2017 Annual Dinner & Sammy Awards
Wednesday, November 29 | Franklin Plaza
The Downtown Troy Business Improvement District invites you to network with us at the 6th Annual Dinner & Sammy Awards on Wednesday, November 29 at the Franklin Plaza Ballroom. Celebrate downtown Troy's accomplishments this past year by honoring three Sammy Award winners, meeting and greeting downtown partners, and tasting delicious culinary creations.
Doors 5:00pm . Awards 5:30pm . Dinner & Networking 6:00pm
2017 SAMMY AWARD WINNERS!
NEW BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Plumb Restaurant & Bar
Owned and operated by Heidi Knoblauch, Plumb Restaurant & Bar opened in December 2016. The restaurant serves fresh, delivered-daily oysters, craft spirits and locally-sourced, chef-driven cuisine led by acclaimed Executive Chef Brandon Schatko. Knoblauch has put a great deal of work into the beautifully renovated space, and continues to expand around the growing customer base, while embracing the downtown community.
ESTABLISHED BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Market Block Books
Managed by Stanley Hadsell, Market Block Books opened in November 2004 as an offspring of The Book House in Albany, and has proven to be an anchor of the downtown retail community. Open six days a week, the bookstore features a full line of adult and children's books, literature, travel, cooking and a large historic section. With a prominent location at the gateway to the downtown shopping district, MBB is a welcome reminder to shop local!
SAMMY SPIRIT AWARD
Geri De Seve
A resident of downtown Troy, Geri De Seve has played in integral part in the downtown community. Along with her husband, she is responsible for the restoration of many downtown buildings, assisted in the creation of the Victorian Stroll, and engages with the community through dedicated volunteer efforts. Geri has helped shape Troy into the city we enjoy today, and continues to be an advocate for this vibrant downtown.
A FULL EVENING OF NETWORKING AND FUN
Join us in honoring our 2017 Award Winners!
BID early and BID often in the Silent Auction!
Take a "selfie" with Uncle Sam!
Network, mix and mingle with new and friendly faces who love downtown as much as you!
Learn more about the Raise . Plant . Grow Tree initiative, planting trees downtown.
Taste an assortment of delicious cuisine and desserts prepared by the Franklin Plaza Ballroom.
THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS
Arlene Nock, MD
Clement Frame & Art Shop
DALLE Accounting & Cash Management, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Lauren Groff
Pattison, Sampson, Ginsberg & Griffin, P.C.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Russ & Jody Brooks
Sunhee's Farm & Kitchen
Law Office of Greg Cholakis
SILENT AUCTION DONATIONS
Want to support the Downtown Troy BID? Donate an item to the silent auction!
Silent Auction items will be collected through Friday, November 17th and auctioned at the Annual Dinner & Sammy awards.
SPONSORS AND HONORARY COMMITTEE
Thank you for your interest in being a sponsor or honorary committee member for the 2017 Annual Dinner & Sammy Awards!
To confirm your sponsorship, complete the commitment form below and return to the Downtown Troy Business Improvement District Foundation by Wednesday, November 1st. Submissions following the deadline will miss the print deadline for event invitations, though other benefits are still available.
Honorary Tickets are also available through Eventbrite via the ticket link above, though checks are preferred.
Mail completed commitment forms and check to the Downtown Troy BID at 251 River Street, Troy, NY 12180. Make Checks payable to the Downtown Troy BID Foundation.
For any questions, contact the Downtown Troy BID by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (518) 279-7997.