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GLOBE GAZETTE READERS’ CHOICE 2018

SUNDAY, MARCH 25, 2018

Congratulations

TO THIS YEAR’S HONOREES...

ADULT SHOES ★ Brown’s Shoe Fit Co Readers’ Choice • Famous Footwear Honorable Mention • Payless Honorable Mention • Kohl’s Department Store Honorable Mention

APPLIANCE REPAIR ★ Zilge’s Appliance Center Readers’ Choice • McCloskey Appliance Honorable Mention • Bohn Appliance Services Honorable Mention

APPLIANCE RETAILER ★ Zilge’s Appliance Center Readers’ Choice • McCloskey Appliance Honorable Mention • Menards Honorable Mention

ASSISTED LIVING ★ Country Meadows Place Readers’ Choice • Apple Valley Assisted Living Honorable Mention • Kentucky Ridge Assisted Living Honorable Mention • Summit House Retirement Community Honorable Mention

AUCTIONEER ★ Frank Fox Auctions Readers’ Choice • Rex Taylor Honorable Mention

• Dan Low Honorable Mention

AUDIOLOGIST/HEARING AID PROVIDER ★ Hearing Associates Readers’ Choice • Beltone Hearing Center Honorable Mention • Miracle-Ear Honorable Mention

AUTO BODY ★ Hawkeye Auto Body Readers’ Choice • North Iowa Collison Center Honorable Mention • Star Auto Body Honorable Mention • Custom Auto Body Honorable Mention

AUTO PARTS ★ O’Reilly Auto Parts Readers’ Choice • Arnold Motor Supply Honorable Mention • NAPA Auto Parts - Motor Parts & Equipment Corporation Honorable Mention

AUTO SERVICE ★ Graham Tire Readers’ Choice • Mason City Tire Service Honorable Mention • Charlie’s Auto Repair Honorable Mention • Cresswell Repair Honorable Mention

AUTOMATED CAR WASH ★ Clear Lake Laser Wash Readers’ Choice

• Fleet Farm Honorable Mention • Wooz’s Car Wash Honorable Mention

BAKERY

★ Hy-Vee Readers’ Choice • South Shore Donut Co Honorable Mention • Grandma Sugar’s Cupcakery Honorable Mention • Sweet Tooth Honorable Mention

BANK ★ First Citizens Bank Readers’ Choice • Clear Lake Bank & Trust Honorable Mention • US Bank Honorable Mention • NSB Honorable Mention

BANQUET FACILITY ★ Diamond Jo Readers’ Choice • Prime and Wine Honorable Mention • Surf Ballroom and Museum Honorable Mention • The Music Man Square Honorable Mention

BAR BURGER ★ Rookies Rockin’ Sports Bar Readers’ Choice • The Blue Heron Honorable Mention • The Boulder Tap House Honorable Mention • Burke’s Honorable Mention

BAR/LOUNGE TO SOCIALIZE ★ Rookies Rockin’ Sports Bar Readers’ Choice • Diamond Jo Honorable Mention • Tailgaters Sports Bar & Grill Honorable Mention • Surf Ballroom and Museum Honorable Mention

BBQ ★ Pig Skin BBQ Readers’ Choice • Rib Crib Honorable Mention • Bill’s BBQ Honorable Mention • GG’s Place LLC Honorable Mention

BED & BREAKFAST ★ Cupola Inn

Bed and Breakfast Readers’ Choice • Decker House Bed & Breakfast Honorable Mention • The Blue Belle Inn Honorable Mention • Maple Inn of Osage Bed & Breakfast Honorable Mention

BICYCLE SHOP ★ Lakeside Cyclery

Sales & Service Readers’ Choice • Wayne’s Ski & Cycle Honorable Mention

BIRTHDAY PARTY-ADULT ★ Diamond Jo Worth Casino Readers’ Choice • Rib Crib Honorable Mention

• Surf Ballroom and Museum Honorable Mention • The Other Place Honorable Mention

BLOODY MARY ★ VFW - Clear Lake Readers’ Choice • Rookies Rockin’ Sport Bar Honorable Mention • Lorado’s Restaurant Honorable Mention • Mulligan’s Bar & Grill Honorable Mention

BOWLING ALLEY ★ Mystic Lanes Readers’ Choice • Comet Bowl Honorable Mention • Strike Zone Honorable Mention • Super Bowl Forest City Honorable Mention

BRAKE SERVICE ★ Mason City Tire Service Readers’ Choice • Glen’s Tire Services Honorable Mention • Graham Tire Honorable Mention • Midas Honorable Mention

BREAKFAST ★ Sevens Restaurant

& Steakhouse Readers’ Choice • GG’s Place Honorable Mention • L D’s Filling Station Bar Honorable Mention • Village Court Family Restaurant Honorable Mention

BREAKFAST/BRUNCH BUFFET

★ L D’s Filling Station Bar Readers’ Choice • HyVee Honorable Mention • Ruby Tuesday Honorable Mention • Diamond Jo Casino Honorable Mention

BRIDAL

★ Bliss Bridal & Formalwear Readers’ Choice • The Bridal Theatre Honorable Mention • Fringe & Lace by Brittany Honorable Mention

CAKE

★ Hy-Vee Readers’ Choice • Grandma Sugar’s Cupcakery Honorable Mention • Target Honorable Mention • Sweet Tooth Honorable Mention

CAMPER/RV DEALERSHIP ★ Lee’s Campers Inc.

Readers’ Choice • Buscher Bros Corporation Honorable Mention • Gansens RV Honorable Mention • Walker Trailer Sales Honorable Mention

CAR DETAILING

★ Hawkeye Auto Body Readers’ Choice • River City Glass & Detail Honorable Mention


SUNDAY, MARCH 25, 2018 • Daley’s Auto Detailing Honorable Mention • North Iowa Collision Honorable Mention

CARPET CLEANING

★ Steam Brothers/Steam Mobile Readers’ Choice • Heavens Best Honorable Mention • Serve Pro Honorable Mention

CARPET/FLOORING STORE ★ Mason City Tile & Marble Readers’ Choice • Master Flooring Honorable Mention • Flooring America Honorable Mention • Floor To Ceiling Honorable Mention

CATERING COMPANY ★ Pig Skin BBQ

Readers’ Choice • Hy-Vee Food Stores Honorable Mention • Butchers Catering Honorable Mention • Starboard Market Honorable Mention

CELL PHONE REPAIR

★ Discount Computer & Cell Phone Repair LLC Readers’ Choice • Iowa Cell Phones and Repair Honorable Mention • US Cellular Honorable Mention • Verizon wireless Honorable Mention

CELL PHONE RETAILER ★ US Cellular

Readers’ Choice • Verizon Honorable Mention • Iwireless Honorable Mention

CHICKEN

★ Pizza Ranch Readers’ Choice • GG’s Place Honorable Mention • Gooblers Roost Honorable Mention

GLOBE GAZETTE READERS’ CHOICE 2018 • Mulligan’s Bar & Grill Honorable Mention

CHILD CARE FACILITY ★ Newman Daycare Readers’ Choice • Charlie Brown Preschool & Child Care Honorable Mention • Tugs Daycare & Preschool Honorable Mention • Little Angel’s Child Care and Preschool Honorable Mention

• Cindy’s Cleaning Honorable Mention • ProClean Honorable Mention

COFFEE HOUSE ★ Cabin Coffee Company Readers’ Choice • Beanzy’s Honorable Mention • Jitters Coffee Bar Honorable Mention • Starbucks Honorable Mention

CHILI

COMPUTER REPAIR

★ Wendy’s

★ Discount Computer & Cell

Readers’ Choice • Culvers Honorable Mention • Boulder Tap Honorable Mention • GG’s place LLC Honorable Mention

CHINESE FOOD ★ Wok ‘n Roll Readers’ Choice • New City Buffet Honorable Mention • Hy-Vee Honorable Mention • China Buffet Honorable Mention • Rice House Honorable Mention

CHIROPRACTIC CARE ★ Mason City Chiropractic Readers’ Choice • Active Family Chiropractic Honorable Mention • Cornish Family Chiropractic Honorable Mention • Clear Lake Chiropractic Jeff Anderson Honorable Mention

CINNAMON ROLLS ★ GG’s Place Readers’ Choice • Cabin Coffee Honorable Mention • Hy-Vee Bakery Honorable Mention • Pies & More Honorable Mention

CLEANING SERVICE ★ Servpro Readers’ Choice

Phone Repair LLC Readers’ Choice

• The Computer Guy Honorable Mention • Best Buy Honorable Mention

CONVENIENCE STORE ★ Casey’s Readers’ Choice • Kwik Star Clear Lake Honorable Mention • Yes Way Honorable Mention • HyVee Gas Honorable Mention

COOKIES ★ Cookies Etc. Readers’ Choice • Grandma Sugar’s Cupcakery Honorable Mention • Starboard Market Honorable Mention • HyVee Honorable Mention

CREDIT UNION ★ CENT Credit Union Readers’ Choice • North Iowa Community Credit Union Honorable Mention • Iowa Heartland Credit Union Honorable Mention

CUPCAKES ★ Grandma Sugar’s Cupcakery Readers’ Choice • Sweet Tooth Honorable Mention • Hy-Vee Bakery Honorable Mention

• Fat Kid Cakes Honorable Mention

DANCE STUDIO

★ Dancin’ with Roxie Readers’ Choice • Summer Jo’s Dance Academy Honorable Mention • Dance Arts Center Honorable Mention • Dance Unlimited Honorable Mention

DANCING/NIGHTCLUB

★ Surf Ballroom and Museum Readers’ Choice • Rookies Rockin’ Sports Bar Honorable Mention • Diamond Jo Honorable Mention • Rumorz Bar & Grill Honorable Mention

DELI

★ Starboard Market Readers’ Choice • State Street Deli Honorable Mention • Hy-Vee Honorable Mention • Back Yard Deli Honorable Mention

DENTIST

★ Central Park Dentistry Readers’ Choice • Nettleton Dental Group Honorable Mention • Mint Springs Dentistry Honorable Mention • Burgmeier Dentistry Honorable Mention

DJ SERVICE

★ Ultimate Entertainment Readers’ Choice • Harry O Honorable Mention • Kirk’s DJ Honorable Mention

DONUTS

★ South Shore Donut Co Readers’ Choice • Casey’s General Store Honorable Mention • Hy-Vee Honorable Mention

DRIVE THRU EATING ★ Culver’s Readers’ Choice • Burger King Honorable Mention • Taco Tico Honorable Mention • Wendy’s Honorable Mention

ELECTRICIAN ★ Jacobson Electric Readers’ Choice • Blazek Electric Inc Honorable Mention • Linahon Electric Honorable Mention • The Electrician Honorable Mention

EMPLOYMENT AGENCY ★ Masterson Staffing

Solutions Readers’ Choice • Express Employement Professionals Honorable Mention • Kelly Services Honorable Mention • QPS Employment Group Honorable Mention

EXTENDED CARE FACILITY/NURSING HOMES ★ IOOF Home & Community Therapy Center Readers’ Choice • Good Shepherd Honorable Mention • Oakwood Care Center Honorable Mention • Concord Care Center Honorable Mention

EYE DOCTOR ★ North Iowa Eye Clinic Readers’ Choice • Dr Korthals & Associates Honorable Mention • Shopko Optical Honorable Mention • Clear Lake Optometry Honorable Mention

FAMILY DOCTOR ★ Dr. John L. Boedeker, DO Readers’ Choice • Dr. Tracy Mixdorf Honorable Mention • Dr. Analisa Haberman Honorable Mention

