Emporia Gazette Readers' Choice Awards 2021

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18TH ANNUAL EMPORIA GAZETTE READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS The votes have been tabulated and the results are in. The winners of The Emporia Gazette’s 18th Annual Readers’ Choice awards have been selected according to what Gazette readers have chosen as their favorite businesses, services, restaurants, doctors, day trips and more! The Readers’ Choice Awards are meaningful because they are chosen by the community. The results are based solely on the opinions of customers, and the survey reflects service they have received or experienced with the specific people or businesses right here in our community. Readers voted for what they viewed as the “best” in four areas: Goods and Services, Shopping, Food and Drink and Best in the Business. The votes were collected via online ballots from Gazette readers in Lyon County

as well as from Chase, Morris, Greenwood, Osage and Coffey counties. The winners for each listing receive a certificate of recognition and can advertise themselves throughout the year as “Emporia Gazette Readers’ Choice Winners” in their specific category. The survey creates competition and incentives for businesses and residents to go beyond their expectations and become favorites in the hearts of many residents. It is used to get the community and surrounding areas involved in recognizing businesses, organizations, events and people who make this area a better place to live, work and play. It may also introduce you to a “best” that you never tried before. The Gazette congratulates all the winners in this year’s edition of Readers’ Choice Awards.

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707 W 6th Ave • Emporia, KS 66801 620-842-8801 customerdrivenstaffing.com


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Thank You, Emporia for Voting Us 2021 Readers’ Choice Best Adult Care Facility!

620-343-9285 • 2700 W 30th Ave www.holidayresorts.net


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BEST COFFEE

BEST GIFT SHOP

Granada Coffee Company

Trox Gallery and Gifts

809 Commercial St 620.342.4001 www.granadacoffeeco.com

729 Commercial St., Soon to be: 715 Commercial St. 620-208-8769 (TROX) www.troxgallery.com

OWNER(S):

Rocky Slaymaker

OWNER: Kaila Mock

WHAT IS THE SECRET TO YOUR SUCCESS?

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Thomas Felts Photography, LLC

WHAT IS THE SECRET TO YOUR

tfeltsphotos.com www.facebook.com/tfeltsphotos OWNER: Thomas Felts WHAT IS THE SECRET TO YOUR SUCCESS?

Be good to people, and they will be good to you!

301 Commercial St. 620.341.9092 poehlerantiquemall.square.site OWNER(S): Ron & Rocky Slaymaker WHAT IS THE SECRET TO YOUR SUCCESS?

The Slaymaker family has collected, picked, restored and sold antiques for generations. The family trait of having

OWNER(S): Kelly and Kala Maxfield WHAT IS THE SECRET TO YOUR SUCCESS?

BEST BRIDAL SHOP AND J E W E L RY STO R E

Kari’s Diamonds and Bridal

OWNER: Kari Lea

Voted us BEST STEAK We take pride in our steaks and they know we are consistent with our food and service. I have said for the past 17 years that we have the most loyal and best customers anywhere. Thank you again for your votes, this is such an honor.

2909 W 9th Ave • (620) 343-2525

We Thank you for voting us

WHAT IS THE SECRET TO YOUR SUCCESS?

The secret to our success is our wonderful staff and great clients who have been successful in their various business ventures, and that in turn helps our business to be successful. BEST ROOFING PROVIDER

Moore Roofing

Rollers provides fun, easy birthday 610 Lakeview St. parties where parents don't have to do 620-208-ROOF any set up or clean up. Parents bring the mooreroofingks.com kids and a cake and we take care of the OWNER(S): Mitch Moore rest!

1015 Industrial Rd. 620-342-3899 www.karisdiamonds.com www.karisbridal.com

We want to thank those who

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BEST ACCOUNTING FIRM an eye for great discovery continues today. In addition, we have a strong Lane Whitmore LLC relationship with our dealers, many of whom have been with Poehler since 702 Commercial St. Suite 3A 2003. Our goal is to provide a positive 620-343-7930 shopping experience with great custom- OWNERS: Bryan Whitmore, CPA er service. We appreciate every person Cecil Lane, CPA who walks in our door! Glenda Redding, CPA

The secret to our success is conSUCCESS? B E S T C H I L D ’ S B I RT H D AY PA RT Y sistency, high quality products, wellThe secret to my success is respecttrained staff and a friendly, welcoming, ing the artists I represent and listenRollers LLC clean environment. We love what we ing to the community that I serve! do! Our baristas love what they do! And 701 Graham St. as cliché as it may sound, our customwww.ksrollers.com BEST ANTIQUE STORE ers and staff are truly like family to us! Rollers Skating Rink

Poehler Merchantile Antique Mall

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WHAT IS THE SECRET TO YOUR SUCCESS?

Our secret to success is trying to keep customer service a priority and recognizing that the people who enter our door are more than customers, they are family. We not only invest in product and customer experience but we invest in our community who continues to support us.

WHAT IS THE SECRET TO YOUR SUCCESS?

Honest quality work at a fair price. BEST MECHANICAL AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE

Kansasland Tire & Service 611 prairie st 620-343-8473 thetirestore.com OWNER: Gary Write WHAT IS THE SECRET TO YOUR SUCCESS?

The secret to our success is hands down everybody in the shop working together to keep people’s cars running and our office staff for excellent customer service.

THANK YOU TO OUR CUSTOMERS!

We appreciate your votes and your continued business!

BEST

DRYER CLEANER! SPIC ‘N SPAN “Cleaners & Shirt Laundry”

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2716 W. 12th St. • Emporia 620.343.7414


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BEST NURSE

Jessie Boyce Holiday Resort 2700 W. 30th Ave. 620-343-9285, www.holidayresorts.net facebook.com/holidayresortsemporiaks

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has changed a lot. The one thing that hasn’t changed is being employed at Holiday Resort. That is where my story began as a CNA and where it continues to grow. I think that we can all say COVID changed a lot, including pieces of ourselves. Our Holiday Team has been strong and successful and that keeps me going.

OWNER(S): Mike Kerbs, Administrator

Over the years my success story

Thank You for Your Votes! Voted Readers’ Choice 2021 Best RV Sales!

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B E S T A D U LT C A R E FAC I L I T Y

Holiday Resort Holiday Resort 2700 W. 30th Ave. 620-343-9285, www.holidayresorts.net facebook.com/holidayresortsemporiaks OWNER(S): Mike Kerbs, Administrator WHAT IS THE SECRET TO YOUR SUCCESS?

