The 2016 Dan’s Best of the Best Celebration Party and Concert with New Life Crisis was a big success at Suffolk Theater in Riverhead on Friday, November 11.
Hundreds of the East End’s best businesses owners, employees and personalities from the Hamptons and North Fork came out to celebrate their wins and one another–and to collect their coveted Dan’s Best of the Best certificates. The event, sponsored by Bridgehampton National Bank, was a hit!
After giving guests some time to hobnob, network, find their certificates, take pictures in the Shelter Island Photo Booth photo booths, sponsored by Twin Forks Pest Control, and bid on an array of exciting silent auction items–not to mention enjoy the delicious salmon, chicken, fingerling potatoes and more–Bridgehampton National Bank CEO Kevin O’Connor took the stage to announce some special winners from this year’s Dan’s Best of the Best contest.
First, he called up Aleksandra Kardwell, President of the Hamptons Employment Agency, for getting more votes than any other person or business in 2016. Hamptons Employment Agency decisively won this year’s Platinum Award for best Domestic Agency in the Home and Personal Services category on the South Fork, and Kardwell happily accepted her award.
O’Connor followed up by announcing the much anticipated 2016 Dan’s Best of the Best Hall of Fame winners, including East End Tick & Mosquito Control, Roberts Jewelers, Mazu Catering, and the night’s main attraction: East End party band New Life Crisis!
Finally, all the Dan’s Best of the Best winners gathered in front of the stage for the annual group photo. Everyone squeezed together, proudly held up their awards and yelled, “Dan’s Papers” as Dan’s Papers’ own Tom Ratcliffe snapped away!
Once New Life Crisis singer Paul Mahos and guitarist Jeff Allegue found their certificates for Best Male Musician, Platinum and Silver respectively, in the South Fork Arts & Entertainment category, the band kicked off their Dan’s Best of the Best Celebration Concert!
In honor of Veterans Day on Friday, a portion of the proceeds from this year’s event went to Riverhead’s Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Van Rensselaer Skidmore Post No 2476.
Another year of Dan’s Best of the Best voting and winning has come to a close, but it won’t be long until it all begins again. Keep an eye on DansBOTB.com for the best local business listings and everything you need to get your own business in on the action.
Find all the 2016 winners here: Dan’s Best of the Best 2016 Winners!
See you next year!