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Monday, July 8, 2013

News: Downtown Alliance Names Five Achievement Award Winners

Recipients to be honored at Inaugural Downtown Symposium

Salt Lake City (July 8, 2013) – The Downtown Alliance is honored to present our 2013 Achievement Award to five downtown leaders.  These business owners, organizations and elected officials played key roles in continuing to create a more dynamic and diverse community that is the regional center for culture, commerce and entertainment. 

The 2013 award winners are:

  • The Depot. This downtown concert venue is located at The Gateway. “The Depot is truly honored to receive this award. Over the past seven years we have played host to countless concerts and private events,” said Tad Dugan, General Manager. “We believe that we have filled a void in the market by creating The Depot and our goal has always been to provide the downtown area with the best entertainment money can buy. The quality of entertainment that we bring to the downtown area is second to none. Salt Lake City has supported us through the difficult economic times and for that we would like to say, thank you.”

  • Mayor Ben McAdams. Serving Salt Lake County, Mayor McAdams has been in office since January 2013. “I appreciate this award. Our region's future is bright if we continue our focus on privately-led economic development in collaboration with county and city government,” said Mayor McAdams. “I look forward to continuing my partnership effort with business and community leaders as we move Utah forward."

  • Valter Nassi of Valter's Osteria. Valter was the impresario at Cucina Toscana since its inception, prior to opening Valter’s, in the former Metropolitan space. Serving a modern twist on Tuscan cuisine, Valter’s is a welcome addition to the local dining scene.

  • Salt Lake City Greek Festival. The SLC Greek Festival is one of the best values ($3 per person) for the incredible amount of culture– from food to dancing and traditional music – available to festivalgoers.

  • Neumont University. Neumont will relocate its technology driven campus to Main Street this summer. In addition to educating tomorrow’s workforce, Neumont will offer on-site housing for 80 students, building upon a youthful vibrancy in the heart of downtown.

The awards will be presented at the Inaugural Downtown Symposium, held July 16th, 2013 at the Marriott City Center Hotel, 222 South State Street, Salt Lake City, Utah.  The Achievement Awards Luncheon begins at noon. Following the Awards Luncheon, a full afternoon of programs and discussions about downtown is scheduled to take place. 
More information about the Downtown Symposium can be found at http://www.downtownslc.org/achievement

The Downtown Alliance is dedicated to building a dynamic and divers community that is the regional center for culture, commerce and entertainment. For more information, visit downtownslc.org

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