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Blooming Daisy Marketplace is a home decor store located in historic Cottleville featuring local artisans, vintage goods, unique fashions and so much more. Visit squareup. com/store/blooming-daisy-marketplace for more information. Runners-up: The Fantasy Shop, Fox and Hound Antiques, Olive Tree Market Place, Secondhand Chic Marketplace

APPLIANCE STORE

AAA Home Services, an award-winning repair service company, specializes in not only appliance repair and sales, but has expert technicians in HVAC, electrical and plumbing. AAA is dedicated to customer satisfaction and has won many awards over the years including the Best of St. Charles Service Awards. AAA prides itself on knowledgeable service and support. Visit aaastl.com or call (636) 707-1343 for more information. Runners-up: C Bennett Premium Building Supplies, Slyman Bros. Appliances

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Pundmann Ford opened its doors in 1925 in St. Charles, right on the corner of Jefferson and Second streets, and was one of the first automobile dealerships in the area. Pundmann Ford’s motto “Welcome to the Family” emphasizestheircustomer-centeredapproach to business. Pundmann also offers full service attheirstate-of-the-artQuickLanefacility.Visit pundmannford.com for more information. Runners-up: Bommarito Cadillac, Volkswagen,MazdaSt.Peters,LouFuszSubaruSt.Peters,Napleton’sMidRiversKia,PappasToyota

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Pundmann Ford’s goal is to provide an exceptional vehicle shopping experience throughout the entire process — from browsing online inventory to walking into the store to test drive a vehicle. Pundmann is committed to providing a comfortable, hassle-free and no-pressure experience. Visit pundmannford.com for more information. Runners-up:BommaritoSt.Peter’sPre-Owned, Lou Fusz Chevrolet, Lou Fusz Subaru St. Peters, Napleton’sMidRiversKia,St.CharlesHyundai

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LimeLight Events is an upscale event venue in the heart of St. Charles. Parties and events are tailored to your group with personal service and design touches, plus many options for food and desserts. From a private business meeting to an evening anniversary party – each event will create an impact for those in attendance. Located in the center of St. Charles, book LimeLight for an event to remember. Visit meetatlimelight.com for bookings, photos and more. Runners-up: Bogey Hills Country Club, New Town Wedding and Events, Piazza Messina, St. Charles Convention Center

Imagination Pottery Studio is a family business that was established in 2015. Imagination offers paint-yourown pottery and clay handbuilding, as well as classes and events in the studio. Host your next party or group outing with them. Imagination Pottery is a fun, relaxed and creative environment to create memories with you and your loved ones – one paint brush at a time. Visit their website at imaginationpotterystudio.com. Runners-up: Farm Table Creative, Generations Revival, Inventor Forge Makerspace, The Paper Crate

O’Fallon Nutrition is a local source for supplements, herbs, sports nutrition and other natural products since 2002. The family business strives to help the St. Charles community be well and live well. You can be sure that there is always a knowledgeable staff member on hand to assist you in selecting products for you and your family. For more information, visit their website at ofallonnutrition.com or call (636) 240-5283. Runners-up: Health on Main-Optima Nutrition, Nutrition Stop Inc.

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Main Street Books is a locally owned independent bookstore that has been serving the St. Charles area since 1993. In addition to books, patrons can purchase a multitude of gift items including greeting cards, bookmarks, journals, card games and children’s toys. Main Street Books also coordinates several author events per month, both at the store and with the St. Charles City-County Library District. Visit mainstreetbooks.netorcall(636)949-0105formoreinformation. Runner-up: Rose’s Bookhouse

BRIDAL SHOP

Boulevard Bride is a boutique-style store that strives to make all customers feel welcome and at home. They offer bridal gowns in a wide range of prices and are proud to offer couture gowns that are exclusive to Boulevard Bride. They also offer bridesmaid dresses, mother’s dresses, suit and tuxedo rentals, prom, homecoming and special-occasion gowns. Schedule an appointment online at boulevardbride.com or call (636) 561-4030. Runners-up: Cleo Bridal, Wedding Gallery–St. Charles, White Traditions Bridal House

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Since 1939, the Greater St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce has worked to create a strong, local economy by actively promoting the St. Charles/St. Peters region. The chamber provides extensive networking opportunities, serves as the voice of business and supports a pro-business legislative agenda. Visit gstccc.com or call (636) 946-0633 for more information. Runners-up: Cottleville Weldon Spring Chamber of Commerce, O’Fallon Chamber of Commerce, Western St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce

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UndefinedBoutiqueonMainoffersavarietyoftrendystyles for women. In addition to their location on 525 S. Main Street, Undefined also offers online shopping, so wherever you are, shopUndefined!Visitshopundefined.comformoreinformation. Runners-up: Abigail’s Apparel, Blooming Daisy Marketplace, FR & Co, Thro Clothing Co PG 4

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Parkview Gardens Florist & Greenhouse has progressed from cut flowers and vegetables grown outdoors to 11 greenhouses with a variety of plants throughout the seasons. In the spring, bedding plants, pansies, perennials and hanging baskets are available. Mums and pansies are popular in the fall, and there are thousands of poinsettias for Christmas. Each and every season, they look for new plants and creative ways to keep the love of flowers and the art of gardening thriving and growing in the St. Charles community. Visit parkviewgardens.com or call (636) 9467641 for more information. Runners-up:Buse’sFlower&GiftShopInc.,Dierberg’sMarkets-79 Crossing,Dunn’sFlorist,LawrenceFlorist,TheFlowerPetaler

FURNITURE STORE / GIFT SHOP

Blooming Daisy Marketplace is a home decor store located in historic Cottleville. This artisan space features local pieces, vintage goods, unique fashions and so much more. Visit squareup.com/store/blooming-daisy-marketplace for more information. Furniture store runners-up: Designs by Ave, Mueller Furniture, Olive Tree Market Place, Secondhand Chic Marketplace

Gift shop runners-up: April’s on Main, LoveMyBackyard, Provenance Soapworks, Serendipity Gifts

