The Daily Record Announces 2019 Reader Rankings


The Daily Record has named KatzAbosch, Best Accounting Firm to its 2019 listing of Reader Rankings.

Reader Rankings recognize top businesses in 67 categories nominated by readers of The Daily Record. This year, The Daily Record received more than 3,500 nominations of businesses and more than 25,000 votes from readers.

"Reader Rankings celebrate the best in Maryland," said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, publisher of The Daily Record. "Our readers voted for the top businesses in 67 categories, from general business to real estate, education, health care and more. It's an honor to recognize our readers' top choices."

The winners will be recognized at an awards celebration Oct. 7th starting at 5:30 p.m. at the American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highwayin Baltimore. The evening features a bar, food and drink stations, desserts and games.The event hashtag is #TDRawards.

In addition, the top winner in each category will be announced at the event.

The winners will be listed in a special section that will be inserted into the Oct. 10 issue of The Daily Record and available online at

The Presenting Sponsor of The Daily Record’s 2019 Reader Rankings is Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A. The Supporting Sponsors are Epsilon Registration and VPC, Inc.

For more information about sponsorships and tickets for The Daily Record’s 2019 Reader Rankings, visit or call 443-524-8161.

About The Daily Record

With more than 130 years of journalistic excellence, The Daily Record is a multimedia news source that publishes a print and online edition five days a weekand breaks news daily on its website, In addition, The Daily Record publishes more than 30 special products a year, including Path to Excellence: A Women's Guide to Business, Doing Business in Maryland, Be What I Want to Be and Expanding Opportunities. The Daily Record also honors leading Marylanders through nine annual awards events, including Maryland's Top 100 Women, Influential Marylanders and Most Admired CEOs. Its Digital Marketing Solutions helps customers with social media, search engine marketing and optimization, retargeting, email marketing and more. The Daily Record is part of BridgeTower Media, one of the country’s leading business-to-business media companies with 44 print and digital publications in more than 20 U.S. markets.

About KatzAbosch

Founded in 1969, KatzAbosch is one of the largest CPA and business consulting organizations in the region. Our mission is to provide the highest quality accounting, tax, financial and management consulting services to our clients. We understand the needs and challenges of our clients. Our commitment to clients is to Create, Grow and Protect asset value. KatzAbosch is consistently named a Best Accounting Firm to Work For in Accounting Today and one of the Top Workplaces in The Baltimore Sun. Our firm is also ranked among the Top 15 Largest Accounting Firms in the Baltimore Area by the Baltimore Business Journal and among the Top 200 Accounting Firms in the U.S. by Inside Public Accounting.

2019 Reader Rankings

Business Services

Best Advertising Agency
Devaney & Associates

Best Consulting Firm
Clearview Group
Edwards Performance Solutions

Best Media Buying
Clapp Communications
Devaney & Associates
Media Works, Ltd.

Best PR Agency
Clapp Communications
Maroon PR


Best Community College
Community College of Baltimore County
Harford Community College
Howard Community College

Best Graduate Program
Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
Loyola University Maryland School of Education
University of Maryland School of Social Work

Best Law School J.D. Program
University of Baltimore School of Law
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

Best MBA Program
Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
Loyola University Maryland
University of Maryland University College

Best Online Degree Program
Salisbury University Master's of Social Work
University of Maryland University College

Best Private School (Elementary School)
Calvert School
St. Joseph School - Fullerton
St. Ursula School

Best Private School (High School)
Archbishop Curley High School
Calvert Hall College High School
Loyola Blakefield

Best Private School (K-12)

Gilman School

Jemicy School

St. Paul's School

Best Undergraduate Program

Loyola University Maryland


University of Maryland


Best Casino
Live! Casino & Hotel

Best Caterer
Classic Catering
Copper Kitchen
Rouge Catering

Best Client Breakfast Location
Blue Moon
LB Bakery
Miss Shirley's

Best Client Dinner Location
Rusty Scupper
Rye Street Tavern
The Center Club

Best Client Lunch Location
David and Dad's
Rusty Scupper
The Center Club

Best Concert Venue
Merriweather Post Pavilion
Royal Farms Arena
The Anthem

Best Cultural Attraction
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Hippodrome Theatre
National Aquarium

Best Event / Meeting Facility
Martin's West
The Baltimore Museum of Industry
The Center Club

Best Festival
Dundalk Heritage Fair
Kennedy Krieger's Festival of Trees
Light City

Best Golf Course
Mountain Branch Golf Club
Sparrows Point Country Club
Turf Valley Resort

Best Happy Hour
Nick's Fish House
Pappas Restaurant and Sports Bar
Rusty Scupper

Best Hotel
Kimpton Hotel Monaco Baltimore Inner Harbor
Lord Baltimore Hotel
Sagamore Pendry

Best Local Coffee Shop
LB Bakery

Best Museum

Baltimore Museum of Art

National Great Blacks In Wax Museum

The Walters Art Museum

Finance /Accounting / Insurance Providers

Best Accounting Firm

Clearview Group



Best Business Banking

Howard Bank

M&T Bank

Wells Fargo Bank

Best Credit Union


Navy Federal Credit Union


Best Employee Benefits Company

Kelly & Associates Insurance Group

McQuade Consulting LLC

Best Insurance Company

Kelly & Associates Insurance Group

North Central Insurance Agency, Inc.