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FAMILY RESTAURANT ★ Pizza Ranch Readers’ Choice • Boulder Tap Honorable Mention • GG’s Place Honorable Mention • The Other Place Honorable Mention

FAMILY/FUN ENTERTAINMENT ★ Cinema West Readers’ Choice • Roller City Honorable Mention • Oak Leaf Collectibles Honorable Mention • Mason City Family YMCA Honorable Mention

FAST FOOD ★ Culver’s Readers’ Choice • McDonald’s Honorable Mention • Wendy’s Honorable Mention • Jimmy John’s Honorable Mention

FINANCIAL INVESTORS/ PLANNERS ★ First Citizens Readers’ Choice • Principal Financial Advisors Honorable Mention • Lamont Financial Group Honorable Mention • Edward Jones Honorable Mention

FISH FRY ★ Mulligan’s Bar & Grill Readers’ Choice • GG’s Place Honorable Mention • Muskie Lounge Honorable Mention • Culver’s Honorable Mention

FISHING GEAR/SUPPLIES ★ Mills Feet Farm Readers’ Choice • Clear Lake Bait And Tackle Honorable Mention


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FITNESS CENTER ★ Ironhouse Gym

Readers’ Choice • NIP Fitness Honorable Mention • Anytime Fitness Honorable Mention • Mason City Family YMCA Honorable Mention

FLORIST

★ Baker Floral Shop & Greenhouse Readers’ Choice • Red Geranium Honorable Mention • Otto’s Oasis Floral Honorable Mention • Hy-Vee Honorable Mention

FRENCH FRIES ★ McDonald’s

Readers’ Choice • Culvers Honorable Mention • Papa’s American Cafe Honorable Mention • Sevens Restaurant & Steakhouse Honorable Mention

FRESH FRUIT/ VEGETABLES/PRODUCE

★ Hy-Vee Readers’ Choice • Fareway Honorable Mention • Aldi Honorable Mention • Andersons Honorable Mention

FRIENDLIEST BANK/ CREDIT UNION TELLER

★ Clear Lake Bank & Trust Readers’ Choice • CENT Credit Union Honorable Mention • First Citizens Bank Honorable Mention • North Iowa Community Credit Union Honorable Mention

FRIENDLIEST BARTENDER STAFF

★ Rookies Rockin’ Sports Bar Readers’ Choice

GLOBE GAZETTE READERS’ CHOICE 2018 • Diamond Jo Honorable Mention • Lake Time Brewery Honorable Mention • Tailgaters Sports Bar & Grill Honorable Mention

FRIENDLIEST TAVERN

★ Tailgaters Sports Bar & Grill Readers’ Choice • Lake Time Brewery Honorable Mention • Rookies Rockin’ Sports Bar Honorable Mention • Fat Hill Bewing Honorable Mention

FUNERAL HOME

★ Hogan-Bremer- Moore Colonial Chapel Readers’ Choice • Major Erickson Honorable Mention • Ward Van Slyke Colonial Chapel & Crematory Honorable Mention • Fullerton Funeral Chapels Honorable Mention

FURNITURE

★ Furniture and Mattress Outlet Readers’ Choice • McGregors Furniture Honorable Mention • Brick Furniture Honorable Mention • Slumberland Furniture Honorable Mention

GARAGE DOOR SALES/SERVICE

★ Mason City Overhead Door Company Readers’ Choice • Menards Honorable Mention • King Overhead Door Honorable Mention

GIFT SHOP

★ Market 124 Readers’ Choice • Real Deals Honorable Mention • Lucy & Olive Honorable Mention • Oak Leaf Collectibles Honorable Mention

GOLF COURSE

★ Highland Golf Course Readers’ Choice • Mason City Country Club Honorable Mention • Bear Creek Golf Course Honorable Mention • Buffalo Run Golf Course Honorable Mention

GOLF EQUIPMENT

★ North Iowa Golf Center Readers’ Choice • Decker’s Honorable Mention

GREENHOUSE

★ Blackmore Nursery Readers’ Choice • Otto’s Oasis Honorable Mention • Stillwater Honorable Mention • Hill’s Garden Honorable Mention

GROCERY STORE

• Northern Siding & Construction Honorable Mention • Snow Construction Honorable Mention

HAPPY HOUR

HARDWARE STORE

INSURANCE AGENCY

★ Kramer Ace Hareware Readers’ Choice • Menards Honorable Mention • Mill’s Fleet Farm Honorable Mention

HEALTH & NATURAL FOODS

GUTTER SALES/ INSTALLATION

HEATING & COOLING

HAMBURGER

★ North Central Mechanical Services Readers’ Choice • Schroeder Plumbing & Heating Honorable Mention • Mechanical Air Systems Honorable Mention • Secory Plumbing & Heating Honorable Mention

HOME BUILDER

★ The Boulder Tap House Readers’ Choice • Blue Heron Honorable Mention • Sevens Restaurant & Steakhouse Honorable Mention • GG’s Place Honorable Mention

★ Larry Elwood Construction Readers’ Choice • Snow Construction Honorable Mention • Rye Construction Co Honorable Mention • Butler Construction Inc Honorable Mention

HANDYMAN/CARPENTER

HOME DÉCOR

Readers’ Choice

Readers’ Choice

★ Home Care Solutions

HOME HEALTH CARE

★ Mercy Home Care Readers’ Choice • Cerro Gordo County Home Health Care Honorable Mention • ABCM Healthy Living Home Care Honorable Mention

★ Ironhouse Gym Readers’ Choice • Hy-Vee Food Stores Honorable Mention • GNC Honorable Mention • BE WELLness Honorable Mention

Readers’ Choice • Young Construction Honorable Mention • Window World Honorable Mention • Custom Seamless Guttering Honorable Mention

• Hobby Lobby Honorable Mention • Lake Lifestyle Honorable Mention • Market 124 Honorable Mention

★ Rookies Rockin’ Sports Bar Readers’ Choice • Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar Honorable Mention • Rumorz Bar & Grill Honorable Mention • Papa’s American Cafe Honorable Mention

★ Fareway Readers’ Choice • Hy-Vee Honorable Mention • Aldi Honorable Mention • Target Honorable Mention

★ Midwest Construction

SUNDAY, MARCH 25, 2018

★ Real Deals

★ State Farm Agents Readers’ Choice • CLB&T Insurance and Financial Services, Inc. Honorable Mention Edwards Brandt & Associates Inc Honorable Mention • Nora Springs Insurance Honorable Mention

INTERNET PROVIDER

★ CL Tel Readers’ Choice • Mediacom Honorable Mention • Router 12 Network Honorable Mention • WCTA Honorable Mention

JEWELRY STORE

★ Grunwald & Kiger Fine Jewelers Readers’ Choice • Riddle’s Jewelry Honorable Mention • Stadheim Honorable Mention • David Lee Jeweler Honorable Mention

KID FRIENDLY RESTAURANT

★ McDonald’s Readers’ Choice • Pizza Ranch Honorable Mention • GG’s place LLC Honorable Mention • Seven Stars Family Restaurant Honorable Mention

KIDS ENTERTAINMENT ★ Roller City Readers’ Choice • Cinema 5 Honorable Mention • Mason City Family YMCA Honorable Mention • North Iowa Youth Center Honorable Mention

KIDS HAIRCUT ★ Salon 220 Readers’ Choice • Studio B Honorable Mention • Great Clips Honorable Mention • Upper Cut Honorable Mention

LANDSCAPING ★ Blackmore Nursery & Garden Center Readers’ Choice • Natural Plus Nursery Honorable Mention • A+ Lawn Care and Landscape Honorable Mention

LATE NIGHT EATS ★ Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar Readers’ Choice • Taco John’s Honorable Mention • McDonald’s Honorable Mention • Perkins Honorable Mention

LAW FIRM ★ Heiny McManigal Law Firm Readers’ Choice • Yunek Law Firm Honorable Mention • Brown, Kinsey, Funkhouser & Lander PLC Honorable Mention • Coonley & Coonley Honorable Mention

LIQUOR STORE ★ Hy-Vee Wine & Spirits Readers’ Choice • Lake Liquor Honorable Mention • Northside Liquor Honorable Mention • Quick Shop Honorable Mention


SUNDAY, MARCH 25, 2018

LIVE MUSIC VENUE/ ESTABLISHMENT ★ Surf Ballroom and Museum Readers’ Choice • Diamond Jo Honorable Mention • Lorado’s Restaurant Honorable Mention • NIACC Performing Arts Honorable Mention

LOCAL FUNDRAISING EVENT ★ Festival of Trees Readers’ Choice • Relay For Life Cerro Gordo County Honorable Mention • JDRF Team Ollie Honorable Mention • Cupids Undie Run Honorable Mention

LOCAL HOTEL/ MOTEL ★ Historic Park Inn Readers’ Choice • Holiday Inn Express Honorable Mention • Hampton Inn & Suites Honorable Mention • Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Mason City, IA Honorable Mention

LOCAL MUSEUM ★ MacNider Museum Readers’ Choice • The Surf Ballroom & Museum Honorable Mention • Kinney Pioneer Museum Honorable Mention • Floyd County Historical Museum Honorable Mention

LOCALLY OWNED RESTAURANT ★ Northwestern Steakhouse

GLOBE GAZETTE READERS’ CHOICE 2018 • Starboard Market Honorable Mention • Hungry Mind Honorable Mention • State Street Deli Honorable Mention

• Brick Furniture Honorable Mention • Ashley HomeStore Honorable Mention

• Mason City Brewery Honorable Mention • Worth Brewing Company Honorable Mention

MEDICAL STAFF

MIXED DRINKS

MANICURE

★ Mercy Family Care

★ VFW Clear Lake

Readers’ Choice • Mercy Obstetrics and Gynecology Honorable Mention • Mercy Family Clinic Honorable Mention • Mercy Women’s Health Center Honorable Mention

Readers’ Choice • Rookies Rockin’ Sport Bar Honorable Mention • 1910 Lounge Honorable Mention • Prime N Wine Honorable Mention

★ L&D #1 Nails Readers’ Choice • Salon 220 Honorable Mention • Tony’s Nails and Spa Honorable Mention • Tips and Toes Honorable Mention

MARGARITA

★ Cancun Mexican Restaurant Readers’ Choice • Las Palmas Mexican Restaurant Honorable Mention • Fieldhouse Honorable Mention • Plaza Mexico Honorable Mention

MARTIAL ARTS INSTRUCTION

★ Kick USA Karate Readers’ Choice • Black Belt Academy Honorable Mention

MARTINI

★ Prime N Wine Readers’ Choice • The Quarry Tapas Bar Honorable Mention • 1910 Lounge Honorable Mention • Sevens Restaurant & Steakhouse Honorable Mention

MASSAGE/SPA ★ Salon 220

Readers’ Choice • Sevens Restaurant & Steakhouse Honorable Mention • Cafe Mir Honorable Mention • GG’s Honorable Mention

Readers’ Choice • Bare Sugar Body Spa Honorable Mention • Rhonda JamesMason City Chiropractic Honorable Mention

LUNCH

★ Furniture Mattress Outlet Readers’ Choice • Slumberland Honorable Mention

★ Cancun Readers’ Choice

MATTRESS/BED STORE

MEDICAL SUPPLY ★ Mercy Home Therapy Shoppe Readers’ Choice • Hy-Vee Drugstore Honorable Mention • Quality Medical Services Inc Honorable Mention

MENS CLOTHING ★ Moorman Clothiers Readers’ Choice • Goodnature’s Work Stop Honorable Mention • Kohls Honorable Mention • Mills Fleet Farm Honorable Mention