HARDWARE STORE/SUPPLIES

HackmannLumberandHomeCentershasproudlyserved the St. Charles community for over 70 years. They provide personalizedandexperiencedserviceforbuilders,contractors and DIY homeowners. They carry lumber, hardwoods, doors, windows and power tools, as well as outdoor patio and landscaping supplies. Visit their store located on South St. Peter’s Parkway or visit hackmannstl.com for more information. Runners-up: Chic Lumber & Design Center, HomeTown Floors, Jehling Hardware, Schneider True Value Implement

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The Paper Crate began in 2009 in New York City, where principal designer, Shannon Silverman, handmade and sold her creations at a craft and artisan bazaar on Mulberry Street in SoHo. During that time she expanded to making her items available on Etsy with popular items such as handmade recipe boxes and keepsake boxes. After relocating to the St. Louis area, Silverman wanted to share her knowledge of custom card making and other design tips with others by offering card classes. Call (636) 299-0881 to visit this quaint and lovely hobby shop. Runners-up: The Collector Store LLC, The Fantasy Shop-St. Charles, Mark Twain Hobby Center, Take A Hike Shop

HOME DECOR

Blooming Daisy Marketplace is a home decor store located in historic Cottleville. This artisan space features local pieces, vintage goods, unique fashions and so much more. Visit squareup.com/store/blooming-daisy-marketplace for more information. Runners-up: The Homestead, Olive Tree Market Place, Secondhand Chic Marketplace, The White Hare

JEWELRY STORE

Randy’s Jewelry is conveniently located in the heart of St. Charles County, a half-mile north of I-70 on Main Street in downtown O’Fallon. Randy’s Jewelry stands behind every piece of jewelry they sell. Their rigorous inspection process guarantees a quality piece of fine jewelry. If the jewelry ever fails due to a manufacturer defect, Randy’s Jewelry will repair or replace the item at their expense. Visit randys-jewelry.com or call (636) 978-1953 for more information. Runners-up: Krekeler Jewelers Inc., Lake St. Louis Jewelers, Walters Jewelry Inc., Zander’s Jewelry

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Best of St. Charles County | Business LIQUOR STORE (TIE)

BeerSauce Shop is a one-stop shop for everything a true Missourian could want. Offering a wide selection of craft brews, artisan BBQ sauces and dry rubs and BBQ sandwiches, BeerSauce Shop is an entire party packed in one place. Visit beersauceshop.com for more information. Cork & Rind is a specialty wine and cheese shop/wine bar that fosters food and drink exploration. They offer wine, cheese, craft beer, craft liquor and other hand-selected artisan products. Cork & Rind supports local and small businesses, ensuring you get a unique consumer experience every time you shop with them. Visit corkandrind.com to learn more. Dad’s Bottle Shop is a great wine, beer and spirits store right on the lake. Enjoy waterfront views while you choose your favorite brews. Located at 1401 Lake St. Louis Blvd, Dad’s Bottle Shop is a small business, thriving in an excellent location. Stop by or call them at (636) 561-3960. Runner-up: Bombay Wines & Spirits

MATTRESS

Verlo Mattress is hard to miss. If you live in the greater St. Louis area, chances are pretty good that you know about Verlo’s St. Charles mattress store – it’s in a big red barn! That quaint barn houses both the mattress factory and a mattress showroom. Each Verlo mattress is handcrafted one at a time and sold directly to customers in-store to avoid middleman markups. They also custom make mattresses for boats, trucks, RVs or antique beds. Visit this St. Charles classic store online at verlo.com. Runners-up: Mattress Direct Outlet,Revolution Mattress

MOVIE THEATER

St. Andrews Cinema is a long-running, locally owned movie theater showing films at a bargain price. Take your family to St. Andrews for an evening of cinematic fun, affordable candy, popcorn and movies the whole family can enjoy. Visit sac3.com for tickets and more information.

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Overland Optical Family Eye Care provides exceptional eye care and quality eyewear. Not only do Overland Optical’s eye doctors excel at routine eye exams such as prescribing eyeglasses and contacts lenses, but they utilize the latest eye health technology to detect signs of ocular disease and treat eye allergies or complex vision problems. As the only independent office in the area with a full-service surface and finish lab on-site, Overland Optical Family Eye Care excels at creating custom quality eyewear (in many cases, the same day!). Visit overlandoptical. com for more information. Runners-up: Clarkson Eyecare, IversonTomasino-Goerss Eyecare, Midwest Eye Associates, The Eye Shoppe

OUTDOOR LIVING

The Bike Stop Café was opened by cycling advocates, Tony and Jodi, both looking to provide the St. Charles area with a sustainable bicycle shop alternative. Their mission is to provide customers of all walks of life reasonably priced bicycles, service and healthy food. They run a sustainable business by recycling and composting a majority of their waste. Don’t miss out on their weekly rides which encourage new and returning riders to get rolling! Visit bikestopcafes.com for more information. Runner-up: LoveMyBackyard

PAWN SHOP

Zander’s Jewelry is a family-owned and -operated business that has been servicing the community of St. Charles for 39 years. They offer services including gold, top dollar jewelry and anything of value purchasing as well as loans for those in need of quick cash. Zander’s Jewelry also has a large jewelry collection for sale. Visit their website to learn more at zandersjewelry.com.

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Best of St. Charles County | Business PHARMACY

The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy is committed to the idea that quality pharmacy care means more than just prompt prescriptions. To them, quality care means that you get the prescriptions and medications you need, along with the care and attention you deserve. The Medicine Shoppe pharmacy is dedicated to the well-being of your family and the community, offering services such as immunizations, medication therapy management, multi-dose packaging, medication synchronization, important health screenings and expert care. For more information, visit stcharles.pharmacy.com. Runners-up: Dierbergs Markets-Deer Creek Crossing, Powers Healthmart Pharmacy, Schnucks Lake St. Louis Pharmacy, Schnucks Lindenwood

RESALE/CONSIGNMENT

RevolveReclaimedClothingExchangeoffers gently used brand name, trendy clothing, shoes, and accessories for men and women. Their expansive clothing collection can serve bothteensandadults.VisitthemonFacebook orcall(636)856-9775formoreinformationon this charming Wentzville fashion gem. Runners-up: Grace’s Merry-Go-Round, Hut No. 8, Secondhand Chic Marketplace, Sproutfitters Children’s Resale

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Aaron’s Birkenstock and Shoe Repair takes pride in caring for your shoes. Since 1983, their family-owned business has offered the most thorough shoe repair at the most affordable prices. Among the top 10 Birkenstock retailers in the United States, Aaron’s is one of the oldest Birkenstock distributors and repair shop. To find out more about Aaron’s amazing shoe repair work, visit aarons1.com.

