Best of Berkley

2019 Honorees
Business of the Year: Such Great Heights Marketing LLC
Business Person of the Year: Andrew Gilbert, Berkley Eyewear & Local Sunglass Co.


2019 Honorees will be presented with award at the Annual State of the Cities on October 25, 2019 at Farina’s Banquet Center. They also will be able to ride in the carriage at the Annual Holiday Lights Parade.

Criteria for business honoree: Be a member of Berkley Area Chamber of Commerce, donates monetarily and/or in-kind to community and/or civic groups in Berkley and Huntington Woods. Business employees volunteer in the Berkley area community. Business works to make the Berkley are a great place to live, work and play.

Criteria for business person honoree: Works at an organization in the Berkley Area Chamber of Commerce. Person exemplifies through action, civic responsibility and works to encourage making the Berkley area a great place to live, work and play.


2018 Best of Berkley Honorees:

Jim Monahan, 2018 Business Person of the yearJim Monahan of The Twisted Shamrock was honored as Business Person of the Year for his work with County Oakland Irish Fest and serving and a Chamber board member and treasurer.


The Neighbor’s Shoppe was honored as Business of the Year for their work with the murals for Berkley Street Art Fest, continuing support with in-kind donations for community groups and all the community events they host. Pictured owners Donna and Troy Dirkse with Chamber Executive Director Darlene Rothman.


List of Past Honorees:

Past Best of Berkley Award Recipients

Catching Fireflies

Coffee Beanery

Bridget Dean of Have You Any Wool & Hiller’s

Jen & Maureen of Amici’s Pizza & Living Room & McCourt’s Music

Dan Cleary of Coffee Beanery & MacQueen Insurance

Karen Kober of Farina’s Banquet Center & Bagger Dave’s Burger Tavern

Tootie and Tallulah’s

Cinda Coon of The Lunch Café & Vibe Credit Union

Andy Massoll of Curt’s Service &
Michigan Property Managers/Michigan Metropolitan Realtors

Alan Semonian of Ameritax Plus & Eagle Rock Insurance

Coco Fairfield’s, Matt Church of Berkley Public Library, &
April McCrumb of Catching Fireflies and Yellow Door Art Market

The McCarty Team Century 21 Town & Country,
Carrie Vestrand of City Style and Katie Reiter of Our Greentopia

Berkley School District
Bridget Mahrle from United Mobile Power Wash