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Collinsville, Oklahoma
Feb. 6, 2007
Collinsville Downtown, Inc.
State Main Street Training Session
Here Today
2006 Awards Recap
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Copyright 2007 -- Collinsville, Oklahoma
Collinsville Downtown, Inc., hosted a Regional Main Street training session today at the City Hall meeting room and a walking tour of downtown. The State Main Street staff and program directors from several Oklahoma Main Street communities gathered here to learn more about economic restructuring (which is one of 4 key Main Street objectives). Downtown Collinsville merchants Trent Rogers (Rogers & Sons Trading Co.) and Chris Ogden (Fatman Cycleworks) gave presentations to the group Tuesday Feb. 6th, 2007 on a warm sunny winter day.
2006 Collinsville Downtown Inc. Awards
(Presented Jan. 27, 2007 at the Chamber Banquet)
Premier Partnership:
Cherokee Nation
Main Street Hero:
Tharyn Nachtigall
Community Education and Public Awareness:
Ted Wright /
Downtown Business of the Year:
Rogers & Sons Trading Company
Best Adaptive Reuse Project:
Collinsville City Hall
Best Public Improvement Project:
Collinsville City Hall
The restored historic Collinsville City Hall building received two CDI 2006 Awards. The project provided new administrative offices, a commission and community meeting room for the city and citizens. Mayor Stan Sallee accepted the awards (below) from CDI Program Director Nancy Phelps and CDI Board President Brad Francis..
The Cherokee Nation was recognized for partnership with Collinsville Downtown, Inc., (and all of Collinsville) via projects such as restoration of the Victory Cemetery and funding the rebuilding of the Broadway bridge. The CDI award was accepted by Buel Anglin and Chief Chad Smith (above) at the January 2007 presentation.
Tharyn Nachtigall was recognized for his contributions to Collinsville for his renovation of 4 downtown buildings, partnering to build a medical complex / pharmacy, and long time service as a role model and leader in numerous community organizations.
Trent Rogers (see photo at top of page) and his business (Rogers & Sons Trading Company) were recognized for support of Collinsville, the Collinsville Main Street program, and visitors / customers / businesses here.
Ted Wright, the Newspaper Museum In Collinsville, and the web site were recognized for promoting Collinsville's heritage and current economic development.