MEN’S HAIR CUT ★ Color Couture Readers’ Choice • Salon 220 Honorable Mention • Studio B Honorable Mention • Great Clips Honorable Mention

MEXICAN ★ Las Palmas

MORTGAGE PROVIDER ★ First Citizens Bank Readers’ Choice • Clear Lake Bank & Trust Company Honorable Mention • North Iowa Community Credit Union Honorable Mention

MOST TIP WORTHY (BEST SERVICE) ★ Boulder Tap House Readers’ Choice • Northwestern Steakhouse Honorable Mention • Cancun Mexican Restaurant Honorable Mention • Prime N Wine Honorable Mention

MOTORCYCLE DEALERSHIP ★ Mason City Powersports Readers’ Choice • Harley-Davidson of Mason City Honorable Mention • Mason City Honda Honorable Mention

NEW AUTO DEALERSHIP

Mexican Restaurant Readers’ Choice • Cancun Mexican Restaurant Honorable Mention • Plaza Mexico Honorable Mention • Pastime Gardens Honorable Mention

★ Hosmer Honda Readers’ Choice • Pritchard’s Honorable Mention • Mason City Ford Chrysler Honorable Mention • Schukei Chevrolet Honorable Mention

MICRO BREWERY/ CRAFT BEERHOUSE

NI FALL EVENT (SEPT/OCT/NOV)

★ Lake Time Brewery Readers’ Choice • Fat Hill Brewing Honorable Mention

★ Clear Lake Harvest Festival Readers’ Choice • Autumn Artistry, Osage Honorable Mention

• Humane Society of North Iowa Doggy Dip Honorable Mention • Friday Night Prep Football Honorable Mention

NI SPRING EVENTS (MARCH/APRIL/MAY)

★ North Iowa Band Festival Readers’ Choice • City Wide Garage Sale Honorable Mention • Home & Landscape Show Honorable Mention • Relay for Life of Cerro Gordo County Honorable Mention

NI SUMMER EVENT (JUNE/JULY/AUG)

★ Clear Lake 4th of July Readers’ Choice • Mason City Motor Speedway Honorable Mention • Thursdays on Main (Clear Lake) Honorable Mention • Friday Night Live (Mason City) Honorable Mention

NI WINTER EVENTS (DEC/JAN/FEB)

★ Christmas by the Lake Readers’ Choice • Surf Ballroom Winter Dance Party Honorable Mention • Festival of Trees Honorable Mention • Color the Wind Kite Festival Honorable Mention

NORTH IOWA MOVIE THEATRE

★ Cinema West Readers’ Choice • Lake Theatre Honorable Mention • Northwood Theater Honorable Mention • Watts Theatre Honorable Mention

OB/GYN

★ Dr Mark LeDuc Readers’ Choice • Dr Faust Mercy OBGYN Honorable Mention • Dr. Stephen E. Thorn, MD Honorable Mention

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OIL CHANGE ★ Charlie’s Auto Repair Readers’ Choice • Graham Tire Honorable Mention • Mason City Tire Services Honorable Mention • Glen’s Tire Services Honorable Mention

ONION RINGS ★ The Other Place Readers’ Choice • Ritz & Things Honorable Mention • The Boulder Tap House Honorable Mention • GG’s Place Honorable Mention

OPTICAL/FRAMES/ LENSES ★ All About Eyes Readers’ Choice • Shopko Mason City Optical Center Honorable Mention • Korthals and Associates Honorable Mention • Clear View Eye Clinic Honorable Mention

ORTHODONTIST ★ Demro Orthodontics Readers’ Choice • Alpha Orthodontics Honorable Mention

OUTDOOR EATERY ★ The Landing Readers’ Choice • GeJo’s by the Lake Honorable Mention • Starboard Market Honorable Mention • The Quarry Honorable Mention

OUTDOOR/SPORTING GOODS STORE ★ Mills Fleet Farm Readers’ Choice • Decker Sporting Goods Honorable Mention • Wayne’s Ski & Cycle Honorable Mention • Double Lung Archery Inc. Honorable Mention


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PAINT/WALLPAPER

PHARMACY

& Home Co Readers’ Choice • Menard’s Honorable Mention • Sherwin-Williams Paint Store Honorable Mention

★ Hy-Vee Readers’ Choice • Walmart Honorable Mention • Mercy Family Pharmacy Honorable Mention • Walgreens Honorable Mention

★ Woodford Lumber

PEDIATRICIAN

★ Dr. Jafar Shaikh

PHOTOGRAPHER

Readers’ Choice • Dr. Hashim Eldadah Honorable Mention • Dr. Petra Lamfers Honorable Mention • Dr. Tate Lage Honorable Mention

★ Brittany Mueller

PEDICURE

★ Salon 220 Readers’ Choice • Tony’s Nails and Spa Honorable Mention • L&D #1 Nails Honorable Mention • Tips & Toes Honorable Mention

PERFORMING ARTS VENUE

★ NIACC Performing Arts Readers’ Choice • Surf Ballroom and Museum Honorable Mention • Stebens Children’s Theatre Honorable Mention • Krapek Fine Arts Center, Osage Honorable Mention

PET BOARDING ★ FrrrBabiez

Readers’ Choice • Camp Dogg Honorable Mention • Doggy Motel and Spa Honorable Mention • Precious Paws Honorable Mention

PET GROOMING

★ Mary Kay Grooming Station Readers’ Choice • Mohawk Grooming Honorable Mention • Petco Honorable Mention • Shampoochies Honorable Mention

Photography Readers’ Choice • Love & Luck Photography Honorable Mention • Arickx Photography Honorable Mention • Memories for a Lifetime Photography Honorable Mention

PHYSICAL THERAPY ★ IOOF Home & Community Therapy Center Readers’ Choice • Mercy Rehilitation/ Healthworks Honorable Mention • Corner Stone Physical Therapy Honorable Mention • Athletico Honorable Mention

PIZZA EATERY ★ Godfathers Readers’ Choice • The Other Place Honorable Mention • Cafe Mir Honorable Mention • Azzalina’s Hole in the Wall Honorable Mention

PLACE FOR A FROZEN TREAT ★ Birdsall’s Ice Cream Co Readers’ Choice • Orange Leaf Honorable Mention • Culver’s Honorable Mention • Dairy Queen Honorable Mention

PLACE FOR BUSINESS LUNCH ★ Papa’s American Cafe Readers’ Choice

• State Street Deli Honorable Mention • Hungry Mind Honorable Mention • The Quarry Honorable Mention

PLACE FOR MEETING SINGLES

★ Rookies Rockin’ Sport Bar Readers’ Choice • Tailgaters Sports Bar & Grill Honorable Mention • The Surf Ballroom & Museum Honorable Mention • Diamond Jo Worth Casino Honorable Mention

PLACE TO BUY MEAT

★ Fareway Readers’ Choice • Louie’s Custom Meats and More Honorable Mention • HyVee Honorable Mention • S & S Locker and Liquor Honorable Mention

PLANTS AND FLOWERS

★ Otto’s Oasis Readers’ Choice • Blackmore Nursery & Garden Center Honorable Mention • Baker Foral Shop & Greenhouse Honorable Mention • Red Geranium Honorable Mention

PLUMBING

★ Claussen Plumbing Readers’ Choice • Schroeder Plumbing & Heating Honorable Mention • Hank’s Plumbing Honorable Mention • Black Plumbing Honorable Mention

PREOWNED AUTO DEALER

★ Pritchard’s Auto Readers’ Choice • Hosmer Honda Honorable Mention • Mason City Ford Chrysler Honorable Mention • Schukei Chevrolet Honorable Mention

PRESCHOOL

★ Charlie Brown Preschool & Childcare Readers’ Choice • Tugs Daycare & Preschool Honorable Mention • Newman Daycare Honorable Mention • Sugar Plum Preschool Honorable Mention

REAL ESTATE OFFICE

★ Century 21 Preferred Readers’ Choice • Hildebrand Real Estate Honorable Mention • Knudston Real Estate Honorable Mention • Lee Realty Honorable Mention

REHABILITATION FACILITY

★ IOOF Home & Community Therapy Center Readers’ Choice • Mercy Rehabilitation Services Honorable Mention • Athletico Honorable Mention • Heritage Care and Rehabilitation Honorable Mention

REMODELING CONTRACTOR

★ Northern Siding Construction Readers’ Choice • Larry Elwood Construction Honorable Mention • Snow Construction Honorable Mention • Young Construction Honorable Mention

RESALE (CONSIGNMENT) SHOP

★ Affordables Thrift Store Readers’ Choice • Tried & True Honorable Mention • Shabby Chic Honorable Mention • Village General Store Honorable Mention

RESTAURANT FOR TAKE OUT/TO GO EATS

★ The Other Place Readers’ Choice • Applebees Honorable Mention

SUNDAY, MARCH 25, 2018 • Buffalo Wild Wings Honorable Mention • The Boulder Tap Honorable Mention

RESTAURANT MOST LIKELY TO RECOMMEND TO A TOURIST ★ Northwestern Steakhouse Readers’ Choice • Starboard Market Honorable Mention • 1910 Grille Honorable Mention • Fieldhouse Honorable Mention

RESTAURANT WORTH A DRIVE (NORTH IOWA, NON MASON CITY)

★ Telluwut Grille House & Pub Readers’ Choice • GG’s Place Honorable Mention • Starboard Market Honorable Mention • Diamond Jo Honorable Mention

RIBS

★ Rib Crib Readers’ Choice • GG’s place LLC Honorable Mention • Bill’s Bar-B-Q Honorable Mention • Pig Skin BBQ Honorable Mention

ROMANTIC RESTAURANT

★ Prime N Wine Readers’ Choice • Northwestern Steakhouse Honorable Mention • 1910 Grille Honorable Mention • Fieldhouse Honorable Mention

ROOFING CONTRACTOR

• HyVee Honorable Mention • GG’s Place Honorable Mention • Pizza Ranch Honorable Mention

SEAFOOD

★ Prime N Wine Readers’ Choice • Sevens Restaurant & Steakhouse Honorable Mention • Mulligan’s Bar & Grill Honorable Mention • The Quarry Honorable Mention

SELECTION OF BEER AT A BAR

★ The Boulder Tap House - Mason City Readers’ Choice • Fat Hill Brewing Honorable Mention • Rookies Rockin’ Sports Bar Honorable Mention • Lake Time Brewery Honorable Mention

SHOOT POOL

★ Rookies Rockin Sports Bar Readers’ Choice • Ransom’s Honorable Mention • Burke’s Bar Honorable Mention • Homers Sports Bar & Grille Honorable Mention

SIDING

★ Midwest Construction Readers’ Choice • Young Construction Honorable Mention • NSC Northern Siding Construction Honorable Mention • Window World Honorable Mention

★ Young Construction Readers’ Choice • Northern Siding Construction Honorable Mention • Midwest Construction & Supply Honorable Mention • Mason City Roofing Honorable Mention

★ Salon 220 Readers’ Choice • Mercy Dermatology Center Honorable Mention • Bare Sugar Body Spa Honorable Mention

SALAD BAR

SNOW REMOVAL

★ Ruby Tuesday

Readers’ Choice

SKIN CARE/ AESTHETICS FACILITY

★ Larry Elwood Construction Readers’ Choice


SUNDAY, MARCH 25, 2018

GLOBE GAZETTE READERS’ CHOICE 2018

• Young Construction Honorable Mention • Snow Construction Honorable Mention • Dodge Diversified Honorable Mention

• The Other Place Honorable Mention • GG’s Place Honorable Mention • Mulligan’s Bar & Grill Honorable Mention

• Market 124 Honorable Mention • Lucy & Olive Honorable Mention • Real Deals Honorable Mention

