The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

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February 6, 2013

NC Main Street honors Albemarle business owners

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 — On Jan. 31, Barbara and Larry Bowers were honored as 2012 Main Street Champions at the North Carolina Main Street Annual Awards Ceremony in Salisbury.

The Bowerses were selected by Albemarle Downtown Development Corporation for this special recognition in appreciation of their contributions to the downtown revitalization process.

Along with Champions from 30 other communities, the Bowerses received a certificate commemorating this designation, presented by N.C. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Dale Carroll and Office of Urban Development Director Liz Parham.

Established in 2000 as part of North Carolina Main Street’s 20th anniversary celebration, the Main Street Champion designation acknowledges the efforts of those persons who have played pivotal roles in the revitalization of their downtowns. Each of the state’s active Main Street programs is given the opportunity annually to recognize a local Main Street Champion. The addition of this year’s honorees brings the total number of North Carolina Main Street Champions to 500.

“Main Street Champions are those individuals who lead by example. Whether they renovate a building, open a business, volunteer their services, or rally the troops, they step out in front and encourage others to follow. They are recognized for the dedication to their communities that furthers the efforts of downtown revitalization,” Parham said.

In recommending Barbara and Larry Bowers for this honor, Albemarle Down-town Development Asso-ciation offered the following:

“Lifetime Albemarle residents Barbara and Larry Bowers have owned and operated Albemarle Printers in the heart of the downtown district for more than 40 years, providing quality products and loyal service to the community.

“Downtown Albemarle plays an important role in the lives of the entire Bowers family, with daughter Shannon working in the family printing business and daughter Erin and her husband owning a shop just around the corner.

“Barbara and Larry give of their time and talents to support downtown Albemarle. Barbara has served on the Albemarle Downtown Deve-lopment Corporation board of directors and co-chaired the promotion committee. She and Larry give many hours to downtown activities and, no matter what the hour, they can be counted on to set up tables, serve at events, sell tickets and share the ADDC story.

“Albemarle Downtown Development Corporation is pleased to recognize Barbara and Larry Bowers as 2012 N.C. Main Street Champ-ions.”

Main Street is a downtown revitalization program for smaller towns based on economic development within the context of historic preservation. The North Carolina Main Street program, which provides technical assistance to its communities, is part of the Office of Urban Deve-lopment in the Department of Commerce’s Division of Community Assistance.

In 1980, North Carolina was one of six original states, selected from 38 that applied, to launch the work of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s National Main Street Center. The North Carolina Main Street program began with five participating cities – New Bern, Salisbury, Shelby, Tarboro and Wash-ington – in September 1980 and has since grown to include 61 communities across the state.

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