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Best of the Best Best Rim Country Business

Mazatzal Hotel & Casino With nearly 2,000 people walking through the doors of the Mazatzal Hotel and Casino every day, teamwork is key to running the operation smoothly. Sophie Davis, general manager, said all 350 employees at the hotel and casino play an important role. “It means a lot to all of us,” she said. “To be compared to where we were to have this award — coming from nothing to being the best, it is very rewarding.” RUNNERS-UP: PostNet, Rim Country Health & Retirement

Best of Rim Country Awards Banquet photos by Andy Towle/Roundup

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Best Business Person Mike Conklin, PostNet “It’s a compliment to the people who work with me – eight wonderful employees,” said Conklin. “Really, it’s mostly Crystal, Amber and Molly. PostNet is involved in lots of things — the Humane Society, Habitat for Humanity — we give them free services. No one has money to spend. “We have 10,000 customers annually — 100 to 150 daily. The Internet is making things very difficult. But people like to come in and get that attention — God willing. We’ve lost a lot of business to business accounts, what we haven’t lost is customers — maybe 2-3 percent.” Conklin moved to Payson in 2008 from Michigan. “I would never leave Payson. It’s the people. They show up to things like this — they support small businesses. The people here are just fantastic.” RUNNERS-UP: Cindy McCannon (Buffalo Bar & Grill) Harvey Pelovsky (Rim Country Health & Retirement)

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Best Motel or Hotel Winner: Majestic Mountain Inn Runners-up: Best Western Payson Inn Mazatzal Hotel & Casino

Best Place to Fish Winner: Green Valley Park Runners-up: Roosevelt Lake Woods Canyon Lake

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Places Best Place to Hike Best Day Trip

Best Place to Hike Winner: Tonto Natural Bridge Runners-up: Rim Trail

Best Arizona Day Trip

Tonto Natural Bridge

Winner: Tonto Natural Bridge Runners-up: Woods Canyon Lake Grand Canyon Sedona

Derek Shreiner, president of Friends of Tonto Natural Bridge State Park, said the award “shows the community support for this wonderful natural resource.” Payson, Star Valley and the Tonto Apache Tribe have all contributed money and volunteers to keep the park open despite state budget cuts. HIKE RUNNERS-UP: Rim Trail

Best Place to Fish

DAY TRIP RUNNERS-UP: Woods Canyon Lake Grand Canyon Sedona

Best Hotel Majestic Mountain Inn

Green Valley Park Payson Town Councilor Su Connell accepted the Best Place to Fish award on behalf of Green Valley Park. RUNNERS-UP: Roosevelt Lake, Woods Canyon Lake

Majestic Mountain Inn’s Brenda Long said the honor “reflects a lot of hard work. We have kept up our standards and reflected the community. The key is customer service — always leave them with a smile.” The Inn has operated for 16 years and has 51 employees. RUNNERS-UP: Best Western Payson Inn, Mazatzal Hotel & Casino

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Best Place to Catch Up on Town Gossip Winner: Walmart Super Center Runners-up: Beeline Café Buffalo Bar & Grill

Best Historic Site

Winner: Tonto Natural Bridge State Park Runners-up: Strawberry School House Zane Grey Museum

Best Place to Meet Singles Winner: Buffalo Bar & Grill Runners-up: PAWS Off-Leash Dog Park Walmart Supercenter

Best Place to Meet Singles

Best Sunday Afternoon Family Entertainment Venue Winner: Sawmill Theatres Runners-up: Buffalo Bar & Grill Green Valley Park

Buffalo Bar & Grill

Best Non-Profit Organization

This is not the first time the Buffalo Bar and Grill has won best place to meet singles. This year, the bar beat out the dog park. Owner Mike McCannon said the bar is a very social place for people with and without dogs to meet. The bar offers karaoke on Thursdays and live music through the weekends. McCannon said he knows several couples that met in the bar and are still married today. His granddaughter actually met her boyfriend there too.

Winner: Time Out Shelter Runners-up: Gracie Lee Haught Humane Society of Central Arizona

Best Town Department Winner: Payson Fire Department Runners-up: Parks & Recreation Planning & Zoning

RUNNERS-UP: PAWS Off-Leash Dog Park Walmart Supercenter

Best Thing Not Listed Winner: Weather Runners-up: Clean Air People

Best Sunday Afternoon Family Entertainment Venue

Best Non-profit Organization

Sawmill Theatres

Time Out Inc.

