A downtown Tekamah business is the recipient of two revitalization project awards from the Nebraska’s Main Street program.

Each year, Main Street and Network Member Communities are invited to submit nominations for consideration. The spirit of the awards is to recognize downtown revitalization achievement across the state. A team of judges select the award recipients and awards are presented at special celebrations in each community.

Chatterbox Brews received the Award of Excellence in the Historic Building Rehab or Adaptive Reuse Project; and was one of five across the state named a Business of the Year.

The business will receive its honors at the Chamber After Hours event set for June 18 at Chatterbox.

“The Nebraska Main Street Network celebrates the communities, people, projects and activities that make the Main Street program thrive,” said Elizabeth Chase, executive director of the Nebraska Main Street Network. “There are 21 competitive award categories and all member communities are eligible to submit nominations. We are always excited to see what communities nominate each year. These are projects, activities and people that have significant meaning to their local downtown economic development efforts.”

The Nebraska Main Street Network provides technical support and training to designated Main Street communities and Network Member Communities that have made the commitment to revitalizing their downtown commercial districts using a comprehensive strategy based on historic preservation and utilizing authentic community character for economic development.

Nebraska’s Designated Main Street communities include Beatrice, Falls City, Fremont, Grand Island, Plattsmouth, and Wayne. Alliance, Atkinson, Bassett, Decatur, Hastings, Kearney, Lexington, Minden, Neligh, North Platte, Schuyler, Tekamah and York participate in the Network Member program.

More information about the Nebraska’s Main Street program, is available by calling 402-499-3703 or online at www.nebraskamainstreet.org