Please use the form below to nominate a deserving business, organization or individual for a Downtown First Award.

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Sponsored by The Glatfelter Agency, this annual celebration honors businesses, organizations and individuals who have made a difference in Downtown York through their commitments of time, advocacy and resources. The award ceremony will take place at Logos Academy on Thursday, March 28, starting at 6 p.m.

Nomination deadline: February 15, 2019.

ELIGIBILITY/REQUIREMENTS

Please note that only nominees within York's Central Business District will be considered. To view a map of the Business District, click here. Downtown Inc board members and employees are not eligible for awards.

AWARD CATEGORY DESCRIPTIONS

Outstanding Large Business
(with 16+ employees) This award is presented to a business that has directly benefited York’s Business Improvement District and has 16 or more employees.

Outstanding Small Business
(with 15 or fewer employees) This award is presented to a business that has directly benefited York’s Business Improvement District and has 15 or fewer employees. Restaurants and retail locations should be nominated in the Outstanding Merchant category.

Outstanding New Business/Merchant
(opened in 2017) This award is presented to a business or merchant located within York’s Business Improvement District that has opened or relocated to the District in 2018.

Outstanding Merchant
(retail or restaurant) This award is presented to a retail establishment or restaurant within York’s Business Improvement District that enhances the downtown experience.

Outstanding Nonprofit Organization
This award is presented to a 501(c)(3) organization that has directly benefited York’s Business Improvement District and enhances the downtown experience.

Better York Appell Beautification Award
This award is presented to a and organization or individual who has contributed to the beautification of York’s Business Improvement District in general.

Outstanding Individual
(within a Company or Organization) This award is presented to an individual who, as a representative of his/her company or organization, serves to enhance the downtown experience.

Outstanding Volunteer
This award is presented to an individual or group whose volunteerism within York’s Business Improvement District enhances the downtown experience.

Nomination Form

Nomination Category *
One category per nomination. Must submit multiple forms for more than one nomination. Please note that only nominees within York's Central Business District will be selected.
Downtown Inc Board Members and employees are not eligible for awards.
Please list activities or accomplishments that demonstrate the nominee's commitment to putting downtown York first.
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