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This summer, The Gazette and Gazette-Star asked readers to nominate their favorite businesses throughout Prince George’s County in more than 40 categories, and over the course of two months, we received thousands of entries through Gazette.Net. All entries were write-ins; The Gazette and Gazette-Star did not provide lists from which to choose during the voting period. We simply tallied your votes. We’re proud to announce the first-, second- and third-place winners here, in The Gazette’s and Gazette-Star’s annual Best of Prince George’s publication, as determined by how many votes each business received. You can also find these winners online at Gazette.Net year-round, too, so when you’re looking for the perfect pizza, a nail salon or a place to get your car fixed in 2015, you can see which businesses your neighbors liked best. The Gazette and Gazette-Star thank all readers who voted, and we encourage you to begin thinking about more of your favorite businesses so you can vote again—or for the first time—next year in Best of Prince George’s 2015.

The Prince George’s Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and over 500 members congratulate the nominees and awardees of this year’s Gazette Best of Prince George’s. As many will see, Prince George’s County has an array of business talent that includes restaurants, to service providers, health personnel, schools and a host of retail businesses that exceed any regional offerings. We are delighted to join The Gazette in this distinctive publication and extend our sincere appreciation on their efforts to market these talents. PROMOTIONAL SUPPLEMENT TO THE GAZETTE & GAZETTE-STAR | DECEMBER 2014


| AMERICAN/BURGER | LOCAL WINNERS

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Silver Diner While traditionalists relish the 100-percent Black Angus beef burgers, intrepid diners savor the bison burger, and lamb and salmon sliders. At Silver Diner, you can build your own burger—choosing from a variety of meats, sauces and toppings—or order a specialty burger or deluxe sliders. The Pesto Burger, for example, is topped with local goat cheese, basil-and-pine-nut pesto, and roasted red pepper, and is served with sweet potato fries. Customer requests have yielded vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options, said Ype Von Hengst, Silver Diner executive chef, who said that burgers can be served on gluten-free bread. 14550 Baltimore Ave. Laurel 20707 301-604-6995 www.silverdiner.com

6040 Greenbelt Road Greenbelt 20770 301-220-0028

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Franklins Restaurant & Brewery 5123 Baltimore Ave. Hyattsville 20781 301-927-2740 franklinsbrewery.com

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T.J. Elliott’s 6814 Laurel Bowie-Road Bowie 20715 301-262-6282 tjelliotts.com

NATIONAL WINNERS

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Five Guys Burgers and Fries fiveguys.com

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Red Robin Gourmet Burgers

Elevation Burger elevationburger.com

redrobin.com

COURTESY OF SILVER DINER

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| BAKERY |

Grace’s Fortune Grace’s Fortune is all about harmony. Outstanding ambiance, impeccable service and exquisite cuisine combine to create the ultimate dining experience. The Bowie restaurant is known for its rich, hand-carved décor and extensive selection of the finest culinary creations from China, including dishes from Hong Kong, Canton, Shanghai, Sichuan and Hunan Provinces, and Mongolia. Live music, courtesy of some of the area’s finest pianists, enhances the dining experience Wednesday through Sunday nights. Now in its 24th year in business, Grace’s Fortune offers staples—such as General Tso’s Chicken and Firecracker Shrimp—and specials, including Salt and Pepper Whole Charr and Grace’s Signature Crab Cake. 15500 Annapolis Road, Suite 115 Bowie 20715 301-805-1108 gracesrestaurants.com

Desserts by Gerard

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East Moon Asian Bistro 6107 Highbridge Road Bowie 20720 301-805-4988 eastmoonasian.com

Golden Pavilion Asian Restaurant 6938 Laurel-Bowie Road Bowie 20715 301-262-7777 gpmd6938.com

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This French bakery is certain to satisfy your sweet tooth, but with less sugar and more ingredients that are fresh and free of preservatives. “The French culture is a lot less sweet than what we’re accustomed to here, and that’s part of the draw,” said Katie Huet, who owns the bakery with her husband, Gerard Huet. “We do a little bit of everything but are known for our strawberry shortcake, cheesecake and wedding cakes.” After meeting in France in 1986, Katie and Gerard Huet married and opened the acclaimed Oxon Hill bakery in 1990. “We’re proud to be a family-owned business—small and personal, with a commitment to quality and service.” 6341 Livingston Road Oxon Hill 20745 301- 839-2185 dessertsbygerard.com

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The Cakery 6776 Race Track Road Bowie 20715 301-262-6061 cakerybowie.com

Raulin’s Bakery 10476 Baltimore Ave. Beltsville 20705 301-937-9595 3


| BARBECUE | LOCAL WINNERS

KBQ Real Barbeque Forget Memphis-style or Carolina-style barbecue, and think KBQ-style. “Our style is a unique blend of family recipes and techniques,” said Lya W. Britt, co-owner of KBQ Real Barbeque in Lanham. “Everything we serve is cooked from scratch, and all of our meats are smoked on the premises … . We make five fabulous sauces in house, which are served on the side because the flavor of our meats can stand on its own.” Family owned and operated since 2007, the restaurant features brisket, pulled pork and smoked turkey, hot country sausage, and ribs. “We also serve beers and wines produced locally at a Prince George’s County brewery and winery.” 9101 Woodmore Centre Drive Suite 322 Lanham 20706 301-322-1527 kbqbbq.com

Shane’s Rib Shack 13600 Baltimore Ave. Laurel 20707 301-725-2020 shanesribshack.com/laurel

NATIONAL WINNERS

Red, Hot & Blue

Famous Dave’s

redhotandblue.com

famousdaves.com

Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill smokeybones.com COURTESY OF KBQ REAL BARBEQUE

Thank You Prince George’s County 1st Place Winner Best BBQ 301-322-1KBQ • 301-322-1527 www.KBQBBQ.com

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“The Old Bowie Town Grille is honored and humbled with the BEST Happy Hour Award for Prince George’s County! We’d like to thank our loyal customers for spreading the word about our food, drink, live music, amenities and friends and family atmosphere.”

