Berlin in the News
2017 – Semi-Finalist for 2018 Great American Main Street Award – MainStreet.org
2017 – #2 of the 10 Towns in Maryland with the Best and Most Lively Main Streets – OnlyInYourState.com
2017 – #2 of the 15 Best Small Towns to Visit in Maryland – TheCrazyTourist.com
2017 – #9 Safest Place to Live in Maryland – AlarmSystemReviews.com
2017 – Absolute Cutest Town in Maryland – Huffington Post
2016 – #26 Charming American Towns You’ve Never Heard of – House Beautiful
2016 – 18 of the Best Small Towns in America – MSN Lifestyle
2016 – 21 of the Best Small Towns in America – Architectural Digest
2016 – Certificate of Excellence Award – Trip Advisor
2016 – 20 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2016 – Smithsonian Magazine
2016 – Cutest Town in Maryland – Click Here for Full List
2016 – Electric Utility Reliability Award (Top 10% in USA) – American Public Power Association
2016 – Semifinalist (Top 10 in USA) Great American Main Street Award – National Main Street Center
2016 – Maryland Towns You Should Be Spending More Time In – Thrillist / Washington DC
2016 – Top 12 Christmas Towns in Maryland – OnlyInYourState.com
2016 – South’s Best Small Towns – Southern Living Magazine
2015 – 35th Best Small Main Street – TopValue Restaurant
2015 – Berlin Ambassadors Program – Governor’s Service Award for Volunteerism
2015 – 50 Most Beautiful Towns in America – Good Housekeeping Magazine
2015 – Heritage Tourism Event Award – Lower Eastern Shore Heritage Council
2015 – Top Family Travel Spots on Maryland’s Eastern Shore – Budget Travel Magazine
2015 – Top Things to do in America’s Coolest Small Town – PBS Television / Film Travels with Darley
2015 – Great Small Towns near DC – Washingtonian Magazine
2015 – Healthy Eating Active Living Town – Institute for Public Health Innovation
2015 – Top Most Beautiful Towns in America – Country Living Magazine
2015 – 19 Most Beautiful Small Towns in America – Impilcity: digital guide to everything your city has to offer
2015 – 10 Most Beautiful Towns in Maryland – The Culture Trip
2015 – Top 50 Coolest Small Towns in America – Esquire Magazine
2015 – Certificate of Excellence Award – Trip Advisor
2014 – America’s Coolest Small Town – Budget Travel
2013 – Maryland’s Coolest Small Town – Baltimore Sun
2012 – Sustainable Maryland Certified Community – University of MD Environmental Finance Center
Maryland Tourism Council – Best Social Media Campaign
Worcester County – Visit Maryland Award
Maryland Tourism Council – Best Product or Event Award – Horses at the Beach
Berlin Heritage Foundation – 2010 Lower Eastern Shore Heritage Council Tourism Event Award
State of Maryland – Arts and Entertainment District Re-designation 2015
2015 The Culture Trip – 10 Most Beautiful Towns in Maryland
Comcast Spotlight Interview with Mayor Gee Williams
Jill Horner speaks with Gee Williams, Mayor for the Town of Berlin of Maryland, about the 6 recent State and National Awards from 2013-2015, the 20 Downtown Events plus 12 Second Friday Art Strolls, and the Environmental Stewardship.
Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence Winner 2015
Recognized as a Top Performing Destination as Reviewed by Travelers on the World’s Largest Travel Site BERLIN, MARYLAND/UNITED STATES – 19, MAY, 2015 – Berlin Main Street today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. Now in its fifth year, the award celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor. Certificate of Excellence winners include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a superior customer experience.
When selecting Certificate of Excellence winners, TripAdvisor uses a proprietary algorithm to determine the honorees that takes into account the quality, quantity and recency of reviews and opinions submitted by travelers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period as well as business’s tenure and ranking on the Popularity Index on the site. To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.
“Winning the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence is a true source of pride for the merchants on Berlin Main Street and we’d like to thank all of our past guests who took the time to complete a review on TripAdvisor,” said Ivy Wells, Director of Economic and Community Development for the Town of Berlin. “There is no greater seal of approval than being recognized by one’s customers. With the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence based on customer reviews, the accolade is a remarkable vote of confidence to our business and our continued commitment to excellence.”
“TripAdvisor is pleased to honor exceptional hospitality businesses that have received consistent praise and recognition by travelers on the site,” said Marc Charron President, TripAdvisor for Business. “By putting a spotlight on businesses that are focused on delivering great service to customers, TripAdvisor not only helps drive increasing hospitality standards around the world, it also gives businesses both large and small the ability to shine and stand out from the competition.”
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Berlin Makes another Budget Travel List!
Berlin is once again featured by Budget Travel (Berlin was Budget Travel’s 2014 America’s Coolest Small Town). This time, we rank among the top family travel spots on the Eastern Shore! For the full article CLICK HERE
Berlin Named One Of 10 Most Beautiful Towns In Maryland
Do we have great shop owners or what!!! Check out a recent TripAdvisor review!
November 18, 2014 — America’s Coolest Small Town recognized with three awards at Tourism and Travel Summit
The Town of Berlin was the focal point of three awards at the Maryland Tourism and Travel Summit held last week in Ocean City, announced Mayor Gee Williams.
Berlin was recognized as having the Best Social Media Campaign by the Maryland Tourism Council for its drive to become America’s Coolest Small Town. The Berlin’s Coolest Small Town win was also highlighted in the Visit Maryland Award given by the Maryland Office of Tourism to Worcester County Department of Tourism Director Lisa Challenger. The Visit Maryland Award is granted to individuals and businesses that elevate Maryland’s image as a tourism destination.
“Our partnerships continue to keep us cool,” said Mayor Gee Williams. “We could not have won these awards without the support of the Worcester County Office of Tourism, especially Director Lisa Challenger. She nominated us for the Budget Travel contest. She was the catalyst,” he added.
In addition, Berlin figured prominently in the Best Product or Event Award given to the Horses at the Beach, a horse history trail designed to preserve Maryland’s equine history. Spearheaded by Angela Reynolds, Managing Director at Hotels at Fager’s Island, and a volunteer on the Department of Agriculture’s Horse Industry Board’s Horse History Committee, Horses at the Beach is the first horse history trail in the state, with several locations in Berlin.
“Congratulations to Lisa and Angela on a job well done,” said Mayor Williams. “I am proud of the work they’ve done to enhance the economy of our community. They are helping co-create an even brighter future,” he added.
2014 Winner – Coolest Small Town in America
Berlin’s citizens—and fans from around the U.S. and beyond—helped get the town nominated last fall when Budget Travel solicited suggestions from tens of thousands of online readers. The editors tallied up the nominations, added a dash of editorial discretion for regional and cultural diversity, and came up with a list of 15 finalists—cool burghs from Upstate New York to the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California, from northern Colorado to the Everglades, and, of course, the Maryland shore.
There were a total of 137,819 votes cast among the 15 finalists nationwide. Of those, Berlin received 39,285 votes (28 percent) from its citizens and so many supporters throughout Maryland and beyond, earning it the distinction of being officially named “America’s Coolest Small Town” in Budget Travel’s 9th annual coolest small town contest.