SPORT BAR & GRILL

TIRES

VARIETY OF APPETIZERS

★ The Other Place

★ Graham Tire Co

Readers’ Choice • Rookies Rockin’ Sports Bar Honorable Mention • Papa’s American Cafe Honorable Mention • The Boulder Tap House Honorable Mention

Readers’ Choice • Mason City Tire Services Honorable Mention • Glen’s Tire Service Honorable Mention • Mills Fleet Farm Honorable Mention

STEAK

TRAVEL AGENT

★ The Boulder Tap Readers’ Choice • Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar Honorable Mention • The Other Place Honorable Mention • The Quarry Honorable Mention

★ Northwestern Steakhouse

★ Destination Travel Services

Readers’ Choice • The Half Moon Honorable Mention • Prime N Wine Honorable Mention • Diamond Jo Honorable Mention

Readers’ Choice • True Travels LLC Honorable Mention • Four Season Travel Honorable Mention

TREE SERVICE

TACOS ★ Cancun Mexican Restaurant Readers’ Choice • Taco Tico Honorable Mention • Mr. Taco Honorable Mention • Pastime Gardens Honorable Mention

TANNING SALON

★ Blanchard Tree Services Readers’ Choice • Cutting Edge Tree Services Honorable Mention • K&C Tree Service Honorable Mention • Keeling Tree Service Honorable Mention

TUXEDO RENTAL ★ Moorman Clothiers

Readers’ Choice • Sun Tan City Honorable Mention

Readers’ Choice • Bliss Honorable Mention • Fringe & Lace by Brittany Honorable Mention

TENDERLOINS

UNIQUE GIFTS

★ Suzie Q Cafe

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CENT Credit Union ★ Readers’ Choice: Credit Union

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ENT Credit Union was voted the best credit union in North Iowa for the first time by readers of the Globe Gazette in this year’s Readers’ Choice. “We’re very proud of who we are, where we’re from, where we’ve been and where were going,” said President and CEO Matthew Chizek. “It’s because people believe in and support our mission that Every CENT Counts.” “Five years ago, when I was interviewing for this opportunity, we weren’t in the position of the top 10 or even top 12 in the marketplace. But we’ve attracted high character and high energy team members to help develop the culture we want to achieve. We take great pride in this honor that people have voted on, because we consider ourselves the people’s champion.” As a credit union, CENT is a memberowned, not-for-profit financial cooperative that provides savings, credit, and other financial services to its members. Profit is returned to members in the form of better rates. The business changed its name from MCLG Family Credit Union about four year ago to unify all the various smaller credit unions it had brought under one roof over time. “Over the years of combining, it got to be a lot of letters in the name,” said Matt Bradley, Marketing Director. “We needed to bring that all together, and we were inspired by the message on the

back of the penny: e pluribus unum. Out of many, one, and that became CENT.” CENT Credit Union membership is open to employees and their families from city, county, state, and federal government, healthcare affiliates, and many private industries in the area. CENT also brought two vacant buildings in Mason City back to life: its CENTer at 25 W. State St., and the CENT WestSide branch at 3124 4th St. SW, which was formerly a Community National Bank. The main office went from its previous 3,000 square feet to the current 35,000 square feet on State Street. Extra office space is rented out to different partners, and rooms are available for business meetings. “We bring change,” Chizek said. “It’s exciting change. It’s what makes progress. Five years ago, we had seven employees, and now it’s over 20. Based on the support, we’re able to create fun local positions in Mason City. We have a longstanding, proud history of organizations we support.” The recent growth is an outcome of changing the company’s culture, according to Chizek. “We had to set a new baseline for what we stand for and believe in, not of words but of deeds. It’s very powerful when we actually live by that. It’s a ‘service above self’ mentality.” Five years ago, the business gave out one $500 scholarship as a community support

effort. “In the past year, through volunteerism and donations, we’ve given $100,000 back to the community,” he said. “We’re extremely proud of our volunteer hours. Giving of time shows extreme value. All of the money stays locally. We stand by local organizations because we are local.” And in turn, CENT’s support of members has grown. “Last year we had nearly a 100 percent increase in return back to our membership in terms of rate of return through massive growth. We compete with some fantastic local credit unions and banks, and all must be applauded,” Chizek said. “But we have been able to carve out our niche. We know what we’re good at, which is serving others through high rates of return and low loan interest rates.” Bradley said, “We have innovative products. We think we’re driving CD rates up in the area. Our checking account has a 3 percent interest rate, which is awesome. It’s had an impact on everybody.” The credit union is now introducing a new style of checking account, called CENTennial Checking. It includes innovative extras like free streaming options for music and movies, a free debit card that members can personalize with a photo, and monthly coupons. CENT also strives to create a fun atmosphere for members and the greater commu-

nity. It hosts kids from around the community through an annual CENT-a-bration, which features inflatables, sport games, and other activities. There’s also an annual Iowa-Iowa State tailgate event; a partnership with others to present a Thanksgiving dinner for seniors at the Knights of Columbus Hall; and free professional photos with Santa each year. While CENT supports many local charities and projects for giving back to the community, some of the projects and partners CENT is affiliated with include Hawkeye Harvest Food Bank; Our Loving Children, supporting families of individuals with autism; My Happy Place, which does bedroom makeovers for children with medical conditions; and My Happy Haven, offering room makeovers for women fighting cancer. It doesn’t have to be a big event to lift up its members or the community. CENT can brighten up anybody’s day with Fresh Cookie Fridays (“We have our own oven,” Bradley said) or a game of air hockey in the lobby. “We believe in a family fun banking experience,” Chizek said. “Where else can you play basketball or Xbox in the lobby or find a floor made of pennies? CENT, where we dare to be different and live the credit union philosophy of ‘people helping people.’ We’re proud of it.” Chizek invites anyone who wants to be part of the change to check out CENT’s web site at CENTCU.org.


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Midwest Construction ★ Readers’ Choice: Gutter Sales/Installation Siding

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amily-owned Midwest Construction is celebrating its 60th anniversary in the home improvement business this year. So it’s a fitting birthday present that the 2018 Readers’ Choice top picks for Gutter Sales/Installation, Siding, and Window/Door Retailer all went to Midwest Construction. “We’re fortunate to not only stay in business that long, but to grow,” said Paul Despenas, V.P Marketing “We’ve got the third generation working here now, and the fourth generation will be getting their tool belts in the next couple of summers.” The business was founded in 1958 by Alex P. Despenas, specializing in exterior home remodeling in Iowa and southern Minnesota. Despenas said his dad had the philosophy, “Quality Products, Quality Installation,” and it still drives the company today. “He worked for other companies for a while, but he had a conscience. He cared about what happened after he left. He started his own business so he could control what happened from sales to the end.” To this day, Despenas said they stick with the best product lines. “We have found the best manufacturers with the most research and development behind them. We chose some of them 34 years ago and they are still leaders, such as the Great Lakes EcoSmart window.” He said they’re happy to be in Mason City and thankful for their customers. “We won’t let them down. It might cost a little more money to do business with Midwest Construction, but the products we offer are by far the best products in the industry. And we have the best labor, certified and experts in their field. We feel we owe it to the community. The cheapest job is not always the best.” Midwest Construction has won two Better Business Bureau awards, according to Despenas. In 2015, it received the BBB’s Integrity award for its ideals of trust, reliability,

and ethics. In 1999, the BBB recognized the company for its marketing efforts including actual customer testimonials TV commercials of satisfied customers. The 2015 award was related to a particular story, he said. “Our salesman went to a home in Mason City to give an estimate, and the woman said it was higher, so she went with another company. The poor lady walked in a few weeks later and said, ‘I probably should have gone with you guys. Now they owe me money and still haven’t finished.’ So my sister sent my nephews over to inventory a list of things to fix, and then she sent them back to fix the problems for nothing. We disapproved to see her taken advantage of.” The company has two showrooms, at 1601 S. Taft Ave. in Mason City and also in Grimes near Des Moines, including full-size sunrooms and fully-functional window and siding displays. Call 641-715-9007 or visit the web site at mwcinc.com for more information.

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ancin With Roxie is North Iowa’s premiere studio for dancers of all ages, body types and experience levels who have a passion for dance. “We offer fun, energetic, top notch instruction for ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, advanced technique, hip hop, cheer/ pom, contemporary, tumbling, beginning age intro to dance, and we also have a multi-national championship award winning competition team.” Explains Owner, Roxanna Johnson. “We take great pride in the reputation that we have built for more than a decade. We’re known for providing a quality education, our strong values and ties to the community, having fun, and being the best.” “Our ability to help dancers find their inner passion for the art of dance is key to our program. Once you find that passion, the possibilities are endless. No matter what level you are starting at, we can get you where you want to be. Our schedule is very a la carte. You can take as many or as few classes as you wish, or have time for. Along with dance instruction we take great care to make sure that our dancers are inspiring others and being great friends. Once you step through our studio

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doors, you are among friends!” Dancin’ With Roxie has a growing list of dancers who have gone on to become successful collegiate and professional level dancers. Classes starting at just $35 per month. Fall and summer session enrollment opens soon, many classes will fill to capacity. Join our important updates mailing list to be the first to know about registration dates and performances. To join that list or for more information on the programs offered at DWR call 641-430-5003, email dancinwithroxie@ hotmail.com, or visit www.dancingwithroxie. com. Dancin’ With Roxie 1502 2nd Ave. S., Clear Lake 641.430.5003 212 Federal St. N., Hampton

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Ironhouse Gym ★ Readers’ Choice: Fitness Center

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ason City’s Ironhouse Gym is North Iowa’s most popular Fitness Center and favorite source for Health and Natural Foods. The co-ed fitness center and shop, located at 1805 S. Carolina Ave., took top honors in those categories in the Globe Gazette Readers’ Choice 2018 awards. “We want to thank everybody for their votes,” said Bob Vasquez, co-owner with his wife Sheila. “We’ve been open 26 years, and we are honored to have received this recognition. Thank you to all past, present, and future customers.” The 6,000-square-foot facility offers top-of the line StarTrac treadmills, Precor elliptical machines, Life Fitness cross-trainers, Life Fitness recumbent bicycles, Stairmasters, Matrix upright bikes, free weights, Selectorized machines, Hammer Strength, and more. “We offer the lowest prices in town on our fitness membership,” Vasquez said. “It’s our way of giving back to the community. We make it very affordable for everyone to join our facility.” Flexible membership packages are available to suit all levels of athlete and help anyone achieve fitness goals. Student, senior, and corporate rates are offered.

