From frontline workers and teachers to restaurants with fabulous takeout and outdoor dining, discover the best of Northern Michigan, region by region, from Cadillac to Traverse City, Mackinac Island to Marquette.

A record-breaking 16,000 people voted in MyNorth’s 2021 Red Hot Best Awards, recognizing winners across seven regions in 47 unique categories. In a year that brought us little reason for celebration, it’s particularly heartening to see the enduring spirit of Northern Michigan people, entrepreneurs, events and places recognized. Read on to see who took home first, second and third place.

Congratulations to all the winners and nominees!

– Region: Above The Bridge – 

Attorney

  1. Erin Evashevski, Evashevski Law Office, St. Ignace
  2. Suzanne Curry Larsen, Kendricks, Bordeau, Keefe, Seavoy & Larsen PC, Marquette
  3. Kenneth J. Seavoy, Kendricks, Bordeau, Keefe, Seavoy & Larsen PC, Marquette

Auto Dealer

  1. O’Connor’s Chrysler Dodge Jeep Inc., Pickford
  2. Superior Auto, Negaunee
  3. Jon’s Auto, Marquette

Auto Repair

  1. George’s Body Shop, St. Ignace
  2. Superior Auto Works 41, L’Anse
  3. Marthaler Marquette Auto Repair, Marquette

Bank/Financial Institution

  1. First National Bank of St. Ignace, Main Office, St. Ignace
  2. U.P. State Credit Union, St. Ignace
  3. Central Savings Bank, St. Ignace

Beach

  1. British Landing, Mackinac Island
  2. Black Rocks Beach, Marquette
  3. Tie: Chapel Beach, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore & Twelvemile Beach, Grand Marais

Brewery

  1. Tahquamenon Falls Brewery & Pub, Paradise
  2. Great Turtle Brewery & Distillery, Mackinac Island
  3. Blackrocks Brewery, Marquette

Dentist

  1. Angela Cena, DDS, St. Ignace Dental Associates, St. Ignace
  2. David P. Anderson, DDS, St. Ignace
  3. Tie: Scott W. Taylor DDS, PC, Marquette & Erika Tyler DDS, Marquette Pediatric Dentistry, Marquette

Event

  1. Mackinac Island Lilac Festival
  2. St. Ignace Car Show Weekend
  3. Michigan Tech Winter Carnival, Houghton

Facebook/Instagram

  1. Instagram: @greendrinks
  2. Facebook & Instagram: @missionpointresort
  3. Instagram: @mackinacisle

Family Physician

  1. Gregory Hessler MD, Mackinac Island Medical Center
  2. Joel Dank MD, Negaunee Family Medicine
  3. Katrina Brang MD, Marquette Family Medicine

Financial Service Advisor

  1. John W. Kling, Edward Jones, St. Ignace
  2. Joshua MacDonald, Edward Jones, Sault Ste. Marie
  3. Mark A. Aho, Mark Aho Financial Group, Marquette

Fishing Charter

  1. Top 40 Charters, Escanaba
  2. North Shore Sport Fishing Charters, St. Ignace
  3. Keweenaw Charter Fishing Co., Houghton

Floor Covering

  1. Northwoods Flooring & Rustic Decor, Cedarville
  2. Carpet One Floor & Home, Marquette
  3. McCabe’s Quality Flooring, Marquette

Food Truck

  1. Dia de Los Tacos, Marquette
  2. The Burger Bus, Marquette
  3. Smelted, Marquette

Front Line Worker

  1. Sam Barnwell, Mackinac Marine Rescue
  2. Rick Linn, Mackinac Island EMS
  3. Rebecca Becker, FNP-BC, St. Ignace Medical Clinic

Golf Course

  1. Wawashkamo Golf Club, Mackinac Island
  2. The Jewel, Mackinac Island
  3. The Rock at Drummond Island Resort

Happy Hour

  1. Pink Pony, Mackinac Island
  2. Round Island Kitchen at Mission Point Resort, Mackinac Island
  3. Great Turtle Brewery & Distillery, Mackinac Island

Heating & Cooling Business

  1. Straits Heating and Cooling, St. Ignace
  2. Mark & Sons Plumbing & Heating, St. Ignace
  3. Swick Home Services, Marquette