We owe all our success to our caring staff who pour their hearts into caring for our elders. BEST INDEPENDENT CAR DEALERSHIP

Sommers Auto Plaza 1806 W 6th Ave. www.SommersAutoPlaza.com @SommersAutoPlaza OWNER(S): Trey & Jessica Sommers WHAT IS THE SECRET TO YOUR SUCCESS?

620-342-0702

618 Industrial Rd, Emporia, KS

Thank you for Voting Us

Best Burger!

27 Commercial St., Emporia • 620-342-5780

The credit for our success goes to the wonderful people of Emporia and the surrounding area. All of us at Som-

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mers Auto Plaza live by the golden rule with respect, integrity and are courteous of our customers’ time. We are trying to bring the “fun” back into vehicle shopping by offering a relaxed, non-invasive atmosphere. BEST INTERNET PROVIDER & BEST TELEVISION PROVIDER

ValuNet FIBER 2914 W Hwy 50 www.myvalunet.com OWNER(S): CableOne Family of Brands WHAT IS THE SECRET TO YOUR SUCCESS? While we take great pride

in our network quality, speed, and reliability, what we are most proud of are our people. Networks do not operate by themselves and customers cannot fulfill their needs for technical support on their own. This is where our people shine. All ValuNet FIBER staff and management are committed to ALWAYS working to help our customers.


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BEST NON-PROFIT GROUP

B E S T P E D I AT R I C I A N

Emporia Main Street

Derek J Brown, MD/MBA

​727 Commercial Street www.emporiamainstreet.com facebook: @Emporiamainstreet Instagram: @emporia.main.street

Pediatrician NRHMP Pediatrics Division Chief of Pediatrics and Family Medicine Chair Pediatric Liaison BCBS of Kansas 1301 West 12 th Ave 301C 620-343-2376 www.newmanrh.org/ Facebook: Newman Regional Health

OWNER(S):

​We are a 501 (c) 6 with a volunteer board, multiple committees and staff: Executive Director: Casey Woods, Community Development Coordinator: Jessica Buchholz, Intern: Aubrey Powell

WHAT IS THE SECRET TO YOUR SUCCESS?

No secret. Hard work, lots of volunteers, and a focus on productivity. B E S T P E T S U P P LY S T O R E

L and L Pets 621 Commercial St. 620-343 3398 @LLPetsEmporiaKS OWNER(S): Jason and Jessica Crumb WHAT IS THE SECRET TO YOUR SUCCESS?

We make all of our customers feel welcomed and give them a top of the line experience that is hard to find anywhere else!

OWNERS : Newman Regional Health WHAT IS THE SECRET TO YOUR SUCCESS?

My secret for success is my passion to heal and console children. My staff is very welcoming, supportive and compassionate with all patients. As an advocate of children, I am committed to help them reach their highest potential by working with parents and referred facilities to promote and maintain their physical, mental and emotional well being. As a pediatrician, I provide the understanding and patience to work with all children from healthy to

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critical illnesses or disabilities. As an individual, I am an empathetic communicator, considerate and thorough with patients. Overall, I am fortunate and grateful to work in coordination with the city of Emporia and surrounding communities. BEST PHYSICIAN

Dr. Bryce Heitman, DO Newman Medical Partners-Family Medicine Clinic 1301 West 12th Avenue, Suite 301, www.newmanrh.org Facebook page: Newman Regional Health

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LPN, is the nurse that has worked with me for nearly eight years who is usually our patients’ first contact with the practice. She is nothing but professional and our patients respect and trust her very much! Shonda Davis, LPN has been with us only a short time, but she has been an invaluable addition as well. Lynn Doeden, RN, BSN, is our clinic supervisor since prior to my arrival in the community in 2013 and is one of the most valuable assets to the success of our practice. I am very humbled to have been selected as Doctor of the Year by my patients and the community and would like to thank them for this selection!

OWNER: Newman Regional Health

B E ST PAV I N G P RO V I D E R

WHAT IS THE SECRET TO YOUR SUCCESS?

Being a family physician is not just about seeing patients through acute illnesses or managing their chronic conditions. It is about developing relationships with my patients across the continuum of their lives. Most of all, I would not be where I am at without an excellent support staff; Darcy Darbro,

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Kolmer Concrete Flatwork Inc. 1162 Rd 210 OWNER: Steve Kolmer WHAT IS THE SECRET TO YOUR SUCCESS?

Thank you for Voting us The Best!

Great help, loyal repeat customers.

Thank You FOR VOTING US

“BEST FITNESS CENTER”

803 Commercial St

(620) 342-9600 sweetgranada.com

WWW.EMPORIAFITNESS.COM


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B E S T TAT T O O A RT I S T

B E S T C AT E R E R

BEST PIZZA

BEST POLITICIAN

Maud’s Tattoo Company

Gourmet To-Go Catering

Gambino’s Pizza

Jeff Longbine

215 W. 6th Suite B-2 620-208-4444

1003 Industrial Rd. 620-343-9114 www.gambinospizza.com

Jeff.Longbine@senate.ks.gov 785-296-7367 www.kslegislature.org Facebook: Jeff Longbine for Kansas Senate

720 Commercial St 620-343-3835 OWNER(S): John and April Armstrong

OWNER: Jessica Symmonds

WHAT IS THE SECRET TO YOUR SUCCESS?

WHAT IS THE SECRET TO YOUR SUCCESS?

Our clients! Without them, we wouldn’t be here! B E S T A U TO, H O M E I N S U R A N C E

OWNER: Brad & Amy Richardson We try to offer unique items that you WHAT IS THE SECRET TO YOUR can’t find anywhere else in Emporia, SUCCESS? Great pizza served and prepared by along with great reliable service and a great staff! close attention to details.

AG E N T A N D I N S U R A N C E AG E N C Y

Mike Alpers Agency Inc 722 W 6th Ave OWNER(S): Mike and Carla Alpers WHAT IS THE SECRET TO YOUR SUCCESS?:

Treat others the way you would like to be treated. You have to want and enjoy helping other people. BEST PIERCER

BEST DOG GROOMER

BEST POOL/HOT TUB STORE

Top Dog Grooming Salon

Jack’s Lawn & Pool

817 East 6th 620-342-3647 • cell 620-344-3566

829 Commercial St. 620-208-7660 www.jackslawnandpool.com @jackslawnandpool

OWNER: Cheryl Farr WHAT IS THE SECRET TO YOUR SUCCESS?

