Legacy Business Awards

2014 Legacy Award Honorees

  • Annapolis Elementary School, Established 1897
  • Eastport Elementary School, Established 1909
  • St. Mary’s Schools, Established 1866
  • West Annapolis Elementary School, Established 1917
  • Annapolis Gourmet and Deli, Established 1972
  • Annapolis Country Store, Established 1970
  • Dr. Robert Bond Welch, Ophthalmologist, Established 1925
  • Hardesty Funeral Home, Established 1911
  • Anderson & Reinhart, LLP, Established 1927
  • Alton’s Roofing Company, Established 1964
  • Verizon (formerly Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone), Established 1937
  • Graul’s Market, Established 1920

Honoring Those That Serve Our Community

During National Preservation Month each May, a MainStreets Annapolis program celebrates our “Legacy Businesses” and honors both businesses and individuals for their commitment to serve residents and visitors and support the economic vitality of neighborhood business districts. Annapolis is fortunate to have a vibrant business community, and many local businesses have multiple decades of service to the community.  This program is designed to honor those who have served the community for 50 years or more.

A formal program takes places with awards provided to each of the honorees. More than 100 community leaders participated in the 2015 celebration recognizing ten businesses for their longevity and service to community. The 2015 Legacy Business Award honorees were:

  • Norvain Sharps, The Community Laundromat
  • Biz Snyder, Snyder Bootery
  • Anne Small, The Avenue Laundromat
  • Ted Levitt, Chick and Ruth's Deli
  • Larry Vincent, Laurence Clothing
  • Mary Slidell and Jean White, The Giant Peach
  • The Regina Family, Regina's Restaurant
  • Maria Priola, Maria's
  • Nancy Hammond, Nancy Hammond Editions (President's Award)
  • Dick Franyo, Boatyard Bar and Grill (Director's Award)

The 2015 Legacy Business Awards were underwritten by the generous support of sponsors and patrons. We thank our 2015 sponsors and patrons:

  • Anderson and Reinhart
  • Carroll Hynson & Son/Image Power
  • City of Annapolis
  • Heidler Plumbing
  • Loews Annapolis Hotel
  • Mills Fine Wine and Spirits
  • My Logo On It