TOBACCO STORE/VAPE STORE

John Dengler Tobacconist offers everything from custom-made blended tobaccos to antique and contemporary pipes, and even imported premium cigars and smoker’s requisites. For over 100 years, they have remained a genuine old-fashioned tobacco store. The Dengler’s original family tradition of “quality and service” is still adhered to today. Visit johndenglertobacconist.com or call (636) 946-6899 for more information. Runners-up: Stingray Vapors, VaporWize St. Charles

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Best of St. Charles County | Community CHILD CARE

Primrose School of St. Charles at Heritage is an accredited private preschool that provides premier early education and a unique child care experience for students. The teachers and support staff at Primrose partner with parents to help build the right foundation for each child’s future learning, encouraging creativity and play instead of punishing it. Go to primeroseschools.com or call (636) 317-6200 to learn more. Runners-up: Bright Start Academy, The Goddard School of Saint Charles, St. Charles Borromeo Early Childhood Center, SunRise United Methodist Church

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Lindenwood University is a dynamic four-year liberal arts institution dedicated to excellence in higher education. Lindenwood offers undergraduate and graduate degrees through nine colleges and schools. With an annual enrollment of more than 8,600 students, Lindenwood University offers a variety of opportunities in athletics, arts and Greek life. Visit lindenwood.edu for more information. Runner-up: St. Charles Community College

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Best of St. Charles County | Community FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT

Playtime Party Center is a perfect excursion for kids and the child within you! Their large indoor party center now caters to adults and children alike. Reserve a group/ private party, drop in for a game of laser tag or bring your whole work team in for a victory celebration. Enjoy Playtime’s exciting two-story laser tag arena, 65 piece arcade, playground/inflatable arena, mini bowling, virtual rock wall or simply relax at the bar while the kids play. There’s so much fun to have for all ages, so bring your family to Playtime! For more information, visit playtimepartycenter.com. Runners-up: Big Fun Inflatables, Imagination Pottery Studio, Kokomo Joe’s Family Fun Center, St. Louis Ambush

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St. Charles Historic District is full of antique charm. Adorned with local pubs, coffee houses, unique shopping and riverfront strolls, the brick-lined streets of the St. Charles Historic District offer something for everyone. Visit discoverstcharles.com for more information. Runners-up: Bella Vino Wine Bar, Little O’s Old Time Soda Fountain, Plank Road Pizza, Tompkins by The Rack House

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Bogey Hills Country Clubwas founded in 1962 and is a family-owned and -operated private country club. Bogey Hills Golf Course is the No. 1 walkabout course in St. Charles, and stays in spectacular condition all season long. The course consists of beautiful waterfalls, spectacular views and an abundance of aromatic flowers and majestic trees. Visit bogeyhillscc.com to request a membership or call (636) 946-6250 for more information. Runners-up: Lake Forest Country Club, Old Hickory Golf Club, St. Peters Golf Club, Whitmoor Country Club

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St. Charles Christmas Traditions is a place where Christmas past and present become one, where storybook characters come to life before your very eyes, and where the typical hustle and bustle of the holiday season melts away and allows you to enjoy the yuletide sights, sounds and magic of yesteryear. This 41-year tradition is an annual month-long festival celebrating the best of the holiday season. Visit discoverstcharles.com/events/christmas-traditions to learn more. Runners-up: BrrrBash, Festival of the Little Hills, Saint Charles Oktoberfest, Walk to End Alzheimer’s St. Charles County

PLACE OF WORSHIP

St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, established in 1791, shares a deep sense of community among their members. The church welcomes all by celebrating unity, diversity and classic traditions all while holding true to their mission: using God’s gifts to serve and teach others. Call (636) 946-1893 or visit borromeoparish.com for more information. Runners-up: Chapel of the Cross Lutheran Church, Ethical Society Mid Rivers, Sts. Joachim & Ann Catholic Church, SunRise United Methodist Church

PRESCHOOL

SunRise Preschool’s main goal is to provide a developmentally appropriate program within a Christian environment that nurtures each child’s spiritual, physical, emotional, social and intellectual growth. Their program emphasizes creativity and promotes the development of self-esteem, peer cooperation and strong moral values. For more information, visit sunrisefamily.org. Runners up: Bright Start Academy, The Goddard School of Saint Charles, Primrose School of St. Charles at Heritage, St. Charles Borromeo Early Childhood Center

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St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Grade School is a nationally recognized school of excellence serving children age three through eighth grade. Small class sizes allow for the individualized, goal-oriented instruction essential to the educational success of students. Visit borromeoschool.org or call (636) 946-2713 for more information. Runners-up: Academy of the Sacred Heart, Duchesne High School, Immaculate Conception Catholic School, St. Cletus School

PUBLIC PARK

Veterans Tribute Park is the only county park of its kind. The park officially opened on Oct. 20, 2018 and features many amenities for the entire family (dogs included!). A destination playground for children of all abilities is divided into zones: interactive and motion-activated water play, music play, adventure play with climbing features, inclusive swings and a hillside slide. There is also a three acre off-leash dog park and walking/biking trail systems. Visit sccmo.org to see more about the amazing amenities Veterans Tribute Park offers. Runners-up:Brendan’sPlayground,FrontierPark,Jaycee Park, O’Day Park

PUBLIC SCHOOL

Fort Zumwalt School District has a mission to ensure that its students, regardless of ability or economic level, are provided an education in a positive and safe learning environment. A strong commitment is made to promote the virtues of democracy, citizenship, self-discipline, work ethic and respect. To find out more about this K-12 school district, search fz.k12.mo.us. Runners-up: Francis Howell Central High School, Francis Howell North High School, Hardin Middle School, Holt High School, Twin Chimneys Elementary School

RETIREMENT HOME/SENIOR LIVING

Twin Oaks Senior Living was founded in 1981 and began with just 12 residents. Now serving 149 occupants, the staff is dedicated to serving its residents as a whole person—physically, spiritually and mentally. Twin Oaks’ success is a team effort by their 75 employees and the contribution from their excellent nursing care, dietary staff, daily housekeeping and maintenance departments, as well as a top-notch activity program. Call (636) 5425200 or visit twinoaksestate.com. Runners-up: Cedarhurst of St. Charles, Cottages of Lake St. Louis, Delmar Gardens, Lake St. Charles Retirement Community

