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DID WE WIN? Every January, The Norman Transcript

On a nomination form, readers name

This year almost 6,000 ballots were cast online.

sends out a call to the community to nominate

individuals and businesses in 189 sub-

favorite local businesses and individuals for

categories, which are extensive but by no

2014 Best of the Best section that highlights

the newspaper’s Best of the Best awards. This

means inclusive of every aspect of life in

the Best in each category plus other top vote

contest has become very popular among

Norman. These nomination forms are counted

recipients.

local residents who vote for their favorites in

by an outside group that calculates the results

food, drink, nightlife, shopping, retail, services,

to determine the top five nominees in each

readers and advertisers – who participated

people, culture and more in Norman.

category. In the event of a tie, both businesses

in this year’s contest – we believe it was our

or individuals are deemed nominees. This

best ever. Also, we look forward to next year’s

year thousands of nomination forms were

contest, and if there is a business or individual

submitted.

category you would like to see included in the

Here’s how it works: The Norman Transcript (print edition) publishes a ballot several times during the month of January encouraging readers to

Once the top five nominations have been

Today, you hold in your hands Norman’s

We would like to thank everyone – both

2015 contest, please let us know.

nominate their favorites in several categories.

determined, readers are asked to vote online

This year’s categories included Eats,

via normantranscript.com for Best of the Best

winners.

Entertainment, Health & Wellness, Services &

in each category. This voting is free and readers

Professionals.

can vote once a day during the contest period.

DEBBI KNOLL DIRECTOR OF ADVERTISING NORMAN TRANSCRIPT MEDIA GROUP

Congratulations to all 2014 Best of the Best

WELL, YOU DID BEST EATS

BEST BREAKFAST

BEST CHICKEN

BEST DELI

BEST ASIAN

BEST: The Diner

BEST: Raising Canes

BEST: Penny Hill Deli and Subs

BEST: O Asian Fusion

2nd: Syrup Breakfast Boutique 3rd: Ozzie’s 4th: Jimmy’s Egg 5th: Waffle House

2nd: Chick-fil-A 3rd: Charleston's 4th: O'Connell's Irish Pub and Grille 5th: Pub W

2nd: Bison Witches 3rd: Midway Grocery 4th: Jason’s Deli 5th: The Deli

BEST BURGER

BEST COLD BEER

BEST DESSERTS

2nd: Sweet Basil Thai Cuisine 3rd: Thai Thai Asian Bistro 4th: Coriander Cafe 5th: T.E.A. Cafe

BEST BAKERY

BEST: The Garage

BEST: McNellies

BEST: La Baguette

BEST: La Baguette Bakery and Cafe

2nd: Sooner Dairy Lunch 3rd: O’Connell’s Irish Pub and Grille 4th: S&B Burger 5th: Red Horse Grill

2nd: O'Connell's Irish Pub & Grille 3rd: The Garage 4th: Louie's 5th: Diamond Dawgs

2nd: Legend’s 3rd: Fancy That 4th: Sweets & Spurs 5th: Charleston’s

BEST CANDY

BEST COFFEE SHOP

BEST DONUTS

BEST: Ray’s Smokehouse BBQ

BEST: Candy Basket

BEST: Gray Owl

BEST: Donut King

2nd: Van’s Pig Stand 3rd: Rudy's Country Store 4th: Billy Sims BBQ 5th: Earl’s Rib Palace

2nd: Cookies & Cards 3rd: Michelangelo's 4th: Candyopolis 5th: Lohmann's Good Things

2nd: Starbucks 3rd: Michelangelo's 4th: Cool Beans Coffee 5th: Syrup Breakfast Boutique

2nd: Daylight Donuts 3rd: Gourmet Donuts 4th: Donut Palace 5th: Tasty Donuts

2nd: Dara Marie’s 3rd: Waving Wheat Bakery 4th: Gigi’s Cupcakes 5th: Crimson & Whipped Cream

BEST BARBEQUE


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BEST DRIVE-IN

BEST MEXICAN

BEST SUSHI

BEST WAIT STAFF / SERVICE

BEST: Classic 50’s

BEST: Tarahumara’s

BEST: O Asian Fusion

BEST: Tarahumara’s

2nd: Sooner Dairy Lunch

2nd: Ted’s Cafe Escondido

2nd: Full Moon Sushi

2nd: Charleston’s

3rd: Sonic

3rd: Pepe Delgados

3rd: In The Raw

3rd: Legends

4th: Mamaveca

4th: Wright’s Family Market

5th: Chelinos

5th: Sushi Master

4th: Del Rancho

4th: O’Connell’s Irish Pub and Grille 5th: Blu Fine Wine & Food

BEST FRENCH FRIES BEST: The Garage 2nd: Red Robin 3rd: Freddy’s Frozen Custard 4th: O’Connell’s Irish Pub and Grille 5th: Blackbird Gastropub

