Celebrate Success

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We appreciate you and celebrated our members, supporters and volunteers with awards and a party! We recognized our members, committees and downtown businesses that make downtown Batavia such a unique place to live, work and play.

> Please Submit your 2017 Celebrate Success Downtown Business, Partner & Volunteer Nominations Here! 

There were 10 “Downtown MainStreet Awards” presented to recognize individuals and business that stand out and have been instrumental in making our downtown the heart of Batavia.


2016 Winners!

“Best Dressed Window”

The winner is…..Batavia Academy of Dance – for their live ballerinas during the holiday season! Whether you take a dance lesson or shop their dance boutique, you will always see something special in their windows. Congratulations Batavia Academy of Dance!

“Most Attractive Interior”

The winner is…..Interiors for Business! For their amazing showroom and office space.  Tucked inside one of the historic Challenge Windmill buildings, Interiors for Business is always a surprise for any visitor –   Congratulations IFB!

“Front Door Award”

The winner is…..Gaetano’s! – for their welcoming entry of 15 E Wilson St.  The DiBenedettos’ graciously added an attractive exterior door to prevent crowding and the cold/heat from creeping in as customers enter and leave.  Congratulations Gaetano’s Batavia!

“Best Business Neighbor”

The winner is…….Foltos Tonsorial Parlor! – From inviting the communnity to a Peace Bridge singalong to cutting hair all day and night to raise money for Ronald McDonald House Charities at Chop Around the Clock, Foltos Tonsorial Parlor and owner, Craig Foltos rock!

“Rookie Of The Year”

The winner is….Furniture Dollies – The Dollies celebrated their one year anniversary in November. Their business has brought not only a great downtown retail space but three very valuable volunteers.  Paula, Becky and Missy stepped right up to the plate by joining the Holiday Market Committee and volunteering at other downtown events. Congratulations Furniture Dollies!

“Most Improved Building”

The winner is…..Water Street Studios & BEI – For the gorgeous update inside the 160 Water Street gallery and studios.  The update space boasts a PrintLab/Maker Space area, newly designed H2O retail area and welcoming office for the Executive Director, Facilities Manager and School of Art Director.  This remodel was a collaboration between Water Street Studios and BEI.

“Most Accomplished Committee”

The winner is…..Cocktails in the Park!  Led by Heather and Justin Kochen, in the past three years, Batavia MainStreet has seen Cocktails in the Park grow not only in the attendance at the event but in dollars raised.  This event is one of our main fundraisers.  Because of the unique evening featuring great local music, delicious food, tasty cocktails and amazing company, we are able to reinvest in other downtown events and programming to make downtown Batavia a great place to live, work and play. Congratulations Cocktails in the Park Committee!

“Outstanding Sponsor”

The winner is…..Boyce Body Werks!  Not only has Boyce Body Werks been a huge financial supporter of MainStreet programing, owner Marcia Boyce has spent countless hours volunteering as the secretary of the Batavia MainStreet Board of Directors!  She plans events, works with downtown businesses, chairs our Economic Restructuring Committee…the list goes on and on!  We are so thankful to have Marcia and her company as premier partners of Batavia MainStreet!

“Outstanding Individual Volunteer(s)”

·      Ellen Anderson – Before beginning a job at Fox Valley Orthopedics, you could find Ellen down at the MainStreet office a few times a week.  Always ready to help with whatever we had on the to-do list!

·      Sarah Engel – A busy marketing employee at BEI, Sarah still finds extra time to assist MainStreet with logo and promotional design work and has helped step up our #downtownbatavia creative appeal.

·      Danielle Fajardo – Danielle runs our Pie Bake Off at the Block Party, bakes delicious treats for our events and is always ready to lend a hand and assist with our events including the Indoor Market at Gaetano’s!

·      Rene Moynihan – MainStreet has become a family affair for the Moynihan’s!  Rene is the mother of MainStreet board member Patrick Moynihan.   Rene is one of our most enthusiastic day of volunteers.  Always willing to man the information booth, sell tickets, pass out cold water bottles in the August heat and even help to plan events.

“MainStreet Windmill Award- Volunteer of the Year”

The winner is…..Rob Hollis! Rob has dedicated hours upon hours to the revitalization of downtown Batavia. During the last six years, Rob has given his time at events, as vice president of the board and in many planning meetings. Rob and his wife Karen, along with their business K.Hollis Jewelers, have gifted their support as very generous sponsors to MainStreets programming and the growth and vibrancy in downtown Batavia.