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Thanks to all 40 businesses who participated in our beautification contest! Decatur has so many caring, bee-utiful businesses. Be sure to bookmark this site and follow us on Facebook and watch for news about our 2nd annual contest next year!

The 2011 Let's Keep Decatur Bee-utiful Contests Winners!


1st Place – Coffee Connection
1st Place – Coffee Connection
2nd Place – Dairy Queen Grill & Chill
2nd Place – Dairy Queen Grill & Chill
3rd Place – Meda Pharmaceuticals
3rd Place – Meda Pharmaceuticals

Congratulations to Coffee Connection, Dairy Queen Grill & Chill, Meda Pharmaceuticals and to all our Bee-utiful Businesses!

The judging has concluded

Watch for the announcement about our winners soon! The top 3 winners have been chosen. We loved looking at all our bee-utiful businesses!

Contest registration is now closed!

We hope your business applied in time! Judging will begin soon. Emails have been sent out to all contestants. If your business has not received an email, please check your Spam/Junk mail for the e-blast. Email support for assistance. We will be keeping in touch.

Two days to register remaining!

This Friday, Sept. 30th is the last day to register for our small business beautification contest. Get your application in now so you can be a 2011 Decatur Bee-utiful Business!

Keep up with the latest news on Facebook using our new shortcuts!

We have earned ourselves a username on Facebook. You can now find us at Be sure to "Like" our page!

You may have also noticed the fancy Facebook live stream on the left sidebar. This is an easy way of previewing the latest news on our Facebook page.

Picture Gallery/Registered Business List is now online!

Bee sure to check out our new "Businesses" page now to see who has registered for the contest. Take a look at the new Picture Gallery while you're there. Remember to register your business for free! Don't bee left out!

(DISCLAIMER: This list is updated periodically and may not yet contain every business registered. For the most up to date list visit our Facebook page)

Enter your business into the contest now!

The Application for the 2011 Let's Keep Decatur Bee-utiful Contest is now live! Register your business today! Absolutely no cost to apply!

Remember, the first 25 business that enter will receive a discount coupon for paint from TrueValue!

Be sure to fax your completed copy of the application to 217-877-6647 or email it to

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Let's Keep Decatur Bee-utiful Contest now has its own Facebook page. Like us today and keep up with the latest news about the contest.

Announcing the 2011 Let's Keep Decatur Bee-utiful Contest!

Let's Keep Decatur Bee-utiful is an effort to support and build upon the work already being implemented by many organizations towards the beautification of the Decatur area. A business's 'curb appeal' sends a message to its customers and patrons. An attractive, clean environment tells its customers that the business owner cares about them and the larger Decatur community. Our goal with this contest is to highlight businesses who have a welcoming presence and to encourage all Decatur businesses to develop an attractive front to the public.

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