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World’s Best Celebrates Wenatchee’s Most Loved All the winners of our 10th annual Wenatchee World’s Best voting are represented here. You voted for your favorites on our online balloting. We’ve published them in this special edition as a record of all that is good about the places, people and things that positively define the Wenatchee Valley. Special this year are three featured “Category Crushers”. Vote-getters that earned top billing across two or more categories this year. We’ve also featured the top vote receiving winners as “Ballot Busters”. To mark this special 10th year of World’s Best, we acknowledge the honorees for whom this is at least their 5th consecutive win with a seal of approval. And on Page 26 we highlight the seven who have won all 10 years! We’re going to keep this fun, but keep it real. In our 10th year there was no award party inside our Wenatchee World printing facility. We did keep our distancing social and fun with a special award winners’ parade on May 14th. You can go online and view the photos and highlights wenatcheeworld.com/worldsbest2020.

have been in for TEN YEARS!

• To the businesses, places and people who won: you are all stars, and we need you to shine brightly and energize all of North Central Washington. • To our readers: you are more engaged with the World than ever before. Our online audience numbers reflect that.

Watch for the official logo of Wenatchee World’s Best winners on certificates or banners at their location or in their social media and other marketing. Please give your “World’s Best” effort to support our local businesses and organizations. They need your love and support more than ever.

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• To the Wenatchee World advertising sales team: your hard work kept this a positive experience for everyone.

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Best Catering Beyond Creations Catering

Best Bank/Credit Union Cashmere Valley Bank

Best Computer Consulting & Repair Axeon Technologies, Inc.

Best Cable/Dish Service LocalTel Communications

Best Construction Company Gold Construction Inc.

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Best Carpet Cleaning Clean Connection

2107 Duncan Rd N Suite 802, Wenatchee (509) 264-4126

10 E 5th St, Wenatchee, WA 98801 (509) 663-9562

1300 Walla Walla Ave, Wenatchee 509 888-7276

1210-C N Wenatchee Ave, Wenatchee (509) 662-9366

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Dutch Bros

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Three Dutch Bros BROistas, Hunter Stancil, Matia Sax, and Kamryn Davis (left to right) stand inside a Wenatchee Valley Dutch Bros drive-thru.

It was love at first taste. In 2003, Jimmy Crocker was a BROista -- cheeky Dutch Bros jargon for a barista -working in Grants Pass, Oregon. It was there that he met his future wife, Elle, and attempted to win her heart with the best Caramelizer Freeze with Hazelnut he could muster. The pair later fell in love with both Dutch Bros and each other. In 2007 they opened their

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very own Dutch Bros branch in Wenatchee Valley. “Our core values at Dutch Bros are speed, quality and service,” said Crocker. “But really the key word for us is service. Great customer service for us is serving consistent, quality products as quickly as possible with a smile. We ensure this by hiring positive, energetic people who genuinely care and by having exceptional leadership

who coach and encourage them to be the best they can be everyday.” Crocker is excited and thankful that they have been awarded “Best Customer Service” for the second year in a row. “We put massive effort into making sure Dutch Bros is an environment where people learn that caring a lot, working hard, having fun and serving others brings joy and purpose to our lives and the people we serve,” Crocker said.


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Thank you Wenatchee Valley for voting us Best Insurance Agent 2020. We LOVE this community!

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“WORLD’S BEST” ANTIQUE STORE

YOU, our customers, have made it possible! YOU are the World’s Best!

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Largest Antique Gallery in the Northwest Taking Consignments • Open 9-6, 7 Days a week 509-782-4004 www.AppleAnnieAntiques.com 100 Apple Annie Ave., Cashmere, WA


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Best Insurance Agent Heidi Huddle/Allstate Insurance 235 N Mission St, Wenatchee (509) 664-4000

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Best Jewelry / Watch Repair Sandberg Jewelers Watch and Clock Repair 3029 Riviera Blvd, Malaga (509) 662-2056

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Best Landscaping Company Young Bucks Landscaping & Tree Service. LLC (509) 470-5684

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Thank You for voting us THE GOLD STANDARD OF World’s Best Construction Company Building custom homes since 1980 HOME BUILDING!

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Best Mortgage Lender Cashmere Valley Mortgage

Best Pet Waste Removal Doody B Gone

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Best Painting Company Westguard Painting

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Best Real Estate Office Laura Mounter Real Estate 175 Penny Rd # B, Wenatchee (509) 665-9200

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Best Lodging Two Rivers Lodge

Best Real Estate Agent Heidi Favor/ Premier One Properties

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Best Roofing Company Trey Gooch Roofing, Inc.

