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Thank You Readers for Voting in the Best of Issaquah & Sammamish Contest

YOU VOTED FOR YOUR FAVORITES; Honoring the heart of Sammamish and Issaquah: small businesses NOW CHECK OUT THE RESULTS! Explore and support these and other great businesses by shopping locally

votes, or just three, I am proud of all of them — and am pleased that in a busy, dynamic and competitive marketplace, the staff of these local businesses have given 110 percent to earn the loyalty of Issaquah and Sammamish consumers. Dear reader, These businesses have earned our trust! orking and living in Issaquah I hope that, like my family, you have for over 30 years, my family dined at, bought clothes from, met and I have patronized many friends at, been advised by, local businesses in Issaquah bought flowers from, been Publisher’s Desk and Sammamish — and have clipped, coiffed or blinged, come to know many associates, been soothed or caffeinated, clerks, managers and owners by medically poked or prodded, name. had your homes improved We frequent several favorite and your cars serviced by places, where we find people these local businesses and willing to help, valuable many others like it. services and where we create Some of the businesses lasting memories. WILLIAM and people listed on page 15 SHAW And during the past few may be familiar. Some may weeks, our readers have also be new to you. But each one sounded off on their favorite is unique. businesses by nominating local I urge you to give all our local companies in myriad categories of the cities’ thriving retail and service sectors. businesses a try, and get to know the amazing and diverse services, products Our popular annual poll, the “Best of and hardworking people that we have Issaquah and Sammamish,” honors all the movers and shakers in Issaquah and right here in our own backyard. From the best chiropractor, to the Sammamish. best senior living facility and public Finally, you’ll find the results in the figure, we salute these entrepreneurs, pages of today’s Issaquah/Sammamish officials, people and organizations Reporter. that make Issaquah and Sammamish Whether the winners, runners up or exceptional. honorable mentions have a hundred

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Every year since 1963, the president small businesses, create 21st century jobs, has officially designated a National Small drive innovation, and increase the global Business Week. competitiveness of our local businesses. This is a perfect time for us In fact, a local Sammamish to renew our commitment to business owner will be honored Business small businesses in Sammamish during National Small Business and Issaquah, a vital part of the Week as the 2016 SBA Washingbackbone and foundation of the ton Small Business Advocate of strongest, most resilient economy the Year. the world has ever known. The Small Business Advocate This year, National Small award recognizes individuBusiness Week will occur from als who volunteer their time to May 1–7. The theme this year is advance small business interests, CALVIN demonstrate efforts to improve “Dream Big, Start Small.” Across GOINGS the Puget Sound, the U.S. Small conditions in the small business Business Administration (SBA) community, provide professional will recognize the role small businesses services to the small business community, play in building thriving communities like demonstrate accomplishments in advising Sammamish and Issaquah. small business groups, and advocate for Small businesses today create two out small business interests. of every three new private-sector jobs and Meylah Owner Chaitra Vedullapalli was employ half of the private workforce. Now, selected for her volunteer work helping more than ever, we have an opportunity to bring digital equity and readiness to small help entrepreneurs in Sammamish and Is- businesses through the Ignite Washington saquah as they continue to drive the Puget initiative. Sound’s economy forward. Small business owners like Vedullapalli For more than 200 years, American are the heart of Sammamish and Issaquah. innovation has sparked ideas that have Together, let’s seize the opportunity to changed the course of history and imhighlight the impact of outstanding proved lives for millions. At the SBA, we entrepreneurs, small business owners, and are determined to ensure local enterothers from Sammamish and Issaquah. prises continue to have the financial tools, resources, and expertise they need to sucCalvin Goings is regional administrator ceed. Every day, SBA is working to grow for SBA Region 10 in Seattle.

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Chiropractor First Place: Dr. J Michael Schweitzer Precision Chiropractic Runner Up: Banic Chiroptractic Honorable Mention: Dr. Carrie Babcox Issaquah Family Chiropractic

Dentist First Place: Dr. Rhonda Newton DDS Rhonda Newton DDS Family Dentist Runner Up: Issaquah Highlands Dental Group Honorable Mention: Dr. Ron Sherman First Impressions Dental Care

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BUSINESSES Auto Shop/ Service Station First Place: Morgan Motors

Runner Up: Suburban Soul

Runner Up: Marks Hallmark

Honorable Mention: Chicos

Honorable Mention: Barnes and Noble

Flower Shop

Runner Up: Klahanie Service Center

First Place: Trader Joes

Honorable Mention: Firestone

Runner Up: Issaquah floral

Hair Salon

Gift or Book Store

Clothing Store First Place: Marshalls

First Place: Lucky You at Gilman Village

First Place: Roy Spain Salon Issaquah Runner Up: Salon Boulevard Issaquah Honorable Mention: Bella Vita Spa & Salon

Home Based Business First Place: Cruise Planners - Paul Hutton

Home Decor/ Furniture Store First Place: Interior Expressions LLC. Runner Up: Lucky Home at Gilman Village Honorable Mention: Costco (Results Continued on Page 16)

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Insurance First Place: Allstate

Physicians First Place: Dr. Rebecca Partridge Runner Up: Dr. David Hildebrand Honorable Mention: Dr. Sigrid K. Barnickel

Public Figure First Place: Issaquah Mayor Fred Butler Runner Up: Sammamish Mayor Don Gerend