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Since 1991, Gingham’s Homestyle Restaurant has been a staple of the St. Charles community. It is one of the few restaurants that serve a full menu 24 hours a day. Whether you crave pancakes at dinner time or the famous house salad in the middle of the night, Gingham’s is there to serve you. Visit ginghamsrestaurant.com for the menu and other information. Runners-up: Heaven Scent Bakery, Old Town Donut Shop

BAKERY

Grandma’s Cookies started out as a small business in a small kitchen within a small community. Today it has become known throughout the world, welcoming visitors from all over the globe. Grandma’s Cookies combines sweet treats, traditional recipes and a charming setting — not to mention great smells! Visit grandmascookiesonmain.com for more information. Runners-up:CupcakeAmore,HeavenScentBakery,Sucrose Bakery, SugarBot Sweet Shop

BARBECUE

Sugarfire Smoke House will delight your taste buds with unconventional, unique and adventurous flavor combinations. Start off with a delicious appetizer of smoked fried artichokes or pork belly hush puppies followed by the Big Muddy – a Sugarfire specialty – or a smoked brisket cheesesteak. Traditional barbecue fare is also available. Visit sugarfiresmokehouse.com for more information. Runners-up: Duke’s BBQ Shack, Ethyl’s Smokehouse & Saloon, His and Hers BBQ, Salt + Smoke

BREAKFAST/BRUNCH

Shack Breakfast & Lunch puts the “good” in “good morning.” Shack serves up fun and delicious dishes that you won’t find anywhere else. From your traditional eggs, hash, toast and protein to burritos that can “Make a Grown Man Cry” to boozy cocktails, they’ve got everyone covered. Shack also offers private event space after hours to make your parties a little more fun, as well as a full gluten-free menu. Visit their website at eatatshack.com to see their full menu or for more information. Runners-up: Gingham’s Homestyle Restaurant, Lady Di’s Diner, Main Street Diner, Prasino

BREWERY

Friendship Brewing Company’s mantra is “beer can help good friends have good times, together.” There is plenty to go around – Friendship Brewing offers at least 25 rotating taps (with room to expand) with at least five house beers available at all times plus local, regional, national and international guest taps as well. The Benefits Bistro features a small menu focused on simple, approachable and creative offerings that are perfect pairings for any craft beer selection. STLTODAY.COM/BOSC

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BURGER

Big A’s On the Riverfront was established in 1989. Located in Historic Downtown Saint Charles, Big A’s on the Riverfront takes pride in their fast, reliable, courteous service and overall fun atmosphere. Visit bigasontheriverfront. com for more information. Runners-up: DeRienzo’s Pizza & Pub, JJ”s Restaurant, Mascots, The Tattooed Dog

CHEESECAKE

Valenti’s Market and Catering is proud to offer the highest-quality in custom meats, deli, bakery and catering in the St. Louis area for over 70 years. Every shipment of meat is hand-inspected for quality and freshness, most of the time even by Tony Valenti himself. Visit Valentismarket. com for hours and more information. Runners-up: Clayton’s, Nina’s Breakfast and Brunch, Suga Baby Cakez & Pretzel Too

CHINESE

Mandarin Garden’s creative menu features a variety of specialties prepared only with the highest-quality ingredients available. If you’re in the mood for delicious food served with fast, friendly service and a warm, welcoming ambiance, then stop by Mandarin Garden today. Find more information at mandarin-garden.com. Runners-up: 88 China, China House Buffet, China King Restaurant, Green China, New Ho’s Chinese Kitchen, No. 1 Chinese Restaurant

COFFEE SHOP

Coffee is Picasso’s Coffee House’s masterpiece, but they are artists of much more. In addition to making a mean cup of coffee, fresh bakery items and 100 percent real fruit smoothies, they also serve lunch. In the evening, visit for after-dinner drinks, live entertainment and local art exhibits. Check out picassoscoffeehouse.com to learn about all they have to offer. Runners-up: Crooked Tree Coffee House, Rendezvous Café & Wine Bar, Sucrose Bakery, Upshot Coffee

FARM-TO-TABLE

StoneSoupCottageisanintimate,fine-diningrestaurantopen tothepubliconlyafewnightsaweek,offeringasix-coursetasting menu and wine flights. The prix fixe menu changes every month and offers an opportunity to embrace classically prepared Europeanfare,focusingontheregionsofsouthernFranceandnorthern Italy. Check out their reservation calendar at stonesoupcottage. com or call (636) 244-2233 for more information. Runners-up: BC’s Kitchen, The Rack House Kitchen Wine Whiskey, Tompkins by The Rack House BRAND AVE. STUDIOS


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Llywelyn’sPubisservingupCelticfareand world-classspiritsintheheartofhistoricdowntown St. Charles. Llywelyn’s offers daily chef specials to make sure you can try something different every day. They offer over 32 beers on tap and over 30 bottled beers. Their happy hour has drink specials on select draft beers and domestic bottles, premium well cocktails and house wines. Find out more on their website at llywelynspub.com/st-charles. Runners-up: Big A’s On the Riverfront, Mascots, DeRienzo’s Pizza & Pub, Prasino

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Family is serious business to the employees of Hobos at The Legion. A family-owned and operated business, Hobos at The Legion is famous for their fried chicken, fun atmosphere and family-friendly service. Check hobosattheamericanlegion.com/specials to see what’s cooking. Runners-up: Chicken Coop, Chicken’s Place, King Edwards Fried Chicken, The Brass Rail

B. Hall’s Family Grill is a local, familyfriendly sports bar that has been open since 2002. Known for having the best wings in town, B. Hall’s offers a wide variety including their King Wings, which are non-breaded and dipped in their famous King sauce and Merle’s Wings–handbreadedandtossedinhotsauce. Brad’s Wing Platter will feed your entire crew. Check out more wing flavors and the rest of their menu at bhallsrestaurant.com. Runners-up: Big A’s On the Riverfront, Culpeppers Grill and Bar, DeRienzo’s Pizza & Pub, Syberg’s St. Peters