BEST HOME COOKING BEST: Kendall's 2nd: The Diner 3rd: Cracker Barrel 4th: Local 5th: Ozzie's

BEST HOT DOG BEST: Diamond Dawgs 2nd: Top Dogs 3rd: Sonic 4th: Freddy’s Frozen Custard 5th: The Library

BEST PIZZA (DINE -IN) BEST: Hideaway 2nd: Sandro’s 3rd: New York Pizza 4th: Mazzio’s

BEST LUNCH BEST: Bison Witches 2nd: La Baguette

BEST ENTERTAINMENT BEST BAR

3rd: O’Connell’s Irish Pub and Grille

BEST: The Mont

4th: Red Horse Grill

2nd: McNellie’s

5th: Blu Fine Wine & Food

3rd: O’Connell’s Irish Pub and Grille 4th: Louie’s

BEST PIZZA (DELIVERY) BEST: Pizza Shuttle

BEST LATE NIGHT DINER

5th: Pub W

BEST: The Mont

BEST BARTENDER

2nd: Marco’s

2nd: Louie’s

BEST: Emily Redman, McNellies

3rd: Domino's

3rd: O’Connell’s Irish Pub and Grille

2nd: Johnney Jones, O’Connell’s

4th: Papa Murphy’s

4th: Local

3rd: Justy Nichols, Louie’s (westside)

5th: Pickleman’s

5th: New York Pizza

BEST SALADS

BEST RESTAURANT

BEST: Cool Greens

BEST: Charleston’s

2nd: Cafe Plaid

2nd: Benvenuti’s

3rd: Bison Witches

3rd: Legend’s

4th: Blackbird Gastropub

4th: The Mont

4th: Chimy’s

5th: Blu Fine Wine & Food

5th: Louie’s

BEST UNDISCOVERED RESTAURANT

BEST CASINO

BEST: Scratch

BEST: Riverwind

2nd: Blackbird Gastropub

2nd: Firelake Grand Casino

3rd: The Library

3rd: Thunderbird Casino

BEST MARGARITA BEST: The Mont 2nd: Fuzzy’s 3rd: Charleston’s

BEST ICE CREAM

BEST STEAK

BEST: Braum's

BEST: Charleston’s

2nd: Freddy’s Frozen Custard

2nd: Saltgrass Steak House

3rd: Custard Factory

3rd: Outback Steakhouse

4th: Coldstone Creamery

4th: Legend’s

5th: Cookies n Cards

5th: Local

BEST ITALIAN

BEST SEAFOOD

BEST VEGGIE SELECTION

BEST: Victoria’s

BEST: Red Lobster

BEST: The Earth

2nd: Benvenuti’s

2nd: Blu Fine Wine & Food

2nd: Jason’s Deli

2nd: Sooner Theatre

3rd: Gaberino’s

3rd: Charleston’s

3rd: Local

3rd: National Weather Center

4th: Sergio’s

4th: Local

4th: Misal’s

4th: Celebration Station

5th: Othello’s

5th: Pub W

5th: Coriander Cafe

5th: Thunderbird Stables

4th: Tres Cantina

4th: Remington Park

5th: The Brewhouse

BEST FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT BEST: HeyDay


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BEST GOLF COURSE BEST: Jimmie Austin University of Oklahoma 2nd: The Trails 3rd: Belmar 4th: Westwood

BEST MUSEUM

BEST LIVE MUSIC

BEST PLACE FOR A NIGHT OUT

BEST: Sam Noble

BEST: The Deli

BEST: Warren Theatre

2nd: Othello’s 3rd: Opolis 4th: Rivermont 5th: The Library

2nd: 2nd Friday 3rd: Sooner Theatre 4th: Sooner Bowling 5th: Riverwind

2nd: Fred Jones 3rd: OKC National Memorial 4th: Jacobson House 5th: OU Robert Bebb Herbarium

BEST SPORTS BAR

BEST HAPPY HOUR LOCATION BEST: The Mont 2nd: The Library 3rd: O’Connell’s Irish Pub and Grille 4th: Louie’s 5th: Pub W

