2010 Awards Page

“Heart & History”

Downtown Business Reception & 2009 Report

February 25, 2010

This celebration is produced by Dahlonega’s Downtown Development Authority/Better Hometown Board with special assistance from the Merchants Association and the Chamber of Commerce/Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Major Maintenance Projects:

North Georgia College & State University
Downtown Office Building

Adaptive Reuse of Property:

Now & Then Antiques & Collectibles
Paul Thomas Chocolates at Upstairs Downstairs
Gustavo’s Pizzeria at Upstairs Downstairs
The Porter House

Expansion Projects:

Crimson Moon Saloon

Project Leadership Volunteers:

Jim White – Appalachian Jam
Paul Schiemer – Maibaum Tree Interpretive Sign

Larry Sorohan – First Friday Concerts (not pictured)

Financial Partnerships:

Bear on the Square Mountain Festival Committee – for Appalachian Jam
Historical Society for Maibaum Tree Interpretive Sign
United Community Bank for Preservation Incentive Grants
Friends of the Dahlonega Gold Museum – Support of Seven Day Operation

Community & Southern Bank for Preservation Incentive Grants (not pictured)

Dr. Eugene Wiggins Memorial Fund for the Preservation of Traditional Music – First Friday Concert
Todd & Amy Strickland – the Old Fashioned Christmas lighting
City of Dahlonega – for Special Downtown Projects

Golden Nail Historic Preservation Awards:

Woodmen of the World Building
The Smith House Carriage House building
Adams Insurance building

Special Recognition for Service to DDA:

Gayle Jones 10 year DDA Member

Commendation for Special Service to Downtown Dahlonega:

Isabella T. Lynn – For research and advocacy on the history of Downtown Dahlonega properties