Awards are presented at the Downtown Fond du Lac Partnership Annual Meeting in February.

New Business Award

The New Business Award is presented annually. Eligible candidates are any new businesses that opened in Downtown Fond du Lac in the previous calendar year and which remained open through the end of the calendar year. Winners are chosen by committee based on the content of nominations and not on the number of nominations received for a particular business.

Previous Winners

  • 2020- Lunar & Lake Book Market
  • 2019 – Hair Lounge & HempWorks
  • 2018 – Brick House
  • 2017 – Atlas Gaming
  • 2016 – Annie’s Fountain City Cafe
  • 2015 – Mix It Up Bakery

Downtown Legacy Award

The Downtown Legacy Award is presented annually. Eligible candidates are any businesses that have been located in Downtown Fond du Lac for 50 or more years. Winners are chosen by a committee based on the content of nominations and not on the number of nominations received for a particular business. Previous award winners may only be nominated again after five years have lapsed.

Previous Winners

  • 2020- Wood’s Floral & Gifts
  • 2019 – Fond du Lac Public Library
  • 2018 – Fond du Lac Family YMCA
  • 2017 – U.S. Bank
  • 2016 -Edith’s Bridal and Tuxedo

2022 Awards

All nominations must be received by January 4 , 2022.

Winners are chosen by committee based on the content of nominations and not on the number of nominations received for a particular business. Previous award winners may only be nominated again after 5 years have lapsed.

Information in the nomination form will be used for presentations and news releases related to the awards. Any confidential financial information will not be used.