Photo Release -- The Berry Company Announces Winner of Photo Contest for Black Book Directory

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BALTIMORE, Sept. 27, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Berry Company, a local leads provider serving small and medium sized businesses, named Ron Peeples of Elkridge the winner of its Black Book Photo Contest. Peeples' photo will be featured on the cover of the new directory set to publish this December. The Berry Company acquired the Black Book directories in July.

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Peeples' photo is titled "Nearing Old Town Ellicott City" and features the oldest surviving railroad station in America – The Ellicott City Station. Ellicott City is the county seat of Howard County. A panel of judges selected the photo from a number of submissions for the theme "What living in Howard County means to me." To see all contest submissions visit,

"Congratulations to Ron and thank you to all the photographers that participated. As a new business in Baltimore, we were delighted to see the community stand behind our contest," said Laura Cole, senior director, Marketing for Berry. "The Black Book remains a vital part of the advertising mix for Howard County businesses."

The new directory will also bring a more a high tech solution to The Black Book, offering SnapTag technology. SnapTags will be found throughout the directory and are similar to QR codes but offer more features for both advertisers and consumers. Instead of just taking consumers to a link, SnapTags open up a whole new line of interactive communication, one that can be tracked and used to build strong relationships with consumers.

The Black Book, Howard County Directory will be distributed to all residents and businesses in December. For more information about the directory or The Berry Company, visit

ABOUT THE BERRY COMPANY: The Berry Company, LLC, is a leading provider of local online, search, video and print solutions. Its local leads experts help over 150,000 businesses in 41 states market their businesses to local consumers. As an authorized reseller of™ in all of its markets, The Berry Company provides its clients with online listings and video advertising through this leading national Internet Yellow Pages site. The company is a Google™ Qualified Company, offering Google AdWords and other solutions to its clients.

Since its founding more than 100 years ago, The Berry Company has offered exceptional service, local market expertise and a strong portfolio of solutions. For more information, please visit

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CONTACT: Laura Cole The Berry Company 402-473-9504

Source:The Berry Company