Special to Iredell Free News

During a virtual North Carolina Main Street Conference on Thursday, Downtown Statesville Development Corporation recognized Cindy Sutton as DSDC’s 2020 Main Street Champion.

Cindy Sutton

Sutton, who owns Spokeology, a marketing company located in downtown, was nominated by the award by DSDC for her “extraordinary passion for all things Downtown Statesville.”

“Cindy has gone above and beyond in offering her talents and time to help Downtown Statesville, our businesses and our community grow as a whole,” said Marin Tomlin, executive director of DSDC. “We are extremely fortunate that she loves her community so much!”

Sutton and her husband Brandon also own Groucho’s Restaurant in Statesville.

“Since day one of locating in downtown, Cindy has been an important part of DSDC’s work,” continued Tomlin. “She just gets it. She gets what is involved in making a downtown vibrant and successful.”

For over nine years, Sutton has shared her services, helping Downtown Statesville grow its social media presence and strengthen its events. Her plans always include local governments, businesses, organizations and individuals. Sutton’s efforts have earned Downtown Statesville regional and national attention and her rebranding ideas are award winning.

“We are very proud to name Cindy as Statesville’s 2020 Main Street Champion and appreciate so much her enthusiasm for our community,” said Tomlin.

About Downtown Statesville Development Corporation (DSDC)

Downtown Statesville Development Corporation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that administers the Main Street program and is the City of Statesville’s economic development partner for downtown. We provide leadership dedicated to the historic preservation and growth of Downtown Statesville as the primary center for economic opportunities in our community and create vibrancy through events, social experiences and cultural arts in Statesville. Visit www.downtownstatesville.com for details.