The “Heart of Del Ray Award” is annually presented by the Del Ray Business Association (DRBA) during the Valentine’s Day holiday to the business that serves as the heart and soul of the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia. Over 30 businesses were nominated in 2015. Businesses can only win the award once.
Nominations are OPEN until Wednesday, February 3, 2016.
On February 4th, the DRBA will announce the 5 finalists and open up voting by the community. Before the voting process to select the winner begins, the DRBA would like to get YOUR nomination for who you think should be one of the five businesses on the ballot. The Del Ray Business Association Board will then take into consideration all the nominations and comments in order to determine the five finalists.
Nominations should be based on which business best demonstrates their warm and welcoming attitude to the community/customers, their commitment and generosity to the community, and to their overall contribution to what makes Del Ray the best place in the world to live, work and shop! In other words, what business warms your “heart” when you here its name?
Former winners of the Heart of Del Ray Award include:
- 2009 A Show of Hands
- 2010 Jen Walker McEnearney Associates
- 2011 Bobi Bomar, Homes of Alexandria, Weichert Realtors
- 2012 The Neighborhood Pharmacy of Del Ray
- 2013 The Greener Cleaner of Del Ray
- 2014 Del Ray Pizzeria
- 2015 Mind the Mat
Nominations must be be submitted by 5;00 p.m. on February 3rd by sending an email to gtrdelray[at]yahoo[dot]com.
(Courtesy photo via Gayle Reuter)