Celebrating the very best of downtown York. Sponsored by The Glatfelter Agency.

The Downtown First Awards recognize businesses, organizations, and individuals who put downtown York first through their commitments of time, advocacy and resources.

Stay tuned for more event details to come!

Voting is now CLOSED for nominations. 

AWARD 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 2017.

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 an 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.

 

 

Downtown Inc Board Members review nominations and select winners in each award category.

View a list of past winners here.