WAYNE – From residential interior improvement, along with streetscape/public improvement project to volunteer of the year and business of the year, all were highlighted from Wayne.
According to a release from the Nebraska Main Street Network, the 2022 Inspiring Excellence Award winners were announced to recognize outstanding businesses, individuals, projects and activities that contribute to the economic and social vibrancy of downtown business districts in communities throughout the state.
From Wayne, the 210 Main Street location won the ‘Interior Improvement Residential’ award being a renovation project by Corby and Amy Schweers.
Wayne Art Walk finished in a four-way tie for the ‘Streetscape/Public Improvement Project” with a goal to increase the quantity and quality of public art in Wayne.
Jamie Anderson with Revitalize Wayne and owner of WW Galore was listed as a Volunteer of the Year.
Vel’s Bakery was listed as a Business of the Year and recently celebrated 50 years of business at their Main Street location.
Nebraska’s designated Main Street and Main Street American Accredited Communities are Beatrice, Falls City, Fremont, Grand Island and Wayne along with Network and Rural Network member communities being Cortland, Grant, Hastings, Lexington, Minden, Neligh, North Platte, Papillion, Schuyler, Tekamah, Weeping Water and York.
Complete award recipients:
Adaptive Reuse Project: (tie) Vintage Venue, Beatrice, NE and 40 North Tap + Grille, Grand Island, NE
New Construction Project: Beatrice Fire Hall, Beatrice, NE
*Interior Improvement Residential: 210 Main Street, Wayne, NE
Interior Improvement Commercial: (tie) Clean Slate Soap, Beatrice, NE and Pinnacle Bank, Neligh, NE
Façade Improvement Project: (tie) Mercantile Building, Beatrice, NE and Neligh Family Dentistry, Neligh, NE
Public Partner Award: Give Big Gage, Beatrice, NE
*Streetscape/Public Improvement Project: (4-way tie) Beatrice Murals, Beatrice, NE, Canteen District, North Platte, NE, Wayne Art Walk, Wayne, NE and Gazebo Park Restoration, Weeping Water, NE
*Volunteer of the Year:
- Dana Hydo, Main Street Beatrice, Beatrice, NE
- Jamie Anderson, Revitalize Wayne, Wayne, NE
*Business of the Year:
- Quilt Stitches, Beatrice, NE
- Pinnacle Bank, Neligh, NE
- Tekamah Drug, Tekamah, NE
- Vel’s Bakery, Wayne, NE