ICE CREAM/FROZEN YOGURT

Since 1983, Fritz’s Frozen Custard has been serving up fresh, smooth and creamy frozen custard with a smile in three St. Charles County locations. They rotate a special flavor of the day in addition to their regular vanilla and chocolate offerings with an endless list of topping options. Grab a quart to go and also order in bulk for your party or fundraiser. For the flavor calendar and menu, visit fritzsfrozencustard.com. Runners-up: Cottleville Cookies and Cream, Doozle’s Frozen Custard, Deters Frozen Custard, Little O’s Old Time Soda Fountain PG 12

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Enjoy delicious pizza and Italian food at Stefanina’s Pizzeria & Restaurant in O’Fallon. The family-oriented restaurant serves up St. Louis-style pizza that kids and adults of all ages will love, as well as other classic Italian fare including sandwiches, pastas and entrees. For more information visit stefspizza.com. Runners-up: DeRienzo’s Pizza & Pub, Erio’s, Fratelli’s Ristorante, Pio’s Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge

MEAT MARKET/BUTCHER

Mannino’s Market has been hand-cutting meats since the late 1930s, and a butcher is always on hand to deliver special cuts of meat. The deli and bakery sections offer freshly prepared items and specialties as well. To learn about all of their offerings as well as the catering menu, visit manninosmarket.com or call (636) 441-7755 for more information. Runners-up: C. Rallo Meat Market, Highway PMarket&Meats,Mannino’sMarketToo-Flint Hill/Wentzville, Valenti’s Market and Catering

MEXICAN

El Tio Pepe Mexican Restaurant has been in business for over 20 years, serving quality food, cold beer and the best Margaritas in town, along with the family-friendly service that put their restaurant on the map in the first place. Visit eltiopepeofallon.com. Runners-up: El Agave, La Carreta Mexican Restaurant, El Maguey, El Mezon Mexican Restaurant

NEIGHBORHOOD BAR

Town Square Pub N Grub is not fast food! Items on the menu are prepared to order with the freshest ingredients and best quality for each customer. Bring the whole family to enjoy Town Square’s expansive menu. Visit townsquarepubn-grub.com for more information. Runners-up: Big A’s On the Riverfront, DeRienzo’s Pizza & Pub, Ethyl’s Smokehouse & Saloon, Rookies Bar & Grill, The Brass Rail

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SPIRITS/DISTILLERY

McGurk’s Public House is bringing Ireland to O’Fallon.McGurk’sserveslunchanddinnerandhas alltheavailableIrishbeerandspirits.Inadditionto typicalpubgrub,McGurk’sofferswonderfulsteaks, assortedfishentrees,pastaspecialtiesandseveral traditionalIrishdishes.Greatfood,drinkandentertainmentontheiroutdoorpatiomakeMcGurk’sa memorablestop.VisitthemattheO’Fallonlocation or call (636) 978-9640 for more information. Runners-up:BoathouseFood&Deck,Llywelyn’s Pub,PlankRoadPizza,Salt+Smoke

St. Louis Distillery pushes the envelope of artisan distilling with the intent to produce absolutely smooth, ultra-pure vodkas. HandcraftedintheheartoftheMidwest,thedistillers of Cardinal Sin Vodka and Cardinal Sin Starka have gone to great lengths choosing the finest ingredients and creating a one-of-a-kind distillation process to craft the most flavorful vodka you’ve ever tasted. Visit stldistillery.com for more information.

PIZZA

Tony’s on Main Street, located in the middle of St. Charles’ Main Street Historic District, prides itself on being casual dining with fine food. Their menu features a wide variety of Americanfoods,includingtheirdelicious,handcut steaks such as the filet mignon, ribeye and steakandlobstercombo–alltoppedwithTony’s signature steak butter. See their full menu and specials at tonysonmain.com. Runners-up:BC’sKitchen,Clayton’s,TheBrass Rail, Tubby’s Pub & Grub

PlankRoadPizzacombines fresh and unique flavorcombinationswithafunandeclecticatmosphere that will make you want to return again andagain.Theyofferspecialtypizzas,localbrews and an outdoor patio. Place your order online at plankroadpizza.com. Runners-up: DeRienzo’s Pizza & Pub, Pantera’s Pizza,Pirrone’sPizzeria,Stefanina’sO’Fallon

SANDWICH/DELI

Ruma’sDelihasbeenaSt.Louisstapleforover 40years.Ruma’sservesclassicSt.Louistraditions liketoastedravioli,bakedmostaccioliandSt.Louisstylepizza.Withahometownfeelandclassic,traditionalmenu,Ruma’sistheperfectplacetograb lunch,dinnerorboth!Visitrumasdeli.comformore information. Runners-up: Bike Stop Café, The Tattooed Dog, Valenti’sDelicatessenandMarketplace

SEAFOOD

Stone Summit Steak & Seafood provides locallysourcedingredients,includingbeef,porkand produceinacomfortable,rustic-chicenvironment. The menu features the finest steak, the freshest seafood, premium wines and naturally fresh vegetables. Stone Summit’s most popular items includemanyselectcutsofbeef,trimmedin-house includingabone-inribeye,NewYorkStripandtheir signature filet mignon. Visit Stone Summit online at stonesummitsteaks.com.

SPECIALTY RESTAURANT

Grandma’sCookiesboastshandmade,homestyle cookies just like Grandma used to bake. A variety of flavors are available from their cottage located on Historic Main Street. Call (636) 9470088 to place an order. Runners-up: Big Richard’s Hot Dogs, Dirty Dogz HotDogs,PretzelStop,TheTattooedDog PG 14

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SushiAiisknownforitsmoderninterpretation of classic sushi dishes and an insistence on using high-qualityingredients.Theirmenufeaturesavarietyofhousespecialtieswithdelicatesauces,fresh sushiandtraditionalJapanesecuisine.Visitoneof their three locations or order online for takeout service. Visit sushiaistlouis.com to order. Runners-up: Crazy Sushi, KiTARO Bistro of Japan, Sushi Sen, Wasabi Sushi Bar St. Charles

