Celebration & Reception

Monday, February 27, 5-7pm at Ruby's ARCADE

Celebration & Reception is a night for Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance to celebrate a year of accomplishments and honor the people who support downtown and invest their time, talents and money to make downtown a special place.

2017 Awards:

People's Choice Awards
       Best New Business: Ruby's Arcade
       Best Customer Service: Capital Ale House
Best in Business Marketing: Breathe
Design Excellence Awards: 
        1. Chesapeake Western Railraod Depot
        2. Ruby's Lofts
        3. withSimplicity
Partner of the Year: Harrisonburg Radio Group
Volunteer of the Year: Caitlyn Boyer

Enjoy our part 1 of our Blog story on the evening's winners.

Thank you to our Sponsors for making this event possible!


The following awards were presented at our 2016 event hosted at Ruby's Arcade:

  • Downtown Hero Award: Eddie Bumbaugh, former HDR Executive Director
  • Volunteer of the Year Award: Build Our Park Committee and Task Force
  • Partner of the Year: SBDC, Madison Center for Community Development
  • Design Excellence for Public Art: Lucy Simms Mural
  • Design Excellence for Interior Renovations: Ruby's Arcade
  • Design Excellence for Public Improvement: City Hall
  • Design Excellence for Historic Renovation: Hess Building
  • Design Excellence for Exterior Renovation: Church of Incarnation
  • Design Excellence for Adaptive Reuse: Ice House Phase III

Scroll through the gallery and enjoy photos from the evening. Photo credit: Michael Sheeler



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