Best Plumbing Company Patriot Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Inc.

1040 Valley Mall Pkwy, East Wenatchee (509) 886-5595

536 S Chelan Ave, Wenatchee (509) 662-6262

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BREWSTER 689-3215

OTHELLO 488-2701

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Young Bucks Landscaping

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Young Bucks Landscaping is a local landscaping business that provides the Wenatchee Valley with a wide variety of outdoor services. According to the company website, Young Bucks “started with one truck and a father and a son.” Despite their small beginnings, they have become one of the premier landscaping services in the valley. These days, Young Bucks does more than just mowing, they have expanded in the past years and now provide pest control, landscaping and tree services and winter services. “I can't say enough about their hard work and the thoroughness of the job,” stated an anonymous reviewer on Angie’s List. “I'm hiring them again for other projects this spring.” The company has won the title of “Best Landscaping Company,” for the past five years, as well as “Best Lawn Care” and “Best Tree Services” for three years, and “Best Snow Removal,” for the past two years.

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We are honored you voted us WORLD’S BEST PET GROOMING.

Taking the best care of our customers and their pet’s grooming needs is our top priority.

Inn The Doghouse 1041 H Springwater St. • Wenatchee • 662-2271

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378 Eastmont Ave., East Wenatchee

Thank you for Voting Chapel of the Valley World’s Best Funeral Home/Service

302 Ninth St., Wenatchee chapelofthevalleyncw.com

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Best Snow Removal Young Bucks Landscaping & Tree Service. LLC

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Best BBQ Sweetwood BBQ

Best Brewery/Brew Pub Saddle Rock Pub & Brewery

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595 Grant Rd, East Wenatchee (509) 888-4529

795 Grant Rd, East Wenatchee (509) 888-5013

302 S Mission St, Wenatchee (509) 663-1013

905 N Wenatchee Ave, Wenatchee (509) 888-4557

25 N Wenatchee Ave, Wenatchee (509) 888-4790

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Veteran Benefits and You Lifestyle

Our WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8TH FROM 6:00 TO 7:00PM

Barbara Rutherford - American Legion Service Officer will be discussing VA benefits.

Poweratof Attorney, Living Wills, and Trusts

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Thank You for Voting Us 2020 World’s Best Flooring Store

“WORLD’S BEST REALTOR”

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THE FLOOR FACTORY 13 S Wenatchee Ave • (509) 662-1421 https://www.the-floor-factory.com

We Are Honored To Be Your “World’s Best” POwersports Store!

509-663-0075

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Best Date Spot Tastebuds Bistro | Bar | Bottles 212 Fifth St, Wenatchee (509) 888-2783

1134 N Miller St, Wenatchee (509) 888-7388 305 Valley Mall Pkwy, East Wenatchee (509) 888-5528

7 N Worthen St E15, Wenatchee (509) 888-5463

Best Drive-Thru Restaurant EZ’s Burger Deluxe 1950 N Wenatchee Ave, Wenatchee (509) 663-1957

Best Family Restaurant Bob’s Burgers & Brew 795 Grant Rd, East Wenatchee (509) 888-5013

THANK YOU FOR YOUR VOTES!

Living Healthy, Local & Pest Free! 509-797-0090 www.hvalleypestcontrol.com

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Best Italian Restaurant Visconti’s Italian Restaurant 1737 N Wenatchee Ave, Wenatchee (509) 662-5013

We would like to thank everyone for voting us

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Hooked on Toys

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What do you get when you combine children’s toys with sporting equipment? Hooked on Toys, a unique retail store, set out to answer just that. Founded in 1986, Hooked on Toys is a local sporting goods and toy store whose goal, according to the company website, is to “bring families together under one roof.” The retailer does this by bringing together both child and adult, and by expanding upon what it means to play. “Our selection of products ranges from toys and sporting goods, to water tubes and inflatables, and even paintball equipment,” their website states. “With a diverse staff, many of whom have been with Hooked on Toys for 20 plus years, we are able to also offer a variety of services including Archery/ Bow Work, sighting-in scopes on firearms, and much more.” Hooked on Toys is active in the community by supporting local charities, nonprofits and events such as fishing derbies and game feeds, according to their website. They have won “Best Sporting Goods Store,” for nine years, and “Best Toy Store,” for the past 10 years.

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Thank You to all of our loyal customers for voting us the 2020... World’s Best Bank World’s Best Mortgage Company

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Best Winery Chateau Faire Le Pont Winery

1 Vineyard Way, Wenatchee, WA (509) 667-9463

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Day Spa 9 Years In A Row & Salon 8 Years In A Row!

