Thanks for being a part of the 2018 Best of the Best!

The Observer-Reporter’s Best of the Best People’s Choice Awards is back for 2018, and the community has once again selected their favorite businesses in more than 150 categories.


The Top 3 Category Winners will be announced soon!

The voting period has ended and the top 3 businesses in each category will be announced soon. Those winners will be recognized at the Best of the Best Awards Gala November 15, 2018, where the overall winner in each category will be announced.

Congratulations to the 2017 Best of the Best!

Hundreds of thousands of votes poured in, and we are excited to announce the Best of the Best!

If you did not attend the Best of the Best gala, you can see the official winners here, or view our special print publication here.

“(The awards) mean a lot. Our volunteers and staff work so hard to provide a quality experience. The community’s support confirms that what we have is important.”

– Scott Becker, Executive director of the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum

“As a media company, we recognized that we have a unique and eclectic group of businesses and business owners in our market and we were looking for a way to honor them. In Best of the Best, we found that. This inaugural awards gala celebrated their successes and we’re proud to be a part of that.”

– Matt Miller, Vice president and chief revenue officer for the Observer Publishing Company

“What I came away with from the night’s festivities, that there were 400,000 votes and 11,000 unique voters, that kind of validation from the community is very meaningful.”

– Tripp Kline, co-chair of the Whiskey Rebellion

“The evening was a remarkable display of community and excitement. It showed us just how vibrant Washington and Greene counties truly are.”

– Tom Northrop, President and publisher of Observer Publishing Company

“It was mind-blowing. It brought the whole community together. It was very positive for our community, and I couldn’t be more proud to be a part of it.”

– Michael “MJ” Markley, winner of the Person of the Year

The Observer Publishing Company would like to thank the community for their support during the 2017 Best of Best contest. The support we received was beyond our expectations and reflects the vibrancy of the great communities that we serve. We would like to extend a special thank you to the Ivy Green Floral Shop, the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Meadow Lands and the 84 Sign Shop for their dedication and commitment to making the Best of the Best gala a successful and enjoyable event.