WHAT IS THE SECRET TO YOUR SUCCESS?

I have had the pleasure of serving the constituents of the 17th District for 11 years. It is an honor to serve our area beside Representatives Schreiber, Highland and Smith. As a team we concentrate on developing policies that are beneficial to the residents of our area. We all work hard to communicate with our constituents to make sure we have an understanding of the needs and priorities of our communities.

Lots of family help, loving the fur ba- OWNER(S): Allen and Ronda Henery WHAT IS THE SECRET TO YOUR bies and great customers.

Lara Cotte Monarch Tattoo 20 ½ E. 7th Ave

SUCCESS?

Our customers are the BEST. We wouldn’t be a success without them all, as well as our employees, who continue to work hard!

Thank you Wishes to THANK YOU for voting us as the BEST ANTIQUE STORE of the Flint Hills. poehlerantiquemall.square.site 301 Commercial Emporia, KS “REMEMBER THE BEAR!”

for voting us

Best Paving Provider! Kolmer Concrete Flatwork Inc. 620-343-8376


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BEST AUTO MECHANIC

Mark II Lumber and Building Supplies

Jesse Shaver, Cliff’s Super Service

825 E. 6th Ave 620-342-0218 www.markiilumber.com www.facebook.com/markiilumber OWNER(S): Stan Grimwood, Luke Schnakenberg, Aaron Trelc

115 E 5th Ave. 620-342-0525 www.cliffssuperservice.com OWNER: Jesse Shaver WHAT IS THE SECRET TO YOUR SUCCESS?

High degree of integrity. We take pride in our quality of service. We keep We owe our success to the loyal cus- safety in mind as well as your pocktomers over the years. We appreciate etbook. We have a family tradition in each one! super service. I owe my success to my loyal customers, who trust us, my family and my outstanding employee, MiBEST CARPET AND chael Milner. FLOOR STORE

WHAT IS THE SECRET TO YOUR SUCCESS?

Clark Carpet & Tile Inc. 3302 W 6th Ave 620-343-6883 www.clarkcarpetandtileinc.com OWNER(S): Pat and Lori Clark WHAT IS THE SECRET TO YOUR SUCCESS?

Staying updated on new products and installation guidelines, but more importantly, standing behind our products and installations.

BEST ICE CREAM

Dairy Queen 1708 W 6th Ave OWNERS: Russ, Francie and Owen Reed WHAT IS THE SECRET TO YOUR SUCCESS?

Quality, value, service and cleanliness. BEST CHILD CARE FACILITY

B E ST P L U M B I N G C O M PA N Y

Plumbing by Spellman Inc. 821 Commercial Street 620-342-2122 OWNER(S):

Lenny Spellman Jason Spellman

WHAT IS THE SECRET TO YOUR SUCCESS?

The Emporia and surrounding community customers that have allowed us to serve them for over 40 years. We appreciate all of our customers and we thank all of you for allowing us to treat your home like it’s our own! B E ST VA P E STO R E

E-Town Smoke 1101 Commercial St., Emporia 620-208-7710 Facebook: E-Town Smoke Instagram: E-Town Smoke OWNERS: Kevin Gomez and Henry Gomez WHAT IS THE SECRET TO YOUR SUCCESS?

Taking it day by day, treating everyone with respect and just remaining humble. Always remembering it’s a marathon, not a race.

Moe Bears Daycare 403 Lake Rd Olpe 620-475-3734 OWNER: Monica Hoelting WHAT IS THE SECRET TO YOUR SUCCESS?

The secret to my success in operating an in-home daycare is building a trusting relationship with my families that enroll. Each family that enters my daycare play an important role in my business. We rely on one major factor, which is communication. This helps in building a trusting relationship not only in the provider but the parents also. Each family and I keep in touch throughout the day. This helps to know parents care about their children’s day, and it makes me do better as a provider.

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supply them with their favorite drinks. Also having a friendly atmosphere when they walk in! BEST BURGER

J’s Carry-Out 27 Commercial St. OWNER: Justin Pearson WHAT IS THE SECRET TO YOUR SUCCESS?

Amazing customers from Emporia and surrounding areas is a huge part of our business. We also have a great staff that puts their focus on making great food and offering the best customer service possible. Most importantly, I am thankful to have such supportive family and friends. Thank you to everyone who comes out and supports us here at J’s Carryout. B E S T R E A LTO R

Kristie Arndt Farm and Home Properties 2160 W Hwy 50 620-342-0022 620-366-3560 www.farmandhomecompanies.com OWNERS: Gerald and Luella Olmsted

Liquor Locker 2716 W 12th 620-343-7414 Facebook: Liquor Locker OWNER: Lisa Scheve WHAT IS THE SECRET TO YOUR SUCCESS?

Having great customers and trying to

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There are so many amazing realtors I work with in the Emporia area. I am super honored to be chosen for this! I truly enjoy working with people and meeting new faces and getting to know my clients and their families. BEST DENTIST

Michelle Malone, DDS Malone Dental 909 Commercial St. 620-343-9220 www.malonedental.net Facebook: Malone Dental

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Modern Air Conditioning 106 Commercial St. www.modernairemporia.com OWNERS: Travis Sullivan and Jason

Hoelting WHAT IS THE SECRET TO YOUR SUCCESS?

Modern Air has always strived to be fair, honest and give our customers the very best service and treat them the way our family here at Modern Air would want to be treated. That is why we have such a great and loyal customer base in and around the Emporia area, whether that is a 40-year customer or new customers that gave us a chance to earn their trust. Without all of these fine folks, Modern Air would not be where it is at today. Another reason Modern Air is what it is today is because of the awesome employees that work here, whether that be in the office or out in the field braving all types of weather conditions. So, a big THANK YOU to our customers and our employees. B E ST D RY C L E A N E R

Spic n Span Cleaners 317 W 6th Ave. 620-342-7484

WHAT IS THE SECRET TO YOUR SUCCESS?

OWNER: Michelle E. Malone, DDS

BEST LIQUOR STORE

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OWNERS: Julia and Dennis Buckridge

WHAT IS THE SECRET TO YOUR SUCCESS? Constant hard work and good customer relations. BEST FLORIST

Emporia Floral Company Inc. 1127 West St. www.emporiafloral.net Facebook: Emporia Floral OWNERS:

Richard Hall and Allison Hall WHAT IS THE SECRET TO YOUR SUCCESS?