Sawmill Theatres has six screens and shows about 150 movies annually. The theater draws in about 3,000 customers a week — which adds up to about 150,000 annually. Pretty good for a town of 15,000. The manager credits survival through the downturn to “Staying consistent — and trying to take care of the customer. This is good. We try to keep a good mix.”

“We are a great part of the community and the community recognizes the services we offer and thanks to the Payson Roundup we have had great publicity this year so the community hears Time Out now and recognizes what Time Out is,” said Camille Levee, Time Out’s executive director. RUNNERS-UP: Gracie Lee Haught Humane Society of Central Arizona

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Best Town Department Payson Fire Department Fire Marshall Bob Lockhart said residents voted Payson Fire best town department because “we care and it shows.” RUNNERS-UP: Parks & Recreation Planning & Zoning

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“Best of the Rim Country” Thanks again for v oting us as the Best Insura n Agency in ce Rim Count ry!

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Shopping and Services

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Antique Shop

Insurance Agency

Pharmacy

Health Club

Art Gallery

Gas & Convenience Store

Financial Services

Radio Station

Gift Store

Car Dealership

Winner: Chapman Auto Center Runners-up: J & J Coachworks Steve Coury Ford

Winner: Payson Care Center Runners-up: Payson Open Door Rim Country Health & Retirement

Tire Store

Electronics

Computer Repair

Winner: Granny’s Attic Runners-up: Bootleg Alley Carpenter’s Wife

Winner: Crabdree Insurance Runners-up: Farmers Insurance State Farm

Winner: Down the Street Art Gallery Runners-up: Artists of the Rim The Wild Brush

Winner: Maverik Runners-up: Circle K Giant

Thrift Shop

Winner: Time Out Thrift Store Runners-up: Humane Society Payson Senior Center

Winner: Payson Candle Factory Runners-up: Payson Florist & Gift Shop Western Village Antiques

Grocery Store

Winner: Safeway Food & Drug Runners-up: Bashas’ Food & Drug Walmart Supercenter

Winner: Big O Tires Runners-up: Fletcher’s Tire & Auto R & D Tires

Auto Repair

Winner: Fletcher’s Tire & Auto Runners-up: Coyote Auto, Truck & RV Miller Auto Works Winner: Autozone Runners-up: NAPA O’Reilly Auto Parts

Paint Store

Winner: Payson Paint and Supply Runners-up: Home Depot Neumann Paint & Supply Winner: Ace Hardware & Nursery Runners-up: Home Depot Walmart Supercenter

Winner: Kevin Dick Investment Management Group Runners-up: Chris Smith Investments Edward Jones Investments

Winner: Walmart Supercenter Runners-up: Radio Shack Rim Sight and Sound

Winner: Club USA Runners-up: Anytime Fitness Tonto Apache Gym

Long-term Care

Winner: Computer Guys USA Runners-up: Any Key Solutions SmartSystems Inc.

Health Food

Craft & Hobby

Jewelry Store

Pet Groomer

Winner: Payson Wireless Runners-up: Mybullfrog.com Walmart Supercenter

Winner: Walmart Supercenter Runners-up: Black & Tan Craft Store Paper & Metal Scrappers

Winner: Payson Jewelers Runners-up: Overman Designs House of Amethyst in Western Village Antiques

Florist

Meat Retailer

Winner: Charlie’s Old Fashioned Sausage & Fresh Meats Runners-up: Bashas’ Food & Drug Store Safeway Food & Drug Store

Best Art Gallery

Winner: KMOG Runners-up: KCMA KRIM

Cell Phone Store

Winner: Payson Florist Runners-up: Bashas’ Food & Drug Safeway Food & Drug

Hardware Store

Winner: Walgreens Runners-up: Walmart Supercenter Payson Apothecary

Bank Institution

Winner: Chase Bank Runners-up: National Bank of Arizona Well Fargo Bank

Auto Parts

Winner: Vita-Mart Runners-up: Back to Basics GNC Nutrition Center Winner: Furry Friends Runners-up: Deb’s Dogs Critter Clipper