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Dave Poppy, owner of Jacobson Electric in Clear Lake, says he’s “a bit of a perfectionist,” while showing a cell phone picture of a meticulous arrangement of wires in a complex electrical installation. That may be why the business is top choice for Electrician in the Globe Gazette’s 2018 Readers’ Choice voting. Having purchased Jacobson Electric in 2014, Poppy has gone from a pickup truck and one part-time helper, to a six employee operation, with five company vehicles. This hasn’t happened by accident. Poppy instills his work ethic and attention to detail into all his staff, so the same high standards are always met. “When I walk onto a job, any job, I shouldn’t be able to tell you which employee did the work. If I didn’t know better I’d think I did it, because company-wide we are all on the same page; my way. The same quality and attention to detail is expected across the board,” he said. This conscientiousness is seen even in the way Poppy organizes the vehicles. All vans are set up and stocked exactly the same way. According to Poppy, “It eliminates the learning curve. It doesn’t matter which truck an employee finds himself working out of, the parts, supplies, tools and materials are all located in the same spot, in every vehicle. It helps us all be more efficient with the use of our customer’s time. While it may seem like a small thing, it adds up.” Poppy has a Master Class A Electrical license, issued by the State of Iowa, which is the highest licensing level an electrician can achieve. Poppy was employed as an instructor for Associated Builders and Contractors of Iowa (ABC) & taught the apprenticeship classes that were formerly held onsite at the North Iowa Area Community College. “When I was an apprentice, my instructor told us in 15 years the Baby Boomers would be retiring and there will be a huge demand for skilled trades. We’re experiencing that right now,” Poppy said. “It’s extremely hard to find and hire good help.” What drew Poppy into the trade? “I was looking for something that could challenge my mind. A career where I would never grow bored. As an electrician you’re always learning, and you’ll never learn it all,” he said. “Technology is ever changing and something new is always on the horizon.” He encourages others to consider the same career path, as opposed to getting a four-year degree and being saddled with debt. Jacobson Electric offers a $250 sign-on bonus as well as a $250 referral reward. This encourages others to refer quality help his way. Employees earn competitive wages, with benefits that include profit sharing, retirement plan, paid holidays and vacations. Jacobson Electric offers apprenticeship training through ABC of Iowa’s 4 year apprenticeship program, where apprentices spend 3 weeks per year in the classroom coupled with on the job training. Poppy, a strong advocator of education, was once

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asked “What if you spend all the time and money sending your employees to school and afterwards they quit?” Poppy replied “What if I don’t educate them and they stay?” “Becoming a licensed journeyman is rewarding, but takes time. Typically, a Journeyman electrician must complete four years of schooling, log a minimum of 8,000 documented hours on the job, and finally must pass the 3 hour Journeyman’s Examine,” explained Poppy. Poppy estimates about half of Jacobson Electric’s business comes from commercial projects; 40 percent residential; with the remaining 10% divided between industrial and agricultural work. Of note, Jacobson Electric recently completed Clear Lake Bank and Trust’s new addition, located in the heart of downtown Clear Lake. Construction, which began in April of 2017, has just wrapped up. “We were thrilled to take part in this project. It’s been a pleasure working with Dean Snyder Construction these past 10 months. A larger project such as this is all the more rewarding, and seeing it come together to completion, that’s the icing on the cake.” Poppy pointed out that Alliant Energy is offering substantial LED rebates this year; available to commercial customers. “With increasing population, the demand for energy continues to rise. Energy companies are realizing it costs more to build new power plants than it does to pay people to cut back on the amount of electricity they use.” The introduction of new energy efficient LED lighting is the quickest and easiest way to achieve this goal. Up to an 80% reduction in energy consumption is now not only possible, but affordable. Jacobson Electric offers area businesses a free consultation and audit. This includes a survey of the facility, a light study, recommendations, and a comprehensive report detailing proposed energy savings, along with Alliant Energy rebate information and eligibility. Dave’s wife Sara has a degree in finance from University of Northern Iowa and fills the role of Office Manager. “Sara works tirelessly from behind the scenes to help our days run smooth. From accounting to answering the phone calls and scheduling the work. There’s just no way I could do it all without her help,” says Dave. They have three children: Kylie, 12; Kaden, 11; and Peyton, 9. The Poppy family moved to an acreage north of Clear Lake two years ago from Mason City. “I’m more focused on the customer’s needs than mine,” Poppy said of his work. “My job is to help people. The way I look at it, being in business is all about building relationships. The past 4 years I’ve met a lot of great people and have developed some very strong friendships. I’ve learned that this is what it’s all about. We do our best to take care of people and everything else falls into place. Thank you to all those who cast their vote for Jacobson Electric. In the face of such competition, it is humbling and truly an honor for us to receive this award and recognition.”

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Hosmer Honda ★ Readers’ Choice: New Auto Dealership

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osmer Honda in Mason City took top honors as Readers’ Choice for New Auto Dealership in this year’s voting through the Globe Gazette. Josh Cunningham, Hosmer Honda’s general manager, said it’s nice to make a mark with how they operate. “I’d describe the car buying experience here as easy,” he said. “Our sole purpose is to sell cars. It’s the only reason we’re here, and we want to make that happen.” He attributes the dealership’s success to focusing on what the customer wants. “We listen. We try to figure out exactly what the customer wants, what their needs are, even when it comes down to the amount they want to spend,” Cunningham said. “We do everything to make that happen, even if it comes down to pulling out our invoice to show you just how fair of a deal you are making. We’re very transparent.” The Hosmer Honda facility at 3825 4th St. SW is three years old, featuring a highceiling showroom walled with glass. “It’s bright and lifts the spirits,” Cunningham said. Owner Jeremiah Hosmer, of Nora Springs,

is the grandson of Bill Lyons who was part of Mason City’s car scene for years as owner of Lyons Toyota. The Toyota dealership next door is also under Hosmer ownership. Hosmer Honda employs nearly 20 people, including four sales people and four service technicians, two of whom are ASC Certified. Cunningham started out selling cars for Toyota and has been with Hosmer ever since it took over the Honda dealership in 2011. Honda CR-V is Motor Trend’s SUV of the

Year for 2018, and the Accord was named North American Car of the Year in January at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. In 2017, the Civic was named Kelley Blue Book’s Best Buy of the Year. “Honda’s re-sale value is some of the highest in its class. The Accord model is completely redesigned this year,” Cunningham said. The Hosmer service department is ready to support customers when they bring in vehicles for maintenance or repairs, using genuine

Honda parts and accessories. “If you can’t make it in, because of work or your schedule, we’ll pick up your vehicle and drop it off for no extra charge,” he said. “We also offer a loaner vehicle during service work.” The dealership features an extensive collection of new and certified pre-owned Honda vehicles, as well as used cars from other manufacturers. All current inventory and prices can be viewed on the web site at hosmerhonda.com.

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Hearing Associates ★ Readers’ Choice: Audiologist/Hearing Aid Provider

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earing loss is an invisible condition that has a phenomenal impact on the activities of daily living,” said Stuart Trembath, owner and audiologist at Hearing Associates in Mason City. “It can be a huge barrier to enjoying conversation with other people. Our goal is to provide care as best we can for the patients, so they can overcome the obstacle that hearing loss provides for them,” Trembath said. “And more than just that person, but also the people around the individual that are so important.” Alex Crippin, Director of Operations, said the team focuses on service. “People come to us not just because we are knowledgeable about hearing loss and hearing devices, but because we care,” Crippin said. “We’re here to help people hear better. A hearing device is not the cure-all, but it sure can help, and we can help them through that transition.” Hearing Associates opened 30 years ago in Mason City. Now with nine other locations in Iowa and Minnesota, the business has a longstanding referral relationship with the medical community, particularly the Mason City Clinic Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) practice.

Crippin said the audiologists at Hearing Associates all hold master’s or doctorate degrees. They use a wide variety of tests to detect hearing loss in patients of all ages. The staff also can evaluate balance issues and tinnitus (ringing in ears). Hearing loss is impacting Baby Boomers more than any previous generation, Trembath said. “In the World War II generation, hearing loss was caused by noise from the war or was factory related. For boomers, it’s mostly recreational use like music, motorcycles, and snowmobiles. When they were in the workplace, there were noise restrictions in industry. And children now have much higher hearing loss due to video gaming and headphones.” “Studies show that a person’s ability to hear has many implications. Adults with untreated hearing loss are significantly more likely to develop dementia, experience depression, and have a history of falling,” Crippin said. If needed, Hearing Associates helps patients choose hearing devices from some of the leading manufacturers in the industry. “Because we all have unique hearing ability, hearing devices are not ‘one size fits all’,” he said. “Not every

hearing device from a single manufacturer works for every patient.” When a patient is fit with the correct hearing device, Hearing Associates offers classes for new users, to help them transition back to the hearing world. “It helps people realize they are not alone, and it gives them a chance to talk with others going through the same thing,” Crippin said. “We also invite the families to come, to help them re-build communication strategies together, since the individual may have become more isolated due to the hearing loss.” Crippin said today’s digital hearing devices have much better capabilities and are beginning to link up with other electronics. “A lot of them have Bluetooth wireless technology, sort of like a headset for your phone, so they can stream music or pair up with a TV,” he said. Many public venues now

offer hearing loops, devices that transmit audio signals directly to a user’s hearing device. Learn more about hearing loss, hearing devices, and how Hearing Associates can help at www.hearingassociatesmc.com. Hearing Associates Open: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm

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CL Tel ★ Readers’ Choice: Internet Provider

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t’s all about quality. It’s all about the experience. And pride in a job well done. That’s what drives CL Tel. Since its founding, CL Tel has endeavored to serve the area with technology that makes all of our lives easier. “We want North Iowa communities and their businesses to thrive,” said CL Tel General Manager Tom Lovell said. “We’re firm believers that our region deserves at least the same advanced technology as any urban area. By offering the latest technologies, supported by our team’s local responsiveness, we strive to exceed the service offered in a metro area.” High speed Internet helps eliminate perceived geographic barriers that some may have about living in smaller cities. “It’s the best of both worlds - being able to live in North Iowa with this quality of life but also have access to metro quality services,” Lovell said. CL Tel was first in the area to offer Gigabit Internet speeds – 100 times faster than the average Internet connection – in December 2015. CL Tel also was one of the early fiber optics providers, installing its first fiber

optical network in 1989 to connect all long distance calls to Iowa Network Services in Des Moines. Fiber optics provide the broadband infrastructure that is essential to North Iowa’s economic success,” Lovell said. It’s a far more secure connection with virtually unlimited capacity for data, voice, and video services, particularly when compared to cellular, wireless, and cable services. In addition to the latest technology, CL Tel staff provide the expertise for robust customer service. “While competitors try to cut costs, we’re all about boots on the ground to help our customers,” Lovell said. “Our people provide a great combination of long-time expertise and fresh innovation to meet our changing customer needs.” In 2017, CL Tel was awarded the national Smart Rural Community Showcase Award by the NTCA for providing advanced communications services that have helped “drive economic and community strength” in several North Iowa communities. NTCA – the Rural Broadband Association – cited CL Tel’s deployment of advanced broadband technologies and collaboration with local

leaders as keys to helping communities be “vibrant places in which to live and do business.” The technology has been leveraged to enable innovation in the areas of economic development and commerce, education, agriculture, health care, government services, security and energy use. Broadband, or high-speed Internet data services, is now a key requirement used by site selectors in the very competitive landscape of industrial recruitment. CL Tel’s fiber infrastructure has been instrumental in recruiting and maintaining numerous major Clear Lake businesses. Plus, requests by several large Mason City employers led CL Tel’s subsidiary, SkyBlue Solutions, to build a fiber network in Mason City’s industrial park and later in downtown Mason City. As homeowners use more devices such as iPads, cell phones and “stream” their shows real-time over the Internet, they need faster speeds and more capacity. The Broadbandpowered Smart Home technology enables summer residents and “snowbirds” to check on their Clear Lake homes while they are wintering elsewhere.

CL Tel is a full service high speed Internet, security, phone and digital TV in Clear Lake and Ventura. Subsidiary SkyBlue Solutions provides advanced communications services to businesses in Mason City and other North Iowa communities. Advanced communications services and network redundancy are managed by a 24/7/365 Network Operations Center and backed by local support.

