Tuesday, July 15, 2014

New Tacoma Awards Honor Downtown Contributions

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Businesses, organizations and individuals who make outstanding contributions to downtown Tacoma were recognized with the annual New Tacoma Awards at the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber’s monthly luncheon held Friday, July 11, at the Pacific Grill Events Center. 

The Chamber, in coordination with sponsors Tacoma Power’s Click! Network, Tags Awards & Specialties and Blitz & Co., honored nominees and recipients at the luncheon.

The 2014 New Tacoma Awards recipients are:

Foss Waterway Seaport’s Rehabilitation received the Ghilarducci Award that recognizes successful new development, renovation or beautification.  The Foss Waterway Seaport recently rebuilt its main north facing wall as a massive wall of glass windows.  This wall has invited the community into the space while also showcasing the Seaports' great collection and activities.
Justin Mayfield of Downtown Block Party received the Popham Award that recognizes the individual who has done the most to build community spirit. Through his organization, Local Life, Justin has created the Downtown Block Party, now in its fifth year.  This event brings hundreds of people to downtown for a free event each year highlighting some of the great things downtown Tacoma has to offer. 
Downtown On the Go’s Walk Tacoma received the Public Places Award that recognizes the best activation of a public park, open space or area within the public right-of-way. Downtown On the Go brings hundreds of people onto the streets of downtown making the streets more alive.  The growing momentum of the Walk Tacoma series is a great sign that people are ready to get to know their "downtown," contributing to the area's revitalization in a huge way.
Tinkertopia received the Schoenfeld Award that recognizes exemplary performance and pizzazz as a retailer.  Darcy & RR have created a unique have for artists and recyclers who are looking for something a bit different. They are a destination for teachers, students, artists, crafters, inventors, makers, hackers and tinkerers of any age in search of unusual materials for any creative venture.
Children’s Museum of Tacoma received the Union Station Award that recognizes leading organizations, companies or individuals that have built or sustained momentum for revitalization.  The mission of the Children's Museum of Tacoma is to celebrate the power of play in the lifelong journey of learning. They strive to be a leader in our community in using play to learn, grow and thrive.
After a great luncheon and energy from everyone making downtown great we are looking forward to all the exciting things our downtown community has in store for the next year.

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