Businesses, people who have impacted La Crosse’s downtown honored

La Crosse held its annual downtown awards meeting today honoring the top achievements in the area throughout the year.

Awards recognized included attorney Jessica Kirchner for Volunteer of the Year, Rotary Lights for Downtown Event, Monet Floral for Interior Design, among others.

Former executive director of Downtown La Crosse Bud Miyamoto was the recipient for the Legacy Award.

Miyamoto was executive director for more than 17 years, and he is credited with transforming Downtown La Crosse to what it is Wednesday.

“He was incredibly instrumental in making sure that things were happening, that we were working with the city, that major developments could occur,” said Robin Moses, Downtown Mainstreet executive director.

This was the 29th annual award ceremony for Downtown Mainstreet.

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