WINERY

MontelleWinery’sphilosophyistofarmtheir vineyards with a respect for the land and the environment. As a result, the wines are fresh, fragrant, focused and well-balanced, but most of all, they express the uniqueness of the vineyards from which they came. It is this attention to detail that has enabled Montelle to produce winesthatarecontinuouslyrecognizedfortheir superiorquality.Inadditiontotheirwines,Montelle is also the first winery in Missouri with a distillery.TocompletetheMontelleexperience, the friendly and knowledgeable staff will help you select the perfect wine for any occasion. Visit montelle.com to find out more. Runners-up: Balducci Vineyards, Noboleis Vineyards, Chandler Hill Winery, Defiance Ridge Vineyards

AUTO SERVICES/PARTS

Sigmund Auto Service makes the search for a reliable, hometown auto shop easy! Turn toSigmundforanyofyourcarservicingneeds. From scratches and dents to more advanced car troubles, visit Sigmund on 511 Civic Park Drive in O’Fallon, MO. The knowledgeable professionals work with and for you, known throughouttheareaortheirfastandexcellent service. Call them at (636) 272-3388 for more information. Runners-up: Bud’s Automotive, H&S Tire, Plaza Tire Service, Pundmann Ford

BANK

Bank of Franklin County is committed to satisfying the needs of the residents and businesses of their community. As part of this commitment, the bank offers a variety of services so both your family and your business arefinanciallycovered.Asalocal,independent business chartered in 2000, Bank of Franklin County has all of the checking, saving, credit and lending resources you need. Visit bankoffranklincounty.com for more information. Runners-up: Advantage Bank, First Community Credit Union, First State Bank, Vantage Credit Union

BARBER SHOP

Blush Salon’s mission is to provide a relaxed and home-like atmosphere for all who enter. Blushpromisesthatwhenyouenter,youwillfeel like family. Visit blushsalonofficial.com to book an appointment, view their services and more. Runners-up: Belleza Salon and Barbershop, LeighMasonSalon,RADBarberShop,TheShop Barber & Bar, Zak’s Barber Shop

CATERING

Prados Modern Latin Cantina and Roasted Coffee and Wine Bar serves fresh, fun and flavorful food and beverages. The vision is simple: focus the business on great tasting flavors using fresh, local and quality ingredients, all of which are prepared quickly andcarefully.Pradosiscommittedtocreatinga memorableguestexperiencewhilebeingcognizant of the impact they have on team members,environmentandcommunityasawhole. Visit pradoslsl.com for more information. Runners-up: Concetta’s Italian Restaurant, Frenchtown Catering Co, Turtle Creek Pub and Grill, Valenti’s Market and Catering

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BackPainCenterwantstobepartners in improving your performance, creating treatment plans and providing wellness care. Their chiropractors and staff look forward to providing you and your family withnaturalhealthcaresolutionsthatare customized to your individual needs. At Back Pain Center, there are no gimmicks, just results! Visit ofallonchiropractor.com to make an appointment. Runners-up: Dynamic Life Chiropractic, Koelling & Turnbull Chiropractic: Koelling Richard DC, Sports and Family Chiropractic, LLC

DAY SPA

The Complexion Studio at Belleza SalonbyChristenMichel believes in the importanceofhonoringandrespectingall layers of personal beauty, both internally and externally. Michel works to reduce your daily toxic load by delivering nontoxic skin care without compromise. Visit christenmichel.comformoreinformation. Runners-up: Birch Botanical Spa, Heartland Women’s Healthcare, Jubilee Hair Salon & Day Spa, Salon De Christe-St. Charles, Serenity Now Float Spa

DENTIST

Bogey Hills Dental’s spacious office is conveniently located just off Highway 70 at the Zumbehl Road exit. Bogey Hills strivestotreateverypatientwithcompassion, honesty, and provides them the best dental care possible. Bogey Hills operates withthelatesttechnologiestoprovidepatients with a comfortable dental experience. Visit bogeyhillsdental.com to make an appointment. Runners-up: Cottleville Dental, Elm Dental Care, John Silberberg DDS, My St. Peters Dentist

DERMATOLOGIST

Dr. Angela Spray, O’Fallon Dermatology Specialists Runners-up: Dr. Courtney Crider, Boonslick Medical Group, Inc.; Dr. Robyn Fanderclai, Forefront Dermatology; Drs. Stengel & Kadyk, Forefront Dermatology; Dr. John H. Uhlemann, M.D., Boonslick Medical Group, Inc. BRAND AVE. STUDIOS


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Martin Walsh, M.D., SSM Health Medical Group Runners-up: Houchin Aubra, D.O., Phillip D. Reichert, M.D., O’FallonPediatrics;Dr.ThomasTyree,SSMHealthMedicalGroup; Chad Voges, M.D., Mercy

DRY CLEANER

Hometown Cleaners is a go-to for a variety of services including dry cleaning, laundry and alterations. Hometown sets themselvesapartbyworkingwithavarietyoftoughfabricsand materials like suede, leather and furs and even shoe repair. An added convenience is the drive-thru window! Call (636) 3325532 for more information. Runners-up: Apple Cleaners, Best Cleaners & Alterations, Drama Clean, Sprint Cleaners & Alterations

ELECTRICAL

J. Bathe Electric Co. has been family owned for four generations and is fully licensed, bonded and insured. They proudly employhighlyskilled,professionalelectriciansforallofyourelectrical needs. J. Bathe’s 70-plus year legacy is grounded in personal serviceandqualityinstallations.Theycontinuallyseekoutnewandinnovativeelectricalsolutionstobetterservecustomers.Therecord ofrepeatbusinessisatestamenttoadedicationtosafety,optimal customercareandthehighest-qualityservicethatJ.Bathemakes a priority. Visit jbathe.com to learn more about their services. Runners-up: AAAHomeService,ExtremeElectricContractorsLLC

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GYMNASTICS/DANCE/CHEER

El-Mel INC is proud to be a retailer of the STIHL product line. As an independent dealer, El-Mel can provide many specialized services. They offer fast, professional service for your STIHL equipment after the sale. Your equipment comes fully assembled and ready to use, and staff can give you in-store safety and operating demonstrations to help you get started on your tasks as soon as you get home. Visit elmel.stihldealer.net for more information. Runners-up: Charlie’s Farm & Home, Cottleville Farm & Home Supply, Farmers Co-op/Old Town Country Store Bob Engert, CRPC®, Edward Jones Financial Runners-up: Mike McGhee, Edward Jones; Mary Niedergerke andMikeHill,FirstStateWealthAdvisors,FirstStateBank;Krilogy Financial, Renaud & Company Registered Investment Advisors

