Syracuse 2020 Favorites RESULTS ISSUE

YOU HAVE VOTED AND THE RESULTS ARE IN!

FROM THE PUBLISHER

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Ryan Spelts
Publisher

2020 was simultaneously an eventful and equally uneventful year. It seemed like we all stayed home and watched while the world around us was in chaos, and most of us are probably glad it is now in the rearview mirror. At Connection Publishing, 2020 was equally rewarding and challenging. We saw dear friends struggle and some even close their businesses, while others thrived and couldn’t keep inventory in place. We sincerely hope each of you continue to make the effort to shop local and support local. We are proud to be a publication where local businesses and brands are able to make themselves better known to you, our readers. As you turn the pages of these magazines each month, we hope you will choose to support our advertisers as they make this magazine possible.

2020 also marks the year that we started a new tradition for the magazine with our Favorites Readers’ Poll. Thank you to all of you who voted and made your voice heard. We wanted to hear what your favorite businesses and services in the community were this past year, and you answered the call; this special results issue is the product of your votes.

One of the challenges of a Readers’ Choice Poll is finding a balance between having too many categories and not covering something important to the community. If you see something we missed, please let us know, and we can add it next year. That being said, one readers’ poll we researched before we launched our own had over 250 categories with some odd ones like “best public bathroom,” which is nice if you are in a bind with a newly potty-trained two-year-old, but maybe not something everyone would vote on. We made our initial list and then narrowed it down as best we could to have as much impact as possible. After the votes were tallied, we even knocked a few more off the list because they didn’t get enough overall votes. We also made sure to Google every business to ensure we found the correct company and spelling. With fill-in-the-blank voting like we had, it can sometimes be difficult to know for sure what someone is referring to when they might have it spelled incorrectly. We think we found everyone, though, and the results are listed in this special section.

Each category you will see in the following pages is listed with 1st-place winners and runners up, with winners listed in bold and runners up listed below. In some cases, there was even a tie. It is a great accomplishment to make it on the list. People voted their mind anonymously and had to type in the name of the business for it to receive a vote. We would like to extend a congratulations to everyone on the list. Well done for being a business that your customers are willing to vote for. Keep up the good work, and we look forward to seeing you in next year’s Favorites Poll.

Ryan Spelts
Publisher

The Favorites Winners!

Thank you for voting in our first Readers’ Favorites Polls.

ART & ENTERTAINMENT

Movie Theater

  1. UEC Syracuse Stadium 6
    AMC Layton Hills 9
    Megaplex Theaters at the Junction

Live Theatre/ Venue

  1. Warehouse 22 Event Center
    Syracuse Arts Council
    Centerpoint Theater
    Edward A. Kenley Centennial Amphitheater
    Hale Centre Theatre
    On Pitch Performing Arts Center
    Syracuse Arts Academy

Family Fun Center

  1. The Rush Funplex
    Boondocks
    EOS Fitness

CAR/AUTO

New Car Dealership

  1. Ed Kenley Ford
    Larry H Miller – Riverdale

Used Car Dealership

  1. Jerry Shepherd’s Custom Auto
    Haacke Motors – Layton

Repair Shop

  1. Shadetree Automotive
    Paul’s Automotive and 4×4
    Jer’s Elite Automotive
    Pearson Auto

Body Shop

  1. Anderson Auto Body
    Custom Auto Ogden

Car Wash

  1. Utah Wash Factory of Syracuse
    Willy Wash and Detail

BEAUTY & FITNESS

Beauty and Fitness Spa

  1. ReJuvU Day Spa & Beauty Haven

BUSINESS & INDUSTRIAL

Real Estate Agent

1. Dustin Peterson (ERA Skyline – Two Brothers)
1. Jonathan De Young (Century 21)

Annette Judd (Realty One Group Arete)

Real Estate Brokerage

1. Realty One Group Arete
1. ERA Skyline (Two Brothers)

Mortgage Broker/ Loan Officer

  1. Jennifer Nollner SWBC Mortgage
    Econ Mortgage
    Jan & Keith Brady North Star Mortgage

Home/ Auto Insurance

  1. A Insurance
    Platinum Insurance Group
    The Bon Agency Insurance

Credit Union/ Bank

  1. America First Credit Union
    Bank of Utah
    Horizon Credit Union
    Wells Fargo

Tax Advisor

  1. Jennifer Brown My Tax Advisor

Health Insurance

China Barnes with Switch Insurance

FOOD & DRINKS

Donut

  1. Fry Me To The Moon
    Krispy Kreme
    Madbrook Donut Company

Coffee Shop

  1. Futures Coffee
    Beans & Brews
    Vintage Grind

Steak House

  1. Texas Roadhouse
    Maddox Ranch House
    Sizzler

Pizza

  1. The Base Restaurant & Bar
    Little Caesars
    Gio’s Pizza
    Hungry Howie’s
    Marco’s Pizza
    Papa Murphy’s
    The Pie

