Friday 19 Apr 2019


Tickets Still Available For Downtown Goldsboro Awards Dinner

The 2018 Downtown Goldsboro Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony has been rescheduled for Friday, October 19, 2018 due to hurricane relief efforts in the community. The Downtown Goldsboro Development Corporation is excited to host this special event, which highlights achievements Downtown Goldsboro has made over the past year, and recognizes the individuals and groups that have helped turn vision into reality.

The Annual Dinner, originally scheduled for Friday, September 21st, is moving to a new date in respect of both, the City employees working hard alongside local authorities on cleanup efforts, and the businesses and individuals negatively affected by the storm. On their new date, the DGDC will honor four groups or individuals by presenting the winner of each category with a Special Recognition Award. Those being nominated for each honor include:

  • Best Curb Appeal: Nashona Boutique and The Beauty Bar
  • Best Promotional or Marketing Effort: Tobacco & Hops and Well Travelled Beer
  • Best New Business: Downtown Escapes and Southern Rebel Boutique
  • Indicator of the Year: The Downtown Pharmacy and the Rehab Development project on Walnut Street properties

A Thank You Award will also be presented to one of two groups – Representative John Bell for his efforts in fighting to preserve the Federal Historic Preservation Tax Credits, or George and Angel Anderson for their work as volunteers and advocates for Downtown Goldsboro.

Additionally, as in years past, the DGDC will honor other individuals, groups and businesses for their commitment to Downtown with Awards of Merit. Awards of Merit categories and nominees include:

  • Mary Johnstone Award of Merit for Historic Preservation: David and Bethany Perry – 151 N. Center Street and The Dortch-Weil-Bizzell House at 201 E. Mulberry Street (Elizabeth Brownstead0
  • Best Design Improvement: Chris & Bethany Mohr/Blue Yonder Properties (217 N. John St.) and David Ham & Betty Duncan (223 N. Center St.)
  • DGDC Board Member of the Year: Jay Bauer, Selena Worrell and Tracy Lewis 2
  • Outstanding Investor: David & Bethany Perry for 151 N. Center St. and 109 E. Ash St. (historic Goldsboro Fire Station), Chris Yones for The Flying Shamrock and Chris & Bethany Mohr for 217 N. John St. (Barrique)
  • Most Valuable Supporter: Inner Banks Media/107.9, NC Community Federal Credit Union, One Main Financial and The Bridge Church
  • Outstanding Business of the Year: Bicycle World & Outdoor Shoppe at 137 N. Center St., Goldsboro Brew Works at 205 N. John St., Premiere Cuts Barber Shop at 109 N. Center St. and Well Travelled Beer at 201 S. Center St.

The Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony, sponsored by Wayne Electric Company is an annual, ticketed event. For further information about the Annual Dinner and Awards and how to purchase a ticket, please call the Downtown Goldsboro Development office at 735-4959 or visit

In the event of inclement weather, the event will be moved to Goldsboro Event Center.

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