NOTICE: Our 2021 Annual Membership Meeting and Awards are canceled due to COVID.

The Bagg’s Square Association proudly hosts annual Bagg’s Square Neighborhood Awards.

The awards celebrate the people and businesses that have shaped the neighborhood in the past, are currently advocating and moving it forward, and/or are raising awareness to help us reach our goal to become a desirable, mixed use neighborhood.

The Association seeks nominations year-round. Nominations can be submitted online below. Judging will be held in January and winners will be announced at the Association’s annual meeting.

The three award categories are:

The Bagg's Square Legacy Award

Presented to an individual who has:

  • contributed to the neighborhood in a significant way in the past
  • been a long time neighborhood supporter, and/or
  • spearheaded a project or has run a business that has had a lasting impact on the neighborhood

Neighborhood Advocate Award

Presented to an individual who is currently:

  • working on a project, event, business or cause that is advancing the neighborhood
  • an advocate for the neighborhood’s growth and success
  • exemplifying neighborhood collaboration and support
  • helping to promote the neighborhood

Business of the Year Award

Presented to a business located in Bagg’s Square that:

  • adds to the economic vitality, culture and overall feel of the neighborhood
  • helps bring positive awareness to the neighborhood

To submit a nomination letter or for more information, please contact board member Marianne Reynolds
at 315-724-7677 or by email at or use the form below.

Nomination Form:




Legacy Award: Rachael Hamlet
Neighborhood Advocate: Vinny Ficchi
Business of the Year: Bagg’s Square Cafe


Legacy Award: Joe Bottini
Neighborhood Advocate: Beth Irons
Business of the Year: Kids Oneida


Legacy Award: Douglas B. Preston
Neighborhood Advocate: Frank Elias
Business of the Year: A&P Master Images


Legacy Award: Doug Preston
Neighborhood Advocate: Frank Elias
Business of the Year: A&P Master Images


Legacy Award: Nicolas Calogero
Neighborhood Advocate: Made in Utica
Business of the Year: Utica Bread


Legacy Award: Frank Prybycien
Neighborhood Advocate: Lynne Mishalanie
Business of the Year: Utica Coffee Roasting Company