2024 Downtown Billings Spotlight Award Nominations

The businesses, organizations, and individuals who live and work in downtown Billings are the heartbeat of downtown. We, the Downtown Billings Association,  believe it’s important to celebrate and honor those who have contributed to downtown Billings’ growth, diversity, vitality, and investment in our community with the Downtown Billings Spotlight Awards.

If you know of a downtown champion who has been actively involved in making good things happen or has made a positive impact on our downtown community, please submit a nomination in one of the award categories mentioned below.

The Downtown Billings Spotlight Award nomination period ends Wednesday May 29th at 11:59pm MST.

Click for the Spotlight Awards Nomination Ballot 

2024 Downtown Billings Spotlight Award Categories

New Business Spotlight Award 

To be awarded to a downtown business that has been in operation for no less than 1 year and no more than 3 years and has demonstrated strong potential via growth, innovation, and leadership. Additionally, the business has demonstrated a culture of risk-taking and trailblazing and has positioned itself to achieve similar successes in the future through new or innovative product or service, quality of merchandise/ customer service, job creation, growth potential, and market served.

Downtown Gem Award

To be awarded to a business who has been in operation for more than 10 years who still shines as a staple in downtown Billings due to their consistent commitment to innovation, community leadership, quality of merchandise/customer service, and job creation. 

Golden Broom Award

To be awarded to a business that excel in maintaining an attractive and welcoming street front presence. 

Good Neighbor Award

To be awarded to a downtown neighbor (business owner, property owner, employee, etc.) who is always willing to offer a helping hand to fellow “downtowners”

The ‘Cheers’ Award

To be awarded to one of downtown’s countless service/hospitality industry workers who provide an excellent experience for those they help. This individual provides thoughtful customer service that makes a moment special, welcoming, and positive.

Downtown Development Award

To be awarded to a building/business owner with the most improved façade or strongest completed building development project, July 2023 – June 2024.

Ziggy Ziegler Award

To be awarded to an individual whose efforts positively affect how people feel about downtown Billings. The Ziggy Ziegler Award recipient has facilitated the development of our downtown community, actively contributing to the growth, vitality, and overall appeal and betterment of downtown Billings in the spirit of Ziggy Ziegler.

Click to read the list of 2023 award recipients