Pet & Feed

Down the Street Art Gallery The owners of Down the Street Art Gallery credit “great artists, great members and creative talent.” The gallery represents local artists who each spend at least three days a month in the gallery. In the past six years, they’ve grown from six artists to 25. RUNNERS-UP: Artists of the Rim, The Wild Brush

Best Thrift Store Time Out

Winner: Payson Feed & Pet Supply Runners-up: A&E Pet Store Rim Country Hay & Grain

Manager Charlotte Beilgard attributes their success to quality donations. Beilgard said she was humbled and grateful for the award because it shows the community truly supports Time Out. “Every thrift shop has a claim to fame and ours is the best of the best,” she said. “We don’t put out just anything.” RUNNERS-UP: Humane Society Thrift Store Payson Senior Center Thrift Store

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Best Gas & Convenience Store

Best Hardware Store

Best Automotive Repair

Maverik Ace manager says the key to surviving the downturn is “Service is #1 — absolutely #1. Service is also #2 — and #3.” The store has 16 employees who handle about 250 customers a day. “Business has picked up: We think the economy is coming back — but the only thing that keeps us open is service. “

Maverik has won the award eight years in a row. Manager Candi DeCinko said the gas station is more than just a place people clock in to work at or customers visit, it has become a home and a family to many. The station’s staff turned out for the awards show, including Vanessa Flores, Lucy Luckett and Kevin Majeska, to offer their support. “It really puts joy that I am taking care of my customers,” DeCinko said. The station recently rolled out a new customer loyalty card that offers a 6-cent discount per each gallon of gas.

RUNNERS-UP: Home Depot, Walmart Supercenter

RUNNERS-UP: Circle K, Giant

Ace Hardware & Nursery

Best Grocery Store

Fletcher’s Tire & Auto Fletcher’s has won the “best of” award repeatedly. The manager credits customer service and notes that business remains strong, in part because in the downturn people are holding onto their older cars. Fletcher’s gets about 650 customers a month. RUNNERS-UP: Coyote Auto, Truck & RV Miller Auto Works

Best Antique Shop Granny’s Attic Winning the Best of Award is nothing new to Granny’s Attic owner Jan Curtiss. The store takes the win nearly every year, but the win still “means everything.” “It means the people in Payson support me and my dealers,” said Curtiss, who has owned the store for more than 12 years. “We have a variety, over 30 dealers and consignors in the store.” RUNNERS-UP: Bootleg Alley, Carpenter’s Wife

Best Insurance Agency Crabdree Insurance & Financial Services “Treat people the way you want to be treated.” That is the motto Crabdree Insurance owner Scott Crabdree and his staff live by. “We treat our customers as clients, friends, we know them by name and we take time to talk to them and not just about businesses,” he said. With multiple Best of wins, Crabdree said it feels great to know people appreciate his staff.

Safeway Safeway Manager Dan Dillon said “the key is the people that work in the store.” The supermarket has 38,000 square feet and has operated since 1994. “Business has been good this year,” said Dillon. RUNNERS-UP: Bashas’ Food & Drug Walmart Supercenter

RUNNERS-UP: Farmers Insurance State Farm

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Best Financial Services Kevin Dick Investment Management Group

Walgreens

When asked the secret to his nearly continuous Best of wins, owner Kevin Dick jokes it is a top secret. He will say his team plays a major role in their success. “We care, we actually care,” he said. “This is a testimony to our team and the effort that we put in and it is nice to have that reciprocated.”

Walgreens Pharmacy Manager Cliff Wilembrecht said, “We lost a tough contract last year. But the people in the pharmacy have kept up the service.” The pharmacy has eight employees who fill 11,000 prescriptions monthly. “Business is holding steady,” said Wilembrecht. RUNNERS-UP: Payson Apothecary Walmart Supercenter

RUNNERS-UP: Chris Smith Investments, Edward Jones Investments

Best Florist Payson Florist & Gift Shop Although Payson Florist is well known in town and a frequent Best of winner, this year’s win was especially sweet. Rita Jorgenson and her daughter Kali Jorgenson bought the shop in May from longtime owner Marilyn Dedman and made several changes. They lowered prices and brought in more flowerbased products. Kali was so surprised by the win she could barely hold still long enough to get her picture taken. “I am shaking. I really did not think we were going to win,” she said. “I really thought Safeway was going to win.” RUNNERS-UP: Bashas’ Food & Drug Safeway Food & Drug