FITNESS CENTER

Emerge Fitness Training offers personal training, classes, team training and rehab/post-rehab services. Emerge helps clients make fitness and wellness a priority. With dynamic classes and individualized personal training, Emerge is the perfect place to discover what fitness plan works for you. Visit emergefitnesstraining.com for more information. Runners-up:AthleticAdvantage,BloomFitnessStudio,Dudas Fitness, Headstrong Complete Fitness

AtBaueFuneral&MemorialCenter,thereisadifferencein cremation,funeralandburialoptionsbecausefamilymembers arenotlimitedtopre-packagedchoices.Baueofferstheability to create a life honoring tribute as unique as the loved one’s life. This allows the family member to create a service that fits theirfamily’spreferences,traditions,customsandbudget.Visit baue.com or call (636) 940-1000 for more information. Runners-up: Alternative Funeral & Cremation Services, Hutchens-Stygar Funeral & Cremation Center, Pitman Funeral Home Cheer St. Louis is a studio offering a variety of competitive half or full-year classes along with non-competitive classes andtumbling.CheerSt.Louisbuildscharacter,classandphysical fitness in its athletes. They encourage discipline through a standard of excellence while teaching life lessons and fostering an environment for children to flourish and grow. Visit cheerstlouis.com for more information. Runners-up: FlipSide Gymnastics, Gymquarters Gymnastics Center, Stacey’s Gymnastics, Starz Cheer and Athletics

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Belleza Salon and Barbershop’s mission is to make sure you feel comfortable and welcome. Belleza’s stylists include hair extension experts, surface cutting and pro, Coppola Keratin Smoothing, Brazilian Silk certified professionals as well as color experts who stay current with popular trends like ombré and balayage using an organic color line. Belleza also offers other salon services such as eyelash extensions, microblading, makeup and bridal services. Book now on their website at bellezasalonandspa.com or call (636) 3003437. Runners-up: Blush Salon, Leigh Mason Salon, Red Rose Salon, Vogue Beauty Salon

HEATING & COOLING

Since 1977, Jerry Kelly Heating & Air Conditioning has been delivering unmatched work at an affordable price, while making lasting relationships with friends and neighbors. Jerry Kelly offers 24/7 service, a 12-month buyback guarantee, NATE certified technicians and 100 percent satisfaction to their customers. Visit jerrykelly.com or call (636) 757-8506 for more information. Runners-up: Bizelli Heating & Air Conditioning, Elite Heating & Cooling, Hoff Heating & A/C Inc., Cisco Heating & Air Conditioning Inc.

HOME BUILDER

Fischer & Frichtel has been family-owned and -operated since 1945. Fischer & Frichtel is a company with a distinguished reputation and whose homes are designed and built to the highest standards for superior and enduring value. That, coupled with their experienced and friendly staff is why they have a large number of repeat customers from all over the area. Visit fandfhomes.com for more. Runners-up: Homes by Whittaker, McBride Homes, Payne Family Homes, T.R. Hughes Homes

HOME HEALTH CARE

Assistance Home Care is a St. Louis area, family-owned and -operated home care agency that was opened to provide care for those wishing to age in the comfort of their own home. Assistance Home Care provides non-medical companion in-home care services and homemaker services to adults and seniors who want to remain at home with help, instead of struggling to meet their own needs. They also serve those recovering from surgery, new and expectant mothers and other homebound or bedbound residents. Visit assistancehomecarestlouis.com or call (636) 724-4357 for more information. Runners-up:AngelsonDutyInc.,DeltaCenterforIndependent Living, Premiere Home Health

HOME IMPROVEMENT

LSL Finishes grew from a combined 20-plus years of experience in the painting, flooring and tile industries and they have always operated with a goal of giving each customer the utmost quality at a fair price. The LSL painting division provides interior and exterior painting, staining, texture matching and much more. The flooring and tile division provides custom showers, backsplash and tile flooring. You won’t finish last with LSL Finishes! Visit lslfinishes.com for more information and testimonials. Runners-up: Discount Draperies, KBuild, St. Charles Kitchen & Baths, Floyd Glass & Window

HOSPITAL

Since opening their doors in 2007, Progress West Hospital’s goal is to elevate your health care experience. Progress West approaches medicine through a model of patient-centered care that allows everyone they treat to feel confident, secure and safe. Their broad range of services and specialties include women and infant services, pediatric care, surgery, award-winning heart care and more. Visit progresswest.org to learn more. Runners-up:Barnes-JewishSt.PetersHospital,CenterPointe Hospital, SSM Health St. Joseph’s Hospital, SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital-Lake St. Louis

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LANDSCAPING

Drury Plaza Hotel St. Louis/ St. Charles is located just minutes from downtown St. Charles. Drury Plaza serves free breakfast daily as well as free hot food and cold beverages every evening at their 5:30 p.m. Kickback©. Other amenities include free Wi-Fi, an indoor and outdoor pool and whirlpool, a 24-hour fitness center and more. Book a room at the Drury Plaza at druryhotels.com/locations/ st-louis-mo/drury-plaza-hotel-stlouis-st-charles. Runners-up: Acorn Ridge B&B, LLC, Boone’s Lick Trail Inn

Hansen’sTreeService&EnvironmentalResourcesprovides residential and commercial services such as treediagnosis,treatmentforsicktrees, pruning,treeandstumpremoval.Hansen’shasalsohasexpandedintoother areas, making the company one of themostaccreditedtreeservicecompanies in the St. Louis area. Among these are Hansen’s mobile grinder, mulch and compost. In all, Hansen’s operates a fleet of 75 trucks. Visit hansenstree.comformoreinformation. Runners-up:BaxterGardensWest,Bob &Paul’sNursery,Inc.Landscaping,Green ThumbLawnCareN’Landscape,LLC