Bob Thompson, Owner Old Bowie Town Grille Tuesday through Sunday 11:00 am to Close

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| BREAKFAST | LOCAL WINNERS

Rip’s Country Inn A sense of nostalgia infuses both the down-home cooking and thoroughbred ed décor at this 62-year-old Bowie landmark. That said, the breakfast menu is anything but staid. Comfort d three-egg food with a kick is what you’ll find at Rip’s. Here, the renowned pancakes and omelettes are joined by house specialties such as the New Englander, lightlyy battered fried cod served with two eggs, country fries or grits, and toast or a biscuit. “We just added corned beef hash to the menu,” said owner Marshele Burgess. “We strivee for the best service, use the best quality ingredients and start from scratch with everything. ything.” 3809 Crain Highway Mitchellville 20716 301-805-5901 ripscountryvillage.com

Silver Diner 6040 Greenbelt Road Greenbelt 20770 301-220-0028

14550 Baltimore Ave. Laurel 20707 301-604-6995 www.silverdiner.com

Olde Towne Inn 14745 Main St. Upper Marlboro 20772 301-627-1400 otitherestaurant.com

NATIONAL WINNERS

IHOP

Bob Evans

Denny’s

ihop.com

bobevans.com

dennys.com

COURTESY OF RIP’S COUNTRY INN

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Jasper’s The word brunch may be a portmanteau, but Jasper’s affordable, all-you-can-eat Sunday buffet features the best of both meals. Breakfast items include Belgian waffles and chef-prepared eggs and omelettes, with mix-ins ranging from sharp cheddar to shrimp to green pepper. Among the lunch COURTESY OF JASPER’S items are the chef-carved, oven-roasted beef and ham cooked to perfection, and fajitas that sizzle on your plate. A variety of breakfast meats and an array of salads, breads and desserts round out the offerings. Adult libations—such as Bloody Marys and champagne mimosas—are available at an additional charge. 9640 Lottsford Court Largo 20774 301-883-9500 jaspersrestaurants.com

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Busboys and Poets 5331 Baltimore Ave. Hyattsville 20781 301-779-2787 busboysandpoets.com

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Red Sky Fish & Steak House 14707 Baltimore Ave. Laurel 20707 301-604-2144 redskylaurel.com

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| HAPPY HOUR |

| MEXICAN | LOCAL WINNERS

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Old Bowie Town Grille Knock a dollar off some sensational libations, and enjoy a variety of reduced-price appetizers during happy hour at Old Bowie Town Grille. According to owner Bob Thompson, draft beers rotate seasonally and include Guinness; Blue Moon; Evolution’s Lot No. 3 IPA, Lucky 7 Porter and Jacques Au Lantern; Smithwick’s; and Bud Light. “We also have fairly extensive wine list by the bottle or glass, with wine doggy bags for opened bottles,” Thompson said. “The Old Bowie Town Grille is a place where people go to enjoy our fine food and drink in a safe, family-and-friends atmosphere.”

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Half Note Restaurant & Lounge

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Willy K’s

8604 Chestnut Ave. Bowie 20715 301-464-8800 oldbowietowngrille.com

4881 Glenn Dale Road Bowie 20720 301-809-6683 halfnotelounge.com

7200 Hanover Drive Greenbelt 20770 301-220-4441

| ITALIAN |

COURTESY OF PASTA PLUS RESTAURANT, MARKET & G OURMET CARRYOUT

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Topolino Italian Cuisine & Buffet

The authentic Italian cuisine is only a part of what makes Pasta Plus a community institution. Wine dinners and tastings, and an annual excursion to Italy immerse customers in the cuisine and culture of the Mazziotti brothers’ homeland. When Massimo and Sabatino opened their Laurel restaurant in 1983, word of their fresh homemade pasta, breads and pizza spread quickly. Lines were not uncommon—then or today. Pasta Plus specializes in dishes from Northern and Central Italy, with an emphasis on fresh seafood and meats. Its market offers many of the same freshly made items found on the restaurant’s menu for takeout or to eat on the premises.

