Annual Meeting & Best of Ballston Awards

The Ballston BID’s Annual Meeting and Best of Ballston Awards Program will be an evening recognizing the hidden stars of Ballston.  Talented, creative, smart and savvy people walk the streets of our neighborhood --- this event is our time to share their success stories!

We are currently seeking 'Best of Ballston' nominations in the following award categories:

Property Manager Award, Broker Award and the Innovation Award.

We are soliciting nominations through April and nominations will close May 8th.  A panel of judges will convene in May to review all the submissions and the winners will be announced at the event on June 21st at the Westin Arlington Gateway Hotel at 801 N. Glebe Road. Register here>

Would you like more information on how your company can become the presenting sponsor of an award category?  Sponsors will receive logo recognition on the award and the opportunity to co-present to the winner along with VIP reserved seating. Click here>

In addition to the Best of Ballston awards, the charitable subsidiary of the Ballston BID, BallstonGives, will bestow the donation check from Taste of Arlington to the Arlington Food Assistance Center.


The grand finale of the evening is the presentation of the Robert Ball Award, named after the founding Ball family of Ballston, to John Shooshan in recognition of his contributions to Ballston and Arlington. His talents and dedication to Ballston have strengthened the network in our community and have enhanced the neighborhood aesthetically and intellectually. Additionally, Zach Leonsis, Vice President and General Manager of Monumental Sports Network, will be speaking and presenting the first Innovation Award. Leonsis led Monumental Sports Network from an ad-based blogging platform into an OTT network capable of processing new-age subscription bundles and continues to be a leader in the tech and innovation community.

Nominate Below:

Cast your nomination below in one or all of our three Best of Ballston Award categories. Nominations will be open until May 8th. Winners will be announced at the Annual Meeting & Awards Program on June 21st at The Westin Arlington Gateway Hotel.

Property Managers Award: This award is presented to a Ballston property manager who utilizes resources in Ballston to connect tenants to services, products and programs that help build their business and retain, or grow their presence in Ballston.


Best of Ballston Innovation Award: This award is presented to a tenant of Ballston who has developed an innovative product or service.

Best of Ballston Broker Award: This award presented to a broker in Ballston that has leased space, attracted the greatest number of new tenants, or leased the greatest square feet of space in Ballston.