Hamburger

  1. Crown Burgers
    Iceberg Drive Inn
    The Base Restaurant & Bar
    The Habit Burger Grill
    Warrens

BBQ

1. Famous Dave’s
1. Holy Smoke BBQ & Grill

Breakfast

  1. Chris’ Cafe
    Sill’s Cafe

Lunch

  1. Hug-Hes Cafe
    The Bird
    Arby’s

Dinner

  1. Leila’s Luau
    Hug-Hes Cafe
    Fry Me To The Moon

Appetizer

  1. The Base Restaurant & Grill
    Applebee’s

Ice Cream/ Frozen Treat

  1. Iceberg Drive Inn
    Cold Stone Creamery
    Farr Better Ice Cream
    Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt
    Zeppe’s Italian ice

Italian

  1. Olive Garden

Soda Pop Stand

  1. FiiZ Drinks
    Swig
    Twisted Sugar

Buffet

  1. Chuck-A-Rama
    Asian Buffet
    Golden Corral

HEALTH

Pharmacy

  1. Smith’s
    Walgreens
    Walmart

Orthodontist

  1. Sheldon Peck Orthodontics
    Coleman Orthodontics

Hospital

  1. McKay-Dee Hospital
    Layton Hospital

Health Store

  1. Good Earth Natural Foods Co.

Physical Therapy

  1. Mountain Land Physical Therapy

Chiropractic

  1. Simply Wellness Chiropractic
    Chiropractic Health Center/Dr. Bosley

HOBBIES & LEISURE

Golf Course

  1. Glen Eagle Golf Course
    Schneiter’s Bluff Golf Course

Sports, Hunting, Fishing Store

  1. Sportsman’s Warehouse

Ski Resort

  1. Snowbasin
    Powder Mountain

HOME & GARDEN

Appliance/Furniture Store

  1. RC Willey
    Duerden’s Appliance & Mattress

Garden Center/Nursery

  1. J&J Nursery and Garden Center

HVAC

  1. Total Home Services of Utah
    Rentmeister Total Home Service

Plumber

  1. 212 Degree Radiant
    H&S Plumbing
    Rentmeister Total Home Service

Electrician

  1. STF Electric
    Rich Olsen Electric Services
    Master Electric

Landscaping, Lawncare

  1. Rushton Lawncare
    Big League Lawns

Cleaning Service

  1. Got Dirt
    Desert Ridge Services
  2. Two Girls Cleaning

Hardware Store

  1. South Fork Hardware
    The Home Depot
    Lowe’s

Carpet and Flooring

  1. Cotton & Timber
    Allman’s Flooring
    RC Willey

Mortuary

  1. Lindquist Mortuaries/Cemeteries
    Russon Mortuary & Crematory

Door and Window Replacement

  1. Northern Utah Glass
    Sander Glass

Remodel/Handyman

  1. R-n-R Carpet Center
    JS ProFinish

Painter

1. JS ProFinish
1. Rosewood Painting

Garage Door Repair

  1. A1 Garage Door Repair

Dry Cleaning

  1. Faye’s Hoffman Cleaners

Pest Control

1. Columbia Pest Control
1. Beeline Pest Control

Roofing Company

  1. Bear Creek Roofing
    CCR Roofing

JOB & EDUCATION

Charter School

  1. NUAMES
  2. Oasis Montessori Schools

Preschool

  1. Oasis Montessori School
    Bravo Arts Academy
    Memory Lane Preschool

PETS & ANIMALS

Animal Hospital

  1. Antelope Animal Hospital
    Quail Pointe Veterinary Hospital

SHOPPING

Grocery Store

  1. Smith’s
    Walmart
    WinCo

Jewelry Store

  1. Aaron’s Jewelry Roy
    Franco Jewelers

Mall

  1. Layton Hills Mall
    Farmington Station

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