The Ventura Port District has been honored with the prestigious Jewel Key Award by the Ventura Chamber of Commerce at the 2022 Poinsettia Awards for beautification of the Ventura Harbor Village. The Chamber selects the recipient of this significant annual award based on overall improvements over the past year.
Accepting the award from the Ventura Chamber of Commerce was Ventura Port District General Manager Brian Pendleton and Ventura Port District Board Chairman Chris Stephens.
Ventura Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Stephanie Caldwell shared that the Poinsettia Award Selection Committee was eager to spotlight the great work that has been taking place in Ventura Harbor Village, from the hardscaping and way-finding signage, to paint colors and awnings.
“The reinvestment by the Ventura Port District in Ventura Harbor Village has created an even more vibrant shopping, dining, and entertainment district for visitors and locals alike,” stated Caldwell. “Ventura Harbor Village is not only a great place to spend an afternoon, but also a beautiful display of all that Ventura has to offer.”
Ventura Harbor Village’s line up of ongoing enhancements include a coastal-inspired paint refresh, new sustainable landscaping, new nautical inspired wayfinding signage program, tenant improvements, roofing improvements, new tenant signage guidelines, the addition of colorful murals by local artisans, expansion of the sea-themed holiday décor and lighting program, new trash enclosures, and new Village offerings.
“We are honored to accept the Jewel Key Award and thank the Chamber for recognizing the Ventura Port District’s efforts to revitalize Ventura Harbor Village as a first-class visitor destination,” says Brian Pendleton, Ventura Port District General Manager. “The Port District continues to allocate funds to elevate this popular seaside attraction and we thank our business partners whose entrepreneurial spirit is thriving throughout the Harbor Village.”
In addition to Ventura Harbor receiving the Jewel Key Award, Andria’s Seafood Restaurant & Market in Ventura Harbor Village was also recognized by the Chamber with the 2022 Mid-Size Business of the Year.