Hiking Trail or Area

  1. Mackinac State Historic Parks, Mackinac Island
  2. Tahquamenon Upper Falls, Paradise
  3. Tranquil Bluff Trail, Mackinac Island

Home Health Care

  1. U.P. Home Health & Hospice, Marquette
  2. UP Health System Home Care and Hospice, Marquette
  3. Parallel Home Care, Marquette

Place to Buy Jewelery – Above the Bridge: Little Luxuries, Mackinac Island

Photo by Lana Trayser

Hotel, Inn or Resort

  1. Hotel Iroquois, Mackinac Island
  2. Mission Point Resort, Mackinac Island
  3. Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island

Local Artist/Maker

  1. Kate Dupre, Watercolor Cafe, Mackinac Island
  2. Beth Millner Jewelry, Marquette
  3. Photo Art by Nancy May, Mackinac Island

Locally Made Cider or Seltzer

  1. Black Cherry Breakwater Seltzer, Ore Dock Brewing Co., Marquette
  2. Rightful Cider, Barrel + Beam, Marquette
  3. Lemon-Lime Breakwater Seltzer, Ore Dock Brewing Co., Marquette

Local TV Person

  1. Melissa Smith, 9&10 News
  2. Kevin Essebaggers, 9&10 News
  3. Lourin Sprenger, 7&4 News

Optometrist

  1. Jaylene Iverson OD, U.P. Ophthalmology, Escanaba
  2. Jon P. Webb OD, Downtown Eye Care, Marquette
  3. Neil R. Winkler MD, Eye Associates of Marquette

Outdoor Dining

  1. Pink Pony, Mackinac Island
  2. Carriage House at Hotel Iroquois, Mackinac Island
  3. The Inn at Stonecliffe, Mackinac Island

Pet/Wildlife Nonprofit

  1. Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter, Gwinn
  2. U.P. Wildlife Rehabilitation, Keweenaw Group
  3. Northwoods Animal Shelter, Iron River

Place for a Wedding

  1. The Inn at Stonecliffe, Mackinac Island
  2. Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island
  3. Mission Point Resort, Mackinac Island

Place to Buy a Book

  1. Island Bookstore, Mackinac Island
  2. Falling Rock Cafe & Bookstore, Munising
  3. Snowbound Books, Marquette

Place to Buy a Gift

  1. Little Luxuries, Mackinac Island
  2. Pink Pony Store, Mackinac Island
  3. Poppins, Mackinac Island

Place to Buy Jewelry

  1. Little Luxuries, Mackinac Island
  2. Urvana’s, Mackinac Island
  3. Gold Mine Jewelry, St. Ignace

Place to Buy Pet Items

  1. Caddywampus, Mackinac Island
  2. Mares-Z-Doats Feed, Marquette
  3. Mighty Pet, Menominee

Place to Buy Windows

  1. Straits Building Center, St. Ignace
  2. Tie: Budget Windows, Marquette & Window Outfitters, Negaunee
  3. The Window Store Home Improvement Center, Marquette

Place to Get Active/Outdoor Wear & Gear

  1. Mackinac Outfitter, Mackinac Island
  2. Getz’s, Marquette
  3. Destination Mackinac, Mackinac Island

Place to Get Global Food

  1. Amigo Burrito Mexican Grill at Murray Hotel, Mackinac Island
  2. Rice Paddy, Marquette
  3. Sol Azteca, Marquette

Place to Get Takeout

  1. Clyde’s Drive-In, St. Ignace
  2. Mighty Mac Hamburgers, Mackinac Island
  3. Pink Pony, Mackinac Island

Plumber

  1. Belonga Plumbing & Heating Inc., St. Ignace
  2. Beauchamp Plumbing & Heating, Marquette
  3. Cardinal Plumbing & Heating, Sault Ste. Marie

Radio Personality

  1. Susan Melton, Big Country 102.9
  2. Mark Elliott, Lite 96.3
  3. Tie: Omelette, KLT 97.5/93.5/96.7 & Ron Jolly, WTCM 103.5

