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Oregon Recognizes Eight Projects for Excellence in Downtown RevitalizationSalem-News.com
(SALEM, Ore.) - Oregon Main Street announced its 2010 "Excellence in Downtown Revitalization" award winners today at the annual Oregon Main Street Conference in Albany, Oregon. First Lady Mary Oberst and Gary Van Huffel, Business Development Manager, Business Oregon were co-presenters of the awards.
The eight projects honored are:
In addition, awards were given to the following individuals for their outstanding contributions to their communities:
"These award winners represent the creativity and hard work taking place across the state to strengthen our downtown communities," said Sheri Stuart, coordinator, Oregon Main Street. "We are pleased to recognize them for their dedication and commitment to creating vibrant communities and growing Oregon's economy."
The first annual awards presentation were a highlight of the Oregon Main Street Conference, a popular annual conference that brings together people with an interest in downtown revitalization. Albany hosted this year's event, which included sessions on small business success during challenging times, attracting customers, comprehensive downtown revitalization efforts for small communities, cultural and heritage tourism, fundamentals of building design and renovation, energy efficiency, developing a comprehensive fundraising strategy, and attracting and keeping volunteers.
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