The Downtown Ithaca Alliance gave awards to those who contributed to Ithaca urban development.
The Downtown Ithaca Alliance held its annual dinner yesterday, on February 4th. As part of the tradition, those who contributed to urban development and community service were recognized. This year, the president of Downtown Ithaca Alliance Board of Directors, Mike Cannon, handed nine awards.
The Emerging Business Awards was given to Penelope Pankow for her olive company, F. Oliver. The Business Achievement Award was given to Nicole Pagano who revived the pharmacy on Green Street. Tony Johnson received the Retail Business of the Year Award for his store, Alphabet Soup. One of the owners of Ithaca Bakery, Agava restaurant, and Collegetown Bagels; Gregar Brous received the Volunteer of the Year Award. The City Employees of the Year Awards were given to Jennifer Kusznir and Tom West for their contributions to Commons redevelopment project.
Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Dan Klein was given the Community Achievement Award for his and his crew’s hard work to beautify Ithaca. Attorney Scott Miller received the Board Member of the Year Award. And lastly, Tom Knipe and Ken Jupiter were recognized for their tourism development work with the Tourism Achievement Award. Congratulations and thanks to all those who make Ithaca a better place to live.