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Find out TODAY, about our enhanced disinfection services.

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If you are looking for furniture or appliances to fill your home, Sav-Mart is a safe bet. Walk in, and you will be greeted by walls of refrigerators, a warehousesized collection of furniture, and microcosms of kitchenettes positioned against a far wall. Sav-Mart is a locally owned store that specializes in furniture, mattresses, and major appliances, as well as garden supplies in the spring. “Sav-Mart was originally started in the early 60s by our current owner’s father,” said Nate Kansky, Sav-Mart’s sales and marketing manager. “Over the years the store has continued to evolve.” Being a brick-andmortar store with a sin-

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gle location has allowed Sav-Mart to continually adapt to its customers needs and provide the best service possible, Kansky said. The store’s continual dedication to the needs of its customers shows. Sav-Mart has won “Best Appliance Repair,” for the past 9 years, “Best Furniture Store,” for the past 3 years, “Best Garden Center,” for the past ten and “Best Mattress Store,” for 8 years. So why have they been winners for so many years? According to Kansky, it comes down to ”experience, selection, service and a loyal customer base.” Sav-Mart’s department managers have a lot of experience — over 25

years, in some cases — and they put that experience to use by making sure every customer gets exactly what they need from Sav-Mart’s wide selection. The 44,000 square-foot store has over 35 mattresses on display, 120 recliners, rows upon rows of sectionals and sofas, and over 350 major appliances. “Purchasing a new mattress, piece of furniture or appliance can be scary. We recognize that,” Kansky said. “It's a large purchase, we try to make sure the customer is happy and comfortable throughout the process and most importantly a�er the sale. I think this has led to a loyal client base and as always we appreciate the support.”

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Wenatchee Valley Humane Society The Wenatchee Valley Humane Society started out as a dream of caring for and rehoming displaced animals within our community. In 1967, that dream became a reality as Gwyneth and Bruce Mitchell established the non-profit shelter and opened their doors for the very first time. Since then, the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society has succeeded in adopting out thousands of animals, as well as reuniting many lost animals with their owners. Throughout the years, countless individuals have dedicated their time and funds in helping to make this dream into a reality. "It is such a privilege to be voted best nonprofit. There are so many other amazing non-profits

within the community that it is very humbling to get this recognition. Especially in light of the current circumstances, we have been so well supported by the community”. The support and generosity from the local community has always been a huge factor in ensuring these efforts will continue. Over the decades, Wenatchee Valley Humane Society has evolved into a rescue, offering many additional services such as: pet food drives, behavioral

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EZ’s Thick, juicy, and full of flavor -the burgers at EZ’s drive-thru are everything a hamburger should be. It’s no wonder they were nominated the “best burger” in Wenatchee for the past 3 years in a row, and the best drive-thru around for the past 9 years. Peter Ezetta, the owner and founder of EZ’s, started the restaurant in 1992 a�er being intrigued by the idea of a double drive-thru restaurant with no inside seating. Despite being inspired by a typical fast-food business model, however, there is nothing typical about EZ’s. “We’re not just another hamburger joint,” said Ezetta. “Fast food, to me, all of it tastes the same. We don’t fit the normal mold.” So just how does he create the best burger in town? Ezetta says the secret comes down to cooking everything to order,

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as well. When there was a fire in the area, for example, Ezetta fed all the firemen for free. Ezetta is honored that the people of Wenatchee have voted to award his burger-joint “Best Drive-Thru,” and “Best Burger.” “I think [we won] because of customer service and the product we put out,” Ezetta said. “We are consistent, and we have quite an extensive menu and I think people appreciate that.”

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Best Formal Attire Katrina’s Wedding Boutique & Tuxedos 208 N Western Ave, Wenatchee (509) 662-1691

Best Furniture Store Sav-Mart

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Wild Huckleberry The Wild Huckleberry Restaurant is well-known among locals for having the best breakfast in town. From gigantic, fluffy, buttermilk pancakes to favorites such as the loaded hash brown omelet and eggs benedict, The Wild Huckleberry has something for everyone. The restaurant, which specializes in breakfast and lunch entrees, has been in operation since 2002, located on Mission Street

in downtown Wenatchee. The Wild Huckleberry resides within a renovated 1917 house listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, which undoubtedly gives the restaurant an extra element of charm. The customer service is always exceptional, and when you’re dining at The Wild Huckleberry, you truly feel like you are part of the family. Throughout the years, the restaurant has expanded its territory by

opening three additional locations in Leavenworth, Ellensburg and Peshastin. “We have a great customer base. It gives us a sense of validation that were doing things right. The community support has been great. Thank you to everyone who’s helping us out at this time, it is so nice seeing familiar faces”. Dining at the Wild Huckleberry feels like more than just grabbing a bite to eat; it is truly an experience.


