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As much as the Washington D.C. Economic Partnership helps to bring in the big retailers—-they run the booth at the annual Las Vegas convention where many of those deals get done—-they also like to make sure small businesses feel loved. This year, they did so with a swank breakfast at the Willard Hotel, and celebrated the following folks:

The awards were presented by Verizon, Comcast, Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr., and Capitol One Bank. Make of that what you will.