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T hank You North Iowa for Voting Us as Your Favorite Jewelry Store! We are proud to have been your locally owned jewelry store for over 25 years! We offer custom designs by award winning team & in house repairs. Owners: Dan Grunwald & Jaimi Kiger 4700 4th Street, S.W., Suite H.G., Mason City, Iowa 50401 Phone: (641) 423-5116 Email: info@grunwaldkiger.com • www.grunwaldkiger.com Like us on Facebook

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Fareway ★ Readers’ Choice: Grocery Store

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he managers of Fareway Stores in Mason City and Clear Lake want to thank customers for voting Fareway the best Grocery Store and Place to Buy Meat in the Globe Gazette Readers’ Choice awards. “We’re all quite honored,” said Darren Miculinich, grocery manager at the Mason City store. Rod Bernard is grocery manager at Clear Lake. The meat counters have their own managers, Adam Jeppeson at Mason City and Ryan Fassbender in Clear Lake. “I think it has a lot to do with our low prices, our to-the-car service, and the fresh cut-toorder meat case,” Miculinich said. “We now carry fresh never-frozen fish.” Like all Fareway stores, Mason City and Clear Lake locations offer the full-service butcher counter. Fareway market experts make the experience by providing made-to-order, fresh cuts of meat for customers daily. The expansion of fresh seafood and artisan cheeses provide more options than ever before. Each package at the meat counter is individually handled and wrapped to customer specifications. The Mason City Fareway has been around

since 1949, and the Clear Lake store opened in 1970. But the Fareway chain goes back even further. The first Fareway Store opened in Boone, Iowa, in 1938. Its concept of a self-serve grocery store was considered revolutionary, according to the company web site. Before that, most stores required shoppers to submit a list to a clerk who would find and package their items. The chain now includes more than 121 stores in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska, and South Dakota, and is one of the largest employers in Iowa. Fareway’s mission includes treating customers like family and taking pride in remarkably clean stores, personalized meat counter and carryout service, efficient shopping, and low, competitive prices. In addition, the company values its dedicated employees and works to support and partner with local businesses, communities, and farmers. A defining feature of Fareway is that the stores are closed on Sunday, which Miculinich said is intended to set aside time for family. According to the web site, “Fareway’s policy

Place to Buy Meat

of being closed on Sunday has been in place for as long as our company has been in existence. We believe our customers, employees, and business partners deserve a day at home with their families - free from the fast-paced life we all live the other six days of the week.” Fareway contributes to the communities its employees live in and serve by donating both time and resources to local charitable organizations. Reinvesting in local communities and encouraging economic and community development is an important piece of Fareway’s history and future. The company also cares about using eco-friendly practices and currently reclaims and reuses heat generated by stores’ refrigeration compressors. Each year, more than 12,500 tons of cardboard, 400 tons of

plastic shrink wrap, and 4.5 million plastic grocery sacks are recycled. Miculinich said the stores are getting a new look, with a fresh update and exciting new features coming soon.

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New Assisted Living Addition Coming in 2018 Taking Reservations Now!

We are proud to be Voted Readers’ Choice for Assisted Living! Country Meadow Place Assisted Living and Memory Care Community Call Kimberly Boyd, Manager, to schedule a tour or have your name added to our new addition waiting list.

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Country Meadow Place ★ Readers’ Choice: Assisted Living

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ountry Meadow Place, the 2018 Readers’ Choice for Assisted Living in North Iowa, is growing. The Mason City retirement community, specializing in care for those with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, has announced the construction of a $3.9 million addition to the existing 36 apartment community. The over 21,000 square foot addition will include 20 Assisted Living apartments and a variety of useful common areas to meet North Iowa demand. The community is located at 17396 Kingbird Avenue on the west edge of Mason City, in a country-like setting where the Old County Home used to sit. “We are at 100 percent occupancy now and working off a wait list. We saw the need for more senior living opportunities in North Iowa,” said Kim Boyd, manager since October 2014. The addition starting this spring will add 1and 2-bedroom apartments and common areas for residents who want assisted or independent living. Country Meadow Place currently offers 1-bedroom and studio apartments for assisted living and memory care in a completely secure community, providing safety for residents. Since completing an extensive remodeling project to the existing building, Country Meadow Place has established itself as a leader in providing Memory Care to North Iowa seniors over the past few years. “It’s a great honor that the area voted us as best of the best,” Boyd said. “We also were awarded ‘Best Assisted Living in North Iowa’ by SeniorAdvisor.com. Our residents and families really love it here. It’s homelike, and we pay attention to their needs. It’s all about quality of life and giving them purpose and meaning. We roll out the red carpet for our residents.” One of the advantages of living there is the blend of assisted living with memory care, so couples can live together in an apartment. “We can have one person with dementia and their spouse who only needs assisted living,” said Boyd. “In many places, they would have to live separately on different floors.” Specially trained memory care staff is available 24 hours a day. Residents receive monitoring by a Registered Nurse and participate in stimulating planned or spontaneous activities. The community finds many ways to show individual attention to their residents. The Dare to Dream program focuses on helping someone realize an unfulfilled dream. For instance, Boyd said they recently worked with the Surf Ballroom to help a woman fulfill her dream of singing on a stage. “Smile” was launched to enhance communication between the families of residents and the staff. This Internet-based program

gives families access to their loved one’s daily activities and allows staff to securely send positive messages, pictures, or videos to families. It also provides a way for families to talk to caregivers or send messages to share with the resident. For instance, Boyd said the Life Enrichment Coordinator might take pictures of a resident engaged in a meaningful activity, to share on Smile. “A resident’s family may call and ask them what they did today, but the person might not remember. This way their family can see the activities they participated in that day,” she explained. The new addition will have a new exercise room. Live 2 B Healthy offers senior exercise with a certified instructor, and staff from Athletico Physical Therapy comes twice a week to lead exercise. The community also offers massage therapy and music therapy. There is a spa room, featuring a big tub, hot towels, dim lighting, and music to foster comfort and relaxation. Weekly salon hours are available. “We have a full-size bus and a van for everything from outings to doctor’s appointments,” Boyd said. “It might be visiting regional sites like the Little Brown Church or just driving around Clear Lake on a nice day and stopping for ice cream.” Residents rent their apartments and bring their own furnishings to make it like home. They receive three home-cooked meals and snacks; laundry and housekeeping; life enrichment opportunities; 24-hour call pendant; and use of the building amenities. Boyd noted that the community can offer quite a bit more through individual service plans, depending on the person’s needs. The new addition will be attached to the existing building, so those residents can come

over to take part in activities. Once the new addition is open, residents in independent or assisted living will rent apartments by the month. They can choose to customize services to meet their needs, like opting to receive fewer meals or adding on assistance, like having staff manage their medications or assist with showers, according to Boyd. The new apartments will be larger and include a full-size refrigerator and microwave. The addition will include a new dining room, common area lounge, private dining/library, exercise area, and more.

A core philosophy of Country Meadow Place is “Embracing Every Moment.” Boyd said it’s about “finding that sparkle in every day and making memories matter.” She and her staff are grateful for the vote of confidence from North Iowa. “Residents and family are often thanking us for what we do,” Boyd said. “It gives us pause. When they say thank you, it kind of hits the heart.” Country Meadow Place is currently taking reservations for the new addition. Contact Kim Boyd at 641-423-7722 or manager@ countrymeadowplace.com for questions.


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State Farm Insurance ★ Readers’ Choice: Insurance Agency

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tate Farm Insurance has been honored for several years as the best insurance agency in Readers’ Choice voting. “As I celebrate 25 years with State Farm in May, I realize how fortunate I am to work for a com-pany that not only values its agents and employees, but also truly cares about its customers,” said Kristy Marquis, a State Farm agent based in Mason City. “This past year State Farm teamed up with more than 7,000 charitable groups across the country to connect volunteers with opportunities to serve right in their own communities through the www.neighborhoodofgood.com site,” Marquis said. “Our business is built on the idea of helping people, so this is just a natural extension of that, and one I’m very proud of. If we all do a little, we can make a huge impact in our communities!” Clint Thomas, also a Mason City agent for State Farm, recently celebrated his 21-year anniver-sary with the company. This was Clint’s first job out of college, and he hopes it will be his last as well. “I love making an impact on client’s lives,” Clint said. “We aren’t the number one choice of cli-ents in North Iowa because of our price. When you become a client with us, you get much more than just an insurance policy.” Clint said State Farm’s public information message about texting while driving is making a dif-ference. “We are really proud of our ‘X the text’ radio campaign. I really feel like my message is being heard around North Iowa and making an impact on people’s lives. I’ve had

numerous comments, letters, and stories from clients and others in the community that have either written or called me to let me know the impact this is having on them or someone else in their lives.” “It’s such a privilege to be recognized as the best,” said State Farm agent Tim Ihlenfeldt. “The role of an insurance professional is no longer just about providing information, but about helping consumers weed through information, to help identify needs and provide solutions. We’re here to help through all life’s moments by providing insights and advice to assist as your life unfolds.” The Ihlenfeldt Agency rescued an old church building in Mason City. It now has been restored to serve as a beautiful office. Tim Ihlenfeldt has over 20 years agency experience. The Ihlenfeldt Agency includes Courtny Beals, Office Manager, and Steven Cooper, Insurance and Bank Rep-resentative. Kim Ruter represents State Farm at her office in Clear Lake. “State Farm has a culture that is about giving back to their customers and community. We, as agents, are united to support each other on this fundamental principle through our professionalism, respect, and building relation-ships on a daily basis,” Kim said. “To be given this award again, lines up with one of the many great philosophies of State Farm and makes us all very grateful for this achievement. On behalf of State Farm and the local agents, thank you again for making us #1!”

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Kim Ruter, Agent 418 North Shore Drive Clear Lake, IA 50428 Bus: 641-357-8292 www.kimruter.com

Clint Thomas Ins Agcy Inc Clint Thomas, Agent 2790 4th Street SW Mason City, IA 50401 Bus: 641-423-7924

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North Iowa For Supporting ting Us For 49 Years And Voting Us Readers Choice For Appliance Service And Appliance Retail Store! e!

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Our family has worked hard since 1968.Always trying to provide the best product and the best service to anyone in Iowa. Maybe we had the water filter you needed or maybe you needed a new kitchen full of appliances, we appreciate you coming into our family store. It has been gratifying to have grandchildren of our earliest customers come into our store and say their parents and grandparents sent them in to see us because they were always satisfied with our service. We don’t have a perfect record but if there is a problem we will try harder than anyone to correct it to your satisfaction. Thanks again for your support and please stop in and see us; where, quality, service and fair prices meet.