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Best Hardware Store Stan’s Merry Mart Inc.

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“Thank you to all of those who place their confidence in us, by voting for Strength of Life Counseling Services! We appreciate your support in this way, and look forward to earning the continued trust of our clients by meeting their mental, emotional and relational needs with compassion and excellence.” STRENGTH OF LIFE COUNSELING 37 S. WENATCHEE AVE., SUITE F WENATCHEE, WA 98801

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In 1967 Clyde and Ruth Ballard purchased an ambulance service from a funeral home. For many years, the business ran out of the Ballard’s family home. Though no longer operated from home, Ballard Ambulance is still a family-run business, and is owned and managed by Shawn and Scott Ballard, two brothers who believe in the power of building a legacy based on trust and of going above and beyond in every situation. “Ballard Ambulance is about service,” said Shawn Ballard, who is both the president of the company, and a paramedic himself. “We are committed to helping people in their greatest times of need.” Ballard is both honored and humbled to be chosen as the winner of the 2020 “Best First Responder” award. He credits the win, not just to his EMTs and paramedics, but to everyone who helps make Ballard possible -the dispatchers, billers,

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GO BULLDOGS! Hailey Van Lith and the Cashmere High School Girls’ Basketball Team caught the fancy and passion of local sports fans this year on their trip to the championship. Van Lith was voted Best Local Athlete in this year’s Wenatchee World’s Best and the Bulldogs Coach Brent Darnell was voted Best Coach. Van Lith expressed her excitement by saying “I feel grateful and lucky that my community sees me as the best local athlete, and I just feel grateful to be recognized for all the hard work I put in. My team and what we did brought excitement to the valley.” Darnell credits the Bulldogs’ success to the hard work of the team by saying, “I’m very flattered and honored to win that. The reason why ... I think you are only as good as what your team is. We had a really good team this year with a lot of talented girls that really understood their roles and bought into their roles. They make it easy to do our job.” Hailey Van Lith and her senior classmates posted an impressive 96 wins to 7 losses during their playing days for Cashmere. This year they were undefeated heading into the Washington State 1A Championship game. They lost that game to Lynden Christian 58-55 at the Yakima Sun Dome. Van Lith finished her high school career with several awards and honors including Gatorade Washington State Player of the Year, Max Preps and AP state player of the year. She is the leading scorer in Washington state girls basketball history.

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Dr. Glenn Hoey Doctor Glenn Hoey is a naturopathic physician in Wenatchee. While the scope of his practice includes the use of conventional pharmaceuticals, he focuses on the use of tools like diet, nutritional supplementation, physical medicine, and medicinal plants to help his patients return to optimal health. For Hoey, being a naturopathic physician is all about treating patients as individuals rather than as numbers, and working with them to create an individualized plan that will get them back to feeling their best. “People appreciate the time I give them to listen to their story and put the puzzle pieces together, as many conditions are linked to some nutrient and/or hormonal imbalance,” said Hoey. “Watching people come back with dramatically improved health is an incredible reward.” Hoey is grateful to be considered the “Best Medical Professional” in Wenatchee, and believes that it is

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These seven businesses have each won for 10 consecutive years! That’s quite an accomplishment in this era. For most of them it reflects good business decisions, great customer service and a strong brand in the Wenatchee Valley.

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Stretching skyward, and crowning the western edge of Wenatchee, Saddle Rock is a rugged landmark that is impossible to miss. The landmark earned itself the title “Best Hike” in Wenatchee this year, and according to Hanne Beener, Trails Program Manager for the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust, the accolade is not misplaced. “Saddle Rock is by far the most iconic hike in the Foothills of Wenatchee,” said Beener. “It defines Wenatchee's skyline to the West.” Beener believes that the trail systems around Saddle Rock are perfect for families and hikers of all levels. It is this, combined with the location’s dramatic landscape, that make it the best place to hit the trails. “Saddle Rock Natural Area is easy to get to, provides amazing views, and gives a sense of solitude to trail users,” said Beener. “It's open year-round, and a brand new trailhead was built and opened in 2017. What really makes Saddle Rock the best hike, though, is that when I visit the property, I feel that the users reflect the true demographics of our community -- so many people come here and feel comfortable hiking these trails. That's really the sign that the hike is the best in our area.”

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THANK YOU FOR VOTING US WORLD’S BEST GLASS COMPANY AGAIN!

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Thank you also for choosing Community Glass as your source for plexi glass “sneeze guards” and space barriers.


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