Providing great customer service,

WHAT IS THE SECRET TO YOUR SUCCESS? community networking and simply put-

I am fortunate enough to work with ting in the hours to be available to our customers! positive, energetic, compassionate people. They help me each day to be a better person and a better dentist. Of course, we wouldn’t be here doing what we love if it weren’t for our wonderful patients and the trust they put in us to help them with all their dental needs.


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B E ST I N V E ST M E N T C O M PA N Y

ESB Insurance & Financial Services 801 Merchant St. 620-340-9925 www.esbfinancial.com OWNER(S): ESB Financial WHAT IS THE SECRET TO YOUR SUCCESS?

ESB Insurance and Financial Services strives to meet with each of our clients to ensure we are matching their investment portfolio with their ever changing lives. We endeavor to keep our costs low and choose solutions that are suitable for each individual’s needs. Thank you for choosing us as the Best Investment Company in The Emporia Gazette’s Reader’s Choice Awards. We are honored to serve the Emporia Community. The 2021 Readers’ Choice Award is presented by The Emporia Gazette a newspaper servicing Emporia. Recipients of the award are selected by Gazette readers through online voting. Thirdparty recognitions are no guarantee of investment success and do not ensure that a client or prospective client will

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experience a higher level of performance or results. This recognition should not be construed as an endorsement of the advisor by any client nor are they representative of any one client’s evaluation. Securities offered through SagePoint Financial Inc. member FINRA/SIPC. SPF is separately owned and other entities and/or marketing names, products or services referenced here are independent of SPF. Insurance offered through ESB Insurance & Financial Services. ESB Bank and ESB Insurance & Financial Services are not affiliated with SPF. Registered Branch 620-342-3454 Securities are not FDIC insured, not guaranteed by ESB Financial, and may lose value.

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WHAT IS THE SECRET TO YOUR SUCCESS?

Our customers come first! We have the best tire crew around!

We are blessed to serve a community we love and call home ourselves. Taking care of and truly caring about our customers to help buy their home, business or land is always an honor.

BEST TOWING PROVIDER

Flint Hills Towing Inc 423 Graham St., Emporia 620-343-2326 flinthills@myvalunet.net OWNER: Chris Bowyer,

General Manager: Jason Birk

WHAT IS THE SECRET TO YOUR SUCCESS?

Over 40 years of hard work, great employees and treating customers like family!

Mel’s Tire 915 Graham 620-342-8473(TIRE) www.melstireemporia.com FB: /mels.tire.5 OWNERS: D.J. and Alison Eidman, Joe Dreier, Allen Mize, and Todd Preisner

We appreciate your continued support.

Thank you

Serving the Emporia Area Since 1928

Roberts-Blue-Barnett

William G. Pike, Owner 605 State Street 620-342-2134

BEST FUNERAL HOME

Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home 605 State St. 620-342-2134 www.robertsblue.com OWNER: William G. Pike WHAT IS THE SECRET TO YOUR SUCCESS?

B E S T R E A L E S TAT E F I R M BEST TIRE STORE

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Ek Real Estate ekhomes.com Emporia: 1201 W 6th Ave. 620-342-3366 Lyndon: 115 W 17th, Lyndon 785-828-3225

We remain a local family-owned small business, with a caring staff who will listen and adapt, while continuing to offer personalized and compassionate service to the families who entrust us in their time of need. Thank you to our community members for allowing us to be here for you.

OWNER(S): Aaron Sewell, Jeff Kitselman,

Jeff Williams and Jan Utech

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Auto Mechanic

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BEST AUTO MECHANIC

We are honored to be serving Emporia's loyal customers for more than 80 years

Be sure your car is Summer Vacation Ready AUTO REPAIR • TIRES & BATTERIES

Trust and Tradition Staffed 24 hours a day for your convenience.

115 EAST 5TH • EMPORIA, KANSAS 66801 www.cliffssuperservice.com

Office: 620-342-0525 • Toll Free: 1-888-715-0525 • Cellular: 620-344-0525


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BEST BANK

ESB Financial Banking, Investments, Trust, Mortgage 801 Merchant St. • 1111 Industrial St. 620-342-3454 www.esbfinancial.com 242 E Poyntz, Manhattan, Ks 66502 785.539.3553 OWNER(S): The Wayman Family WHAT IS THE SECRET TO YOUR SUCCESS?

TEAM ESB: Lori Andrews, Steven Bell, Craig Bender, Hagan Benne, Tori Berard, Michael Black, Kim Botkin, Ross Bugbee, Jessica Carr, Jared Carroll, Josha Dale, Brian DeWitt, Brett Engle, Anita Ford, Brogy Giesen, Jesica Gonzalez, Brenda Gordon, Dena Hale, Fred Harder, Kayna Hastings, Emily Hendrickson, Ron Hunter, Dylan Kelsheimer, Emily Kirby, Jonathan Lewis,

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Whitney Lewis, Kim LoPorto, David Maldonado, Sara Manderscheid, Kaylee Margritz, Jon Moffitt, Tessa Ohnemiller, Kim Parks, Kathy Patton, Paola Perlera, Eric Porter, Lori Richard, Marilyn Renteria, Brittany Sandstrom, Gavin Schmidt, Jacqueline Schmidt, Larie Schoap, Shawna Schroeder, Leslie Seeley, Karen Sommers, Melisa Stewart, Lindsay Storrer, Grant Swanson, Judy Thurston, Becky Tovar, Kandace Wakeman, Meredith Wagner, James Wayman, Chelsea Webb, Jennifer Wells, Ashley Williams, Ryan Williams, Karly Witte, Monica Wullschleger. ESB FINANCIAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS: James Wayman, Karen Sommers, Lyle Butler, Kent Glasscock, Chuck Grimwood, Kent Heermann, Rebecca Robinson, Howard Gunkel ESB FINANCIAL HOLDING COMPANY DIRECTORS: Karen Sommers, James Wayman, Chris Sommers, Trey Sommers, Andrew Wayman, Matthew Wayman, Howard Gunkel.

Thank you to all our valued customers of

Santa Fe Motors, LLC

for your loyalty and for voting us BEST USED CAR DEALERSHIP.

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Freedom is a beautiful thing. Thank you for 52 years in business.

Thank You For Voting Us Best Auto Body Shop!