Real Estate Agent

  1. Julie Lipnitz, Horizon Realty U.P., St. Ignace
  2. Tie: Jo Jo Visnaw, Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realtors, St. Ignace & Suzanne Sasso Kuusinen, Drummond Island Realty
  3. Sindy Jensen, RE/MAX 1st Realty, Marquette

Residential Cleaning

  1. Spotless Results Cleaning, Marquette
  2. CAP Cleaning Services, Marquette

Restaurant

  1. Carriage House at Hotel Iroquois, Mackinac Island
  2. Pink Pony, Mackinac Island
  3. Yankee Rebel Tavern, Mackinac Island

Salon

  1. Vintage Glam Salon, Mackinac Island
  2. Lakeside Spa & Salon at Mission Point Resort, Mackinac Island
  3. Embrace Salon & Spa, Marquette

Tattoo Artist

  1. Hailey Klar, Sacred Tattoo Studio, Marquette
  2. Justin Gahn, New Age Tattoo Studio, Marquette
  3. Dan Pemble, Sacred Tattoo Studio, Marquette

Tax Prep Service

  1. James L Heikkinen, U.P. Tax & Accounting, Marquette
  2. Robert Bartkowiak, Bartkowiak Accounting and Tax Service, P.C., Marquette

Teacher

  1. Heather May, Mackinac Island Public School
  2. Liz Burt, Mackinac Island Public School

Veterinarian Practice

  1. Mackinac Straits Veterinary Clinic, St. Ignace
  2. Animal Medical Center of Marquette
  3. Copper Country Veterinary Clinic, Houghton

Winery

  1. End of the Road Winery, Germfask
  2. Threefold Vine Winery, Stephenson

Radio Personality – Benzie & Leelanau: Christal Frost, WTCM 103.5

Photo by Allison Jarrell

Local TV Person – Traverse City, Charlevoix & Chain of Lakes: Joe Charlevoix, WPBN

Photo by Allison Jarrell

– Region: Benzie & Leelanau – 

Attorney

  1. Pete Miller, Pete Miller Law, Leland
  2. John B. Daugherty, Daugherty Law Office PLC, Beulah
  3. Lisa J. Vogler, L.G. Vogler Law PLC, Beulah

Auto Dealer

  1. Watson Benzie, Benzonia
  2. M37 Motors, Maple City

Auto Repair

  1. Van’s Garage, Leland
  2. Bayshore Tire & Auto, Elberta
  3. Mr. Hoxie’s Garage, Suttons Bay

Bank/Financial Institution

  1. Honor Bank, Honor
  2. Fifth Third Bank, Suttons Bay
  3. Huntington, Northport

Beach

  1. Frankfort Public Beach & Playground, Frankfort
  2. Empire Beach, Empire
  3. Good Harbor Bay Beach, Maple City

Brewery

  1. Hop Lot Brewing Co., Suttons Bay
  2. Stormcloud Brewing Company, Frankfort
  3. Lake Ann Brewing Company, Lake Ann

Dentist

  1. Steve Hall, DDS, Suttons Bay Dental Center
  2. Lisa M. Musgrave, DDS, Beulah
  3. Lisa Siddall DDS, Holistic & High Tech Dentistry, Lake Leelanau

Event

  1. Frankfort 4th of July
  2. Leland Wine & Food Festival
  3. Suttons Bay Arts Festival

Facebook/Instagram

  1. Instagram: @sundogkennel
  2. Facebook: Overheard in Leelanau County
  3. Facebook & Instagram: @fishtownmi

Family Physician

  1. Tie: Jessica Paquette DO, Leelanau Family Practice, Suttons Bay & Gerard J. Mahoney DO, Crystal Lake Health Center, Frankfort
  2. Jacob Flynn MD, Crystal Lake Health Center, Interlochen
  3. Nancy Smith MD, Frankfort Medical Group

Financial Service Advisor

  1. Justin Keillor, Edward Jones, Benzonia
  2. Kevin Dunklow, Edward Jones, Glen Arbor
  3. Eric Haan, Agape Global Investments Corporation, Frankfort

