Voting Categories for Best of Tri-County 2021 2021

Activities & Entertainment

Annual Event/Festival

Any sports event or short series that occurs within the local region

Bed & Breakfast


Any independent or part of a larger establishment that offers regulation bowling

Children's Birthday Party Venue

Any venue that hosts children's birthday parties

DJ Services

Family Attraction

Any attraction with a family focus

Golf Course

Public or private golf course, includes country clubs


Any hotel or motel, local, franchise, or national chain

Live Music

Any hotel, bar, tavern, that offers live music on a continuing basis; bands or musicians can be visiting or in residence

Movie Theater

Single or multiple screen complexes, freestanding or part of a larger complex

Place to Volunteer

Nonprofit or non for profit

Business & Professional Services

Accounting Firm

Accounting form providing trax, business and representation


Bank that is local, regional, or national


Commercial Real Estate

A commercial Real Estate agent

Computer Repair

Credit Union

Credit union that is local, regional, or national

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Lawyer or law firm who specializes in defense law

Custom Printing

Elder Law


Family Law

Lawyer or law firm who specializes in family law

Graphic Design

Law Firm

Lawyer or law firm with general or specific practice of law

Personal Injury Lawyer

Lawyer or law firm who specializes in personal injury law


Real Estate Law

Food & Beverage

All-Around Restaurant

Any restaurant


Any restaurant, store, deli or bakery.

Banquet Event Space

Bar & Grill

Pub style restaurant or bar that serves wine, beer, and/or spirits


Restaurant specializing in bbq

Beer Distributor

Bloody Mary


Any restaurant serving breakfast


A place where beer is made commercially


Any restaurant


Cheap Eats

Any restaurant

Chicken Wings

Any restaurant



Any restaurant, store, deli, or bakery that bakes cookies onsite


Any restaurant, store, deli or bakery serving cupcakes


Any restaurant, store, deli, or bakery


Any coffee shop and//or dinner with table service


Any restaurant, store, deli or bakery


Fast Food

Any restaurant with quick service or drive through

Food Truck

Any portable restaurant where food is cooked onsite

Hot Dogs

Any restaurant serving hot dogs

Ice Cream

Ice cream pre-made or soft serve

Italian Restaurant

Any restaurant specializing in italian cuisine

Lunch Spot

Any restaurant serving lunch


Any restaurant or bar serving margaritas

New Restaurant

Any restaurant established in 2018, must be open by November 1, 2018

Outdoor Dining

Any restaurant with a specific area for outdoor dining




Restaurant or establishment where pizza is the primary offering



Any restaurant, grocery store, deli where sandwiches are made to order


A thick, creamy and cold beverage made from pureed raw fruit, vegetables, and sometimes dairy products

Sports Bar

A retail business establishment that serves alcoholic beverages, such as beer, wine, liquor, cocktails with a sports theme


Restaurant that is primarily a steak establishment


General Services


Onsite or offsite full service catering (not including rentals)


Customer Service

Open to all businesses

Drilling Company

Dry Cleaners

Traditional dry cleaning and laundry service, onsite or remote

Financial Planner

An person employed to manage the personal finances of clients

Funeral Home/Services

Funeral homes that provide final arrangements and services

Insurance Agent

Individual insurance agent

Insurance Company

Insurance company like state farm, allstate, geico


Nonprofit Organization

Any non-profit organization, foundation, service club, etc.; must have a 501(c)(3) status

Office Supply

Pet Boarding/Daycare

Pet daycare/boarding for domestic animals, in-home or onsite; can be part of a larger store

Pet Grooming

Pet groomers for domestic animals, in-home or onsite; can be part of a larger store

Pet Sitter

Pet Training


All forms of photography including commercial, weddings, students, etc.

Place to Work

Any business


Truck Driver

Trucking Company


Home & Garden

Air Conditioning Sales

Appliance Store

A store that sells the newest kitchen appliances

Carpet & Flooring Cleaner

Carpet and flooring cleaning companies

Carpet & Flooring Store

All floor surfaces and finished, should include sales and installation, can be stand alone or part of a larger store




A person or business who installs and maintains electrical equipment

Fence Company

A business that sells and installs barrier, railing, or other upright structure, typically of wood or wire, enclosing an area of ground to mark a boundary, control access, or prevent escape

Fire Protection Sales & Service

Furniture Store

Furniture store that can be a stand alone or part of a larger store

Gardening Store/Nursery

Nursery/gardening center that can be stand-alone or part of a larger store

Hardware Store

A store selling tools, implements, and other items used in home life and activities such as gardening

Heating Sales and Service

Home Decor

Home Mortgage

Primary financing for residential homes


Licensed landscaper including design, build, installation, maintenance

Lawn and Garden Equipment

Moving Company

Company that provides professional moving for residential or commercial clients


Pest Control

The regulation or management of a species defined as a pest, a member of the animal kingdom that impacts adversely on human activities


A person or business who installs and repairs the pipes and fittings of water supply, sanitation, or heating systems