Floyd's Inc. KEEPING EMPORIA ON THE ROAD SINCE 1968 AUTOBODY • MUFFLERS • BRAKES MECHANICAL REPAIRS

Your satisfaction is our top priority and we will always strive to provide you with the best buying experience. We look forward to serving you in the near future! -Joe and Melanie Kerwin, Owners

Santa Fe Motors, LLC 519 W 6th Avenue Emporia, KS 66801 (620) 342-8098

1221 Industrial Rd, Emporia, KS 620-342-7713 • 800-289-5652 • floydsinc.com FREE ESTIMATES ON ALL BODY REPAIRS


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Thank you to all of our area customers voting 3rd year in row towing provider!

24 HOUR

ROADSIDE SERVICE & TOWING

620-343-2326 Welcome to the Neighborhood

Voted Readers Choice

BEST ADULT CARE FACILITY

HOLIDAY RESORT’S MISSION: HELPING ELDERS WITH ATTENTIVE, RESPECTFUL AND TIMELY SERVICE.

2700 W. 30TH AVENUE EMPORIA, KS 66801 www.HOLIDAYRESORTS.net 620-343-9285


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Thank you for choosing ESB Insurance & Financial Services as the Best Investment Company in The Emporia Gazette 2021 Reader’s Choice Awards We are honored to serve the Emporia community.

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THANK YOU EMPORIA FOR VOTING US BEST TIRE STORE!

915 Graham St • 620-342-8473 melstireemporia.com

Thank You

“There are many opportunities in today’s investment market and I’d like to invite you to come in and talk with me about your personal investment goals. Call Karly or me at 620-340-9925 to schedule an appointment. I look forward to meeting you.” - Fred Harder, Registered Representative* The 2021 Readers’ Choice Award is presented by The Emporia Gazette a newspaper servicing Emporia, Kansas. Recipients of the award are selected by Gazette readers through online voting. Third-party recognitions are no guarantee of investment success and do not ensure that a client or prospective client will experience a higher level of performance or results. This recognition should not be construed as an endorsement of the financial representative by any client nor are they representative of any one client’s evaluation. Securities offered through SagePoint Financial, Inc. member FINRA/SIPC. SagePoint Financial, Inc. is separately owned and other entities and/or marketing names, products or services referenced here are independent of SagePoint Financial, Inc. Insurance offered through ESB Insurance & Financial Services. ESB Financial and ESB Insurance & Financial Services are not affiliated with SagePoint Financial. Registered Branch 620-342-3454. 801 Merchant St. Emporia KS 66801 Securities are not FDIC insured, not guaranteed by ESB Financial, and may lose value.

Emporia for Voting Us Readers’ Choice 2021 Best Wings! 704 E 12th Ave

620-342-7294 • www.do-b.com


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(corner of 6th & Prairie)

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1901 W. 6th Avenue

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Thank You For Voting Us Best Landlord And Best Apartment Complex

• Light-Heavy Duty Towing & Recovery • Landoll/Lowboy Services • Truck, Trailer & Tire Repair • 2 Fully Stocked Service Trucks • Secured Storage • Load Shift/Transfers Now Servicing Both Heavy Equipment and Ag Equipment Both in Shop and in the Field

3220 W 6th Ave, Emporia

(620) 342-4878

Thank you for voting us Best of the Flint Hills! Dr. Derek Brown Best Pediatrician

Newman Regional Health Medical Partners, home of the voted Best Physician for 4 consecutive years!

Dr. Bryce Heitman Best Physician

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BEST NEW CAR DEALERSHIP B E S T A U TO D E TA I L I N G

Longbine Auto Plaza 3012 W Highway 50 Emporia www.longbineauto.com Facebook: Longbine Auto Plaza 620-342-2744 WHAT IS THE SECRET TO YOUR SUCCESS?

We have had the honor of serving our community for 56 years through three generations. All of our employees are customer focused and work hard to fill the automotive needs of our customers. We have many long term dedicated team members to serve our customers. Longbine Auto Plaza is committed to providing exceptional value and outstanding customer service while being a strong community partner.

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BEST USED CAR DEALERSHIP

Santa Fe Motors LLC 519 W 6th Ave., Emporia 620-342-8098 www.santafemotorsllc.com OWNERS:Joe and Melanie Kerwin WHAT IS THE SECRET TO YOUR SUCCESS?

At Santa Fe Motors, we strive to go above and beyond the expectations of our clients, Providing high quality vehicles at the best value in a pleasant pressure free environment.

THANK YOU FOR VOTING US BEST milkshake! RE AL ICE CRE AM ∙ HAMBURGER S ∙ FRESH MARKET


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BEST OVERALL CUSTOMER SERVICE

ESB Financial Banking, Investments, Trust, Mortgage 801 Merchant St. 1111 Industrial St. 620-342-3454 www.esbfinancial.com 242 E. Poyntz, Manhattan, Ks 66502 785.539.3553 OWNERS: The Wayman Family WHAT IS THE SECRET TO YOUR SUCCESS?

TEAM ESB: Lori Andrews, Steven Bell, Craig Bender, Hagan Benne, Tori Berard, Michael Black, Kim Botkin, Ross Bugbee, Jessica Carr, Jared Carroll, Josha Dale, Brian DeWitt, Brett Engle, Anita Ford, Brogy Giesen, Jesica Gonzalez, Brenda Gordon, Dena Hale, Fred Harder, Kayna Hastings, Emily Hendrickson, Ron Hunter, Dylan Kelsheimer, Emily Kirby, Jonathan Lewis, Whitney Lewis, Kim LoPorto, David Maldonado, Sara Manderscheid, Kaylee Margritz, Jon Moffitt, Tessa Ohnemiller, Kim

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Parks, Kathy Patton, Paola Perlera, Eric Porter, Lori Richard, Marilyn Renteria, Brittany Sandstrom, Gavin Schmidt, Jacqueline Schmidt, Larie Schoap, Shawna Schroeder, Leslie Seeley, Karen Sommers, Melisa Stewart, Lindsay Storrer, Grant Swanson, Judy Thurston, Becky Tovar, Kandace Wakeman, Meredith Wagner, James Wayman, Chelsea Webb, Jennifer Wells, Ashley Williams, Ryan Williams, Karly Witte, Monica Wullschleger. BEST FINANCIAL ADVISOR

We are honored to serve the Emporia Community. The 2020 Readers’ Choice Award is presented by The Emporia Gazette, a newspaper servicing Emporia. Recipients of the award are selected by Gazette readers through online voting. Thirdparty recognitions are no guarantee of investment success and do not ensure that a client or prospective client will experience a higher level of performance or results. This recognition should not be construed as an endorsement of the advisor by any client nor are they repre-

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sentative of any one client’s evaluation. Securities offered through SagePoint Financial, Inc. member FINRA/SIPC. SPF is separately owned and other entities and/or marketing names, products or services referenced here are independent of SPF. Insurance offered through ESB Insurance & Financial Services. ESB Bank and ESB Insurance & Financial Services are not affiliated with SPF. Registered Branch 620-342-3454 Securities are not FDIC insured, not guaranteed by ESB Financial, and may lose value.

