MISSISSIPPI MAIN STREET ANNOUNCES 2019 AWARD WINNERS
June 13, 2019 – JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi Main Street Association (MMSA) celebrated achievements of Mississippi Main Street Communities at the 30th Annual Awards Luncheon in downtown Jackson.
MMSA Board President Kevin Stafford of Neel-Schaffer and MMSA Past President Ed Gardner of Entergy presented awards to recipients from local Main Street programs throughout the state.
The annual awards luncheon honors Main Street directors, board members and volunteers and recognizes the most outstanding downtown development projects from Main Street communities in Mississippi.
Outstanding New Business – granted to a new business in a downtown district that contributes to excellence in downtown revitalization.
Winner: Senatobia Main Street – Delta Steakhouse
Director: Jamie Sowell
Accepting: Mike Wilson, Owner
Every downtown needs agood restaurant. Every booming community needs a great local gathering place. Senatobia lucked up with both when Mike Wilson brought Delta Steakhouse and Lunchbox to downtown.
Whether you go for a hearty plate lunch during the busy work week or you enjoy a date night in downtown, Delta Steakhouse is the place to be. During the day, the street is packed with local business professionals that are coming downtown for lunch.
Fresh seafood, delicious steaks and cold drinks all have brought a night life to downtown Senatobia that was previously nonexistent. What once was a deserted street after 5pm now has hustle and bustle that is contagious to the entire community. Delta Steakhouse and Lunchbox not only restored their beautiful building, they restored Downtown Senatobia back to being the place to be.
Outstanding Marketing – This award recognizes excellence in overall marketing by a downtown organization through its integrated communications efforts, including traditional and digital marketing.
Winner: Senatobia Main Street – Five Star City Fest Rebranding
Director: Jamie Sowell
Accepting: Karla Merritt
Senatobia Main Street added new events at the Five Star City Fest for 2018 and needed a way to showcase all the festival has to offer. From the billboard on Main Street that captured your attention as soon as you entered Tate County, to the magazine ads that jumped off the page and a social media campaign that reached thousands, the new Five Star City Fest brand helped grow the festival like never before. Partnering with Northwest Community College Career Tech Graphics program proved to be the catapult the Five Star City Fest needed to grow.