The Downtown Sacramento Partnership (DSP) announced the nominees for the 2014 VIBE award. The annual VIBE award, presented by SMUD, recognizes local leaders and organizations who have contributed to the enrichment of the urban core. The award will be presented to one of the following nominees at the annual State of Downtown breakfast on January 28, 2014:
Justin Bilbao & Scott Gilbert – Good Stock Boutique and GettaClue: Downtown entrepreneurs, who have owned successful retail shops in the downtown core for 20 years.
Tre Borden & Danny Schieble – Exhibit S: Artist gallery, storefront, and studio space that transformed a vacant section of the Sacramento Downtown Plaza into an artists’ collective.
Bill Duthler – SCORE: Local organization that provides counseling, training and resources for small business owners and sponsor of the Calling All Dreamers business competition.
Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau – Farm to Fork Week: City branding initiative, PR campaign and festival to capitalize on Sacramento’s agricultural and culinary roots led by the restaurant industry.
Mike Tavares – Crown Downtown: Grassroots movement focused on retaining the Sacramento Kings and building a downtown sports and entertainment complex.
“We have had many exciting things transpire this year, which is reflected in the caliber and quantity of VIBE nominations we received,” said DSP Executive Director Michael Ault. “We are seeing more people take ownership of this city and they are committed to making every new day better than before. We are honored, to not only work with these individuals, but are also pleased to recognize them as community champions whose passion and dedication continues to move Sacramento forward.”
ABOUT THE VIBE AWARD
The Downtown VIBE award, presented by SMUD stands for Visionary Innovators in Building Excellence and recognizes local leaders in downtown revitalization. In 2013 the VIBE award was presented to Sid Garcia-Heberger who has been involved with the Crest Theatre for more than 25 years, starting out as a self-proclaimed candy girl and moving quickly to her current position as CEO of CLSM, the corporation that operates the Crest.
ABOUT THE STATE OF DOWNTOWN
The State of Downtown on January 28 will feature addresses from city of Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson and a keynote speech from ICON Venue Group President & CEO, Tim Romani.
Produced by the DSP, the event attracts an audience of over 500 business professionals and community leaders. The State of Downtown previews downtown revitalization initiatives and projects, and serves as a catalyst for exchanging ideas and prioritizing goals for the central business district.
Gallery seats are still available.
The 2014 State of Downtown will be held at the Memorial Auditorium on January 28 at 8:00 am.
Complementary valet will be available at the 2014 State of Downtown, provided by Lexus. Valet will open at 7am and will be located on J street between 15th and 16th Street.
2014 State of Downtown Presented by:
The event is presented by Lexus and sponsored by SMUD, Jones Lang LaSalle, CIM, CBRE, Sacramento Downtown Plaza, University of San Francisco, Sacramento Campus, Comstock’s Magazine, The Sacramento Kings, F&M Bank, Bank of America, David S. Taylor Interest, Downey Brand, Sactown Magazine and Sacramento State.