6320 Old Branch Ave. Camp Springs 20748 301-449-6160 topolinorestaurant.com

209 Gorman Ave. Laurel 20707 301-498-5100 pastaplusrestaurant.com

Mama Stella’s Ristorante Italiano 7918 Old Branch Ave. Clinton 20735 301-868-3057 mamastellasrestaurant.com

An expansive menu and affordable prices are the hallmarks of this 5-year-old Mexican restaurant. With more than 40 dinner entrées and 20 lunch specials, there’s something for everyone. The restaurant’s “no substitutions” policy means meals are served quickly. That’s not to say you can’t pick and choose. The combination platters allow you to create your own meal from choices that include tamales, burritos, enchiladas and quesadillas. While Mi Hacienda offers many chicken and beef dishes, the menu is populated with seafood options. The restaurant’s interior décor is authentic Mexican, featuring a terra-cotta color palate, rustic furnishings and hand-painted murals. 6133 Highbridge Road Bowie 20715 301-860-1992 mihaciendamexrest.com

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Pasta Plus Restaurant, Market & Gourmet Carryout

Mi Hacienda

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Tampico Grill 42 Washington Blvd. Laurel 20707 301-490-5200 tampicogrill.com

Sierra’s Grill & Taqueria 11619 Beltsville Drive Beltsville 20705 301-572-7830

NATIONAL WINNERS

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Chipotle Mexican Grill

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On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina

chipotle.com

ontheborder.com

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Chevys Fresh Mex chevys.com

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| PIZZA |

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| SEAFOOD |

LOCAL WINNERS

Jerry’s Seafood Don’t bother making reservations: Jerry’s doesn’t take them. And if you want to avoid a line, come early. “But the wait is always worth it,” said Philip Gainey, owner of Jerry’s Seafood, which has been offering Eastern Shore-style seafood for four decades. “Our success has always been focused on providing our customers with great-quality fresh seafood and outstanding service. We purchase our seafood daily to ensure the quality we are providing.” Chief among Jerry’s signature dishes is The Crab Bomb, which features 10 ounces of jumbo lump crab, lightly seasoned with Old Bay and baked to a golden brown perfection.

T.J. Elliott’s This thin-crust pizza, topped by a secret marinara sauce, is fire roasted to perfection. With 20 toppings available—everything from pineapple to grilled chicken to broccoli—you can create your own or try one of the house specialties, such as taco, seafood or chicken Alfredo pizza. While the pizza is top-notch, what brings customers back is the staff. “They are an extended family that truly cares about the customers and their experience,” said owner Jimmy Marcos, a Bowie native. A neighborhood institution since 1996, T.J. Elliott’s is active in the community. “We give back every chance we get.”

15211 Major Lansdale Blvd. Bowie 20721 301-805-2284

6814 Laurel-Bowie Road Bowie 20715 301-262-6282 tjelliotts.com

Pasta Plus Restaurant, Market & Gourmet Carryout 209 Gorman Ave. Laurel 20707 301-498-5100 pastaplusrestaurant.com

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NATIONAL WINNERS

ledopizza.com

Cameron’s Seafood Market Locations throughout Prince George’s County Cameronsseafood.com

Camelot Liquors

Anthony’s NY Pizza & Pasta House

Ledo Pizza

Captain Peter’s Seafood 6589 Coventry Way Clinton 20735 301-856-2000

Pizza Hut

Domino’s Pizza

pizzahut.com

dominos.com

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301-725-2337

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COURTESY OF THE CAROLINA KITCHEN

| SOUL FOOD | The Carolina Kitchen “Take your taste buds on an amazing journey through the South, courtesy of The Carolina Kitchen,” said owner Lance London. Inspired by the recipes of his grandmother, Ma Pearl, London combines Cajun and Creole spices with home-style cooking to create some of the best Southern comfort food in town. Ma Pearl’s specialties—such as chitterlings and Southern-fried pork chops— have a place of their own on the menu and in London’s heart. The “side fixins” alone are worth a trip to this contemporary restaurant. One taste of the macaroni and cheese, candied yams, collard greens or black-eyed peas will transport you to the rural South. Carolina Kitchen Bar & Grill 6501 America Blvd. Hyattsville 20782 301-927-2929 Carolina Kitchen 800C Shoppers Way Largo 20774 301-350-2929 thecarolinakitchen.com

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| WINGS | LOCAL WINNERS

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America’s Best Wings Fast, friendly and flavorsome—that’s what you can expect from America’s Best Wings. Indulging a craving? Feeding a crowd? America’s Best Wings has you covered. The menu features packages ranging from five to 100 fresh, cooked-to-order Buffalo wings—bone-in and boneless. For those who like it hot, nothing beats the Hurricane. Among the other 29 flavors are Old Bay, Moonshine, Caribbean Citrus and Jamaican Jerk. Accompaniments include blue cheese and ranch dressings, and celery. 9435 Annapolis Road Lanham 20706 301-918-9464 americasbestwings.net

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Marlow Wing House 4147 Branch Ave. Temple Hills 20748 301-423-1211

Henry’s Soul Café 5431 Indian Head Highway Oxon Hill 20745 301-749-6856 and 866-217-7685 henryssoulcafe.com 8

Cluck-U Chicken (College Park) 7415 Baltimore Ave. College Park 20740 301-864-0852 cluckuchicken.com

NATIONAL WINNERS

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Buffalo Wild Wings, buffalowildwings.com

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Papa John’s Pizza papajohns.com

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Wing Zone wingzone.com

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| GREENHOUSE |

| LANDSCAPING |

The Behnke Nurseries Co. Green thumb or not, you can’t go wrong with The Behnke Nurseries Co. “We are dedicated to your gardening success,” said Alfred Millard, the garden center’s president, noting that Behnke’s offers free classes and inexpensive workshops for novice and seasoned gardeners alike. The go-to source for house, holiday and outdoor plants, as well as gardening supplies, Behnke’s has spent more than 80 years helping customers make the right choice. “We know that most of our customers don’t want to spend all day in the garden. We try to match people with the best plants for their situation.”

