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Who is Wheaton's Person of the Year?

TIME magazine named President Obama their person of the year for the second time. Tell us who you think should win from Wheaton!

 

On Dec. 19, Time magazine named President Obama their Person of the Year, again!

The magazine invited votes on 40 candidates, including the president, Gabby Douglas and Kim Jong Un. Other options included The Mars Rover and the Higgs Boson Particle, Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, and Apple CEO Tim Cook. But, the president took the title again four years after he first won the award as president-elect in 2008.

We want to hear from you! Who has most influenced the news this year in Wheaton for better or worse?

Tell us your pick in the comment section below!

John Jinkins January 01, 2013 at 03:04 AM
I nominate Sunil Maximus Martinus for reopening the Royal Mile Pub in March. What a great gift to Wheaton.
Piper of the Town January 01, 2013 at 02:51 PM
I second that. He came into a difficult situation with financial issues to be settled and has turned it around. He has tried to maintain the Royal Mile Pub as it was always- a true Scottish pub, not just another American Sports Bar! The food, drink, family atmoshere and cultural setting makes this place unique all over the Metro area. There is a large number of loyal patrons who have enjoyed th eRMP for what it has always been and they will aupport it during good an dbad time. Hat off to Sunil for Keeping this establishment our beloved Royal MIle Pub. See you at Burns Night. Cheers!
Piper of the Town January 01, 2013 at 02:56 PM
Sunil Maximus Martinus has turned things around at the Royal Mile pub and saved one of Wheatons finest eating establishments. He gets my vote.
Jeannette January 01, 2013 at 04:48 PM
I nominate Marian Fryer, the unofficial mayor of Wheaton. She is the positive voice of Wheaton. She attends nearly every meeting held in Wheaton which concerns Wheaton's revitalization and supports and attends nearly every event held here. She gets the word out about meetings and events through her many involvements in the community. Marian works with the small businesses to see what they need to thrive in the downtown. She is interviewed by the press and always gets quoted. Marian lives in, has her own business in, and loves Wheaton. She gets my vote for person of the year.
Jihn January 01, 2013 at 05:31 PM
Miss Kim
nick January 02, 2013 at 10:27 PM
whoever brought costco to wheaton!
Commentous January 03, 2013 at 05:29 AM
I'd also go with Sunil Maximus. While the County gives short shrift to the residents of Wheaton, dismissing their ideas as presented through different committees, Mr. Maximus has kept alive the theater at the mall and, in 2012, revived the Royal Mile Pub. There are other deserving people I'm sure, but he'd get my vote.
Ben Williams January 03, 2013 at 05:56 AM
I must agree with the addition you cite concerning the movie theaters at Westfield Mall. I ahve spoken with customers and the owner about the movie atmosphere and the conduct expected of patrons by the establishment. It is superior. they run atight ship and keep th emovie going public happy. Many people no longer go to movies since rowdy behavior drive them out. but not at Sunil Maximus's theaters. Hats off to him!
Crissy January 08, 2013 at 01:27 AM
My whole family votes for Sunil Maximus! First of all the Royal Mile Pub is great for my husband & I but also my kids. Great place to have brunch , lunch and also dinner. I love the foods and the specials are super tasty. The most surprising thing is that my kids actually enjoyed it . Second, The theater is amazing for families ...I love taking my kids there...there is so much space and its kid friendly. The staff is very helpful and Mr. Sunil always asks me if everything is going well and if the kids need more popcorn? I feel safe at the Montgomery Royal Theaters and I am so glad that it is open ....I stop going to all the other theaters just because of Mr.Sunil. Hope he wins, he truly deserve this for all that he does for the customers ! We as a community need to come together to support him. He sure is my Wheaton Person of the year.
Good traveller January 08, 2013 at 02:19 AM
I agree with the nomination of Mr.Sunil Maximus. I love going to the Royal Mile pub to have beer and a delicious meal. I also got got to know that he runs the Montgomery Royal Theaters. He is a very friendly gentlemen who never fails to talk to his customers. I believe that he is an asset to our area. He is a very good candidate to be the person of the year
L.J. January 08, 2013 at 11:59 PM
I agree with the nomination of Mr. Sunil Maximus all the way. His friendly disposition, business sense, and improvements to Wheaton get my vote!
Andy Patton January 10, 2013 at 12:39 AM