BEST MOVIE THEATRE BEST: Warren Theatre 2nd: Regal Spotlight

BEST: O’Connell’s Irish Pub and Grille 2nd: Buffalo Wild Wings 3rd: Louie’s 4th: Pub W 5th: Brewhouse

BEST PLACE TO HOST AN EVENT BEST: Embassy Suites 2nd: The Depot 3rd: NCED 4th: Hilton Garden Inn 5th: Norman Chamber of Commerce

BEST LOCAL FESTIVAL BEST PATIO BEST: The Mont 2nd: The Library 3rd: Interurban 4th: Louie’s 5th: Pub W

BEST: Norman Music Festival

BEST PLACE FOR A KID’S PARTY

BEST PLACE TO SHOP

2nd: Medieval Fair

BEST: Andy Alligator’s

BEST: Campus Corner

2nd: HeyDay 3rd: Sooner Bowling 4th: Be Wild for Art 5th: Westwood Park

2nd: Sooner Mall 3rd: Farmers Market 4th: Stash 5th: Carriage Plaza

3rd: Jazz in June 4th: Chocolate Festival 5th: Mayfair


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BEST AUTOMOTIVE DEALERSHIP

BEST CHILDREN’S CLOTHING STORE

BEST COMPUTER STORE

BEST ANTIQUES

BEST: Reynolds Ford

BEST: Tulip Tree

BEST: Best Buy

BEST: Antique Garden

2nd: Fowler VW

2nd: OU IT Store

2nd: 405 Imports 3rd: Antique World 4th: Elusive 5th: Bruce’s Vintage Guitars & Antiques

3rd: Ferguson Buick GMC

2nd: Children’s Place 3rd: The Gap 4th: Dillard’s 5th: Goodwill

BEST SHOPPING

4th: Bob Moore Nissan 5th: Big Red

BEST AUTO PARTS STORE BEST APPLIANCE STORE

BEST: O’Reilly Auto Parts

BEST: Lowe’s

2nd: Autozone

2nd: Danny’s TV & Appliance 3rd: Best Buy 4th: Home Depot

BEST ART EXHIBIT VENUE

3rd: NAPA 4th: Keith’s

3rd: Norman Computer 4th: Office Depot 5th: Office Max

BEST MEN’S CLOTHING STORE BEST: Dillard’s

BEST CONSIGNMENT STORE

2nd: Threads 3rd: Jos. A. Banks 4th: Goodwill 5th: Buckle

BEST: Two Hip Chicks 2nd: Cindy's Resale Shop 3rd: The Salvation Army

5th: Bethany Imports

BEST WOMEN’S CLOTHING STORE

BEST: Fred Jones

BEST BIKE SHOP

BEST: Blush

2nd: Firehouse Art Center 3rd: Dreamers Concept Studio 4th: Mainsite 5th: Standing Buffalo Indian Art Gallery

BEST: Al’s Bicycle

2nd: Cayman’s 3rd: The Webb 4th: Stella Raes 5th: Antique Garden

2nd: Buchanans 3rd: 405 Bicycles 4th: Sun & Ski

BEST DEPARTMENT STORE BEST: Dillard's 2nd: Target 3rd: Kohl's 4th: TJ Maxx 5th: Old Navy


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BEST ELECTRONIC STORE

BEST GARDEN (NURSERY) STORE

BEST HOME DECOR STORE

BEST LUMBER STORE

BEST: Best Buy

BEST: Marcums

BEST: Hobby Lobby

BEST: Forest Lumber Co.

2nd: OU IT Store 3rd: Gamestop 4th: Walmart 5th: Office Depot

2nd: The Greenhouse 3rd: Atwood's 4th: K&K Nursery 5th: Ellisons

2nd: Mister Robert

2nd: Lowe's 3rd: Home Depot 4th: McGee Lumber Co. 5th: Oaks Timber

BEST FLOORING STORE

BEST GROCERY STORE

3rd: Theo’s 4th: Kern’s 5th: ReStore

BEST MATTRESS STORE

BEST: Crest

BEST HEALTH FOOD STORE

2nd: Lowe's 3rd: Mill Creek Carpet 4th: Home Depot 5th: Carpet Center

2nd: Sprouts 3rd: Wright's Family Market 4th: Homeland 5th: Natural Grocers

BEST: Sprouts

BEST FURNITURE STORE

BEST BUILDING MATERIAL STORE

BEST: Mister Robert

BEST: Lowe's

2nd: Theo's 3rd: Norman Bargain Center 4th: Blair Furniture 5th: Kern’s

2nd: Forest Building Materials 3rd: Home Depot 4th: ReStore 5th: Metro Materials

BEST: David's Carpet & Tile

2nd: Dodson’s 3rd: Natural Grocers

BEST JEWELRY STORE BEST: Mitchell's Jewelry 2nd: Brockhaus Jewelry 3rd: Lewis Jewelers 4th: Goodno's Jewelry 5th: Crown Jewelers