Patuxtent Nursery

Frank’s Garden Center

11300 Baltimore Ave. Beltsville 20705 301-937-1100 behnkes.com

2410 N. Crain Highway Bowie 20716 301-218-4769 patuxentnursery.com

12205 Annapolis Road Bowie 20720 301-390-6274

| HEATING & AC | Belair Engineering Whether your personal thermostat runs hot or cold, Belair Engineering can ensure your comfort. This woman-owned, woman-operated business takes HVAC to another level. Not only does the company repair and replace natural gas, electric and propane furnaces, and heat pumps, it also specializes in installing gas fireplaces and logs. Belair Engineering also services, fixes and replaces air conditioning systems. And, given the unpredictable power supply following storms in the area, Belair’s expertise encompasses standby generators. Now in its 53rd year of business, Belair Engineering provides drug-screened and momapproved technicians who stand ready to meet any heating or air-conditioning need. 15881 Commerce Court Upper Marlboro 20774 301-249-0300 belaireng.com

Beltsville Heating & AC 11610 Baltimore Ave. Beltsville 20705 301-937-6700

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COURTESY OF THE BEHNKE NURSERIES CO.

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The numbers speak for themselves: 250 trucks driving 24 million miles and 400-plus employees laying more than 18 million square feet of sod each year. But that’s just a small part of Denison Landscaping & Nursery’s story. Founded in 1973, this familyowned business started with three employees, a mower and a pickup truck. “Throughout our 41 years in business there have been many things that distinguish Denison Landscaping. The most important is the many dedicated and exemplary employee’s that have helped to grow Denison Landscaping into what we are today,” said Josh Denison, the company’s human resource and operations manager.

| HOME IMPROVEMENT | Remedy Roofing & Remodeling Harold Dade is a stickler for details. “I’m a perfectionist, and my clients appreciate that,” said Dade, the owner of STOCKBYTE/THINKSTOCK Remedy Roofing & Remodeling. “I get a lot of satisfaction from giving people something—a new kitchen, bathroom, windows or roof—that they can enjoy for years to come.” Dade personally trains his crew members to uphold his standards. Combine that with high-quality materials and you have a recipe for success. “Our customers put their faith and trust in our company every day with one of their largest and most important assets, their home, and we greatly value that trust.”

8911 Oxon Hill Road Fort Washington 20744 301-567-0210 denisonlandscaping.com

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The Behnke Nurseries Co.

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Adirondack Tree Experts

4101 Carozza Court Temple Hills 20748 301-505-1234 callremedy.com

Thompson Creek Window Company

Mike’s Seamless Aluminum Gutters

5000 Philadelphia Way Lanham 20706 888-489-8855 thompsoncreek.com

13901 Old Chapel Road Bowie 20715 301-262-9162 mikesgutters.com

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Denison Landscaping & Nursery

11300 Baltimore Ave. Beltsville 20705 301-937-1100 behnkes.com

11304 Rhode Island Ave. Beltsville 20705 301-595-2827 adirondacktreeexperts.com

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| DAY SPA |

| HAIR SALON |

Estique

It’s all about results and Estique delivers, said owner Lyn Carlson. While skin care and body waxing are the spa’s focus, it is eyebrow rehab that has earned Estique its regional reputation. “People go to other places and get hacked up and then come here to get fixed up,” said Carlson, whose clients come from as far away as Atlanta and New York. One of Estique’s more popular services is Dermafile, which removes dark marks, acne scarring and wrinkles. “It’s like microdermabrasion but without the side effects.” 10708 Javins St. Glenn Dale 20769 240-338-1805 facebook.com/pages/Estique/502026563190535

Massage Envy Locations in College Park, Lanham and Laurel massageenvy.com

Hey Red!

DIGITAL VISION/THINKSTOCK

641 Main St. Laurel 20707 301-490-3401 and 301-490-3400 heyredinc.com ISTOCK.COM/BST2012

| FITNESS CLUB |

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LOCAL WINNERS

You can recognize Sherrell King’s clients by their healthy hair and exquisite styles. With more than 25 years in the business, King understands the needs of today’s woman and appreciates her busy lifestyle. That translates into a respect for clients’ schedules—no one is kept waiting at Unique Hair Salon—and styles that reflect their personalities and flatter their personas. King, the salon’s senior stylist, is supported by a talented team. “Each stylist creates amazing styles to satisfy every client that walks through Unique Hair Salon’s door.”