Fishing Charter

  1. Tiny Bubbles Charters, Frankfort
  2. Sport Fish Michigan
  3. Whitecap Charters, Leland

Floor Covering

  1. Classic Interiors & Design, Beulah

Food Truck

  1. Mary’s Asian Cuisine, Beulah
  2. Taqueria Las Lagunas, Suttons Bay
  3. Upriver Wood Fired Pizza, Honor

Front Line Worker

  1. Danny Albarran, Deli Clerk, Hansen Foods
  2. Michele Nugent, ICU Nurse, Munson
  3. Kyle Dunklow, EMT

Golf Course

  1. Crystal Mountain, Thompsonville
  2. Crystal Lake Golf, Beulah
  3. Bahle Farms, Suttons Bay

Happy Hour

  1. Fischer’s Happy Hour Tavern, Northport
  2. Cabbage Shed, Elberta
  3. St. Ambrose Cellars, Beulah

Heating & Cooling Business

  1. Moore Mechanical, Honor
  2. Nye Plumbing & Heating, Benzonia
  3. Westshore Plumbing & Heating, Beulah

Hiking Trail or Area

  1. Empire Bluff Trail, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
  2. Pyramid Point Trail, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
  3. Sleeping Bear Point, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Home Health Care

  1. Benzie Home Health Care, Honor

Locally Made Cider or Seltzer – Benzie & Leelanau: Smackintosh, Tandem Ciders, Suttons Bay

Photo by Dave Weidner

Hotel, Inn or Resort

  1. Crystal Mountain, Thompsonville
  2. The Homestead, Glen Arbor
  3. Falling Waters Lodge, Leland

Local Artist/Maker

  1. Ken Scott Photography, Suttons Bay
  2. Holly Therrien, Wandering Waters Designs, Maple City
  3. Corey Bechler, Bechler Pottery, Honor

Locally Made Cider or Seltzer

  1. Smackintosh, Tandem Ciders, Suttons Bay
  2. X.R. Cyser, St. Ambrose Cellars, Beulah
  3. Power Island, Suttons Bay Ciders

Local TV Person

  1. Natalie Spala, 7&4 News
  2. Brittney Buti, 7&4 News
  3. Mark Watkins, 7&4 News

Optometrist

  1. Edward Scarbrough OD, Scarbrough Family Eyecare, Beulah
  2. Andrea S. Becker OD, Insight Optometry, Suttons Bay
  3. Kevin R. Nelson OD, Bay Eye Associates, Frankfort

Outdoor Dining

  1. Hop Lot Brewing Co., Suttons Bay
  2. The Cove, Leland
  3. St. Ambrose Cellars, Beulah

Pet/Wildlife Nonprofit

  1. Wings of Wonder, Empire
  2. Animal Welfare League of Benzie County, Beulah
  3. The Munchkins’ Mission, Suttons Bay

Place for a Wedding

  1. Inn at Black Star Farms, Suttons Bay
  2. The Cherry Barn Wedding at Nugent Orchards, Frankfort
  3. Crystal Mountain, Thompsonville

Place to Buy a Book

  1. The Bookstore, Frankfort
  2. Bay Books, Suttons Bay
  3. Cottage Book Shop, Glen Arbor

Place to Buy a Gift

  1. The Front Porch, Suttons Bay
  2. Poppy Things, Suttons Bay
  3. Two Fish Gallery, Leland

Place to Buy Jewelry

  1. Becky Thatcher Designs, Glen Arbor & Leland
  2. Korner Gem, Traverse City
  3. Tampico Imports, Leland

Place to Buy Pet Items

  1. Tractor Supply, Benzonia
  2. Benzie Pets, Benzonia
  3. Northwoods Hardware Home & Garden, Glen Arbor

Place to Buy Windows

  1. Honor Onekama Building Supply, Honor
  2. Bunek True Value Hardware, Lake Leelanau
  3. Frankfort Hardware

Place to Get Active/Outdoor Wear & Gear

  1. Crystal Lake Adventure Sports, Beulah & Frankfort
  2. Bahle’s of Suttons Bay
  3. Suttons Bay Bikes

Place to Get Global Food

  1. The Roadhouse Mexican Bar & Grill, Benzonia
  2. NJ’s Grocery, Lake Leelanau
  3. The Fusion, Frankfort

Place to Get Takeout

  1. Village Cheese Shanty, Leland
  2. The Roadhouse Mexican Bar & Grill, Benzonia
  3. Market 22, Maple City

Plumber

  1. Nye Plumbing & Heating, Benzonia
  2. Westshore Plumbing & Heating, Beulah
  3. Tie: Frankfort Plumbing & Heating & Lane Plumbing & Heating, Elberta