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Clear Lake Chamber of Commerce ★ Readers’ Choice: NI Summer Event (June/July/Aug)

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lear Lake welcomes North Iowa all year round with the greatest line-up of events, and it doesn’t go unnoticed. Three of the town’s top events won Readers’ Choice awards again in this year’s voting. Fourth of July won for the best North Iowa Summer Event - no surprise. The town’s annual Independence Day celebration draws thousands of visitors over the course of several days. Entertainment includes Evans United Shows carnival with midway and amusement rides; bingo tent; Family Fun Day events; huge lakeside arts and craft market; live music nightly in the bandshell; a traditional Independence Day parade down Main Avenue; and the biggest and best fireworks display in the area over the lake. This year’s celebration runs from Friday, June 29, through Wednesday, July 4. Clear Lake Harvest Festival also won Readers’ Choice for best North Iowa Fall Event. This year’s celebration will be on Saturday, Oct. 6. Souvenir bags, which include awesome gifts, and chances to win great prizes like $500 in Clear Lake Chamber Bucks, round trip tickets to Chicago, just to name a few,

go on sale August 1 at the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce or online. Harvest Festival welcomes everyone to stroll downtown Main Avenue to enjoy wine samplings, seminars and artist demonstrations, shopping, fall decor, farmers’ market, vendors, trolley rides, homemade salsa contest, grape stomp competition, pumpkin roll relay, waiter race, food, live music, and more. Christmas By the Lake took top votes for best North Iowa Winter Event. Its reputation has grown outside the North Iowa area, as this holiday tradition has won several tourism awards for best holiday festival. Held the first weekend of December, Saturday’s events include horse-drawn carriage and Main Street Trolley rides, craft show, crowning of prince and princess, petting zoo and pony rides, s’mores for kids, Christmas Karaoke, entertainment at the Arts Center, visits with Santa, matinee at the Lake Theatre, strolling Dickens characters, lighted parade and fireworks over the lake. On Sunday, there’s the annual Polar Bear Dip, kids’ treasure hunt, and a free family matinee at the Lake Theatre. The weekend

also includes Festival of Trees at One Vision. These three blockbuster events represent only part of Clear Lake’s year-round entertainment. Visit clearlakeiowa.com to find out about the continuing activities that make the town famous as an event capital. This spring, the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce celebrates its 75th anniversary with a gala on May 4 at the Surf Ballroom. This special event will honor former directors and ten charter members that are still members today. The TRI Clear Lake sprint triathlon returns for its second year on Saturday, June 9. This year the event will also be an official paraathletes competition, according to Trish Fundermann, Special Projects Director at the Chamber of Commerce. The event is sanctioned by USA Triathlon (USAT). The route includes a 750 meter swim, 12.4 mile bike portion, and 3.1 mile run. The TRI is open to individuals open to the challenge of all three or teams wanting to split up the segments. For more information, visit triclearlakeia.com. Throughout the summer, don’t forget hang-

ing out at Thursdays on Main, starting at 6 p.m. each week. Downtown stores stay open late and shoppers can enjoy live music and featured entertainment, children’s activities, vendors, and a movie in the park.

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Thank You North Iowa for voting us

Readers’ Choice FOR THE 6TH YEAR!

2018

For Chiropractic Care

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Rookies

Sevens

★ Readers’ Choice: Place for Meeting Singles

★ Readers’ Choice: Breakfast

Shoot Pool Bar Burger Bar/Lounge to Socialize Friendliest Bartender Staff ● Happy Hour ●

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ookies Rockin’ Sports Bar, a popular gathering place on Clear Lake’s Main Avenue, swept six categories in this year’s Readers’ Choice voting. North Iowans said Rookies is the best for an all-around night out, specifically in these areas: Bar/Lounge to Socialize, Friendliest Bar Staff, Happy Hour, Place to Shoot Pool, Bar Burger, and Place to Meet Singles. “We’re really happy about that,” said Al Hejna, who owns Rookies and Sevens Restaurant with his brother Mike. The Bar Burger category is a new category high for Rookies. “We’ve got seven specialties plus the regular Bacon Cheeseburger. They’re all awesome and very popular, with distinctly different tastes, like Buffalo Bacon Blue Cheese Burger and Ragin Cagin.” New this year are four brand new Diamond pool tables. Happy Hour features $1 specials from 4 to 6 p.m. and 50-cent chicken wings. DJ’s play music on Friday and Saturday nights. Rookies late-night

crowd is a favorite spot for people looking to meet singles. “We’re proud to say in 23 years there has never been a cover charge at Rookies,” he said. Hejna said this year they are planning to offer the Country Bar upstairs on a more consistent basis. On select Saturday nights, Rookies has been playing country music and videos on the second floor, but they are gearing up staff to be able to offer it every week. “Between Rookies and the neighboring Sevens, that share a kitchen, we have 30 to 35 employees, and the kitchen is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.” Watch in the coming year for a new business a few doors away on Main Avenue. Al said they recently bought the former Bikers Bar and are remodeling. With a name to be determined later, the new spot will offer a new and different destination in downtown Clear Lake.

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or the first time, Sevens Restaurant took Readers’ Choice top honors as the best place to have breakfast in North Iowa. Al Hejna, who owns Sevens and adjoining Rookies Rockin’ Sports Bar with his brother Mike, attributes a lot of that to their locally-known breakfast cook, Marsha Walker Potter. “She cooked breakfast in Mason City for years,” Al said, at places like the Sidewinder. “When we opened Sevens in 2009, I wondered where she was, and three days later she came in to apply for a job. I said, ‘Get in here!’ ” Marsha cooks breakfast six days a week at the restaurant, from 6:30 to 11 a.m. Al said Robert Vysocky, Jake Jensen, and crew do an “awesome job” from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sundays, the most popular breakfast day of the week. The breakfast menu includes all the favorites made to order, including omelettes, hash browns, eggs Benedict, pancakes, and more. Sevens also serves lunch seven days a week and dinner on Tuesdays through Saturdays.

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Real Deals

THANK YOU FOR VOTING US #1 HOME DE’COR SHOP

★ Readers’ Choice: Home Décor

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orth Iowa’s favorite place to buy home décor is Real Deals on Home Décor and Boutique at 23 5th St SW in Mason City. That’s what voters said in the Globe Gazette Reader’s Choice awards in 2018. Real Deals is a locally owned family run business. “My daughter and I opened the store six years ago,” said Lisa O’Tool. She manages the home décor end of things, while Danielle manages the clothing boutique. Her son, Ryan, is currently helping with the online boutique clothing sales platform. New décor and clothing arrives weekly. Lisa said “It’s fun unpacking new décor and changing up the displays every week. There’s always something new to look at.” “Our customers tell us we have unique things they can’t find in other stores,” said Lisa. “We bring in what’s trending, as well as, carry seasonal and basic decorating styles.” Real Deals offers farmhouse decorating style that has been popular recently, and now she is seeing more call for mid-century modern designs. A few of the home décor items you will find at Real Deals include wall art, lanterns, lamps, distressed wood furniture, succulents/florals

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and seasonal decor. This year, the boutique added children’s clothes from newborn to size 14. Women’s clothing includes small to 3x. Shop in store, for the latest styles, or online at masoncity. realdeals.net You can also select the “Shop Now” button from the store’s Facebook page. The shop is open Thursdays 10-6, Fridays 10-5, and Saturdays 10-4. Get a taste of the items they carry by checking out their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/realdealsmasoncity, or on Instagram at realdealsmasoncity.

& VOTING FOR US AS FAVORITE GIFT SHOP, WOMEN’S CLOTHING & UNIQUE SHOP!

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Thank you for or voting oting us Reader eader er’ss Choice er Choice: Best Physical Therapy Best Rehabilitation Facility Best Long Term Care Facility/Nursing Home Congratulations to our therapy team for being recognized for Best Physical Therapy. Our therapists are specially trained in ACP, Accelerated Care Plus. ACP has allowed us to treat patients with state-of-the-art technology, resulting is outstanding results and quick recoveries. Our therapy team has extensive experience creating a personalized approach to get you to your best level of function and meet your goals. Congratulations to our entire team for achieving Best Rehabilitation Facility and Best Long Term Care Facility/Nursing Home again this year!!

We provide excellent care to those that need Memory Care, Long Term Care, or short stay rehabilitation.

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Rib Crib ★ Readers’ Choice: Ribs

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or several years running, Rib Crib in Mason City has been voted Readers’ Choice for Ribs. “We cook our ribs fresh twice a day,” said Stan Schultz, manager and co-owner with his father. “They are smoked in-house with hickory wood.” The pork ribs are offered in St. Louis style and baby-back cut. Rib Crib features all-you-caneat ribs on Tuesdays from 4 to close. The restaurant is not just about ribs, Schultz said. The menu includes salads, burgers, wings, chicken wraps, and more. Lunch combos on weekdays includes two meats and one side dish. The restaurant at 455 Tiffany Drive has been serving North Iowans for 12 years. It also provides catering for all types of events. Rib Crib also received Honorable Mention in Readers’ Choice voting for BBQ, Birthday Party for Adults, and Wings.

Because their ribs take so long to prepare and are so popular, they sometimes run out, according to Schultz. “We smoke brisket and pork every 12 hours,” he said. “We take them off the smoker twice a day, so it’s always fresh at lunch and dinner. So get it while you can!”

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Boulder Tap House ★ Readers’ Choice: Most Tip Worthy (Best Service)

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oulder Tap House won 2018 Readers’ Choice top votes for Hamburger, Best Selection of Beer at a Bar, Variety of Appetizers, and Most Tip Worthy. That pretty much covers their slogan, “Burgers, beer, wings, and friends - the way it should be.� Thanking customers for their endorsement, Tom Mason, general manager, said, “It’s a family-owned business based out of St. Cloud, MN. They like the community here. We try to keep everything as local as we can, with vendors.� The company owns 40 restaurants, but Ma-

son City was the first one opened in Iowa two years ago. A second Boulder Tap House now is in Ames. The restaurant here employs about 65 people. He described the Boulder Tap House atmosphere as “a sports bar, but family-friendly.� “We specialize in craft beer and craft burgers,� Mason said. “We have have the best selection of beer, with the most wide variety to hit all the preferences of our customers. On our hamburgers, we try for unique combinations, not just the ordinary. And service is a top priority. We make sure we’re talking to guests and make them feel like regulars.�

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Full Service On Domestic & Import Vehicles Everyone at Charlie’s Auto is honored to have won Reader’s Choice for both Auto Repair and Brake Service, and now Oil Change! It means so much to earn the loyalty of customers and develop friendships while maintaining their vehicles.

Thank you North Iowa for voting us Reader’s Choice for an Oil Change!! • Brakes • Batteries • Oil Changes • Fuel Pumps • Starters • Alternators • Air Conditioning • Cooling System Flushes • T-Tech (Transmission Fluid Replacement with Filter Change)

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Woodford Lumber ★ Readers’ Choice: Paint/Wallpaper

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aint like no other.” That’s why Benjamin Moore customers are so loyal. Once they use it, others pale in comparison. “We have customers who will drive 30-40 miles regularly to get their Benjamin Moore paint here,” said Woodford Lumber and Home Manager Darle Hoshaw. Because Woodford Lumber and Home attained Benjamin Moore Signature Store status, customers enjoy an unparalleled retail experience. Unlike the big box stores, trained color consultants provide personalized, unrushed service to help each customer find the right paint and color for their project. Computerized color matching software and paint tinting ensures that customers can also match existing paint colors. “We partnered with Benjamin Moore paint because of its outstanding reputation for superior quality and performance,” said Woodford Lumber and Home Manager Darle Hoshaw. “This is the paint that professional painters, architects and interior designers recommend because of the vibrant colors, extraordinary application and longevity. And do-it-yourselfers also like Benjamin Moore paints because of its ‘one coat will do it’ characteristic,” Hoshaw said. Benjamin Moore paint was selected in 2011 because the company’s long-standing tradition of

excellence and innovation for the customer was a great fit with Woodford Lumber and Home. The retail store was remodeled to provide a welcoming environment and to attain the only Benjamin Moore signature store status in North Iowa. Benjamin Moore has consistently ranked at the top in national customer satisfaction paint surveys conducted by J.D. Powers, a global information services company. Founded in 1883, it is one of the country’s leading manufacturers of premium quality residential, commercial and industrial paints and other coatings. Benjamin Moore was one of the pioneers in producing eco-friendly paint with its zero-VOC Natura paint. “We’re proud to say that it is family-friendly,” Hoshaw said. Benjamin Moore is only available at independently owned stores. Woodford Lumber and Home, located at 210 North 4th Street in downtown Clear Lake, is a full service lumberyard and retail center with name brand windows, cabinets, countertops, doors, hardware, decking materials, millwork and paint. Experienced staff design new construction or remodeling plans. A cabinetry showroom and the signature paint store area help customers envision their home improvement dreams.

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Thanks for Making Woodford Lumber Your Top Choice For Paint!