BNFit Bootcamps & Personal Training

The only thing that differentiates a BNFit boot camp from a military boot camp is that fatigues aren’t required. But a serious work ethic is, if you’re going to tackle the physical and mental challenges. Through a combination of cardio, strength training and body weight exercises—such as squats, lunges and planks—and carefully calculated rest periods, BNFit gets maximum results, guaranteed. Now in its third year in business, BNFit relies on instructors who are inspirational and unrelenting. And, while the workouts are many things— tough, targeted and transformative—they are never tedious. “Train hard. Finish strong. Repeat.” That’s the motto of this affordable, family-friendly fitness option. Suitland High School track 5200 Silver Hill Road District Heights 20747 Friendly High School track 10000 Allentown Road Ft. Washington 20744 202- 321-9244 bn-fit.com

6485 Marlboro Pike District Heights 20747 301-568-5766

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NATIONAL WINNERS

Gold’s Gym

Planet Fitness

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planetfitness.com

Greenbelt Aquatic and Fitness Center 101 Centerway Greenbelt 20770 301-397-2204 10

Sherrell King at Unique Hair Salon

LA Fitness

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Wow U Salon 6000 Laurel-Bowie Road Bowie 20715 301-805-0900 wowusalon.com

Cole Stevens Salon 7751 Belle Point Drive Greenbelt 20770 301-345-0033 colestevenssalon.com

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| NAIL SALON |

| MAKEUP ARTIST | 1

Fancier Spa & Nails

Katrina B Make-Up Artistry Makeup isn’t a disguise. “It’s meant to enhance a woman’s natural beauty,” said Katrina Barbour, owner of Katrina B Make-Up Artistry. “Makeup is not supposed to feel heavy on the skin,” said Barbour, who favors formulas that have a lively look and feel. Client communication is key to Barbour’s success. “I take pride in making my clients feel comfortable by explaining what products I’m using on their face, as well as explaining the importance of skin care.” What differentiates Barbour from others of her ilk is that she’s fair in her pricing, flexible, professional, friendly and hygienic. facebook.com/ KatrinaBMakeUpArtistry 240-462-4017

No appointment, no worries. The technicians at Fancier Spa & Nails are at the ready and able to provide a range of services. This Bowie nail salon has you covered, from your tips to your toes. It offers traditional manicures and pedicures, as well as acrylic nails and gel manicures. Whether it’s a quick touch-up before a business meeting or a soothing mani-pedi to prepare for a special event Fancier Spa & Nails will leave you with nails that match the occasion. 6113 High Bridge Road Bowie 20720 301-262-0017 fancierspanailsmd.com

T&N Nails & Spa

COURTESY OF KATRINA B MAKE-UP ARTISTRY

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Shauné Hayes Makeup Artist

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301-204-7537 shaunehayesmakeup.com

WinknPout, Kym Lee 323-301-3979 9 theekymlee.com

LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE barryfletcher.com

13600 Baltimore Ave., Suite 302 Laurel 20707 301-725-3820 tnnailspalaurel.com

Lee’s Nail & Day Spa 3430 Crain Highway Bowie 20716 301-352-1966 leesnailanddayspa.com

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| AUTO REPAIR | 1

| BANK |

Call Charley Roadside Assistance

While he hopes you’re never stranded and in need of his help, Kenneth Holmes, owner of Call Charley Roadside Assistance, is always at the ready to assist motorists with repairs. “We treat you like family,” he said. “I remind everyone who works with me that the person on the side of the road could be your mother or brother and should be treated with respect.” Holmes, who previously worked in the mortgage business, started Call Charley “to keep the lights on” following the industry’s collapse in the late 2000s. Not only has Call Charley won kudos from clients, it was one of six businesses featured on MSNBC’s Family Business.

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NATIONAL WINNERS

Bank of America STOCKBYTE/THINKSTOCK

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Greenbelt Auto & Truck Repair 159 Centerway Road Greenbelt 20770 301-982-2582 greenbeltautoandtruckrepair.com

Serves Upper Marlboro 301-768-4200 callcharley.info

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bankofamerica.com

Auto Tech Car Care

Capital One Bank

15711 Annapolis Road Bowie 20715 301-464-9200 autotechcarcare.com

PNC Bank

capitalone.com

pnc.com

| CAR WASH | Sam’s Full Service Car Wash Innovation is at the heart of Sam’s success. “We are constantly trying new products to give customers the best results,” said Joe Schiattareggia, co-owner of Sam’s Full Service Car Wash in Temple Hills. Founded in 1957 with the motto “a clean car rides better,” this family-owned business has always employed state-of-the-art equipment. “We are constantly reinvesting in the business.” But what truly distinguishes Sam’s is its dedicated staff, some of whom have worked there for three decades. Sam’s is like family to many long-term employees and customers, some of whom remember coming to the car wash as children. 3437 Branch Ave. Temple Hills 20748 301-894-3100 samscarwash.com

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Pirates Car Wash 10815 Lanham Severn Road Glenn Dale 20769 301-262-9292 piratescarwash.com

COURTESY OF SAM’S FULL SERVICE CAR WASH

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Join us for another year of excitement as the County’s best spellers compete to represent Prince George’s County in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Open to All Prince George’s County 6th, 7th & 8th Graders Only. Public, Private & Home-Schooled Students are Eligible.