Andy It takes a blend of courage and vision to re-open a movie theater and a pub,and to raise the bar in public relations in the way they are run, so that people will enjoy spending time there, which they do. Mr. Sunil Maximus has given the people of Wheaton the opportunity to enjoy their leisure time. What is more, he offers it with a degree of commitment and passion rarely seen these days. He deserves to be nominated Person of the Year, .
Trevor Mack January 11, 2013 at 08:52 PM
I vote for Mr. Sunil Maximus, he is a born businessman with a big heart for local charity’s and he an asset to our town with two very successful booming businesses.
Trevor Mack January 11, 2013 at 08:55 PM
I vote for Mr. Sunil Maximus, he is a born businessman with a big heart for local charity’s and he is an asset to our town with two very successful booming businesses.
S.P.J January 13, 2013 at 04:27 PM
I nominate Mr Sunil Maximus Martinus. I usually go with my family to the Royal Mile Pub and always enjoy spending time there... The staff there is friendly and specially Mr Sunil. The food that they serve is mouthwatering and its a blessing that Mr Sunil reopened the Royal Mile Pub.
saluka K January 16, 2013 at 05:04 AM
I strongly nominate Mr. Sunil Maximus Martinus for the person of the year. I go to his Royal mile pub very often and i always enjoy the live band and the good food. Mr. Sunil is a very good successful business man in Wheaton area and he helps even US economy giving jobs to local community. He has his own ideas and passions of running businesses. Mr. Sunil reopened two businesses (Royal Mile pub and Royal Movie Theater) and make them profitable.
E.Paul.Cedric January 17, 2013 at 07:50 PM
E.Paul.Cedric Its with much delight and my privilege to nominate Mr.Sunil Maximus Martinus whoose a born businessman and an amicable personality filled with humour,generosity and warmth compared to the many businessmen we meet nowadays...Mr Sunils extremely committed to his responsibilities and will go into the very depths in achieving goals.As for a person who has taken simplicity and humbleness as virtues .. i wish Mr. Sunil all the very best in all his future endevours!!!
CP January 18, 2013 at 03:08 AM
I nominate Mr. Sunil Maximus Martinus for the person of the year. I love the food at the Royal Mile Pub and I love the care shown by Mr. Sunil to his patrons. He comes around talking to the clients and he is very committed to his responsibilities and doing a good job. He is a big asset to our town. CP.
Shakila Pedris January 18, 2013 at 04:21 PM
Mr. Sunil Maximus Martinus is excellent in customer service. He is a down to earth person meeting and making individuals feel at home. Great food. I wish him the best of luck in all future endeavors. S.E.P
Dilan Shane January 27, 2013 at 09:48 PM
The Royal Mile Pub is a local treasure. Mr. Maximus has helped our community preserve it despite number of difficulties. The food and service is better than ever before. I was lucky enough to witness Burn's night at the pub and it was a spectacular experience. Thank you Max for your hard work and dedication towards this community.
Sashini de silva January 30, 2013 at 07:34 PM
My whole family vote for Mr. Sunil Maximus Martinus for the person of the year. He is one of the great person i have ever seen in my life & he is very helpfull & kind hearted person. He is such a wonderfull person. He is the very best candidate to be the person of the year.
Chrysanthus De Mel January 31, 2013 at 07:03 PM
Sunil Maximus is a very good successful business man in Wheaton area and he helps even US economy giving jobs to local community. Thank you Max for your hard work and dedication towards this community.Royal Mile pub and saved one of Wheatons finest food. He deserves to be nominated Person of the Year. Chris De Mel
Deepthi Abraham February 02, 2013 at 12:01 AM
I nominate Sunil Maximus who is with lot of innovative ideas and run his business with lot of potential. When ever I go to his restaurant, has the best food and great customer service. Done lot of service to Wheaton area with his restaurant and movie theater. I have no hesitation that he will be the person of the year.
Tulani Fernando February 04, 2013 at 05:01 PM
I nominate Mr. Sunil Maximus Martinus for the person of the year.He is a very friendly gentlemen who never fails to talk to his customers.Hope he wins, he truly deserve this for all that he does for the customers ! We as a community need to come together to support him. He sure is my Wheaton Person of the year.
nimma kasun February 05, 2013 at 02:36 PM
nimina Mr. Sunil Martinus is a very kind and gentle person.He is a friendly person who never forget to talk to his customers.All my family members support Him.He is the one who wins as the wheaton person.
nimma kasun February 05, 2013 at 02:48 PM
nagoshi My whole family and my friends are vote for Mr. Sunil Martinus who is a person with good and kind heart.He is the best person whom i met in my life. i am sure He will win as the person of the year.He is a wonderful person.we like to convey our wishes to him

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