a year, we can absolutely provide a highlight reel. Our four committees, each one played an integral role in a four-point approach of design, economic vitality, organization, and promotion championed by Main Street America,” Gomez explained.
2020 Award Recipients
Board Member of the Year: Danielle Winer; Volunteer of the Year: Marsha Bushman; Partnership of the Year: Chaney Marketing Strategy; Lifetime Achievement Award: Lois TeStrake; Spirit of Giving Award: State Bank Financial; Downtown Employee of the Year: Jodi Wellman, 2-1/2 Cups; Commitment to Design Award: Evolve Salon; Commitment to Hospitality Award: Rae Baxter’s Fashions; and Outstanding Business Renovation: Mo Jo’s.
COVID-19 Response Award
New this year, was the COVID-19 Response Award. This award was designed to recognize a business or organization that “implemented the most innovative and/or impactful district-wide response to help businesses during the COVID pandemic.”
This award was presented to Reis Martial Arts Academy.
Full interviews of the winners will be available at www.facebook.com/Mainstreetmarshfield.