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Main Street Atmore projects recognized at Main Street Alabama conference

Main Street Atmore Hero awarded to First National Bank, from left, Paul Oberkirch with FNB&T, Sheilo Faircloth, Liz Brewer with FNB&T, Niki Bryan
Excellence in Business Development awarded to Atmore Microloan Fund, Niki Bryan, Alex Jones with United Bank, Sheilo Faircloth
Excellence in Planning & Public Spaces awarded to City of Atmore Box Car Project, Mayor Jim Staff, Niki Bryan

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Main Street Alabama celebrated local program successes at the ninth annual Awards of Excellence August 18, at the Auburn Marriott Opelika Resort Hotel & Spa at Grand National in Opelika.
During the Awards of Excellence program, Main Street Alabama’s President and State Coordinator Mary Helmer Wirth, and Assistant State Coordinator Trisha Black honored projects and individuals that made tremendous impacts in their respective communities. Alabama Municipal Electric Authority sponsored the event.
The Awards of Excellence recognized winners in the categories of Preservation, Historic Rehabilitation, Fundraising, Public Relations, Public / Private Partnerships, Business Development, Economic Impact, Adaptive Reuse, Promotion, Business Promotion, Marketing, Placemaking, Non-Historic Building Design, and Planning & Public Space. Local Main Street programs also selected a Main Street Hero that honored an individual, business or organization that made an outstanding contribution to their program.
The following were recognized for their work on Main Street Atmore over the last year.
“We are so grateful to all of these dedicated residents, businesses owners and workers who make our community what it is!” said Niki Bryan, Main Street Atmore executive director.
Sheilo Faircloth is Main Street Atmore board chairman.
Main Street Atmore received the following awards:
Main Street Atmore Hero – First National Bank
Excellence in Planning & Public Spaces – City of Atmore Box Car Project
Excellence in Business Development – Atmore Microloan Fund