Hilly Awards Poster (Photo via CHAMPS)Capitol Hill’s Chamber of Commerce, CHAMPS, will honor local businesses on Saturday night at the sixth annual Hilly Awards.

Awards will be handed out in over 22 categories at the awards gala at St. Mark’s Church (301 A St. SE). The ceremony will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. and will be hosted by Ward 6 Councilman Charles Allen.

“The idea behind the awards is to provide a place for local businesses and, of course, our wonderful community to come together and celebrate the great work happening on Capitol Hill every day,” Hannah Jacobson, a member of the CHAMPS Board of Directors, said. “In particular we want to celebrate the small business owners that make this such a vibrant neighborhood.”

In addition to serving on the board of CHAMPS, Jacobson is also the director of marketing at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, which was nominated for best arts organization at this year’s awards.

Other award categories include best realtor, best fitness club, best non-profit and best pet services.

Food and drinks will be served at the gala and tickets can be purchased online.

Photo via CHAMPS


Hilly Awards (Image via Facebook/HillyAwards)Capitol Hill residents can show their support for their favorite local businesses by voting for them in this year’s Hilly Awards.

The Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce (CHAMPS) hosts the annual Hilly Awards Gala, which recognizes top businesses and nonprofit organizations on the Hill. Voting for this year’s awards began Monday.

More than 400 local businesses were nominated last year, according to CHAMPS. The group presents awards to restaurants, pet service providers, healthcare organizations, arts groups and auto mechanics, among other businesses and nonprofits.

Voting will remain open until Sept. 20. Winners will be announced at the Hilly Awards Gala at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church (301 A St. SE) on Nov. 7. Each category will have one winner and one runner-up.

Tickets to the gala are available online for $50 before Aug. 31. Admission includes food and drinks from local Hill eateries.

Image via Facebook/HillyAwards


Hilly Awards (Photo via Twitter/CHAMPSdc)The best businesses on Capitol Hill are Rose’s Luxury, Capitol Hill Yoga and Frager’s Hardware, according to honors given this weekend.

The Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce (CHAMPS) named the winners of the annual Hilly Awards at a gala Saturday night at St. Marks Church.

The winners were nominated by locals and then elected in a vote open to the public. Here’s who won:

Art Organization/Venue of the Year
Winner: Capitol Hill Arts Workshop
Runner-Up: The Hill Center Old Naval Hospital

Bar/Tavern of the Year
Winner: Beuchert’s Saloon
Runner-Up: Hank’s Oyster Bar on Capitol Hill

Best New Business of the Year
Winner: Rose’s Luxury
Runner-Up: Sona Creamery and Wine Bar

Best New Restaurant of the Year
Winner: Rose’s Luxury
Runner-Up: Sona Creamery and Wine Bar

Cafe/Coffee Shop of the Year
Winner: Peregrine
Runner-Up: Pound the Hill

Fitness and Exercise Service of the Year
Winner: Capitol Hill Yoga
Runner-Up: Results The Gym

Health and Beauty Service of the Year
Winner: Michael Anthony Salon
Runner-Up: Freed Bodyworks  Read More


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