Best Bank Institution

Chase Manager Andy Strader said, “I have amazing employees — and customers.” The bank has operated for 40 years in Payson — previously as Valley National Bank and Bank One — and has about 5,000 customers. “This award means a lot. It’s about caring. We care about every single person that comes into that bank. I came from a big bank in Phoenix. It’s wonderful here. Best move I ever made.” RUNNERS-UP: National Bank of Arizona, Well Fargo Bank

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Best Car Dealership

Chapman Auto Center While Scott Andrus has only worked as a salesperson at Chapman Auto Center for a year, he says the company has welcomed him and he truly enjoys his job. “I love working there,” he said. “It is awesome.”

Best Cell Phone Store

Payson Wireless Payson Wireless manager John Griffith said, “It’s about customer service — treating our customers like the small town we’re in.” The locally owned store serves about 500 customers monthly, providing “lots of troubleshooting — solving customers’ problems.” RUNNERS-UP: Mybullfrog.com, Walmart Supercenter

RUNNERS-UP: J & J Coachworks, Steve Coury Ford

Best Meat Retailer

Best Health Club

Charlie’s Old Fashion Sausages & Fresh Meats

Club USA manager and trainer Karis Zimmerman said the club has 400 members, up by 25 percent from just a few years ago. The key trend lies in doctors prescribing exercise — and many more insurance companies covering the cost, she said.

Charlie Adcock opened Charlie's Old Fashioned Sausages and Fresh Meats, at 405 S. Beeline, Suite A, 15 years ago and has won the Best of award nearly every year since. “We offer good service, good quality and at a fair price and that is about the best way I say it right there,” he said. Charlie sells 35 different types of sausage, all made in-house. While the last four years have been tough on the business, he says he survives on his reputation.

RUNNERS-UP: Anytime Fitness Club, Tonto Apache Gym

RUNNERS-UP: Bashas’ Food & Drug Store, Safeway Food & Drug Store

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Best Long-Term Care Facility

Computer Guys Manager John Taft said, “We appreciate this award. It reflects customer service. If it’s not right, we’ll make it right.” The store has operated for seven years next to Arby’s and serves about 500 customers a month from the 3,000-square-foot store. “We’re going up every year,” said Taft. RUNNERS-UP: Any Key Solutions and SmartSystems Inc.

Payson Care Center Big things are in store for Payson Care Center. Sam Loveless, the center’s executive director of two months, said they are planning remodels of the interior and exterior and adding new services to the therapy department. As a new member of the staff, he gave all the credit for this year’s win to the employees. “The staff we have really care about the residents,” he said. RUNNERS-UP: Rim Country Health & Retirement and Payson Open Door

Best Pet and Feed Store

Best Radio Station Payson Feed and Pet Supply Owner Connie Agnes won’t take much credit for the continued success of her business. She jokes granddaughter Torean is the hardest working employee. All the tiny tot has to do is flash her smile and customers buckle. “She knows where everything in the whole store is,” Connie said. “She is our biggest up seller.”

KMOG KMOG disc jockey Brandon Iron attributes the station’s continued success to their loyal listeners and spinning the old country hits. RUNNERSUP: KCMA and KRIM

RUNNERS-UP: A&E Pet Store and Rim Country Hay & Grain

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Food and Drink

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Breakfast Restaurant Winner: Beeline Café Runners-up: Cedar Ridge Restaurant Crosswinds Restaurant

Lunch Restaurant Winner: Macky’s Grill Runners-up: Buffalo Bar & Grill Cedar Ridge Restaurant

Dinner Restaurant

Winner: Fargo’s Steak House Runners-up: Cedar Ridge Restaurant Gerardo’s Firewood Café

Restaurant for Children

Winner: McDonald’s Runners-up: Chili’s Bar & Grill Denny’s

Sandwich

Winner: Cedar Ridge Restaurant (Steak Sandwich) Runners-up: Buffalo Bar & Grill (Sirloin Steak Melt) Macky’s Grill (Cowboy Melt)

Pizza

Winner: Pizza Factory Runners-up: Domino’s Pizza Pizza Hut

Business Lunch or Breakfast

Winner: Tiny’s Family Restaurant Runners-up: Cedar Ridge Restaurant Fargo’s Steak House