COURTESY OF NAVY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION

Navy Federal Credit Union It might be the world’s largest credit union, but Navy Federal Credit Union offers a level of personalization often associated with a mom-and-pop shop. Navy Federal prides itself on being able to tailor its service to fit the unique financial needs of its 5 million members. Featuring 24-7 phone support and more than 250 branches, including three in Prince George’s County, the credit union’s focus is to be the most preferred and trusted financial institution serving military members and their families. The credit union, which has a global workforce in excess of 13,000, was one of Money magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work for in 2014. Branches located in Capitol Heights, Laurel and Suitland 888-842-6328 navyfederal.org

15th

March 13, 2015 7:00pm

Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

on the campus of the University of Maryland

For more information or sponsorship opportunities, please call Chauka Reid at 240-473-7588

NASA Federal Credit Union Branches located throughout Prince George’s County nasafcu.com

Educational Systems Federal Credit Union Branches located in Bowie, Greenbelt and Upper Marlboro esfcu.org

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| DENTIST |

COURTESY OF L. JONES- DOVE, D.D.S. & ASSOCIATES TOOTH SPA

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L. Jones-Dove, D.D.S. & Associates Tooth Spa

The Tooth Spa is as much about dental health as it is about community. “Businesses should be a cornerstone in their community … [helping] to improve the quality of life for the people they serve,” said Dr. Lynette Jones-Dove, a Prince George’s County native. When not in her College Park office, Jones-Dove often can be found attending local elementary school career days, or hosting her practice’s annual cookout or parents’ night out. In addition to running her full-service dental office—which offers preventive and cosmetic services—Jones-Dove teaches a Future Entrepreneurial Leaders of America after-school program at Samuel Ogle Middle School in Bowie. 6103 Greenbelt Road College Park, 20740 301-345-5656 thetoothspa.com

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Schembari Family Dentistry

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Dr. Christopher Doerrer

535 Main St. Suite 113 Laurel 20707 301-490-0044 schembari.net 1935295

1211 Enterprise Road Mitchellville 20721 301-249-3333 drsmilebrite.com

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| DOCTOR | Sport & Spine Rehab

Thank you

The staff at Sport & Spine Rehab are partners in their patients’ health. “We don’t want anyone to feel that they are a number,” said Dr. Allen Huffman, clinical director in Landover, noting that his staff works closely with patients to ensure the success of each rehabilitation program. The practice offers state-of-the-art comprehensive care by combining chiropractic, physical therapy, CREATAS/THINKSTOCK rehabilitation and patient education to eliminate symptoms, restore full function and promote a healthy lifestyle. “Sport & Spine Rehab believes in quality and focused care for every patient’s need,” said Dr. Hayford Anane, clinical director in Ft. Washington. “We are proud to call our patients family.”

for voting us one of the Best Spas! As seasons change our bodies become more susceptible to cold and flu. Massage therapy is a natural way to strengthen the immune system at this vulnerable time, especially if it is already weakened by stress, fatigue or poor nutrition.

9300 Livingston Road, Suite 100 Ft. Washington 20744 301-203-6734

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301-497-9977

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Woodmore

9300 Woodmore Centre Drive Near Wegman’s, behind Best Buy

301-364-3400

College Park

4301 Garden City Drive, Suite 104 Landover 20785 301-577-1115 ssrehab.com

Metropolitan Medical Specialists

10260 Baltimore Ave Across from Ikea

Med-Ped Health Care Offices located in College Park, Greenbelt and Hyattsville medpedhealthcare.com

8116 Good Luck Road, Suite 300 Lanham 20706 240-241-7474 metromedicalspecialists.com

301-313-0555

www.massageenvy.com

| EVENT VENUE/PLANNERS | 1

Martin’s Crosswinds You’ll be blown away by the seemingly limitless choices at Martin’s Crosswinds. Its four ballrooms and extensive menu allow the venue to satisfy a range of tastes and budgets. Martin’s award-winning chefs can accommodate tastes from around the globe—such as Ethiopian, Greek, Korean and ISTOCK.COM/KATARZYNABIALASIEWICZ Ukrainian. Chefs can also accommodate dietary restrictions, such as Kosher and gluten-free cuisine. The magnificent main lobby serves as a gateway to the ballrooms and garden. The garden’s gazebo is ideal for outdoor ceremonies and cocktail parties, and its pad can support a large tent. Whether your event is indoor or outdoor, business or pleasure, Martin’s is worth a look. 7400 Greenway Center Drive Greenbelt 20770 301- 474-8500 martinscaterers.com

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Sapphire Events DC Fort Washington 20744 301-273-8120 sapphireeventsdc.com

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Covenant Weddings and Occasions 137 National Plaza, Suite 300 National Harbor 20745 240-375-3953 covenantweddings.com

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Advent Funeral Home The philosophy is simple: “It’s about your needs, not ours,” said Melanie Wilhelm Dunaway, owner of Advent Funeral Home. “We concentrate on offering affordable, personalized services preferred today—whether they be cremation or burial.” While sensiCOURTESY OF ADVENT FUNERAL HOME tivity and compassion have been the hallmarks of an Advent funeral, sensitivity to the environment is now a focus. Advent offers green funerals and a living memorial program through which a tree can be planted in a national forest as a tribute to a loved one. Facts, truth and honest advice delivered in a straight-forward, no-pressure way are what distinguish Advent Funeral Home. 9013 Annapolis Road Lanham 20706 301-577-7787 adventfuneral.com

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Donaldson Funeral Home 313 Talbott Ave. Laurel 20707 301-725-1690 donaldsonfuneralhome.com

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Gasch’s Funeral Home 4739 Baltimore Ave. Hyattsville 20781 301-927-6100 gaschs.com 1885321

| PEDIATRICIAN | Primary Pediatrics Recognizing that children don’t just get sick during business hours, Primary Pediatrics offers afterhours telephone consultations, 8 a.m. weekday walk-in visits and weekend morning appointments at its Laurel office. The practice’s patient RBHC_95/THINKSTOCK portal, eClinicalWorks, makes it easy to request routine appointments, medication refills and specialist referrals. Its website offers information on flu vaccines, health and nutrition, and safety, as well as links to helpful websites, and a list of recommended books on topics such as adolescence, bedwetting and toilet training and breast-feeding. The practice, which has nine physicians and two pediatric nurse practitioners, is affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring. 17001 Science Drive, Suite 116 Bowie 20715 301-464-2300