Radio Personality

  1. Christal Frost, WTCM 103.5
  2. Ron Jolly, WTCM 103.5
  3. Amanda Sewell, Interlochen Public Radio

Real Estate Agent

  1. Kari King, Century 21 Northland, Frankfort
  2. Jonathan Oltersdorf, Oltersdorf Realty, Suttons Bay
  3. Jon Zickert, Real Estate One, Beulah

Residential Cleaning

  1. Chris Etc. LLC, Frankfort
  2. Gleaming Glass LLC, Frankfort
  3. Moses Window Cleaning, Suttons Bay

Restaurant

  1. Martha’s Leelanau Table, Suttons Bay
  2. Hop Lot Brewing Co., Suttons Bay
  3. The Roadhouse Mexican Bar & Grill, Benzonia

Salon

  1. Refuge Salon, Suttons Bay
  2. Salon Dahlia, Beulah
  3. Solé Salon, Beulah

Tattoo Artist

  1. Glen Weber, GlenArt’s Studio, Suttons Bay

Tax Prep Service

  1. Amy M. Plumstead, Plumstead PC, Frankfort
  2. Jennifer Christopher, Christopher & Co. CPA, Beulah
  3. Linda Pershinske PC, LPPC, Traverse City

Teacher

  1. Raquel Huddleston, Benzie Central, Benzonia
  2. Melissa Kittleson, Frankfort Elementary
  3. Arden Wilson, Leelanau Montessori, Lake Leelanau

Veterinarian Practice

  1. Suttons Bay Animal Hospital
  2. Betsie River Veterinary Clinic, Benzonia
  3. Platte Lake Veterinary Clinic, Honor

Winery

  1. Blustone Vineyards, Lake Leelanau
  2. St. Ambrose Cellars, Beulah
  3. Rove Estate Vineyard & Winery, Traverse City

Hiking Trail or Area – Cadillac, Manistee & Ludington: Ludington State Park

Photo by Lydia Mejia

– Region: Cadillac, Manistee & Ludington –

Attorney

  1. Carlos Alvarado, Carlos Alvarado Law PC, Ludington
  2. Blake Riemer, Riemer Law PLLC, Ludington
  3. George V. Saylor III, Mika Meyers PLC, Manistee

Auto Dealer

  1. Watson Ludington, Ludington
  2. Manistee Ford, Manistee
  3. Victorian City Car Port, Manistee

Auto Repair

  1. Manistee Tire Service, Manistee
  2. Avenue Tire & Service, Ludington
  3. Dusty’s Auto Body & Detail, Ludington

Bank/Financial Institution

  1. Safe Harbor Credit Union, Ludington
  2. 4Front Credit Union, Manistee
  3. Preferred Credit Union, Ludington

Beach

  1. Tie: Ludington State Park Beach, Ludington & Stearns Park, Ludington
  2. Fifth Avenue Beach, Manistee
  3. Orchard Beach State Park, Manistee

Brewery

  1. Ludington Bay Brewing Co., Ludington
  2. North Channel Brewing Co., Manistee
  3. Jamesport Brewing Company, Ludington

Dentist

  1. Blythe A. O’Donnell DDS, High Tech Dental, Manistee
  2. Cheryl Larson DDS, Family Dental Care, Ludington
  3. Nick Simone, DDS, Simone Family Dental, Scottville

Event

  1. Arcadia Daze
  2. Tie: Friday Night Live, Ludington & Manistee Sleighbell Parade & Old Christmas Weekend
  3. Suds On The Shore, Ludington

Facebook/Instagram

  1. Facebook & Instagram: @PureLudington
  2. Facebook & Instagram: @ManisteePureMichigan
  3. Facebook & Instagram: @VisitCadillac

