ARLINGTON, Va. – More than 6,000 Arlingtonians voted for their favorite local businesses and venues in the 2012 People’s Choice ABBIE Awards, the Arlington County Board announced today. The awards, presented by Arlington Economic Development, honor Arlington’s Best Businesses in categories ranging from Best Brunch to Best Community Nonprofit. Among the winners:
Other first-time winners:
County Board Chair Mary Hynes announced the winners in the 17 ABBIE categories at today’s County Board Meeting.
“It’s wonderful to see so many Arlingtonians participating in this effort that showcases this year’s very best businesses in our community,” Hynes said. “The ABBIES, sponsored by the County’s Economic Development department, are just one of many ways the County works to promote and support the stores, restaurants and small businesses that contribute so much to the character of our community.”
The complete list of award winners is available at www.arlingtonva.us/ABBIES. All nomination submissions and voting for the People’s Choice ABBIES took place online.
In addition to recognition from the Arlington County Board, this year’s ABBIE winners will receive a year’s worth of acknowledgment from Arlington Economic Development, including promotion on the Arlington County Web site, in Arlington e-newsletters, Arlington TV spots, newspapers advertisements and special placement in the Arlington County Visitors Guide and Map.
Arlington, Va., is a world-class residential, business and tourist location that was originally part of the "10 miles square" parcel of land surveyed in 1791 to be the Nation's Capital. It is the geographically smallest self-governing county in the United States, occupying slightly less than 26 square miles. Arlington maintains a rich variety of stable neighborhoods, quality schools and enlightened land use, and received the Environmental Protection Agency's highest award for "Smart Growth" in 2002. Home to some of the most influential organizations in the world, including the Pentagon, Arlington stands out as one of America's preeminent places to live, visit and do business.