HOUSE CLEANING

LAW FIRM/LAWYER

MidWest SoftWash was established in 2009 and has always been family-owned and -operated. MidWest SoftWash provides expert roof-to-curb services to the residents of St. Charles, St. Louis, Warren and Lincoln counties. Making a business out of the safe alternative to power washing, MidWest SoftWash is the clear choice for anyone looking for home improvement and/or house cleaning. They offer a full range of services for both commercial and residential customers and take pride in being an earth-conscious company. Call (636) 244-1024 for a free consultation. Runner-up: Wall 2 Wall Cleaning Services

INSURANCE AGENCY

Karen Shine, Farmers Insurance Runners-up: Jeff Strickland, State Farm Insurance; Al Wansing, State Farm Insurance; Chris Yettke, Watchdog Insurance Group, LLC

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LAWN & GARDEN

TJ’sLawnServiceandLandscaping providescustomerstheideallandscapingexperiencebyapproachingeveryjob withthesamefourcorevalues:integrity, attitude,excellenceandcommunity.TJ’s is committed to making their communitybeautiful,soyouknowyoucantrust them with any of your lawn servicing needs. Visit tjslawnandlandscapingstcharles.comformoreinformation. Runners-up: Allen’s Tree Service, Inc., Hansen’s Tree Service

LOAN COMPANY

First State Bank has served St. CharlesCountyforover150yearsand is the oldest independent community bank in the St. Louis metropolitan area. Whether it’s personal banking, business banking, investments or a mortgage, they have the resources theirs customers need with a variety ofbranchesandATMsthroughoutthe region. Visit fsbfinancial.com or call (636)940-5555formoreinformation. Runners-up: First Community Credit Union, St Johns Bank, USA Mortgage, VantageCreditUnion

MARTIAL ARTS

Community Karate Center offers martial arts classes for children andadultsofalllevelsofexperience, specializing in Traditional Shotokan Karate. They also offer private lessons, as well as self-defense courses forsmallgroupsandcorporateorganizations.TheinstructorsatCommunity Karate Center are experienced and certified in CPR. Read about the instructorsorviewclassschedulesat communitykaratecenter.com. Runners-up: Can Do Tae Kwon Do, Kuk Sool Won, World Martial Arts Academy

MASSAGE

ChristyBlaise, KeoughChiropractic Runners-up: Attune Massage and Wellness, Back Pain Center, Cloud Nine Massage, Glasswing Massage

MORTGAGE COMPANY

First State Bank Mortgage has served St. Charles County for over 150 years and is the oldest independent community bank in the St. Louis metropolitan area. They are a full service mortgage lender with an experienced staff offering firsttime homebuyer loans, refinancing and new home building loans. Visit fsbfinancial.com or call (636) 9405555 for more information. Runners-up: Adam Maurer, Iberia BankMortgage;IntegrityMortgageof Missouri Corp., Stephen Mohrmann, USA Mortgage; USA Mortgage

NAIL SALON

BT Nails sets themselves apart by making hygiene their number one priority. The staff at BT Nails are trained to follow proper sanitization protocol to make the customer’s experience as relaxing as can be. BT Nails offers a variety of services to keep you nails both healthy and beautiful. Find them on 3733 Elm Street in St. Charles or call (636) 724-7333tobookyourappointment. Runners-up:AmericanNails,Fancy Nails,J&JNails,ThinkPinkNail&Spa STLTODAY.COM/BOSC

ORTHODONTIST

White Orthodontics proudly serves theresidentsofO’Fallonwith themostadvancedandcomprehensive orthodontic care available. Drs. Richard White, Whitney Hewitt and their team are dedicated to staying on the cutting-edge of the latest advancements in the orthodontic field to ensure you achieve and maintain a beautiful, healthy smile for a lifetime.Visitdrwhiteorthodontics.com for more information. Runners-up: Bankhead Orthodontic Specialists, Bauer Orthodontics, Borello Orthodontics, Garvey Team Orthodontics

PET SERVICES/ VETERINARIAN

Elm Point Animal Hospital offers a boarding facility for both dogs andcats.Theirstaffisavailable24/7. Amenities include a standard run or kennel with blanket, daily feedings, four walks per day, daily inspection byaveterinariananddailysanitizing of kennels. Visit elmpointvet.com or call (636) 757-7350 for more information. Runners-up: Dandy Dog Day Spa, Gentle Doctor Animal Hospital, Premier Pet Care, Yadi’s Yummies

PLUMBING

SC Hosack Plumbing and Excavation is a family-owned and -operated business with over 25 years of experience serving residents and property owners in the St. Louis area. The professional plumbers at SCHosackprovideafulllineofhome plumbing repair and maintenance services. Their team can assist you with all manners of above ground and underground installations, repairs and replacements. Call (636) 696-3384 or visit their website at hosackplumbing.com. Runners-up: AAA Home Services, Metro Plumbing, Precision Plumbing Solutions, Solid Rock Ventures, LLC

REAL ESTATE AGENCY

If you are looking to sell your home, buy a home or build a new home in the Greater St. Louis area, look no further than M2ForSale — Keller Williams Realty West Partners. Their website is stateof-the-art, offering up to date listings and services. Contact them at m2forsale.comtodaytofindouthow they can help you. Runners-up: Move Realty, St. Louis Finest Homes, Susan Brewer Service First Real Estate, Weber Elite

ROOFING

Signature Exteriors, LLC is an industry-respected and consumertrusted roofing and restoration contractor offering professional building services for both residential and commercial customers. Signature Exteriors is made up of experts in all areas of exterior restoration and their passion for restoring homes and commercial buildings means that you can relax and enjoy the thingsthatyouarepassionateabout — like your family. They truly understand customers’ needs and work hard to provide a warm, friendly, stress-free roofing experience! Visit saintcharlesroofing.com to view their projects and more. Runners-up:DonovanRoofingand Construction, Nolan Exteriors, RP Contracting

TRAVEL AGENCY/ DESTINATION SPECIALIST

TravelLeaders/Jan’sTraveland Cruise Ltd. was established in 1986 and is locally- owned and -operated withtwolocationsavailabletoserve their clients. They have knowledgeableagentsinKirkwoodandO’Fallon that support their clients before, during and after their travel. Visit travelleaders-janstravel.com or call (636) 561-2626 for more information. Runners-up: The Cruise & Travel Planner, Ronda Helton, The Travel Connection Group; Hobos Travel, Travelplex Travel & Cruise BRAND AVE. STUDIOS


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