Bar/Tavern/ Saloon Winner: Buffalo Bar & Grill Runners-up: Apache Spirits Ox Bow Saloon

Steak Dinner Winner: Diamond Point Shadows Runners-up: Cedar Ridge Restaurant Fargo’s Steak House

Fast Food Winner: Wendy’s Runners-up: McDonald’s Taco Bell

Hamburger

Winner: Buffalo Bar & Grill Runners-up: Chili’s Grill & Bar Macky’s Grill

Best Lunch Restaurant

Mexican Food

Winner: El Rancho Runners-up: Alfonso’s La Sierra

Margarita

Winner: El Rancho Runners-up: Chili’s Grill & Bar La Sierra

Cup of Coffee

Winner: Starbucks Runners-up: Beeline Café Scoops Ice Cream & Espresso

Bakery

Winner: Bashas’ Food & Drug Runners-up: Cake Love by Monica Safeway Food & Drug

Fish Fry

Winner: American Legion Runners-up: Cedar Ridge Restaurant Diamond Point Shadows

Salad

Winner: Cedar Ridge Restaurant Runners-up: Cardo’s Pizza & Italian Restaurant Chili’s Grill & Bar

Macky’s Grill Macky’s Grill owner Greg Day said “If you think our lunch is good, try our steak. The key is consistency and great customers.” The 3,000-square-foot restaurant has 38 employees who serve about 132 customers daily. This year, business has risen about 7 percent over last year, said Day. RUNNERS-UP: Buffalo Bar & Grill and Cedar Ridge Restaurant

Payson Regional Bone & Joint Michael Darnell, DO Patrick Harrison, DO 928-472-5260

Payson Pediatrics Matilda Garcia, MD Andrew Haug, MD 928-472-4675

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Best Bar and Best Hamburger

Best Sandwich and Best Salad

Cedar Ridge Restaurant When executive Chef Rick DePhilippis put the hearty steak sandwich on the Cedar Ridge menu 16 years ago, he had no idea it would win the Best Sandwich award nearly every year or be the restaurant’s top seller. The sandwich consists of a half-pound rib eye between two slices of Texas toast. “Steak rules,” he said. The restaurant also received the most votes for Best Salad.

Buffalo Bar & Grill The Buffalo has dominated this category for years, thanks to live music, a variety of beer and drinks, employees that seem to know everyone’s names and a friendly, relaxed feel — not to mention a varied menu. The owners of the Buffalo made repeated trips to the front of the room to pick up awards — including best hamburger. You should also try the Pulled Pork and Chicken Philly sandwiches on the lunch special.

SANDWICH RUNNERS-UP: Buffalo Bar and Grill (Sirloin Steak Melt) and Macky’s Grill (Cowboy Melt) SALAD RUNNERS-UP: Cardo’s Pizza & Italian Restaurant and Chili’s Grill & Bar

BAR RUNNERS-UP: Apache Spirits and OxBow Saloon HAMBURGER RUNNERS-UP: Chili’s Grill & Bar and Macky’s Grill

Best Mexican Food Restaurant and Best Margarita

El Rancho Restaurant Heather Watson general manager and server Jamie McNeeley say the key to any good margarita is making it from scratch. El Rancho makes all eight of its margarita varieties in house and to order. The same goes for the food. “We try to keep the menu current and we have the best quality ingredients,” they said.

Best Steak Dinner

Diamond Point Shadows Manager Jennifer Blanchard says that the steak house has operated for 50 years. The 13 employees handle 100 customers a night on the weekends. RUNNERS-UP: Cedar Ridge Restaurant and Fargo’s Steak House

RUNNERS-UP: Alfonso’s, La Sierra and Chili’s Grill & Bar

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Local Music Band

Winner: Junction 87 Runners-up: Jim West & Kathleen Kelly Take Two John Carpino & the Hot Cappuccinos

Winner: Don Garvin (Payson) Runners-up: Les Barr (Payson) Michael Hansen (Payson)

Doctor

Waitress or Waiter

Dentist

Bartender

Winner: Dr. Alan Michels Runners-up: Dr. David Cluff Dr. Michael Lowe

Chiropractor

Winner: Dr. Chuck Williams Runners-up: Dr. Daniel Flake Dr. Liz Summers

Firefighter

Winner: Robert Lockhart (Payson) Runners-up: Toby Waugh (Payson) Vince Palandri (Payson) John Wisner (Hellsgate)