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Pet Care Services First Place: Earth Pet - Issaquah

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Runner Up: Civilized Nature Healthy Pet Supplies

Jewelry Store First Place: Nault Jeweler’s - Issaquah Runner Up: Albert’s JewelryKlahanie Shopping Ctr

Honorable Mention: VCA Alpine Animal Hospital

Plant/Nursery First Place: Squak Mt. Nursery & Greenhouses Issaquah

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Tanning

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Senior Living Facility

First Place: Nothing Bundt Cakes Runner Up: Ben and Jerry’s

Yoga

Honorable Mention: PinkaBella Cupcakes

First Place: Urban Oasis Yoga & Wellness - Sammamish

First Place: University House Issaquah & Era Living Community Runner Up: Bellewood Retirement Living Apartments

Best Dessert Spot

First Place: Seattle Sun Tan Issaquah Highlands

Breakfast Place

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First Place: Issaquah Cafe Runner Up: Sammamish Cafe

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Asian Cuisine

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First Place: Chinoise Sushi Bar & Asian Grill Issaquah

First Place: Issaquah Coffee Runner Up: Starbucks

Runner Up: Noodle Boat Thai Cuisine Issaquah

Honorable Mention: Caffe Ladro

Fine Dining

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Mention: Bai Tong Thai Restaurant Issaquah

Best Burger

Runner Up: JaK’s Grill - Issaquah

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Voting Results Continued BEST RESTAURANTS

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We’ve made it so easy for you – nothing to wrap! Just dig a hole, add a plant, and some water. Sunshine and your Mama’s love do the rest! We have over 1,500 one quart, one gallon, and even two-gallon size plants priced at just $5.97. Over 50 kinds of Irises, Hostas, Sedum, Daylilies, Lavender and Rosemary, flowering shrubs like Spirea and Ninebark and Snowball Viburnum, and some simply spectacular

Dappled Willows. There are lots of choices, all beautiful, and all for only $5.97. Ever see a three-foot tall Chinese Dogwood or Japanese Red Maple for only $5.97? We’ve got them right here, ready to make your mama smile. Want a really special gift for Mom? Try ten kinds of Clematis. Some are in bloom, and one is evergreen! There’s more -- you can never go wrong with Peonies and Hydrangeas, and Mom will love the luxurious foliage of our Black Lace Elderberry. All these and more are available in big, two-gallon pots, almost all under $20.

Italian Cuisine First Place: Montalcino Ristorante Italiano

How about bright golden Lemon Cypress that look great in containers or in the garden, and even some Pink Double Knock Out Roses? Come early for these – they’ll go fast.

heard of, and some are so rare and unusual you’d never expect to find them in a neighborhood nursery. They start at just $29, and not one of them is more than $69.

We have some very special Dogwoods – Wolf Eye and Variegated Stellar Pink. Both have bright green leaves with bold white edges. If Mama prefers pink and dainty, she’ll flip over Rosey Teacups, small enough to grow in a container on her patio.

All this is happening FRIDAY, SATURDAY, and SUNDAY, May 6, 7, and 8 (and every weekend through the end of May). Joe and I will be standing out in the driveway waiting for you at 10 am, and we close the gates at 4 pm. We are The Daily Plant-It, and we’re at 10603 Issaquah Hobart Rd, Issaquah 98027, about a mile south of Issaquah. We’ve got a big white sign. Just come on down the driveway. I promise you’ll like what you see, and Mama will, too.

I saved the best for last. We have an impressive collection of Japanese Laceleaf Maples – probably 40 varieties. Red, Green, Variegated, and even dwarf sizes that are perfect for containers. Some you may have

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Runner Up: Nicolino Ristorante Italiano Honorable Mention: Pallino Issaquah

Lunch Spot First Place: Hop Jack’s - Klahanie Runner Up: Gaslamp Bar & Grill Honorable Mention: Garlic Crush

Mexican Cuisine First Place: Agave Cocina & Tequilas Runner Up: Taqueria La Venadita

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Honorable Mention: La Casita Mexican Restaurant - Pine Lake

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Pizza First Place: MOD Pizza Runner Up: Flying Pie Pizzeria Honorable Mention: Zeeks Pizza Issaquah

GENERAL Best New Business First Place: Ohana Eastside Runner Up: Cruise Planners - Paul Hutton Honorable Mention: Value Village

Best Date Spot First Place: Sip Wine Bar & Restaurant Runner Up: The Black Duck Cask and Bottle Honorable Mention: JaK’s Grill - Issaquah

Best NonProfit

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First Place: Eastside Baby Corner Issaquah Runner Up: Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank Honorable Mention: Encompass: Children. Families. Community.

Best Place to Worship First Place: Eastridge Church Runner Up: Soma Eastside Church

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It’s easy to take our water for granted. We don’t. The people of the Sammamish Plateau Water and Sewer District take our responsibility seriously to make sure your water remains clean and safe, reliable and affordable. We also want to make it as easy as possible to connect with us. That’s why we’ve shortened our name, redesigned our website and streamlined our forms. Take a look for yourself at spwater.org.

Honorable Mention: St. Joseph Catholic Church & School

Best Place to Work First Place: Costco Runner Up: Rowley Properties Honorable Mention: Nault Jeweler’s

Best Kids Place First Place: Dance Premier Runner Up: Cougar Mountain Zoo Honorable Mention: JuzPlayKids - Issaquah

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