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Celebrate all that makes Downtown Eau Claire uniquely, wonderfully, Eau Claire!

Vote for your Downtown Favorites between Jan 10 and Feb 4, then join us for the results and celebration on 2/17! 

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Join us for great food, fun music, and a celebration of all things Downtown Eau Claire. Your ticket includes a selection of sweet and savory treats from Downtown businesses. A cash bar features a wide selection of Brewing Projekt brews, a wine selection, and a variety of other alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. 

Winners of the public voting will be announced at the event, and the DECI Sponsor of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Member of the Year and Outstanding Achievement will also be honored. 


Last Year's Winners

Best Glow Up in 2020: VER Salon

We asked voters to determine who underwent the Best Glow Up this past year, and we had an exciting number of improvements to consider!

This year, the top vote recipient was the move and makeover at VER Salon! The salon moved to a new, larger space on Water Street and created a unique and interesting environment. Check them out - you won’t regret it!

Congratulations to VER Salon! 

Best New Development in 2020: The Current Apartments

Downtown Eau Claire continues to grow and change - and last year was no exception!  With some close voting between top contenders, our winner for Best New Development is: The Current Apartments - the first residential project in The Cannery District. 

Congratulations to The Current Apartments! 

Volunteer of the Year: Suzanne Degen

Describing 2020 as an unprecedented year would be an understatement. Luckily, Downtown Eau Claire, Inc. had the leadership of Suzanne Degen as our Board President. 

While our members and the greater downtown faced extremely uncertain times, Suzanne’s thoughtful, insightful, and compassionate leadership provided stability for the Downtown Eau Claire, Inc. organization.

We are grateful to have her support and are happy to recognize Suzanne Degen as our 2020 Volunteer of the Year! 

Member of the Year: The Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce

When we consider who to recognize for Member of the year, we think about who of our members have had a significant positive impact on Downtown over the course of the past year. 

This year, we are happy to honor The Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce

Congratulations to the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce, and thanks for your leadership and continual support of our downtown. 

Outstanding Achievement: The Pablo Group

The DECI Outstanding Achievement Award goes to a member that has created a unique, long-standing impact in Downtown Eau Claire. 

Over the course of the past year, The Pablo Group has increased access to locally-produced food through the launch of their Food Hub, commissioned multiple art projects in the downtown, including a soon-to-come mural on the Firehouse, as well as the addition of the Black Lives Matter mural at the Lismore and supported BIPOC businesses through their restaurant incubator program,

Through these initiatives, multiple development projects, and more, The Pablo Group has shown unwavering dedication and support to Downtown Eau Claire. DECI is happy to present them with this year’s Outstanding Achievement Award.

Congratulations to The Pablo Group!

Favorite Downtown Business: Ramone's

As our downtown grows, the competition continues to get more intense for Favorite Downtown Business! 

This year, the top vote getter might be a familiar name - they’ve been here before.  They make our downtown a lot sweeter, not just from the treats they serve up, but through their support of fellow businesses, consistent cheerleading for our Downtown, and their generous charitable support. The winner of Favorite Downtown Business this year is Ramone’s Ice Cream Parlor

Congratulations to Ramone’s! 

Watch Last Year's Awards