Eye Doctor

Barber

Winner: Juan Jimenez (JJ’s Barber Shop) Runners-up: Al Christianer (Al Christianer’s Barber Shop in Strawberry) Dennis Shatterfield (Payson Barber Shop)

Masseuse

Winner: Shannon James (From Head to Toe Essentials) Runners-up: Lori Nelson (A Simple Touch) Frances Fork (Body Elegance)

Payson Councilor Winner: Su Connell Runners-up: Ed Blair John Wilson

Winner: Dr. Troy Ford Runners-up: Dr. Christian Risser Walmart Vision

Veterinarian

Winner: Dr. Lorenzo Gonzales Runners-up: Dr. Alan Hallman Dr. Sandra Snyder

Beautician

Winner: Juliedon Petersen (Colorz Salon) Runners-up: Courtney Ferkol Payson Hair Co.) Jan Andrus (Toes in the Sand)

Nail Tech

Star Valley Councilor Winner: Paty Henderson Runners-up: Vern Leis Barbara Hartwell

People

Winner: Dr. Charles Beier Runners-up: Dr. Ryan DiQuattro Dr. Chris Winterholler

Law Enforcement Officer

Winner: Robin Weaver (Polish Plus) Runners-up: Vivian Nguyen (Paradise Nails) Jan Andrus (Toes in the Sand)

Best Local Music Band

Winner: Kassie Sexton (Beeline Café) Runners-up: Jade Durdel (Buffalo) Jason Richardson (Buffalo) Winner: Sal Mercado (Buffalo) Runners-up: Angela Hill (Apache Spirits) Tara Fuller-Smith (Apache Spirits)

Attorney

Winner: Art Lloyd Runners-up: Dennis Omoto Chuck Walker

Financial Advisor

Winner: Kevin Dick (Kevin Dick Investment Management) Runners-up: Chris Smith (Chris Smith Investments) Ross Hage (Edward Jones)

Realtor

Winner: Paul Bates (ERA) Runners-up: Debra Rose Ellis (Nextage Realty) Kim Ross (Keller Williams)

Junction 87 Together eight years, Billy Ichida, Jim Norman and Bob Lewis say they play the music their friends like to hear, “old country western music, old rock and roll and dance music.” They play at least three nights a week, including at the Buffalo Bar every Sunday. “We have a system,” Jim said. “Billy is in charge of the music direction, Bob is in charge of the songs and I am just a bass player.” RUNNERS-UP: Jim West & Kathleen Kelly Take Two and John Carpino & the Hot Cappuccinos

Accountant

Winner: Lisa Taylor (Taylor Accounting) Runners-up: Debra Daniels (Seely Mullins) Shelly Hale (Hale Accounting)

Photographer

Payson Roundup marketing consultant Bobby Davis served as master of ceremonies for the Best of Rim Country awards banquet held Monday, Feb. 25 at the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino.

Winner: Amy Martell (A&M Photography) Runners-up: Andy Towle (Payson Roundup) Craig Miller (DJ Craig Weddings & Parties)

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Best Doctor Dr. Alan Michels Dr. Alan Michels says “It’s just caring generally for people. Doing what you can to serve their needs — encouragement and love.� He has seven employees and has practiced for 12 years in Payson. He sees 16 to 22 patients daily, but limits his patient load so he has time for his other contributions, including work for the Payson Christian Clinic, Mogollon Health Alliance and Payson Care Center. RUNNERS-UP: Dr. David Cluff and Dr. Michael Lowe

Best Barber

Best Dentist Dr. Charles Beier “Be honest, be real,� that is the motto and the key to dentist Charles Beier’s success. He also credits his dedicated team. RUNNERS-UP: Dr. Ryan DiQuattro and Dr. Chris Winterholler

JJ’s Barber Shop Known for their men’s haircuts, owner Juan Jimenez said they have grown a healthy clientele in the year and half since they opened. Amongst him and his two barbers they have more than 60 years experience. RUNNERS-UP: Al Christianer (Al Christianer’s Barber Shop in Strawberry) and Dennis Shatterfield (Payson Barber Shop)

