Businesses Land Coveted BIZ Awards

 
 

MEDIA RELEASE
December 3, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LOCAL ENTREPRENEURS & BUSINESSES LAND COVETED DOWNTOWN BIZ AWARDS

Downtown Winnipeg — A world-renowned art gallery, a historic and truly iconic Winnipeg hotel, and a little shoe repair shop on Graham Avenue, were among nine local businesses and institutions that were honoured in 2012 with Downtown BIZ Achievement Awards for their socio-economic contributions to downtown Winnipeg.

“The BIZ Achievement Awards recognize the many downtown leaders and organizations that are helping Winnipeg’s urban canvas take shape,” said Stefano Grande, Executive Director of the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ. “These businesses and entrepreneurs are adding to a vibrant, active, and unique downtown – one that is a centerpiece, a place of conversation, an attraction, a magnet.”

The 2012 Downtown BIZ Achievement Award recipients:
– Downtown Rookie of the Year – Stella’s Café and Bakery
– Outstanding Long Term Contribution to Downtown – Winnipeg Art Gallery
– Downtown Economic Ambassador – Klaus Lahr, Winnipeg Convention Centre President & CEO
– Downtown Champions – Rick Bel and Ida Albo, Fort Garry Hotel
– Downtown Vibrancy – The Pyramid Cabaret
 Downtown Spirit – Grant Nazarko and Pat Britton, Canada Day Living Flag
 Downtown Living – Timbercreek Asset Management
– Downtown Rejuvenation – The Avenue Building
– Spotlight – Hue Shoe Repair

For BIZ Achievement Award recipient biographies, visit www.downtownwinnipegbiz.com.

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For more information:
Jason Syvixay, Public Relations Coordinator
Ph: (204) 958-4635; Cell: 997-3040
jason@downtownwinnipegbiz.com