BEST: Mathis Brothers Sleep Center 2nd: Norman Mattress 3rd: Mattress Firm 4th: Marquis Furniture 5th: Sleep Number

BEST MOTORCYCLE DEALERSHIP BEST: Fort Thunder Harley Davidson 2nd: School House Cycles 3rd: Big Daddy O’s


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BEST LIQUOR & WINE STORE

BEST OUTDOOR FURNITURE STORE

BEST BOOT STORE

BEST SWIMMING POOL STORE

BEST: The Spirit Shop

BEST: Thompson Pools

BEST: Atwoods

BEST: Thompson Pool and Patio

2nd: The Cellar

2nd: Lowe’s 3rd: Home Depot

2nd: DSW Shoe Warehouse 3rd: Brown’s Shoe Fit 4th: Sweet & Spurs 5th: Shoetopia

2nd: Spartan Pools 3rd: Sapphire Pools

3rd: Joe’s Wine & Spirits 4th: Corkscrew

BEST PAINT STORE

5th: Thunderbird Liquor

BEST: Sherwin Williams

BEST OFFICE SUPPLY STORE

2nd: Lowe’s 3rd: Home Depot 4th: Kelly Moore

BEST: Copelin’s 2nd: Office Depot 3rd: Office Max 4th: Staples

BEST RV DEALERSHIP BEST: Floyd’s RV 2nd: Sooner Motor Sports 3rd: RV General Store

BEST OU APPAREL STORE BEST: Balfour 2nd: OU Bookstore 3rd: Fan Outfitters 4th: Apothem 5th: Dillard’s

BEST SHOE STORE BEST: Brown's Shoe Fit 2nd: DSW Shoe Warehouse 3rd: Metro Shoe Warehouse 4th: Shoetopia 5th: Dillard’s

BEST TIRE STORE BEST: Hibdon Tires Plus

BEST SPECIALTY GIFT SHOP BEST: In Your Dreams 2nd: Candy Basket 3rd: Christmas Expressions 4th: Melting Pot 5th: Tulips

BEST SPORTING GOODS STORE BEST: Academy Sports & Outdoors 2nd: OK Runner 3rd: Backwoods 4th: Sun & Ski 5th: Push Pedal Pull

2nd: Firestone Tires 3rd: Discount Tires 4th: Ron’s Automotive 5th: Big O Tires

BEST TOY STORE BEST: Kidoodles 2nd: Toys R Us 3rd: Target 4th: Hobby Shop

BEST WESTERN WEAR STORE BEST: Atwoods 2nd: Teners


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BEST EYE CARE

BEST YOUTH FITNESS

BEST HOSPITAL (OR HEALTH CARE FACILITY)

BEST: Norman Vision Source

BEST: YMCA

BEST: Norman Regional Healthplex

2nd: Dr. Lee Slatten 3rd: Classic Vision 4th: Miller Vision Care 5th: Eyecare Center

2nd: Bart Conner Gymnastics 3rd: Youth Performance 4th: Vision Martial Arts Academy 5th: Victory Martial Arts

2nd: Mercy Healthcare Systems 3rd: Integris SW Medical Center

BEST FACIAL/SKIN CARE

BEST HAIR SALON

BEST WALK-IN CLINIC

BEST DANCE STUDIO

BEST: Le Visage Day Spa

BEST: Salon Zen

BEST: Immediate Care of Oklahoma

BEST: Massay’s Dance Studio

2nd: Eileen's Face & Body 3rd: Merle Norman 4th: Ihloff Salon 5th: Next Level

2nd: Andrew Freeman Creative Studio 3rd: Mystique Hair Salon 4th: Salon Essentials 5th: Behind The Scenes

2nd: Classen Urgent Care

BEST FITNESS CENTER/GYM

BEST HOSPICE

BEST: Norman Smile Center

BEST: YMCA

BEST: Loving Care

2nd: Dental Design Studio 3rd: Smile Solutions 4th: Gabriel Bird, DDS 5th: Robert Wells, DDS

2nd: Fitness One 3rd: Downtown Fitness 4th: Norman Regional Health Club 5th: BA Fitness

