The Daily Record Announces 2019 Reader Rankings

Baltimore September 9, 2019 — 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 Highway in 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 week and 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


Page Six


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




CONTACT:  Erin McLaughlin

PHONE:         443-524-8161



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