Fred Harder, ESB ESB Insurance & Financial Services 801 Merchant Street, Emporia 620-340-9925 OWNER: ESB Financial WHAT IS THE SECRET TO YOUR SUCCESS?

ESB Insurance and Financial Services strives to meet with each of our clients to ensure we are matching their investment portfolio with their everchanging lives. We endeavor to keep our costs low and choose solutions that are suitable for each individual’s needs. Thank you for choosing us as the Best Investment Company in The Emporia Gazette’s Readers’ Choice Awards.

From our Ranch to you, Thank you for voting us Best Buffet! 3000 W 18th Ave (620) 343-8646

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Best Coffee every year since 2004

Hours: Monday-Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Sunday: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. granadacoffeeco.com


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ESB Financial Banking, Investments, Trust, Mortgage 801 Merchant Street 1111 Industrial Street 620.342.3454 Www.esbfinancial.com 242 E Poyntz, Manhattan, Ks 66502 785.539.3553 OWNER(S): The Wayman Family WHAT IS THE SECRET TO YOUR SUCCESS? Our Spirited 50 day trips are designed for our clients 50 years and older. We strive to offer unique experiences and group prices that people can’t book on their own. Our Arrow Stage Lines motor coaches are clean and top of the line. We search for the latest and greatest sightseeing and include a meal at fabulous restaurants. We make each and every trip a celebration! BEST BAR/NIGHT CLUB

Mulready’s Pub 717 Commercial St. 620-208-2337, Instagram: mulreadys Facebook: Mulready’s Mulreadys.com OWNER(S): Rick Becker, Amy & Lucas Moody WHAT IS THE SECRET TO YOUR SUCCESS?

Our amazing customers, awesome staff and of course the legend himself Rick James, for we would not exist if it wasn’t for the Super Freak! God rest his soul! B E ST H A R DWA R E STO R E

Bluestem Farm and Ranch Supply Inc. 2611 W Hwy 50, 620-342-5502 www.bluestemfarmandranch.com Facebook @bluestemfarmandranch OWNER(S): Ann and Kenny Bruner

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to legendary service and products. Also our guests and the continued support and loyalty. BEST PHARMACY

Haag Pharmacy 1400 W 12th Ave. (620) 342-1242 www.haagpharmacy.com OWNERS: Amber & Cory Haag WHAT IS THE SECRET TO YOUR SUCCESS? Our caring, experienced

and well-trained staff continually strive to exceed our patients’ expectations. Not only in healthcare and pharmacy related services, but in outstanding customer service. We place a very high value on the relationships we have with our patients and within the communities we serve and appreciate the opportunity to help so many wonderful people. We listen to what our patients and community need and continually strive to meet those needs in any way we can. We understand the rapidly changing world we live in and are not hesitant to change our business operations and practices to better serve our patients and community. BEST LANDLORD

Haag Management Inc. 1102 Commercial Suite A 620-343-6633 haag@emporiarentals.com www.emporiarentals.com

Pizza Ranch 3000 W 18th Ave. 620-343-8646 Web and Facebook Pizza Ranch Emporia OWNER’S: Nick and Dan Nichols WHAT IS THE SECRET TO YOUR SUCCESS?

Is our great team and their commitment

Chelsea Plaza & Lofts Kenyon Square Apartments Prairie Sage Apartments Sundance at Prairie Sage The Lofts at Prairie Sage Ashley Estates Ashley II Brentwood Court Apartments Newport Patio Homes Logan Lofts Kirkland Court Apartments Ambassador Townhomes Eagle Creek Patio Homes Olpe Main Street Cottages Roosevelt Plaza & Lofts Legacy Lofts Citizens National Plaza & Lofts Preston Plaza & Lofts Legends Estates College Hill Apartments

THE SECRETS TO YOUR SUCCESS?

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Treat people the way we would want to be treated. Provide a secure, clean and well-maintained environment, a place people are proud to call home. Our employees work hard every day to service our customers.

BEST VETERINARIAN

Eric Hess East Emporia Vet Clinic WHAT IS THE SECRET TO YOUR SUCCESS?

I’m fortunate to have a supportive family that understands the demands of this career. Having genuine compassion for each patient and their owner is also important. BEST PEST CONTROL SERVICE

McKinzie Pest Control 4101 Martin Dr. 620-342-4222 www.mckinziepest.com OWNER: Steve McKinzie MANAGER: Bryon Estes WHAT IS THE SECRET TO YOUR SUCCESS?

Our success relies on our capable staff having the necessary training and experience to meet the needs of our customers in a timely and professional manner. We try to make what is sometimes a very uncomfortable situation a pleasant and worry free experience. We once again thank our friends and customers for recognizing our service to the communities we serve.

Thank You for voting for us as the Best Electrical Contractor!

OWNERS: Cory and Harry Haag THE SECRETS TO YOUR SUCCESS?

Treat people the way we would want to be treated. Provide a secure, clean WHAT IS THE SECRET TO YOUR SUCCESS? Our goal is to provide excellent custom- and well-maintained environment, a er service. We have some of the most dedi- place people are proud to call home. cated and hard-working employees around. Our employees work hard every day We appreciate all the loyalty our customers to service our customers. have shown us through the years. BEST BUFFET

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Haag Management Inc. 1102 Commercial Suite A 620-343-6633 haag@emporiarentals.com www.emporiarentals.com OWNERS: Cory and Harry Haag

- Granada Plaza & Lofts - Kellogg Plaza & Lofts

Electrical Contractor • Residential • Service Calls • Commercial • Aerial Reach • Pier Hole Digging • Industrial

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B E ST C A R WA S H

Mark Kraft

Mr. G’s

Hair Krafters 1027 Commercial St. Hairkrafters.com OWNER: Mark Kraft WHAT IS THE SECRET TO YOUR SUCCESS?

I think it’s the loyal customers who have become friends over the years. I try to provide a flexible appointment schedule to meet their needs. It’s letting them know that I’m there to serve them. B E ST S P O RT I N G G O O D S STO R E

OWNER: Dan Geifer WHAT IS THE SECRET TO YOUR SUCCESS?

