Main Street Mount Pleasant Receives Community Pride Award for Union Block

Written by Theresa Rose on January 8, 2015

MOUNT PLEASANT—The Mount Pleasant Area Chamber of Commerce named Main Street Mount Pleasant and the Save the Union Block Committee the fourth quarter 2014 winner of the Mount Pleasant Community Pride Award for exceptional property maintenance.

Main Street Director Lisa Oetken accepted the award along with board and committee members for Main Street Mount Pleasant during the January Alive After Five networking event at Faith Christian Outreach Church on Wednesday, January 7.

The Mount Pleasant Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors created the Community Pride Award to honor those businesses and organizations that showcase exceptional maintenance and investment in their properties and to encourage other businesses to follow their lead. Winners are selected quarterly.

The Union Block was selected for the Community Pride Award from among several nominees.

“The Union Block is a deserving recipient of the Mount Pleasant Community Pride Award because it has taken a community effort to get this $3.4 million project complete,” said Chamber Board VP of Community Development, Jason Bender. “The third floor ballroom has already been used for many weddings and special events, the first floor is the home to two retail businesses and there is office space available on the second floor. Mount Pleasant is a community rich in history and the restoration of the Union Block saved a building in the heart of our downtown.”

“Main Street Mount Pleasant and the Union Block committee are honored to be selected for the Mount Pleasant Area Chamber of Commerce Community Pride Award,” explained Main Street Director Lisa Oetken. “It has been a wonderful project and we are very happy that we were able to save this important historical building for the community of Mount Pleasant.”

Chamber members wishing to nominate a business for future Community Pride Awards may do so by completing a form available at the Chamber Alliance office. Community Pride Award winners display a metal yard sign crafted by Mount Pleasant business Signs and Designs.