2nd: Heartland Hospice 3rd: Heavenly Hospice 4th: Lifecare 5th: Faith Hospice

BEST HEALTH & WELLNESS BEST COSMETIC SURGERY BEST: Norman Surgical Arts 2nd: Dr. James Magnusson 3rd: Oasis Medical Spa 4th: Bloom Medical Aesthetic

2nd: Modern Dance 3rd: Shall We Dance 4th: Julia’s Academy 5th: Classical Ballet

BEST DENTAL GROUP

4th: Variety Care

3rd: Access Medical Center

BEST MEDICAL GROUP BEST: Norman Regional Healthcare Systems 2nd: OU Physicians Norman Clinic, Inc. 3rd: Integris Family Care 4th: Classen Urgent Care 5th: Norman Internal Medicine


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BEST MANICURE/PEDICURE (NAIL SALON)

BEST PHYSICAL THERAPY

BEST TANNING SALON

BEST BANK/FINANCIAL INSTITUTION

BEST: Joe’s Nails

BEST: Therapy In Motion

BEST: At The Beach

BEST: Republic Bank & Trust

2nd: VIP Nails 3rd: LA Nails 4th: Savvy Nails 5th: Expert Nails

2nd: Norman Physical Therapy 3rd: Valir Physical Therapy 4th: Medical Park West 5th: Connect Health Professionals

2nd: Riveria Tanning

2nd: First American Bank 3rd: Arvest 4th: First Fidelity Bank 5th: Communication Federal Credit Union

BEST MASSAGE BEST: Le Visage Day Spa

BEST PLACE TO WORSHIP BEST: Journey Church

3rd: The Beach Club 4th: Sunroom Tanning 5th: Payneless Images

BEST SERVICES

BEST AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR/SERVICE CENTER BEST: Ron’s Automotive

2nd: Elements 3rd: The Energy Field Massage & Bodywork 4th: The Middle Path 5th: Crews & Co.

2nd: St. Thomas More University Parrish 3rd: McFarlin Memorial UMC 4th: First Baptist Church 5th: St. Stephens UMC

BEST PHARMACY

BEST SPA

BEST CAR WASH

BEST: Doctor’s Park Pharmacy

BEST: Le Visage Day Spa

BEST: Boomerang

2nd: CVS 3rd: Ken’s Discount Pharmacy 4th: Walgreens 5th: P & S Pharmacy

2nd: Ultimate Realm of Serenity 3rd: Belle Vie 4th: Ihloff Salon & Spa 5th: The Phoenix Salon

BEST APARTMENT COMPLEX BEST: Links 2nd: Savannah Square 3rd: Stoneridge Apartments

2nd: Hibdon Tire 3rd: Fowler Honda 4th: Leon Pierce Body Repair 5th: Eurosport

University Cottages

BEST ABSTRACT COMPANY BEST: Cleveland County Abstract 2nd: First American Title 3rd: Old Republic

2nd: Auto Valet 3rd: Fast Lane 4th: Carl’s Auto Detail 5th: 3C Car Wash


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BEST CARPET CLEANER

BEST COMMUNITY SERVICE

BEST DRY CLEANERS

BEST HEATING & AIR SERVICE

BEST: Sooner Carpet Cleaning

BEST: Food & Shelter for Friends

BEST: Walden Dry Cleaners

BEST: Waggoner’s Heating & Air

2nd: ServPro of Norman

2nd: Bridges of Norman

2nd: Today’s Dry Cleaners

2nd: Lashar Home Comfort

3rd: Clean & Dry Carpet Cleaning

3rd: United Way

3rd: Liberty Dry Cleaning

3rd: Kelso Heating & Air

4th: Big Brothers/Big Sisters

4th: Sharp’s Dry Cleaning

4th: Leon’s Plumbing

BEST CATERER BEST: Abbey Road 2nd: Legend’s Restaurant 3rd: Fancy That 4th: Catering Creations 5th: HH Concierge

