Simply Bowie Publication is hosting our 2nd Annual Readers Choice Awards for Bowie, MD October 18, 2024.

Voting has started and there will be over 20 categories of winners presented at the Readers Choice Awards! Make sure that you VOTE!

VOTE and then Reserve your Ticket. This is an evening that you don’t want to miss, so gather your business cards and come out! Unlimited Food from one of the fabulous caterer in the area. Unlimited Open Bar and exciting swag bags for everyone! Check out the line up so far for this exciting event.

Keynote Speaker - India Hall

India Hall, best knowns as The Ultimate Realtor, is a former Chief Financial Officer turned top producing, multimillion dollar real estate professional serving the Maryland and Washington, D.C. areas. The founder of The Ultimate Team® at HomeSmart, she and her team of real estate experts offer an innovative, full-service approach for clients.

She has been named one of HomeSmart’s President’s Club Top 250, and received the 2024 RateMyAgent “Agent of the Year” award. Routinely recognized for her commitment to the industry, she is the go-to expert for clients searching for that true five-star experience. She provides her clients with outstanding service and insight, exceeding expectations at every turn.

A true master of her craft, India supports clients throughout their home journey with tailored strategies for success.

Host- Simply Bowie Publication - Veronica Fountain

Publisher & Founder

Veronica Fountain a 25 year veteran of the publishing industry, having worked for 12 years as an Account Executive for an award-winning companies such as, Time Life Warner, Hanley-Wood, and Google. Plus 3 years with The Knot award winning Wedding Magazines  after attending Lincoln University as a Marketing Major and minor in Communications. 

Simply Bowie Magazine was conceived by her company, Simply Magazines and began publication in 2016 . The publication quickly became the “must-read” publication for people who live, work, shop, dine, entertain, travel, have families, homes, and pets and participate in philanthropic efforts, and has literally been read online all over the Washington DC Metro Region.

Simply Magazines publications are: Simply Bowie, Simply Annapolis and 616 BLEND Regional Publications. I’m on the Committee of Economic Development.

CoHost - Jacqueline Thompson - Overdue Recognition

Thompson, an art curator and native Washingtonian, started her entrepreneurial endeavors as a private art dealer, where she was actively involved in supporting and promoting the artists whose work she believes in. To her credit and theirs, these artists' works have

steadily appreciated in value. After surveying the gallery scene for Africa n American art in the Washington DC Metropolitan area, she opened Overdue Recognition Art Gallery in Bowie, Maryland with her husband Derrick Thompson, as a venue for the artists to showcase their works. Since its opening in 2004, more than 75 African American artists have shown their work at Overdue Recognition, including notable artists Charly Palmer, Paul Goodnight, George Hunt, James Denmark and Calvin Coleman. She has formed close associations with many of

today's rising African American artists. As a gallerist, she fulfills art educational goals through lectures, workshops, intimate gallery talks, and exhibitions with the artist in attendance.

Live Concert -Acute Inflections

"Acute Inflections, NYC's latest contribution to jazz, is a chic duo of singer Elasea Douglas and bassist Sadiki Pierre. They started performing together in 2013 and have entertained at hundreds of private events and weddings across the country. Their clients include The United Nations, Mercedes-Benz, and Tiffany & Co., and they have even opened for Jennifer Hudson, Sting, and other notable artists at some of their clients’ events. Acute Inflections’ debut EP, The Brave, spent five weeks in the Top-10 of the RMR Top 50 Jazz Chart and their cover of Prince’s Kiss was ranked #1 for eight weeks. They also released a charming holiday album late last year and that too was well-received. A bright future awaits these talented artists."

One reviewer described them as “a velvety mix of Erika’s Badu & Billie Holiday paired with the cool grooves of a 007 on bass.

Closing Remarks - Mayor Timothy Adams

Timothy J. Adams is an accomplished community leader with more than 30 years of experience in business, government and philanthropy. On November 20, 2023, Mr. Adams was sworn into his second four-year term as Mayor of the City of Bowie, Maryland. When first elected in 2019, he was the first African American Mayor in the 138-year history of the City.

M Lounge Studio- Bowie Town Center

The Readers Choice Awards will be held at this beautiful Venue!

Our Elegant Ballroom Is The Epitome Of Luxury, Boasting Magnificent Marble Floors, Breathtaking Curtain Walls, Intimate Uplighting, And A Glamorous 3-Tiered Stage. 

With Its Seated Capacity Of 150 Guests And A Cocktail Capacity Of 250 Guests, Our Ballroom Is The Perfect Setting To Add Opulence To Every Occasion. 

Whether It's A Wedding Reception, Corporate Gala, Or Milestone Celebration, Our Venue Will Envelop You In An Atmosphere Of Pure Elegance. Immerse Yourself In A World Of Sophistication And Be The Host Of An Event That Will Leave Your Guests In Awe.

DJ Angie B Entertainment

Name of Business: Angie D Entertainment

Owner: Angela Meggs


Length of time business has been operating: 2010

Description of Business: Professional mobile entertainment and digital photo engagement agency, providing music, room décor up-lighting, custom monograms/GOBOs, 360 video booths, Selfie, Roaming and Open-Air photo booths. We provide entertainment for theme parties, galas, milestones, weddings, dances and corporate events. We support brand activations, product launches, and grand openings with hybrid photo digital technology and campaigns; connecting companies, organizations, and brands to their clients/customers.

Our Business Mission Statement: Provide outstanding interactive DJs/MCs, beautiful up-lighting, eye-catching GOBOs and fun photo booths, to make your event memorable!

What’s Your Why? When this company started, it was all about bringing people together thru music and entertainment. Whether it was a holiday party, wedding celebration or celebrating a milestone, music brought fun and smiles to life. We love our motto because it says what we aim for – to make your event memorable!

What sets your business apart from others? We don’t take a cookie cutter approach to events. We have built a reputation of being personable, reliable, customizable and professional entertainment. We believe all birthday parties, after-hours office gatherings, weddings, milestones, galas and grand openings are unique, and must be personalized to the client’s needs. That’s how we deliver the energy and excitement to every event we do. That’s how we make your event memorable!

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