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Posted: March 7, 2013 Award Winners

Thank You to Everyone
Who Supports Downtown Eau Claire
Congratulations to Our Award Winners!
As we look ahead to all that is to come in 2013, we paused to look at all the things we accomplished in 2012. The DECI Annual Awards Banquet held last week at Houligans was also a time to honor and thank all who've contributed to our successes. We thank the sponsors of all of our events-events like the Jumpstart Business Plan Competition, the Our City Spring Clean Up, Summer Fest, the International Fall Festival, and Christmastime in the City. We thank the volunteers that help us at those events. We thank our 'partners'-Xcel Energy, RCU, General Beer Northwest, the Mayo Clinic Health System, Festival Foods, the Eau Claire Area Sports Commission, and Eau Claire Ford Lincoln, for their immeasurable contributions and financial support. We thank all of the business owners who choose to be a part of our Downtown community. And we thank everyone who supports Downtown merchants and organizations.
About 500 people voted in many categories and we awarded 11 different awards to very deserving people, businesses, and events.
 Here are the winners!
Congratulations and thank you!
Development of the Year- UW-Eau Claire Davies Center
Renovation of the Year- Volume One/ The Local Store
Best New Business-When I'm 64
Retail Business of the Year-The Local Store and Gallery
Restaurant of the Year- Houligans Steak and Seafood Pub and Pad Thai
DECI Member of the Year-Eau Claire Ford Lincoln
Best New Event- Clearwater Winter Parade and Family Fun Celebration
Volunteer of the Year-Mike Mundell
Dedicated Service Award-Karen Fenimore and Johns Curtis
To see more photos from the Awards Banquet please visit our Facebook page! Thank you to Randy of Images by Lee photography for the photos

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