Main Street Mount Vernon held its annual Awards Dinner in March 2016, at The Alcove Restaurant. This was a wonderful time to honor all of the accomplishments of our member businesses, organizations, and volunteers for 2015.
The following businesses, organizations, and individuals were honored throughout the evening.
Read award and winner descriptions.
Small Business of the Year – Griffin Insurance
Sponsored by WRP CPAs
Mid-Sized Business of the Year – Athens Greek Resturant
Sponsored by G.R. Smith Hardware
Large Business of the Year – Central Ohio Technical College
Sponsored by Herald’s Appliances and Electronics
The Spirit of Heritage Award – Mike Hillier
Honors a volunteer whose time and energy in 2014 has made a difference to the success of downtown.
Sponsored by Ohio Rental
Community Pride Award – Williams Flowers
Honors a business that has contributed to an overall pleasing aesthetic in downtown.
Sponsored by Griffin Insurance
Nonprofit of the Year Award - MTVarts
Honors a nonprofit organization whose efforts have significantly impacted our community.
Sponsored by Knox Community Hospital
Centennial Award – Knox County Chamber of Commerce
Honors Mount Vernon's oldest businesses who have contributed to our economic heritage for more than 100 years.
Walter Rudin Award – Ms. Karen Buchwald-Wright
Honors an individual’s long-term commitment to downtown Mount Vernon and the community, whose work has made significant contributions to downtown Mount Vernon and Main Street Mount Vernon
Sponsored by First-Knox National Bank