14 honored for boosting downtown Efforts of past year cited at gathering

June 14, 1996|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

The Downtown Partnership of Baltimore recognized 14 individuals and companies for their efforts in boosting downtown Baltimore over the past year at its annual meeting last night.

Those awarded "are helping to make Downtown a great place to raise your business," said the Partnership's president, Laurie B. Schwartz, in a written statement. The following received awards: The Mayor's Advisory Commission on Tourism, Entertainment and Culture for refurbishing Pennsylvania Station; Neu-Valley Nurseries for planting flowers Downtown; the Greater Baltimore Committee for ensuring the solvency of the Mechanic Theater; Jack Callahan of Sisson's Restaurant & Brewery for its participation in the "See Ya 'Round Downtown!" campaign; South Baltimore Homeless Shelter for its work with the homeless; Baltimore Development Corporation for bringing the International Youth Foundation downtown; the Mayor's Advisory Committee on Art and Culture for its cultural contributions; the state of Maryland for recruiting AIDS researcher Dr. Robert Gallo and strengthening biotechnology downtown.

Also, Ryland Homes for expanding the area's residential base; Paul Wolman of P. W. Feats for his participation in charity events and celebrations; Todd E. Kogan for his commitment to downtown for the past five years as chair of the Partnership's membership committee; Colliers Pinkard for its corporate support of area initiatives; and the Archdiocese of Baltimore and Baltimore City for being hosts for the 1995 papal visit.

Pub Date: 6/14/96

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