RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Thirty-seven people have joined the ranks of those honored by the state Commerce Department for their work helping cities and towns prosper.
"Main Street Champions recognize the possibilities in their downtowns and strive to make those possibilities a reality," said N.C. Commerce Secretary John Skvarla. "N.C. Main Street Champions represent some of our communities most valued leaders."
The 2015 Main Street Champions are:
Vince Hill and Neil Brock, Belmont Main Street
Mike Domokur, Heart of Brevard, Inc.
Curtis and Alice Jones, City of Clayton & Clayton Downtown Development Association
Marshall Thornton and Michael Thornton, Clinton Main Street Program
Concord Rotary Club Board and Members, Concord Downtown Development Corporation
Barry Carter, Eden Downtown Development, Inc.
Albemarle Bank – Edenton Advisory Board, Destination Downtown Edenton
Don Hudson and Will Shover, Town of Elkin Main Street Advisory Board
Cecil and Jason Geer, Forest City Main Street
Friends of the Museums of Fuquay-Varina Board of Directors, Fuquay-Varina Downtown
Pam Cash, Garner Revitalization Association
The Honorable Al King, City of Goldsboro and Downtown Goldsboro Development Corporation
Patty Adamic, Historic Downtown Hendersonville
Julie Stamper-Phelps, Historic Hertford, Inc.
Tony and Margaret Jackson, The Jackson Group, Inc., Hickory Downtown Development Association
John William Ellis, Pride of Kinston, Inc.
City of Lenoir Building and Maintenance Division, City of Lenoir Main Street Program
Davidson County Commissioners, Uptown Lexington, Inc.
Wayne Hoyle, Downtown Development Association of Lincolnton, Inc.
Nancy Spencer, Marion Business Association
Charlotte Eidson, City of Morganton
Gene Rees, Mount Airy Downtown Inc.
Jerry Hodge, Downtown Newton Development Association
Larry South, Downtown North Wilkesboro Partnership, Inc.
Titus Workman, Main Street Roanoke Rapids
David Joyner, Main Street Rocky Mount
Bruce Wrenn, Roxboro Development Group
Kitty McCammon, Rutherford Town Revitalization
Lynn Raker, Downtown Salisbury Inc.
David Montgomery, Downtown Sanford, Inc.
Austin McInnis and Boy Scout Troop 100, Uptown Shelby Association, Inc.
Todd Johnson, Downtown Smithfield Development Corporation
David Niven, Spruce Pine Main Street
Jeff Archer, Downtown Statesville Development Corporation
James Warren, Wake Forest Downtown, Inc
Chief Bill Hollingsed, Downtown Waynesville Association
Culbreth Spivey, Wilson Downtown Development Corporation