Main Street Oakland County Celebrates Its Downtowns

Waterford, Michigan β€” Nov. 25, 2008 β€” More than 200 Main Street Oakland County (MSOC) members
celebrated the ninth year of the program with a dinner and awards ceremony on
November 14, 2008 at the Glen Oaks Clubhouse in Farmington Hills.

Among the awards presented that evening:

  • Walled
    LakeDDA β€”
    Main Street

    Spirit Award

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  • Jill
    Bahm, Highland DDA
    β€” Guts and Determination Award
  • National
    City Bank
    β€” Sponsor of the Year Award
  • Shuman
    Chrysler Jeep (Walled
    LakeDDA) β€” Community
    Commitment Award

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  • Wendell
    Allen (Walled
    LakeDDA) β€” Outstanding
    Volunteer Award
  • Casey
    Ambrose (Walled
    LakeDDA) β€” Outstanding
    Board Member Award

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  • The
    Main Street


    Messenger, Pat Shelton, Editor (
    Farmington
    DDA)
    β€” Outstanding Volunteer Project
  • Downtown
    Streetscape Information Campaign,
    Farmington
    DDA Organization Committee
    β€” Outstanding Public Relations Effort Award

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  • Kite
    Day,
    Pontiac
    DDA Promotions Committee
    β€” Outstanding Special Event Award
  • Kris
    Kringle Market,
    Rochester
    DDA
    β€” Outstanding Special Event Award

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  • Beets,
    Beats and Eats Farmers Market, Ortonville DDA
    β€” Outstanding Event Series
  • Robert
    Hoffman and Richard Hoffman, 104
    Battle
    Alley, Holly
    β€” Outstanding Building Rehabilitation Over $50,000 Award

Farmington, Ferndale,
Franklin, Highland,
Holly, KeegoHarbor,LakeOrion,
Ortonville, Oxford, Pontiac,
Rochester and WalledLake are members of MainStreetOaklandCounty.
Berkley, Clawson,
Clarkston, Hazel Park
and Leonard are part of the MSOC Mentoring Program. Collectively,

Main Street


downtowns have generated more than $451 million in private and public
investment, 2,782 new jobs and 344 new businesses since the program was formed
in 2000. There are 32 traditional downtowns in OaklandCounty.

OaklandCounty was the first
county in the nation to partner with the National Trust Main Street Center, a
program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The program is usually
coordinated through states. Founded in 1980, the National Trust’s MainStreetCenterβ€˜s Four Point
Approach of Organization, Design, Promotion and Economic Restructuring, has
been successfully utilized in over 2,000 downtowns in 40 states since 1980.

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MainStreetOaklandCountyβ€˜s web address is
www.mainstreetoaklandcounty.com.

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