USAA Financial Center

Best Mortgage Lender

Chesapeake Bank of Maryland

Coastal Lending Group, LLC

Howard Bank Mortgage

Best Wealth Management

Miller Financial Group, LLC

Northwestern Mutual

Verdence Capital Advisors

Health Care

Best Assisted Living Facility

Lorien Health Services

Oak Crest

Springwell Senior Living

Best Cosmetic or Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Bernard W. Chang

Michele Shermak, MD

Dr. Craig A. Vander Kolk

Best Health Fitness Company

LifeBridge Health and Fitness

Planet Fitness

Y in Central Maryland

Best Health Insurance Provider

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield


United Healthcare

Best Health System

GBMC Healthcare

LifeBridge Health

Mercy Health Services

Best Hospital


Johns Hopkins Hospital

Sinai Hospital

Best Medical Cannabis Dispensary

Curio Wellness

Greenhouse Wellness


Best Ophthalmologist

Donald Abrams, MD

Kalyani Eye Care

Katzen Eye Group

Best Retirement Community

Harmony Hall

Oak Crest

Springwell Senior Living

Best Urgent Care Center



Patient First

Law and Legal Services

Best Law Firm - Civil Litigation

Bowie & Jensen, LLC

Schochor Federico & Staton P.A

Silverman Thompson Slutkin & White

Best Law Firm - Criminal Defense

Eldridge, Nachtman & Crandell, LLC

Randolph Rice

Silverman Thompson Slutkin & White

Best Law Firm - Family

Markham Law Firm

Silverman Thompson Slutkin & White

Turnbull Nicholson & Sanders, PA

Best Law Firm - Intellectual Property

Bowie & Jensen, LLC

Nemphos Braue

Silverman Thompson Slutkin & White

Best Law Firm - Medical Malpractice

Potter Burnett Law

Schochor Federico & Staton P.A

Silverman Thompson Slutkin & White

Best Law Firm - Mergers & Acquisitions

Bowie & Jensen, LLC

Nemphos Braue

Silverman Thompson Slutkin White

Best Law Firm - Personal Injury

Law Offices of Evan K. Thalenberg, P.A.

Schochor Federico & Staton P.A.

Silverman Thompson Slutkin & White

Best Mediation Firm

Better Business Bureau of Greater Maryland

Law Offices of Julie Landau

Silverman Thompson Slutkin & White

Made in Maryland

Best Crab Cake

Box Hill Pizzeria

G&M Restaurant

Pappas Restaurant and Sports Bar

Best Craft Beer

Flying Dog Brewery

Key Brewing

Union Craft Brewing

Best Distillery

Patapsco Distilling Company

Sagamore Spirit

Tenth Ward Distilling Company

Best Local Product

Berger Cookies

Old Bay Seasoning/McCormick

Route One Apparel

Best Winery

Basignani Winery

Black Ankle Vineyards

Boordy Vineyards

Real Estate

Best Architectural Firm

Design Evolution Architecture, LLC

NFD Commercial Architectural Interior Planning + Design

Penza Bailey

Best Commercial Real Estate Firm

Klein Enterprises

Merritt Properties

St. John Properties

Best Home Builder

Ashley Custom Homes

DR Horton

Williamsburg Builders

Best Local Residential Real Estate Firm

Boxwood Realty

Cummings and Company

Northrop Realty, A Long & Foster Company

Best Property Management Firm

JBG Management

Pinkard Properties

Weller Management

Best Title Company

HomeTitle Inc.

National Real Estate Settlement Services

Residential Title & Escrow


Best Cybersecurity Company

Cheaper Than A Geek

DP Solutions

Edwards Performance Solutions

Best Digital Marketing Firm

AMF Creative

Disruptive Inc.

Pink Dog Digital

Best IT Outsourcing Firm

DP Solutions

Edwards Performance Solutions

Legal Technology Solutions, LLC

Best Web Design Firm

AMF Creative

Disruptive Inc.

Mindgrub Technologies

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