5th: Full Circle Senior Adult Care

5th: Arthur’s Air & Heat

BEST FLORIST BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE

BEST: Earl’s Flowers

BEST: Chick-Fil-A

2nd: Betty Lou's

2nd: Norman Public Library

3rd: Redbud Floral

3rd: Starbucks

4th: Design 2000 Flowers & Gifts

4th: Norman Regional Hospital

5th: City Florist & Gifts

BEST HEARING AID SERVICE BEST: Pioneer Hearing 2nd: Hear Again

BEST HOME BUILDER BEST CELLULAR PROVIDER BEST: AT&T

BEST DAY CARE PROVIDER

BEST FUNERAL HOME

BEST: McFarlin Child Care Center BEST: Havenbrook Funeral Home

BEST: Ideal Homes 2nd: CA McCarty Construction

2nd: Verizon

2nd: Creative Kids Learning Center

2nd: Primrose Funeral Serivces

3rd: Armstrong Homes

3rd: T-Mobile

3rd: Norman Kindercare

3rd: John Ireland Funeral Home

4th: Fosters Signature Homes

4th: Sprint

4th: The Goddard School

4th: Sunset Memorial

5th: Muirfield Homes


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BEST HOME HEALTH

BEST INTERIOR DESIGN

BEST: Loving Care 2nd: Heavenly Hospice 3rd: Lifecare 4th: Doctors Park Home Health 5th: Carter Home Health

BEST LAWN CARE

BEST PET CARE FACILITY

BEST: Mister Robert

BEST: K&K Landscaping

2nd: Theo’s 3rd: Kern’s 4th: Blake Ham, Foster Signature Homes 5th: JP Designs

2nd: Green Acres Landscape 3rd: Mikes Lawn Care 4th: Enchantment 5th: Obee Lawn & Landscape

BEST: Rose Rock Veterinary Hospital

BEST MARKETING/ADVERTISING/PR AGENCY BEST HOTEL

BEST INVESTMENT FIRM

BEST: McMahon Marketing

BEST: Embassy Suites

BEST: Republic Bank and Trust

2nd: Bramlett & Assoc.

2nd: Sooner Legends 3rd: Montford Inn 4th: NCED 5th: Hilton Garden Inn

2nd: Edward Jones 3rd: DM Wealth Management 4th: Investment Center of America 5th: Arvest

BEST MORTGAGE

BEST LOCAL INSURANCE AGENCY

BEST LAW FIRM

BEST: Julia Chew State Farm

BEST: Talley Law Offices

2nd: Cindy Nashert State Farm 3rd: Jim Chowins State Farm 4th: Ed Preble Insurance Agency 5th: Tom Cohoon State Farm

2nd: Cain & Cain Estate Planners 3rd: Bailey & Poarch Law Offices 4th: Flagler & Flagler 5th: William Velie, PLLC

BEST: Republic Bank & Trust 2nd: Bank of Oklahoma 3rd: CityWide Mortgage 5th: First Mortgage

BEST OIL CHANGE BEST: Hibdon Tires Plus 2nd: Firestone 3rd: Fowler Honda 4th: Big O Tires 5th: Goodyear

2nd: Annie's Ruff House 3rd: University Animal Hospital 4th: Top Dog Pet Resort 5th: Fur Night & Day

BEST PET GROOMING BEST: Steve’s Grooming 2nd: Rose Rock Veterinary Hospital 3rd: Sparkly Spot 4th: Top Dog 5th: Posh Pets

BEST PEST CONTROL BEST: Atlas Pest Control 2nd: Pest Arrest 3rd: Safeguard Pest Control 4th: Schendel Pest Services


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BEST PLUMBING SERVICE

BEST RETIREMENT COMMUNITY

BEST PROFESSIONALS

BEST BARBER

BEST: Bob Usry

BEST: Brookhaven Mansions

BEST ARCHITECT

BEST: Ken’s Barber Shop

2nd: Leon’s Plumbing

2nd: Rivermont and The Gardens

BEST: Krittenbrink Architecture

2nd: University Barber Shop 3rd: Mane Man II 4th: Bill’s Barber Shop 5th: Sculptur Kut

3rd: City Plumbing 4th: Don Shaver Plumbing 5th: MDS

3rd: Rambling Oaks 4th: Arbor House 5th: Sterling House

BEST BOSS

BEST PRINTING FIRM BEST: King Kopy

BEST TAG AGENCY

2nd: Transcript Press

BEST: Fuson Tag Agency

3rd: Hooper Printing

2nd: Norman Tag Agency

4th: Action Printing

3rd: Sooner Tag Agency 4th: Cleveland County Tag Agency

BEST REAL ESTATE AGENCY BEST: Don Cies Real Estate Inc. 2nd: Keller Williams

2nd: Boynton & Williams Assoc. 3rd: Rick McKinney Architects 4th: D5 Architecture 5th: Architects In Partnership

BEST TATTOO

3rd: Dillard Group

BEST: Hall of Tattoos

4th: Learia Group

2nd: Think Ink

5th: Kerr Team

3rd: Main St. Tattoo

BEST ATTORNEY

BEST: Korey McMahon

BEST: Sam L. Talley

2nd: Melva Noakes 3rd: Evan Nixon 4th: Courtney McLaughlin 5th: Peggy Wright 6th: Karen Vahlberg

