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Arlington Chamber bestows 'Best Business' accolades

2024 honors, bestowed May 14, mark 38th annual program saluting entities that go above and beyond
2024 Arlington Best Business Award Winners include, from left, Michael McMahon, Celtic House Irish Pub and Restaurant; Richard “Randy” Anderson (Arlington Business Hall of Fame inductee); Roger Aberth, Hyatt Centric Arlington; Dr. Liza Durant, George Mason University; Chrissy Bistline-Bonilla, Handy Manny’s Painting; and Diana Ortiz, Doorways for Women and Families.

The Arlington Chamber of Commerce on May 14 bestowed its 38th annual Arlington Best Business Awards during a celebration held at Army Navy Country Club.

The honors are presented to area businesses that consistently deliver exceptional quality of service to their customers, are industry leaders or offer a unique approach to delivery of goods or services, achieve significant growth or stability over the lifetime of their business, display an interest and concern for the success of the Arlington community, and demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Finalists in each category were scored in each criteria by recipients of each past award, and the following emerged on top:

• Hyatt Centric Arlington (Large Business of the Year).

• Invario Network Engineers (Technology Business of the Year).

• George Mason University/Mason Square (Sustainable Business of the Year).

• Handy Manny’s Painting (Small Business of the Year).

• Celtic House Irish Pub and Restaurant (Retail Small Business of the Year).

• Doorways for Women and Families (Non-Profit of the Year).

Also at the event, veteran local banking executive Richard (Randy) Anderson was inducted into the Arlington Business Hall of Fame for his contributions in both the business and civic worlds of the community.