The Best Downtown Business award recognizes an exceptional downtown business that positively promotes the downtown or commercial district as a destination for locals and tourists alike, and actively participates in the revitalization efforts and supports downtown promotional events.
Winners will be announced on November 8 at the Presidents Awards Gala held in conjunction with the 2012 Texas Downtown Development and Revitalization Conference in Wichita Falls.
Judging for the awards took place on Thursday, September 6, in Austin. The distinguished jury panel included the following representatives: Martin Bevins, Texas Co-op Power Magazine; Diana Blank, Kyle Economic Development Corporation; Melissa Burnett, Downtown Alliance San Antonio; Julie Fitch, Downtown Austin Alliance; and Kevin Walker, Community Revitalization Strategies.
The Texas Downtown Association, established in 1985, is a statewide nonprofit organization comprised of almost 400 members involved in downtown revitalization projects. By fostering development and revitalization, TDA strives to enhance the economic vitality of Texas downtowns and neighborhood commercial districts by providing resources, networking opportunities, education and advocacy. For more information, visit .