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Nominations needed for annual 'Downtown First' awards

Tina Locurto
York Dispatch

Downtown Inc is now accepting nominations for its Downtown First awards, part of an event recognizing business leaders, entrepreneurs and nonprofits in York County.

The 21st annual awards event, to be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Aug. 19 at PeoplesBank Park, 5 Brooks Robinson Way, will celebrate and honor individuals, businesses and organizations in eight categories.

Nominations for the Downtown First Awards will be accepted until July 19. Individuals interested in nominating a candidate can do so by visiting:

Linda Davidson, of C.S. Davidson, right, presents the award for Outstanding Volunteer to JJ Sheffer during the 2018 Downtown First Awards at Logos Academy in York City, Thursday, April 12, 2018. Dawn J. Sagert photo

Here are the eight categories:

  • Outstanding Large Business
  • Outstanding Small Business
  • Outstanding New Business/Merchant
  • Outstanding Merchant
  • Outstanding Nonprofit Organization
  • Better York Appell Beautification Award
  • Outstanding Individual Award
  • The Change Maker Award

Tickets to the awards event in August are on sale now and cost $25. Interested individuals can purchase tickets by visiting

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