Celebrating Our Downtown Billings Community

Celebrating the 2024 Downtown Billings Spotlight Award Recipients

Celebrating the 2024 Downtown Billings Spotlight Award Recipients

We are thrilled to celebrate the recipients of the 2024 Downtown Billings Spotlight Awards. These awards honor individuals and businesses that contribute significantly to the vibrancy and growth of our downtown community. We are proud to be a part of this thriving area and celebrate these outstanding members of our community.

Spotlight on New Businesses

The New Business Spotlight Award goes to Mediterranean Soul, a downtown gem that has been in operation for less than three years. This business has shown remarkable potential through its growth, innovation, and leadership. It has taken risks and blazed trails, positioning itself for future success with new and innovative products and services. Their commitment to quality and customer service has set them apart.

Honoring Longevity and Excellence

Jake’s Downtown receives the Downtown Gem Award. Operating for over a decade, Jake’s Downtown remains a staple in our community. Their consistent innovation, community leadership, and commitment to quality and job creation have made them a beacon of excellence in downtown Billings.

Maintaining an Inviting Presence

A&E Design is awarded the Golden Broom Award for their exceptional efforts in maintaining an attractive and welcoming street presence. Their dedication to keeping our downtown beautiful and inviting is commendable.

The Spirit of Community

Blake Wahrlich of ClockTower Inn and Stella’s Kitchen & Bakery receives the Good Neighbor Award. Blake is always ready to lend a helping hand to fellow downtown businesses and individuals. His generosity and community spirit are truly appreciated.

Exemplary Development

Griffin Development is recognized with the Downtown Development Award for their work on Old Town Flats. Their project has significantly improved the downtown façade and contributed to the area’s development and growth.

Exceptional Customer Service

Matti Thompson of Rockets Gourmet Wraps is honored with the ‘Cheers’ Award. Known for providing excellent customer service, Matti ensures every customer experience is special, welcoming, and positive.

Building Our Community

The Ziggy Ziegler Award goes to Mehmet Casey of Downtown Billings (DBP). Mehmet's efforts have greatly influenced how people feel about downtown Billings. His work has fostered community development and contributed to the area's vitality and appeal.

Dedication to Downtown Billings

Dave Fishbaugh, a member of the Downtown Billings Partnership Board, is named Board Member of the Year. Dave has gone above and beyond his role, dedicating additional time and resources to support the success of various DBA events and promotions.

Recognizing Our Volunteers

Rhonda Brown is celebrated as Volunteer of the Year, having committed her time to the most downtown events over the past year. We also recognize our top volunteers: Tina Parsons, Cody Floyd, and Rocky Mann. Their support is invaluable to the success of our downtown events.

We are proud to share this community with such dedicated and innovative individuals and businesses. Together, we make downtown Billings a vibrant and welcoming place for all.

Thank you to all who contribute to our community. We look forward to continuing to grow and thrive together.