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Best Chiropractor

Best Accountant

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Best Masseuse

Shannon James Dr. Chuck Williams

RUNNERS-UP: Dr. Daniel Flake and Dr. Liz Summers

Juliedon Petersen Juliedon Petersen of Colorz Salon was thrilled to take home the best of award for the second year. “It is so amazing because I have the best clients, they are my friends,” she said. Petersen says she has no idea how many clients she has, but they come from all over the state, many of which have been with her for years. RUNNERS-UP: Courtney Ferkol (Payson Hair Co.) and Jan Andrus (Toes in the Sand)

RUNNERS-UP: Debra Daniels (Seely Mullins & Associates) and Shelly Hale (Hale Accounting)

RUNNERS-UP: Frances Fork (Body Elegance) and Lori Nelson (A Simple Touch)

Lisa Taylor

Dr. Chuck Williams has practiced for 17 years in Payson and sees about 25 patients daily. The key to success lies in “Doing a good job and caring about people — and not charging a lot. It’s improving, hallelujah. I think I’m in Payson forever now. I could move, but I don’t know where I’d ever move to.”

Best Beautician

Third-year winner Lisa Taylor of Taylor Accounting and Tax says she tries to keep all of her clients happy. “I am very honored and humble,” she said.

Shannon James of From Head to Toe Essentials has worked in Payson for 20 years. “We just keep building business,” she said. Her salon now has about 12 employees who serve 120 customers daily. The key to surviving the downturn? “Working hard and advertising gimmicks — like Ladies Night, when people can sample any service we offer for $10. Business is excellent and we’re expanding.”

Best Nail Tech Robin Weaver She’s a Payson native who has been doing nails for 20 years, currently at Polish Plus. She says the key to surviving tough times is, “Just being really good. I love Payson. My little piece of heaven. RUNNERSUP: Jan Andrus (Toes in the Sand) and Vivian Nguyen (Paradise Nails)

Best Realtor

Best Firefighter

Paul Bates

Bob Lockhart

Paul Bates said “I am shocked. I didn’t even vote. It’s just wonderful. I am astounded. It’s a great honor.” Paul has spent 18 years selling homes in Rim Country. His business peaked at maybe $13 million annually during the boom, dropped to about $4 million in the slump and has climbed back up to about $6 million. He estimates about half the Realtors in Rim Country have gone out of business in the past four years. The key to surviving? “Darn hard work — and making sure I always put the customer first.”

Payson Fire Marshal Bob Lockhart said no one was more surprised than he when he landed the award. “Who would have thought?” he said. Lockhart said the other firefighters must have “coddled back their performance to make me look better.”

RUNNERS-UP: Debra Rose Ellis (Nextage Realty) and Kim Ross (Keller Williams)

RUNNERS-UP: John Wisner (Hellsgate), Toby Waugh (PFD) and Vince Palandri (PFD)

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“I appreciate the public’s support,” said Sgt. Donny Garvin of the Payson Police Department. “I had some good competition. It probably says that I know the community in several ways besides law enforcement. I don’t think I do a better job than the other officers.”

Paty Henderson has won best Star Valley Councilor three years in a row. She said she concentrates on reaching across town boundaries to work on mutual problems. “It is an old ranching tradition, you help your neighbors, you work with them,” she said.

RUNNERS-UP: Les Barr (PPD) and Michael Hansen (PPD)

RUNNERS-UP: Barbara Hartwell and Vern Leis

Best Payson Councilor

Best Bartender

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Congratulations to all the “Best of Rim Country” winners! Sal Mercado Su Connell Su Connell is the only woman on the Payson Town Council and she doesn’t feel bad beating out her male counterparts for councilor of the year. “I am the only thorn amongst six roses,” she said. “And I work hard to make it happen. But the best in my mind in Rim Country are all the people and the businesses that have hung in there and they all deserve awards.” RUNNERS-UP: Ed Blair and John Wilson

It would not be a Best of Award ceremony without Sal Mercado winning Best Bartender. The well known multi-year winner said the award is great job security. But he probably doesn’t need it because he considers the bar’s owners family. “They have taken me in as family and made it into a family restaurant,” he said. “It is a super fun, super crazy job. It is a good time and I like being on the side that I am of the bar.” RUNNERS-UP: Angela Hill (Apache Spirits) and Tara Fuller-Smith (Apache Spirits)

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