Children’s Pediatricians and Associates 9015 Woodyard Road, Suite 111 Clinton 20735 301-599-0900

9811 Mallard Drive, Suite 109 Laurel 20708 301-776-8000 primarypedsmd.com

Dr. Frederick J. Corder 4000 Mitchellville Road, Suite 302 Bowie 20716 301-805-2229

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| PLACE OF WORSHIP |

COURTESY OF FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF GLENARDEN

First Baptist Church of Glenarden It’s difficult to imagine that just 25 years ago, First Baptist Church of Glenarden (FBCG) had just 500 members. Today, more than 11,000 people worship at the church each Sunday, and another 7,000 view the services online. “When members and visitors can’t make it to the campuses in Upper Marlboro or Landover, they can stay connected through the church’s website, mobile app and social media,” said John K. Jenkins Sr., the church’s pastor. Founded 96 years ago, the church has more than 100 ministries, 40 classes and a bookstore. “FBCG has something for everyone.” Worship Center 600 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro 20774 Ministry Center 3600 Brightseat Road, Landover 20785 301-773-3600 fbcglenarden.org

Ebenezer African Methodist Episcopal Church

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7707 Allentown Road Ft. Washington 20744 301-248-8833 ebenezerame.org

St. Joseph Catholic Church 11007 Montgomery Road Beltsville 20705 301-937-7183 stjos.org

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- AN OPEN INVITATION | PRIVATE SCHOOL | 4himcc.com (844)ALL-4-HIM

4HIM COVENANT CHURCH SERVICE LOCATIONS: 9:00 AM SUNDAY WORSHIP

METRO POINTS HOTEL 8500 ANNAPOLIS RD • NEW CARROLLTON, MD

7:30 PM WEDNESDAY BIBLE STUDY GOOD SAMARITAN LUTHERAN CHURCH 10110 GREENBELT RD • LANHAM, MD

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Bishop McNamara High School Take an emphasis on academic rigor and mix in a focus on the arts, athletics, service and faith formation, and you’ll create a place where opportunities abound. Bishop McNamara High School (BMHS) is that place. By blending 21st-century learning skills with technology and the arts, BMHS produces graduates “who have the competence and courage to act as leaders and people of influence in society,” said Marco Clark, the school’s president. Now in its 50th year, BMHS is a place where “teachers, students and families work together toward a common mission and vision, treat one another as family, respect one another unconditionally, and are committed to academic excellence and the harmonious development of the whole person.” 6800 Marlboro Pike Forestville 20747 301-735-8401 bmhs.org

Clinton Christian School

St. Vincent Pallotti High School

DeMatha Catholic High School

6707 Woodyard Road Upper Marlboro 20772 301-599-9600 clintonchristian.org

113 St. Marys Place Laurel 20707 301-725-3228 pallottihs.org

4313 Madison St. Hyattsville 20781 240-764-2200 dematha.org

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| REAL ESTATE AGENT | 1

Russell Chandler There is little Russell Chandler enjoys more than helping clients find their dream home. “It’s a true honor to counsel my clients through the very personal and exciting home-buying journey,” said Chandler, a Redfin real estate agent. “I love the Redfin model and am proud to be a part of a brokerage that is truly changing the way real estate is done.” Unlike other brokerages, Redfin pays agents based on customer satisfaction, not commission, so there is an incentive to get the right deal based on a client’s unique circumstances. Known for his sense of humor, patience and integrity, Chandler is a fierce advocate for his customers. Serving College Park and Laurel 301-710-9512 redfin.com/real-estate-agents/russell-chandler

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Leslie DeFour

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Brian Jenkins, Exit Elite Realty

COUR TESY OF RUSSELL CHANDLER

9701 Apollo Drive, Suite 102 Upper Marlboro 20774 240-737-5000 and 301-806-1108

4200 Forbes Boulevard, Suite 121 Lanham 20706 301-277-3948 and 202-441-3498 homesfrombrian.com

Each Service as Personal as the Individual

COMPLETE PLUMBING SERVICE

Family-Owned and Operated Pre-Arrangements Cremation Out of Town Arrangements Complete Funeral Services Complete Personalization Services

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301-805-5544

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6512 NW Crain Hwy (Rt. 3 South) Bowie, MD 20715

www.beallfuneral.com

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| RETIREMENT COMMUNITY |

| VETERINARIAN | 1

Rocky Gorge Animal Hospital Resort & Spa

“We are here for our clients in sickness and in health, 24/7-365,” said Jessica DeCesare, hospital administrator and partner at Rocky Gorge Animal Hospital Resort & Spa. It is the combination of compassionate, state-ofthe-art veterinary care and old-fashioned values that distinguishes this 64-year-old Laurel institution. “We put our clients first,” STOCKBYTE/THINKSTOCK DeCesare said. By checking out clients in exam rooms, as opposed to the busy lobby, Rocky Gorge staff members are comfortable asking questions about procedures and prescriptions. This is not a one-and-done practice. “We communicate with our clients about their pets frequently and thoroughly via timely callbacks from our team, Facebook, monthly newsletters and text reminders for appointments.” 7515 Brooklyn Bridge Road Laurel 20707 301-776-774 rockygorgevet.com CREATAS/THINKSTOCK

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Forget shoveling snow, mowing the lawn or climbing stairs, and focus your attention on golf, tennis, billiards or swimming. It’s the combination of maintenance-free living and resort-style amenities that Cameron Grove residents most appreciate. This prestigious, 55-and-older adult community, situated in Upper Marlboro among million-dollar homes, features condominiums and single-family and cottage homes. Its extensive landscaping, shimmering waters and lush tree preserve make Cameron Grove a haven of natural beauty.

