FROM THE DEL RAY BUSINESS ASSOCIATION:
The “Heart of Del Ray Award” is annually presented by the Del Ray Business
Association during the Valentine’s Day holiday to the business that serves as
the heart and soul of Del Ray. First we want to thank everyone that nominated a business -- almost 40 wonderful businesses were nominated making it very tough to narrow it down to just five. Many of you also expressed your continued strong support for past winners which is such a tremendous compliment to them and reaffirms how lucky we are to have such great businesses in Del Ray.
Now we are excited that you, our neighbors, customers
and friends will be determining the winner of this prestigious award.
Selection 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?
We congratulate and are honored to list the following five businesses that have
been nominated for the “2014 Heart of Del Ray Award”:
1) Del Ray Pizzeria
2) Holy Cow/PorkBarrel BBQ
3) Mind the Mat
4) St. Elmo’s Coffee Shop
5) Taqueria Poblano
We ask that you vote for just one business
by logging on to the DRBA website at http://visitdelray.com/ -
the link to vote can be found on the home page at the end of the article entitled
“Heart of Del Ray Award”.
You will be able to vote anytime between now and .
Each household/computer can vote only once. Once votes are calculated and a
winner is determined, a large heart shaped award will be displayed on the winning
business on Thursday, February 13th, to greet them for the Valentine’s Day
holiday. We will also notify the various list serves of the winner so you
can stop by and congratulate the winner.
Last year over 500 neighbors, friends and customers voted so we encourage you to
tell your neighbors to be sure and support their favorite nominee. A business
can only win once and we congratulate our past winners which include: A
Show of Hands, Jen Walker McEnearney Associates, Bobi Bomar Homes of Alexandria,
The Neighborhood Pharmacy of Del Ray, and Greener Cleaner of Del Ray.
Happy Valentine’s Day & be sure to shop for that special Valentine at one of Del
Ray’s many businesses!!!