2nd: Tim Kuykendall 3rd: R. Lindsay Bailey 4th: Rita Flagler 5th: Marty G. Cain

BEST BANKER

BEST NEW CAR DEALER

BEST: Chuck Thompson

BEST: Fowler Honda/VW

2nd: Jim McAuley 3rd: Charles Hollingsworth 4th: Jim Wade 5th: Matt Clouse

2nd: Reynolds Ford 3rd: Ferguson Buick GMC 4th: Bob Moore Cadillac Nissan 5th: Big Red Auto


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BEST USED CAR DEALER

BEST CPA

BEST DERMATOLOGIST

BEST FUNERAL HOME DIRECTOR

BEST: Reynolds Ford

BEST: Robert Castleberry

BEST: Dr. David Duncan

BEST: Chad Vice, Havenbrook

2nd: Fowler Honda/VW

2nd: Don Armstrong

2nd: Dr. Jennifer Roberts

3rd: Ferguson Buick GMC

3rd: Steve Corley

3rd: Dr. Joel Holloway

4th: Ricky Stapleton Autos

4th: Susan Beyer

5th: Lindsey Street Motors

5th: Kevin Watley

2nd: John Davenport, Primrose 3rd: Shane Vice, Havenbrook 4th: Solon Daniels, John Ireland 5th: Sonny McMahan Hamill, Noble

BEST CARDIOLOGIST

BEST DENTIST

BEST: Dr. Jeffery Crook

BEST: Dr. Jamie Belknap

2nd: Dr. Paul Ayers

2nd: Dr. Susan Whiteneck

3rd: Dr. Katherine Hayes

3rd: Dr. Sarah Spurlock

4th: Dr. Michael Sellers

4th: Dr. Gabriel Bird

BEST DOCTOR/PHYSICIAN BEST: Dr. Nicole Jarvis

BEST GOLF INSTRUCTOR

2nd: Dr. Stephen Lindsey

BEST: Tyler J Woodward, Jimmie Austin

3rd: Dr. Patrick Livingston 4th: Dr. Tom Merrill 5th: Dr. Sherri Durica

5th: Dr. Ronald Williams

2nd: Charles Candler, Belmar 3rd: Alan Hager, The Trails 4th: David Lisle, Westwood 5th: Johnny Johnson, Jimmie Austin

BEST ELECTRICIAN

BEST CHIROPRACTOR BEST: Snodgrass Chiropractic

BEST DENTAL HYGIENIST

BEST: Waters Electric

2nd: Sparks Clinic

BEST: Belinda Jain, Dr. Bird

2nd: Wade Electric

3rd: Griffith Chiropractic

2nd: Jo Tarver, Dental Design

3rd: Doyle’s Electric

4th: Childs Chiropractic

3rd: Marti Davies, Norman Smile Center

4th: Terrell Electric

5th: Spaulding Chiropractic

4th: Lollie Lenker, Dr. Herndon

5th: Schaffner-Valouch Contractor Inc.

BEST HAIR STYLIST Nathan Andrew 2nd: Amy Meek 3rd: Tina Stong 4th: Charles Young 5th: Erya Zook


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BEST INSURANCE AGENT

BEST MANICURIST

BEST NURSE

BEST OPHTHALMOLOGIST

BEST: Julia Chew, State Farm

BEST: Kim, VIP Nails

BEST: Pam Levy, Dr. Merrill

BEST: Dr. Kimberly Wise

2nd: Cindy Nashert, State Farm

2nd: Kim, V Nails

3rd: Jim Chowins, State Farm

3rd: Nicky, Classic

4th: Tom Cohoon, State Farm

4th: Katherine Keeling

2nd: Lesley Lynch, Norman Regional 3rd: Jackie Moss, Legacy Home Health 4th: Julie, Dr. Ratliff 5th: Owen Harrington, Baptist

2nd: Dr. Jay Leemaster 3rd: Dr. Joshua Powell 4th: Dr. Robert King 5th: Dr. Robert Bales

