By Patricia McDougall

The D.C. Chamber of Commerce held their Annual Choice Awards and Gala at the Hilton Hotel with a theme of “Elevate, Advocate and Connect” on Nov. 10. Angela Franco, president of the D.C. Chambers shared welcoming remarks to the audience. D.C. Chamber Chairwoman Tonya Vidal Kinlow, gave greetings on behalf of the board and the program began with many receiving awards including the Ali family which was recognized for their staple business, Ben’s Chili Bowl. 

D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser received the D.C. Chamber Chairwoman Award.