Downtown Experience Awards Dinner


Beginning in March 2014, the PDCDC annually has hosted the Downtown Experience Awards Dinner. The Downtown Experience Awards is the night for corporate, elected, entrepreneurial, and community leaders to celebrate the impact of their collective efforts in the rebirth of Downtown. Hundreds of the region’s top leaders in business, philanthropy, and government will be in attendance. It is one of Pittsburgh’s signature annual events.

We are honored to have the opportunity to express our gratitude to those whose dedication and hard work consistently better our city center and whose impact ripples throughout the region.

The 2016 PDCDC Downtown Experience Awards Dinner

The 2016 awards were held on March 21 at the Wyndham Grand. The evening included a networking cocktail hour, three-course dinner, and the conferment of the Downtown Experience Awards. The 2016 year’s honorees included:

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Dawn Keezer of the Pittsburgh Film Office, Downtown Corporation of the Year


Julian Vallozzi of Vallozzi’s Pittsburgh, Small Business Owner of the Year


Mayor Bill Peduto, Public Servant of the Year


Colliers International
Fragasso Financial Advisors

Eat’n Park Hospitality Group
Huntington Bank
McKnight Realty Partners
Millcraft Investments
Philadelphia Management Corporation

3030 South Water Street Apartments
Alco Parking
Americo Construction Co.
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney
Core Realty
E.V. Bishoff
Market Street Grocery
Point Park University
Ralph Falbo Inc.
Red Rocks Group
Susan DiGirolamo, Attorney at Law
TREK Development
Quatrini Rafferty, Attorneys at Law
Rugby Realty

Multi Print Media
Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown

The 2015 PDCDC Downtown Experience Awards Dinner

The 2015 awards were held on Thursday, March 26. After selling out the event last year, we moved the dinner to a larger venue, The Fairmont Hotel ballroom. This year the recipients included: County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, Public Servant of the Year, Robert Nutting, owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates, our Philanthropic award winner for his work with Pirates Charities and Yves Carreau, Downtown Pioneer.

Check out photos from the 2015 event!

Check out
our post on the 2014 Downtown Experience Awards Dinner to see who we honored and photos from the event.