Local Color

Local non profit

Huron Valley Humane Society
3100 Cherry Hill Rd.
734-662-5585
hshv.org
Runner Up: Food Gatherers

Best Charity

Food Gatherers
Executive director Eileen Spring
1 Carrot Way
734-761-2796
www.foodgatherers.org
Runner Up: 826michigan

Do Gooder

Demond Johnson, Trainer
Runner Up: Food Gatherer’s

Public Servant

Amanda Edmonds, Ypsilanti mayor
Runner up: Sabra Briere, Ann Arbor City Council member

Suburban downtown

Ypsilanti
Runner Up: Chelsea

College Course

Woody Plants
Runner Up: N/A

New Business

Beer Grotto
303 S Ashley St.
734-369-4212
www.beergrotto.com/ann-arbor
Michigan is undoubtedly a beer state, and Ann Arborites are thirstry for new beer-centric small businesses of all varieties. The Beer Grotto, centrally located on the corner of Liberty and Ashley, caters to those in the know about fermented extract of grain, as well as to those just breaking into the beer game. A well educated staff of beer geeks and cork dorks dole out knowledge and samples of local and international beers and wines to curious patrons. Growlers, howlers, and bottles of beer are sold to-go, as well.
Runner Up: Bed & Butter

Radio Station

91.7
535 W William St., Ste. 110
734-764-9210
www.michiganradio.org
Runner Up: 107.1

Current Freelance Writer

Jeff Milo
Runner Up: Nick Roumel