Main Street Awards

The Main Event Awards Night

The Main Event is an annual awards presentation recognizing excellence in Oakland County Downtown Revitalization. Main Street communities are eligible for these awards.

We love to celebrate your hard work and accomplishments! Each year, we hold the Main Event Awards Night. 

Learn more about this program below and see recent winners.

​We are now accepting Main Event 2019 Award Nominations! ​​

To learn how to enter your nominations, eligibility and judging criteria, take a look at the Main Street Oakland County Awards Catalog. To enter your nomination use the form below:



NOTE: To enter the Spirit of Main Street or Window on Main Street, see the Main Street Oakland County Awards Catalog. Please use a new nomination form for each award submission.

 2018 Main Event Winners

  • Volunteer of the Year: Jordan Knudsen, Lake Orion
  • Local Leader of the Year: Rick Hamill, Highland
  • Board Member of the Year: Michael Hennes, Ferndale
  • Business Owner of the Year: Mary Liz Curtin, Clawson: Leon & Lulu's
  • Celebrating Main Street: Cinema in the Street, Clawson
  • On a Shoestring: Downtown Dollars, Ortonville
  • Out in the Open: Downtown Light Pole Banner Program, Ortonville
  • Telling Your Story: Downtown Design Guidelines, Clawson
  • Game Change: 20 Front Street, Lake Orion
  • Spirit of Main: Holly Downtown Development Authority
  • Window on Main Street: Go Comedy, Ferndale

​2018 Main Event – Press Releases and Newspaper Articles

Press Release: 2018 Main Street Oakland County Winners
Press Release: Berkley And Royal Oak Join The Main Street Oakland County Family As Six Other Downtowns Receive Honors During Gala Celebration
Article: Oakland County Celebrates Main Street Success Stories
Article: Old Downtowns Get Kudos In Fight For Survival
Article: Main Street Oakland County Recognizes Individuals That Contribute To Thriving Downtowns

​2019 Event and Awards Sponsors​

ITC, Turner Restoration, Genisys Credit Union, SMART​, Oakland County Business Finance Corp, Dobrusin and McLaren Oakland
Thank You 2019 Sponsors
Main Street Oakland County would like to thank the generosity of our sponsors.

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