Sunday 22 Sep 2019

Downtown Goldsboro Annual Dinner Set For Sept. 20

The 2019 Downtown Goldsboro Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony is scheduled for Friday, September 20, 2019 in front of historic City Hall on North Center Street. 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.

During the Annual Dinner 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: Cry Freedom Missions Shoppe and Mimi’s Boutique
  • Best Promotional or Marketing Effort: Fat Cat Music & Sound, RYE Always Fresh and ShaynaMade
  • Best New Business: Barrique/18th Amendment Lounge, Brisas Latin Cuisine and The Firehouse
  • Indicator of the Year: NC Growth (Miller School of Entrepreneurship/Launch partnerships & effort), Rehab Development project and The History Channel project
  • A Thank You Award will also be presented to one of two groups – The Elks Lodge for gifting a $1500 grant to further improve downtown and for launching Wings of Wayne Military Appreciation Festival, or Sergio & Camilla Sanchez for the vision and perseverance needed complete the rehabilitation of 141 N. Center Street – a long-vacant and challenging property.

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 – 109 E. Ash St. (Fire Department Headquarters Building) and Michael Dobson & Jerri Joann Johnson – 407 and 413 S. William St.
  • Best Design Improvement: 116 W. Mulberry St. (Warren Bishop), 141 N. Center St. (Sergio Sanchez) and 221 N. John St. (Chris & Bethany Mohr
  • DGDC Board Member of the Year: Beverly Wallace-Wiggins, Bobby Boyd and Doug McGrath
  • Outstanding Investor: Chris & Bethany Mohr for 221 and 217 N. John St. (Barrique & Coldwell-Banker HPW), USDOT for BUILD Grant
  • Advocate of the Year: Anthony Russo, Beverly Durham, Patrick Lechner and Visit Goldsboro
  • Most Valuable Supporter: Curtis Media Group’s Wayne Lenoir County Cluster, Goldsboro Elks Lodge (BPOE #139) and Wayne UNC Health Care
  • Outstanding Business of the Year: Crossfit BOHICA at 109 E. Ash St., Goldsboro Brew Works at 207 N. John St., RYE Always Fresh at 108 E. Mulberry St. and The Loft Hair Studio and Spa at 224 N. 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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