Powdered Metal Company

Real Estate Agent

An individual who is licensed and sells and rents out buildings and land for clients

Real Estate Appraiser

A firm whose job is to assess the monetary value of a home or property

Real Estate Company

Real estate company with an employing broker

Real Estate Settlement Company


Individual or business that change the structure or form or (something, especially a building)

Restoration Services

Individual or business that is in the business of returning something to a formal owner, place, or condition

Roofing Company

An individual or business who constructs or repairs roofs

Title Company

A business that provides title insurance, a form of indemnity insurance which insures against financial loss from defects in title to real property and from the invalidity or unenforceability of mortgage loans

Tree Service

Lifestyle & Beauty


Traditional barbershop

Day Spa

A business that provides a variety of services for the purpose of improving health, beauty and relaxation through personal care treatments such as hair, massages and facials

Eye Lash Technician


Gym or fitness center

Hair Salon

Hair salon that features cuts, color, styling, comb-out's, etc.

Hair Stylist

Massage Therapist

Nail Salon

Salon that offers manicures and pedicures, can be stand alone or part of a larger establishment

Recovery/Treatment Center

Inpatient or outpatient drug and alcohol addiction treatment

Tattoo\Piercing Shop

Any tattoo and/or piercing shop


Gym, fitness center, fitness classes, etc. that focus on yoga and/or pilates


Alternative Therapies

Any business, organization, or establishment that focuses on alternative health solutions and therapies (not including cannabis)

Ambulance Service

Assisted Living

Housing for elderly or disabled people that provides nursing care, housekeeping, and prepared meals as needed


The branch of science and medicine concerned with the sense of hearing


A practitioner or group focused on the system of integrative medicine based on the diagnosis and manipulative treatment of misalignments or the joints

Cosmetic Surgery

Individual or medical practice with a focus on cosmetic surgery (plastic surgery) for improving a person's appearance by restoration of damaged areas of the skin, removal of wrinkles or blemishes, or the enhancement of face, breasts and buttocks


Individual general dentist or dental practice


Individual or group that practices medicine concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of skin disorders


Individual medical doctor or medical practice

Hearing Center

Any center offering hearing solutions, including audiologist individual doctors or medical practice/clinics

Home Care/Hospice

Any business that provides in home health care or hospice care. care that focuses on the palliation of a chronically ill, terminally ill, or seriously ill patients pain and symptoms, and attending to their emotional and spiritual needs


Establishment offering results oriented and corrective medical skin care products and procedures

Mental Health Counselor

Clinic offering treatment for mental health, illnesses and diseases

Nursing Home

Ophthalmologist (Eye Surgeon)

A doctor specializing in eye surgery

Optometrist (Eye Doctor)

A doctor (od or md) specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the eye


A dentist who is qualified to treat irregularities in the teeth and jaws

Pain Clinic

Health care facility that focuses on the diagnosis and management of chronic pain


A freestanding or part of a larger establishment that is a drugstore - a retail store where medicined and miscellaneous articles are sold with a dispensing pharmacy

Rehabilitation Center

A facility providing therapy and training for rehabilitation; the center may offer occupational therapy, physical therapy, vocational training, and special training such as speech therapy


Women's Clinic

Institution providing women's health care



Childcare for pre-school and after school care without a structures curriculum or preschool offering early


Any accredited college or university from associates degrees to doctorates



Store that specializes in antiques and/or collectables; can be a store that sublets space to individual sellers

Bicycle Shop

Store that specializes in bicycles, equipment, riding tours and clothing

Boutique Shop

Small store tat sells stylish clothing, jewelry, or other luxury goods



Florist that is local to the area

Gas/Convenience Store

Gas station or a store with extended opening hours, stocking a limited range of household goods and groceries

Grocery Store

Grocery store can be a local, chain or co-op

Gun Shop

Jewelry Store

Jewelry store that is stand alone or part of a larger store

Mattress Store

Any independent or department of a larger store selling mattresses

Outdoor Outfitters

Stand alone or part of a larger store that provides outdoor equipment for hunting, fishing, camping, etc.

Place to Buy a Gift

Stand alone or part of a larger store

Place to Buy Meat

Stand alone or part of a larger store

Smoke Shop

Sporting Good

Any store that deals in sports goods.

Women's Clothing Store

Stand alone or part of a larger store

Vehicles & Services

Auto Body Repair

Any auto body repair services, free standing or part of a dealership

Auto Dealership New

Any licensed auto dealership

Auto Dealership Used

Any licensed auto establishment that specializes the sale of pre owned autos

Auto Detailing

Auto Parts Store

A retail outlet specializing in the selling of parts for automobiles

Auto Service Center

Any auto service center

Express Car Wash

Motorcycle Dealer

Establishment selling motorcycles

Oil & Lube

Any fast oil and lube establishment, primarily where the driver stays in the vehicle while serviced

Power Sports

Establishment selling powered vehicles such as gators, atvs, etc.

Tire Store

Stand alone or part of a larger store selling tires

Towing Company