BUILDING. BETTER. LIVING 210 N. 4th St., Clear Lake

357-2134 • www.woodfordlumber.com


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Hawkeye Auto Body ★ Readers’ Choice: Auto Body

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Car Detailing

on that manufacturer’s vehicles.” Along with those manufacture certifications; the shop is also required to be certified in welding several different types of metals. Many of the newer vehicles are going to aluminum sheet metal and box sides, which requires us to use special riveters and welders to repair your vehicle back to OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) specifications. Ryan added,“This gives us the ability to work on virtually any vehicle and any type of material,” Hawkeye also has the equipment and training to weld almost any type of plastic that is and vehicles today. The Knoll family has built the shop’s reputation on commitment to their customers. They understand the frustration and vulnerability associated with the repair process, according to Jerry. “Our goal is to not only restore your vehicle back to manufacturer’s specifications, but also your piece of mind that it has been repaired properly. We are committed to getting you back to your normal routine safely, and as quickly as possible. We appreciate the trust and confidence you place in our family owned business.” Thank You again to everyone who voted for us this year.

awkeye Auto Body of Mason City remains the number one choice of voters in the 2018 Readers’ Choice categories of Auto Body Repairs & Auto Detailing. “Thanks to everyone who voted for us as their first choice in the Auto Body & Auto Detailing categories,” said Ryan Knoll. “That’s a testimony to all the employees for the service and quality that they provide.” Hawkeye Auto Body has served the North Iowa community for almost 42 years. The shop’s reputation is built on a commitment to their customers. Jerry Knoll started the company, and his son Ryan has worked there more than 20 years. Hawkeye Auto Body strengthens its commitment to customer service and safety by having achieved Assured Performance Certification. This designation means the shop meets quality standards set by that manufactories making sure they have the correct equipment & training necessary to repair that vehicles from several major manufacturers. “Assured Performance only certifies a certain number of shops and it takes a lot of time and commitment on our part,“ Ryan said. “When people come to us, they’ll know we are recognized as a certified shop to work

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Thank you North Iowa for voting us #1!

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Central Park Dentistry ★ Readers’ Choice: Dentist

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e would like to thank our patients for voting for Central Park Dentistry as 2018 Reader’s Choice Dentist. Our whole team is humbled by your loyalty, and excited to be honored with this award now for several years in a row! We see this award as validation of our outstanding customer service, solid community involvement, and excellent patient care. At Central Park Dentistry, the positive energy is palpable as soon as you walk in the door. Our team is eager to assist you with your needs! We are always welcoming new patients, young and old. Our loyal patients will tell you that all of our doctors and staff develop connected relationships with each patient. Our patients also enjoy the fun-filled atmosphere in our office. The customer service at Central Park Dentistry is second to none! We realize dental care can be stressful for many reasons. Our clinical team and doctors work to get to know you, your dental history and how we can improve your health and experience. For many patients, it can be using proven techniques to reduce anxiety. For others, they desire to be more

educated in their personal care and choices. Our front office team is trained to help you understand your insurance benefits and how you can utilize them. Everyone at Central Park Dentistry strives to be an educator and advocate for patients to understand the benefits of great oral health! Central Park Dentistry strives to be a partner in our community. This year alone, we educated over 750 local school children in Mason City, Rockwell and Sheffield. All the children had a fun presentation and received a bag of personal hygiene items. We participate actively in local causes by attending, donating, and volunteering. Our doctors have been active in the North Iowa Free Dental Clinic. We provide a great mix of modern technology and treatment, along with time-proven techniques. In office, we now have the ability to make 3D xrays of the teeth and jaw, when needed, for a more exact diagnosis. Dr. Lala can use this to remove impacted wisdom teeth with precision. We all use 3D technology to aid treatment especially root canal therapy. We use an ITERO digital scanner for the doctors to create 3D models of the patient’s teeth and

We are humbled by our patient’s generosity! Thank You North Iowa For Voting Us Readers’ Choice Dentist.

bite. Digital scanning eliminates impressions, making the treatment easier, faster and more accurate. Dr, Hansen can use the ITERO to educate patients on their personal bite issues and the outcome of future Invisalign treatment in a matter of minutes. Drs. Lala and Hansen use these technologies to provide dental implants to patients who need missing teeth replaced. Dr. Jennifer Thackery joined us 3 years ago and has been a “perfect fit”. Dr. Thackery is skilled in utilizing technology and creating comprehensive treatment plans. Most importantly, she’s able to communicate treatment options in a way people trust. We had exciting new changes at Central Park Dentistry this year! We opened an office in Sheffield, a solid community that we are thrilled to become a part of. All our doctors see patients here too, for your convenience. We had two home grown doctors join our team this year. We are proud to have Dr. Patrick Kolker of Clear Lake and Dr. Brianna Brayton of Meservey. Both have trained at the University of Iowa and come highly recommended by University Faculty. We know you will enjoy getting to know them both!

• Kid Friendly • Preventative Care • Implants • Bleaching • Cosmetic Dentistry • Snoring/Sleep Apnea Appliances

We look forward to creating the best dental experience for your entire family. Again, thank you for this honor and your trust. Remember, You will leave with a Smile!

• Extractions & Wisdom Teeth • Dentures & Denture Repair • Complete Family Care • Digital Radiography • Root Canal Therapy

You Will Leave With a Smile! • Local leaders in General Dentistry • Members of American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine To screen & help manage patient snoring and sleep apnea • Extractions including impacted wisdom teeth welcome • Institute trained for implant placement & restoration

Dr. Matthew Hansen

Dr. Jay Lala

New & Emergency Patients Welcome!

Dr. Jennifer Thackery

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u o Y k Than US G N I T O V FOR

BEST CARPET AND FLOORING STORE

LARGE Warehouse of In-stock Laminates • Tiles Luxury Vinyl Tiles & Planks Carpet rolls & Remnants

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Furniture Mattress Outlet ★ Readers’ Choice: Furniture

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urniture Mattress Outlet, known for offering quality furniture and mattresses at affordable prices, took First Place honors in Readers’ Choice Awards again this year. Owner Tim Latham said he’s grateful that North Iowa continues to choose the store as the best place to buy furniture. “We’ve got a large store, about 25,000 square feet, but I think the reason people like us is the guys work really hard at customer service and there is no high pressure to buy,” he said. The locally-owned store continues to add more selection, and Latham said there is an ever-increasing variety of fabrics customers can choose from. Latham said, “We want to thank everyone for helping us to continue to serve them with great furniture and prices.” The Mason City store at 506 4th Street SW opened in 2002. Latham said, “We took an old building and over the years remodeled it. And made it one of the nicer-looking buildings in the area. It has that old warehouse look and feeling.” The strong sales staff at Furniture Mattress Outlet is what keeps the store popular with

Mattress/Bed Store

customers, according to Latham. The sales employees are paid by salary and do not work on commission. “Plus, eventually they’re going to own the store, so they have a strong desire to make things work,” he said. “They go way above, they know the product, and they don’t have to worry about commission. That makes a lot of difference. They take interest in all customers, not just those that purchase furniture.” Randy Klemesrud has worked with Latham for 36 years, starting at the former Latham Furniture, and the rest of the employees are relatives of Klemesrud. That includes his son Jack, and Jack’s brothers-in-law Ryan and Dan. The store offers free delivery and financing to customers. “We not only deliver, we bring it in and set it up for you, and we service what we sell,” Latham said. Furniture Mattress Outlet carries nearly 30 brands of living room, dining room, home office, and bedroom furniture, such as Ashley, Lane, England, Broyhill, Best, Coaster, and more. Mattress companies include Symbol, Spring Air, and Englander. The store also offers a full line of accessories for every room.

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North Central Mechanical Services

SUNDAY, MARCH 25, 2018

“Where a good time is had by all”

★ Readers’ Choice: Heating & Cooling

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orth Central Mechanical Services continues to be North Iowa’s top choice for heating and cooling services, according to voters in the 2018 Readers’ Choice awards. “Winning the award is a honor, and we definitely appreciate the local support,” said Brian Miller, Business Development/Estimator. “We will continue to do everything we can to maintain our high level of support service and quick response times. We have a great team here at North Central Mechanical Services, and awards like this are the direct result of that team’s effectiveness.” The Mason City business, owned by Nathan Bartels, provides heating and cooling services for residential and commercial settings. Bartels started the company in 2010 out of his home. North Central Mechanical Services has moved twice since then to accommodate the growth in business. Now at 2601 15th Street SW, the company employs 15 people. “In the past year, we’ve hired more employees to better cover Mason City and the surrounding areas,” Miller said. “If you call for an estimate, I can usually be

there the same day to give you a price. We also have 24-hour service, so there’s always someone to take care of you.” In addition to heating and cooling systems, the business does plumbing, geothermal systems, backflow testing, duct cleaning, ventilation, boiler systems, sheet metal fabrication, and more. “Duct cleaning has been a big hit lately,” Miller said. “If you have allergies or own dogs or cats, it’s a good idea to clean out the ducts in your house to keep the air clean. Most houses have never had their ducts cleaned. Miller and Bartels sit on the heating and air conditioning advisory board at North Iowa Area Community College. “We offer internships and apprenticeships. We’re always hiring,” Miller said. “We have recently hired NIACC HVAC graduates and have two current students going through the intern program. We work around their classes, and they receive great in-the-field training. The hope is if they decide to stay close to home, we’ll have them as employees eventually.”

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Pizza Ranch ★ Readers’ Choice: Chicken

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randy Trent, the new manager at Pizza Ranch in Mason City, is excited to be a part of the business named tops in this year’s Readers’ Choice categories of Chicken and Family Restaurant. “It’s an amazing company to work with,” Trent said on her experience so far. “They sent me to Orange City for management training, and they’ve all been awesome to work with.” Pizza Ranch highlights “The Country’s Best Chicken” on its menu. Its casual, family atmosphere includes Kids’ Night where kids each free every Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. (one child 12 and under per paying adult). The restaurant also received 2018 Readers’ Choice Honorable Mention for Kid-Friendly Restaurant and Salad Bar categories. The Mason City restaurant has been located at 1617 S. Monroe Avenue for 15 years. Trent said the restaurant is being remodeled, with the inside nearly completed and the outside getting a facelift soon. “We’re also looking to hire staff to accommodate our growing business. Delivery drivers is an area that we are looking to add more people. This is a great place to work. You can have a flexible schedule to work around school

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or other needs, from two to five days a week for any position.” Check out the job opportunities at pizzaranch.com/careers. Pizza Ranch, a member of the Mason City Chamber of Commerce, wants to build more community involvement, according to Trent. She’s looking forward to arranging more Community Impact Nights, which support local non-profit groups. “The organization comes in to help serve one night and gets to keep all the tips for that service.” Pizza Ranch offers dine-in and delivery orders. The restaurant is open every day from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Lunch buffet is available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. every day. Dinner buffet is available from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. On Saturdays and Sundays, the buffet is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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Thank NORTH IOWA YouFOR VOTING US #1 CHICKEN & FAMILY RESTAURANT

We are also excited to receive honorable mention for Salad Bar & Kid Friendly Restaurant!

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For Choosing Us Best Preschool and Runner Up for Best Child Care Facility!

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SMILES are what we do BEST...

THANK YOU NORTH IOWA FOR VOTING US YOUR #1 ORTHODONTIST.

Dr. Judith G Demro, DDS, MS Specialist in Orthodontics

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Satellite offices in Clear Lake, Forest City & Hampton

THANK YOU for Voting us Best French Fries and Kid Friendly! We truly appreciate your business and support!

Introducing the new McDonald’s $ $ $

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BEST MOTORCYCLE DEALERSHIP!

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