10450 Lottsford Road Mitchellville 20721 1-800-540-1709 and 301-925-7706 collington.kendal.org

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Beltsville Veterinary Hospital

4246 Powder Mill Road Beltsville 20705 301-937-3020 beltsvillevet.com

Emergency Services at Bowie Health Center

Upper Marlboro 301-249-5900 camerongrove55.com

Collington Continuing Care Retirement Community

Banfield Pet Hospital

Locations in Bowie, Largo and Waldorf banfield.com

Emergency medical services for adults and children Hillhaven Assisted Living, Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

Quicker than a traditional Emergency Room

3210 Powder Mill Road Adelphi 20783 301-937-3939 hillhaven.com

Board certified doctors, with a reputation for excellence Caring and highly skilled nursing staff

15001 Health Center Drive

(Off Northview Drive across from Bowie Town Center)

Open 24 hours, Seven days a week

301-262-5511

www.bowiehealthcampus.org 1885258 1885259

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| GIFT SHOP |

| CLOTHING |

NATIONAL WINNERS

LOCAL WINNERS

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NATIONAL WINNERS

Macy’s macys.com

Nicey Baylor has a knack for discovering promising artists. “Many name brands got their start in my store,” said Baylor, owner of Nisey’s Boutique “My store is like an incubator. I get them here and help them grow.” Tucked away in an eclectic cluster of PHOTOS.COM/THINKSTOCK shops, Nisey’s carries hard-to-find and one-of-a-kind items, from unique and stylish women’s apparel and accessories to personal care products and transcontinental interior décor. “I sell some of the best greeting cards in country. Their words and meaning are so powerful.” At the end of the day, it is the service, warm greetings and soothing aromas that distinguish this Mt. Ranier boutique.

Franklin’s General Store

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Family Christian Stores familychristian.com

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Pier 1 Imports pier1.com

The Crystal Fox

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311 Main St. Laurel 20707 301-317-1980 thecrystalfox.com

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tjmaxx.tjx.com

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ISC

5123 Baltimore Ave. Hyattsville 20781 301-927-2740 franklinsbrewery.com

hallmark.com

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T.J.Maxx

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Hallmark

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4007 34th St. Mt. Ranier 20712 301-277-7977 niseysboutique.com

kohls.com

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Nisey’s Boutique

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8845 Annapolis Road, Lanham, MD, 20706 Dr. Kamran Abro 301-577-8087 email: joyoflearning@comcast.net www.joyoflearningcenter.com

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| HOME FURNISHINGS |

| LIQUOR/WINE | 1

Old Line Fine Wine, Spirits & Bistro Craft beers can sell out quickly at Old Line Fine Wine, Spirits & Bistro. “This summer, Flying Dog released a limited amount of Dead Rise, a craft brew with Old Bay seasoning,” said Larry Pendleton, the store’s managing partner. “We snagged 15 STOCKBYTE/THINKSTOCK cases and sold out in an hour.” Beer aficionados aren’t the only ones to monitor the store’s Facebook posts and tweets. Old Line’s distinctive selection of gins, rums, whiskeys and bourbons, not to mention fine wines, has followers up and down the East Coast. The bistro, which offers 20 beers on draft and locally produced wines and spirits, is becoming a destination for local foodies. 11011 Baltimore Ave. Beltsville 20705 301-937-5999 oldlinewine.com

ISTOCK.COM/ONZEG

NATIONAL WINNERS

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Home Goods

Ikea

homegoods.com

ikea.com

Camelot Liquors 300 Washington Blvd. Laurel 20707 301-725-2337

Havertys havertys.com

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BK Miller’s Meats & Liquors 9024 Old Branch Ave. Clinton 20735 301-868-2500 bkmillers.com

| PETS | LOCAL WINNERS

Big Bad Woof Big Bad Woof is a pet store with a purpose, providing essentials for the socially conscious pet. Its emphasis is on organic, holistic and premium raw diets for companion animals. Owners Pennye Jones-Napier and Julie COURTESY OF BIG BAD WOOF Paez are community focused, preferring to do business with local farmers, and small and minorityowned companies. The owners are committed to sustainable practices and seek out the best in eco-friendly pet supplies and fair trade items. Its storeto-door local delivery service makes it easier to keep pets healthy and content and allows pet guardians to order certain items not carried in the store. 5501 Baltimore Ave. Hyattsville 20781 301-403-8957 thebigbadwoof.com

Genesis Pets 8505 Edgeworth Drive Capitol Heights 20743 301-324-7750

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NATIONAL WINNERS

PetSmart

Petco

Fresh Pet

petsmart.com

petco.com

Freshpet.com

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