We strive to provide good customer service to keep our customers happy. We have continued to update our facilities and equipment to keep up with the technological advances in the car wash industry. We are a family-owned and operated business run by myself, my wife, two children and five grandchildren. We have been in the car wash business for over 35 years and lives in Emporia for more than 50 years.

Hibbett Sports 1646 Industrial Rd. 620-340-0414 hibbett.com Instagram: hibbettemporiaks MANAGER IN CHARGE - Rafael Vasquez CEO - Michael E. Longo WHAT IS THE SECRET TO YOUR SUCCESS:

B E S T R A D I O S TAT I O N

KVOE 96.9 FM 14 Hundred AM 1420 C of E Drive 620-342-1400 web (new site) kvoe.com Facebook @kvoe news OWNER(S):Sauder Family LLC

A strong team that can work well together. WHAT IS THE SECRET TO YOUR SUCCESS?

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Being “Live and Local”! Great support from ownership and a talented, hard-working staff that is focused on the station’s mission to serve our community. Our goal is to promote and be involved in local activities, inform, entertain and get results for our advertisers in a “Live and Local” way. KVOE’s local information is available on the air, the web, and on our mobile apps. We are proud to serve Emporia and surrounding communities. Thanks to our great listeners and advertisers.

great morning show team--News Director Chuck Samples and Sports Director Greg Rahe. These two are talented broadcast veterans who work hard are dedicated (and lovable). Our goal is to inform, entertain, and serve the community in a “Live and Local “ way. Thanks to our great listeners and advertisers.

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KVOE 96.9 FM, 14 Hundred AM, Country 101.7 1420 C of E Drive 620-342-1400 web (new site) kvoe.com Facebook @kvoenews OWNERS: Sauder Family LLC WHAT IS THE SECRET TO YOUR SUCCESS?

BEST ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR

Gerald Schumann Electric Inc. 601 W 6th Ave 620-342-2176 OWNERS: Mike Schumann, Dan Schumann, David Schumann, Gaye Harden WHAT IS THE SECRET TO YOUR SUCCESS?

We rely on faith and practice the golden rule.

Supporting, promoting, and being involved in our community is very important. I am very fortunate to work with a

Atherton & Huth Attorneys at Law

THANK YOU

to everyone who voted for Deborah Huth as Best Attorney. Our law office is thrilled to have our hard work appreciated and look forward to serving the legal needs of the community for years to come.

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B E ST AT TO R N E Y

Jon Pool

Deb Huth

Pool & Associate, Chartered 528 Commercial St. 620-208-1040 poolcpa.com jon@poolcpa.com

Atherton & Huth Law Office 415 Commercial St, 620-342-1277, athertonhuthemporia.com

OWNERS: Jon Pool, Alicia Redeker WHAT IS THE SECRET TO YOUR SUCCESS?

We strive to do our best for every customer, every time that we do work for them. We assist people with their questions and concerns year-round and ask that they call when they have questions instead of waiting until their annual or quarterly appointment for us. Planning and keeping up with the constant changes in tax laws is the key to minimizing people’s income tax liability while still complying with the income tax laws that help support our nation. Often, answers to people’s immediate questions will allow them to not worry about a financial matter and give them peace of mind.

OWNERS: Stephen J. Atherton and

Deborah A. Huth WHAT IS THE SECRET TO YOUR SUCCESS?

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BEST BARBEQUE

Bobby D’s Merchant St., BBQ 607 Merchant, Emporia Bobbydsbbq.com OWNER: Bob & Debbie Doudican WHAT IS THE SECRET TO YOUR SUCCESS?

Great employees, local customers, barbeque and much more from steaks, salads, wraps and wings. Focus on quality food, exceptional service at a fair price. Thank you, Emporia!

BEST STORE FRONT • BEST B A K E R Y/ D E S S E R T S

The Sweet Granada 803 Commercial Street (620) 342-9600 www.sweetgranada.com @sweetgranada OWNER: Kim Redeker WHAT IS THE SECRET TO YOUR SUCCESS? We try really hard to

stay true to our brand of being a whimsical, fun and unique shopping

Thank You, Emporia

for Voting Jon Pool 2021 Readers’ Choice Best Accountant! 528 Commercial St 620-208-1040 • www.poolcpa.com

Thank you Emporia for voting us best Mechanical Automotive Service!

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BEST CLOTHING A P PA R E L S H O P

Maurices

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Emporia Fitness 2812 W 12th Ave. 620-342-2348 OWNER: Greg Bachman MANAGER: Kyle Ayer We pride ourselves on having a locally owned facility, where people can feel welcome as soon as they walk in the door. We have an excellent staff that keeps the facility clean, so everyone can feel safe and comfortable while working out. Unlike other gyms, we have monthto-month memberships, so you are not locked into a contract! Come check out what we have to offer! BEST NAIL TECHNICIAN

Nina Le Crystal Nail & Spa 1604 Industrial Rd Facebook {Crystal Nail & Spa} OWNER: Sandy Nguyen WHAT IS THE SECRET TO YOUR SUCCESS? I always adhere to “treat the customer as if you’re that customer!” For the past more than 19 years working here as a nail technician, I earned not only a solid customer base, but a lot of true friends. Many of my customers treated me like their own family and I treasure everyone of their friendships and support. Undoubtedly, my secret to success is my very supportive customers. Without my BEST customers, I wouldn’t have a chance to be their best nail technician. ~Truly Appreciate~ Nina Le

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BEST BINGO

BEST RESALE SHOP

Leanne Burris

Emporia Senior Center, Inc.

Goodwill

Malone Dental 909 Commercial St. Malonedental.net OWNERS: Dr. Michelle Malone WHAT IS YOUR SECRET TO SUCCESS? Treating patients as I would like to be treated, great team of ladies, I work OWNER: OpCapita with, our office maintains current upWHAT IS THE SECRET TO YOUR SUCdated dental education and equipment CESS?

BEST FITNESS CENTER

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1688 Industrial Rd., Emporia 620-343-3206 www.maurices.com Facebook - The Style Experts of Emporia

Our authentic, personalized service is what sets us apart. Not only do we deliver great customer service on a daily basis, but we also offer free personal styling sessions and Fashion Funday private shopping parties.