5th: Ed Preble Insurance

BEST MASSAGE THERAPIST BEST JEWELER BEST: Newt Mitchell

BEST: Cindy Merrick, Therapy In Motion

2nd: Katherine Brockhaus Maloy

2nd: Susan Grisso, The Massage Center

3rd: Glenn Lewis

3rd: Kathy, Le Visage

4th: Randy McGuckin

4th: Stephanie Ferguson, Therapy In Motion

5th: Osi Parek

5th: Trinia, Le Visage

BEST OBSTETRICIAN/GYNECOLOGIST BEST: Dr. Nicole Jarvis 2nd: Dr. David Porter 3rd: Dr. Carol Anderson 4th: Dr. Bruce Parker 5th: Dr. Shelba Bethel

BEST OPTOMETRIST

BEST ORTHODONTIST BEST: Dr. Timothy Shannon 2nd: Dr. Robbi Craig 3rd: Dr. Jay Fitzgerald 4th: Dr. Richard Gilman 5th: Dr. Mark Revels

BEST PASTOR

BEST LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER

BEST MORTGAGE LENDER

BEST: Dr. Pepper Martin

BEST: Joe Lester

BEST: Republic Bank & Trust

BEST: Clark Mitchell, Journey Church

2nd: Carl Pendeleton

2nd: Bank of Oklahoma

3rd: Tim Smith

3rd: Arvest Bank

4th: Ray Goins

4th: First Mortgage

2nd: Dr. Troy Flax 3rd: Dr. Lee Slatten 4th: Dr. Jeff Pettigrew 5th: Dr. Kevin Young

2nd: Linda Harker, McFarlin United Methodist 3rd: James Goins, St. Thomas More 4th: Randy Wade, First Baptist 5th: Bob Rice, First Presbyterian


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BEST PEDIATRICIAN

BEST PODIATRIST

BEST: Dr. Eileen M. Fox

BEST: Dr. Scott Hosler

2nd: Dr. Tadgy Stacy 3rd: Dr. Sylvia Lopez 4th: Dr. Shelly Springer

2nd: Dr. Charles Anderson 3rd: Dr. Allan Rhode

BEST PERSONAL TRAINER

BEST: Scott Martin

BEST: Jason Bushers, Brookhaven Mansions

2nd: Tom Coburn

2nd: Sara Polston, The Health Club 3rd: Chase Livingston, Fitness One 4th: Ashley Armstrong, Next Level 5th: Brian Andrews, BA Fitness

BEST PHOTOGRAPHER BEST: Shevaun Williams

BEST POLITICIAN

BEST REAL ESTATE AGENT BEST: Lisa Talley 2nd: Wally Kerr 3rd: Sallie Vawter 4th: Patti Krings 5th: Barry Hurley 6th: Joel Regnier

2nd: Benita Cloward

BEST TEACHER - ELEMENTARY

BEST PHYSICAL THERAPIST

BEST: Sherri Bennett, Roosevelt

BEST: Cindy Merrick, Therapy In Motion

2nd: K. Ulrich, Truman 3rd: Jennifer Crow, Kennedy 4th: Stephanie Lowery, Reagan 5th: Lindsay Berry, TerraVerde 6th: Wendi Stripling, Reagan

2nd: Erin Allen, Norman PT 3rd: Jay Wendorff, Encompass 4th: Patrick Boyles, Therapy In Motion

BEST TEACHER - HIGH SCHOOL

BEST PRINCIPAL

BEST: Gayle St. John, Norman High BEST: Scott Beck, Norman High 2nd: Beth Freihofer, Norman North 3rd: Mike Ramsey, Norman North 4th: Nicole Copeland, Norman High 5th: Candace Dragg, Norman High

2nd: Bryan Young, Norman North 3rd: Peter Liesenfeld, Longfellow 4th: Robye Kay Jackson, Truman 5th: Dana Wade, All Saints

BEST TEACHER - MIDDLE SCHOOL

BEST VETERINARIAN

BEST: Frank Berry, Whitter

BEST: Dr. John Otto, University Animal Hospital

2nd: Andrea Anthony, Alcott 3rd: Michelle Bratcher, Longfellow 4th: Mary Hendrick, Irving 5th: Amber Stocks, Alcott 6th: Matthew Houston, Whitter

2nd: Dr. Greg Emmert, McGee Street 3rd: Dr. David Biles, Westwood 4th: Dr. Laura Blazek, Rose Rock 5th: Dr. Beverly Fitzler, Rose Rock

BEST TEACHER - PRE-SCHOOL

BEST PLACE TO WORK

BEST: Sherri Ward

BEST: University of Oklahoma

BEST TEACHER - PRIVATE SCHOOL BEST: Melany Pattison, All Saints 2nd: Judi Bendure, All Saints

2nd: McMahon Marketing 3rd: Boynton Williams 4th: Rivermont 5th: Keller Williams


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