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Ryann Brooks The Emporia Gazette 517 Merchant St. 620-342-4800 www.emporiagazette.com https://www.facebook.com /theemporiagazette THE EMPORIA GAZETTE OWNER(S): Chris and Ashley Walker WHAT IS THE SECRET TO YOUR SUCCESS? Fairness, objectivity, honesty and integrity — the same thing that makes anyone a good journalist. Over the last four years, I have been able to forge a number of friendships and working relationships built on a foundation of trust. People trust that I will handle their information with the utmost care and respect. I have the support of a solid newsroom behind me and the support of our publishers, Chris and Ashley Walker. My family keeps me sane (or do they?) in my down time. Above all else, I truly love my job. Even on the hard days. Thank you for trusting me with your stories.

603 East 12th Ave., Emporia 620.343.3160 www.emporiaseniorcenter.org Facebook: Emporia Senior Center, Inc. OWNER: Emporia Senior Center, Inc. WHAT IS THE SECRET TO YOUR SUCCESS?

Our secret is we have the best nonprofit executive director, Ian Boyd! DUH!!!! LOL!

BEST SHOE STORE

Brown’s Shoe Fit BEST ASIAN FOOD

Shanghai B E S T B R E W E R Y, B U S I N E S S

BEST STEAK

L U N C H L O C AT I O N

Wagon Wheel

Radius

2909 W 9th Av 620-343-2525 OWNER: Brenda Barrett WHAT IS THE SECRET TO YOUR SUCCESS? I credit Mike Barrett for our steaks. Each one is personal from cutting the loin to cooking. You have to be consistent.

BEST FISH

Sam’s Southern Eatery FRESHEST PRODUCE

Aldi B E ST B A K E RY

FRIED CHICKEN

Olpe Chicken House 8 East Highway 99 Olpe, 620-475-3386 Facebook- Olpe Chicken House

OWNERS: Larry and Charlotte Coble WHAT IS THE SECRET TO YOUR SUCCESS? We have been honored to serve our customers all these years. The secret to a successful business is to always have management available, fresh product and great service. We want to extend a big “thank you” to our loyal customers and staff. Without you, we couldn’t open our doors. Thank you for voting us “best fried chicken” once again.

Amanda’s Bakery BEST ICE CREAM

Dairy Queen I BEST KIDS MEAL

McDonald’s B E S T L AT I N O C U I S I N E

Casa Ramos BEST MILKSHAKE

Braums

BEST FURNITURE STORE

BEST SALAD

BEST PHYSICAL THERAPIST

Guion’s

Radius

Katie Noonan- Newman Therapy Services

B E S T G RO C E RY S TO R E

B E S T TA K E - O U T- F O O D

Dillons

Shanghai

BEST LIQUOR STORE

B E ST W I N E RY

Old Rums

Twin Rivers

BEST MUSIC STORE

BEST WINGS

Flint Hills Music

Do B’s

1024 W12th Ave., Emporia, 620-342-4100 www.newmantherapyservices.com https://www.facebook.com/ NewmanTherapyServices/ WHAT IS THE SECRET TO YOUR SUCCESS?

I owe it to my mentor/team...we all work together and make each other better.


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BEST CONSTRUCTION

B E ST L AW N M A I N T E N A N C E

BEST PRESCHOOL

Tacy Gardner, Bruff’s

C O M PA N Y

Scott’s Lawn & Landscape

Lords Lambs

B E S T M O T O R C Y C L E /A T V S A L E S

BEST STORAGE FACILITY

Hog Heaven

Graphic Arts Storage

B E S T N U R S E R Y/ G R E E N H O U S E

BEST STORAGE FACILITY

Kaw Valley

Kelleys U-Stor It

B E S T PA I N T I N G P RO V I D E R

B E S T TA N N I N G FA C I L I T Y

England Painting

Midas Touch

BEST BRIDAL SHOP

Kari’s Bridal BEST CAR SALEPERSON

Steve Vaughn, Longbine BEST HAIR STYLIST

Kelly Baker BEST OVERNIGHT A C C O M M O D AT I O N S

Gufler Mansion B E ST WA I T E R / WA I T R E SS

Bruff’s, Tacy Gardner B E S T A U C T I O N & R E A L E S TAT E AUCTION SERVICES

Hancock B E ST A U TO B O DY S H O P

Floyd’s BEST BARBER SHOP

Hair Krafters BEST BEAUTY SALON

Envi Salon BEST USED CAR DEALERSHIP

Santa Fe Motors BEST CARPET CLEANING C O M PA N Y

Emporia Carpet Cleaning BEST CELLULAR PHONE SERVICE

Verizon BEST CHURCH

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Mitchell Markowitz BEST CONVENIENCE STORE

Casey’s PAW N S H O P

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THANK YOU for Voting Us 2021 Readers’ Choice Best Pizza!

Congratulations Kristie! 620.366.3560

Kristie Arndt

1003 Industrial Road • 620-343-9114 gambinospizza.com

kristiearndt@yahoo.com

Jack’s

Thanks for Voting us

Lawn & Pool Store

“Best Fried Chicken”! Chicken House 8 EAST HIGHWAY 99 • OLPE, KS ONLY 10 MILES

620-475-3386

SOUTH OF EMPORIA!

MON. & TUES. CARRYOUT & CURBSIDE ONLY 11-1 & 5-7 • WED. - SAT. 11-8

Thank you to our customers for their continued business. You are all the BEST! 829 Commercial Street, Emporia, KS • 620-208-7660 www.jackslawnandpool.com jackslawnandpool

Your Local Platinum Dealer

Thank you for voting our business best plumbing company for 16 years! We appreciate you allowing us to 'treat your home like it's our own'!

821 Commercial St. • Emporia, KS • (620) 342-2122


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BEST COMMUNITY

Belmont

E V E N T O R F E ST I VA L

BEST TREE SERVICE

Wellnitz Tree Serivce BEST CHIROPRACTOR

Brittain Chiropratic T R U C K I N G C O M PA N Y

Redline BEST EYE CARE PROVIDER

The Eye Doctors BEST PERSONAL TRAINER

Genesis, Basil Kessler BEST HEARING AID PROVIDER

Topeka Ear Nose & Throat

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Jones Youth Recreation Park B E S T L O C AT I O N F O R F I R S T D AT E

Radius B E S T PA R K

Peter Pan Park B E S T P L A C E T O TA K E O U T- O F TOWN GUESTS

Radius B E S T WAT E R R E C R E AT I O N

Emporia Aquatic Center

Thank You Emporia!

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Thank You Emporia! There’s No Place Like Home!

EMPORIA • MANHATTAN • www.esbfinancial.com

www.caseywilson.com