Family Physician

  1. Amanda Overmyer MD, Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital
  2. Joel E. Anhalt DO, Arcadia Medical
  3. Brian J. McComb, Manistee Primary Care

Financial Service Advisor

  1. Brian J. Matson, Edward Jones, Ludington
  2. Tie: Gabrielle O. Boyer, Edward Jones, Manistee & Jeff Reau, Edward Jones, Manistee
  3. Ben Crowley, Edward Jones, Manistee

Fishing Charter

  1. Tie: Dreamweaver Charters, Ludington & Riverside Charters, Manistee
  2. Hiatus Charters, Ludington
  3. Fishing Affair Sport Fishing Charters, Ludington

Floor Covering

  1. Haglund’s Floor Covering Inc., Manistee
  2. Easy Living Flooring, Ludington
  3. Harbor Flooring, Ludington

Food Truck

  1. Brunch Babes, Ludington
  2. Cluck Bucket, Ludington
  3. KRAVE Frozen Yogurt & Candy Shoppe, Ludington

Front Line Worker

  1. Eric Soneral, Mason County Sheriff’s Office
  2. Kevin Burgess, Pere Marquette Fire Department
  3. Jason Torrey, Manistee County Emergency Management Coordinator

Golf Course

  1. Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club, Arcadia
  2. Lincoln Hills Golf Club, Ludington
  3. Lakeside Links, Ludington

Happy Hour

  1. TJ’s Pub, Manistee
  2. Jamesport Brewing Company, Ludington
  3. Iron Fish Distillery, Thompsonville

Heating & Cooling Business

  1. Hopwoods Heating & Cooling Inc., Bear Lake
  2. Premier Heating & Cooling Co., Ludington
  3. Hankwitz Heating & Cooling LLC, Ludington

Hiking Trail or Area

  1. Ludington State Park
  2. Arcadia Dunes, Old Baldy Trail
  3. Magoon Creek Natural Area, Manistee

Home Health Care

  1. Munson Home Health
  2. Nancy’s House, LLC, Manistee
  3. St. John’s Healthcare, Ludington

Teacher – Cadillac, Manistee & Ludington: Bryan Morgan, OJ DeJonge Middle School, Ludington

Photo courtesy of Bryan Morgan

Hotel, Inn or Resort

  1. The Lamplighter Bed & Breakfast, Ludington
  2. The Ramsdell Inn, Manistee
  3. Nader’s Motel & Suites, Ludington

Local Artist/Maker

  1. Sally Manke, Fiber Artist, Arcadia
  2. Todd & Brad Reed Photography, Ludington
  3. Mary Case, Ludington

Local TV Person

  1. Adam Bartelmay, 9&10 News
  2. Michael Stevens, 9&10 News

Optometrist

  1. Jennifer L. Branning OD, West Shore Eye Care, Ludington
  2. Brian A. Allen OD, Manistee
  3. Pamela Lynch OD, Coastal Woods Vision, Manistee

Outdoor Dining

  1. Cluck Bucket, Ludington
  2. Bluefish Kitchen + Bar, Manistee
  3. Iron Fish Distillery, Thompsonville

Pet/Wildlife Nonprofit

  1. Mason County Mutts
  2. Manistee County Humane Society/Homeward Bound Animal Shelter
  3. Lakeshore Animal Friends, Ludington

Place for a Wedding

  1. Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club, Arcadia
  2. Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts, Manistee
  3. The Lake House, Ludington

Place to Buy a Book

  1. Book Mark, Ludington
  2. Happy Owl Bookshop, Manistee
  3. Horizon Books, Cadillac

Place to Buy a Gift

  1. Mariellen’s Hallmark, Ludington
  2. The Ideal Kitchen, Manistee
  3. Anchored Designs Boutique, Onekama

Place to Buy Jewelry

  1. Victoria’s Jewelry, Ludington
  2. CC Jewelers of Manistee
  3. Wexford Jewelers, Cadillac

Place to Buy Pet Items

  1. Wags to Wiskers Pet Supply, Ludington
  2. Family Farm & Home, Cadillac & Manistee
  3. Northwoods Feed & Supply, Cadillac

Place to Buy Windows

  1. Ludington Paint and Glass
  2. North View Window & Door, Bear Lake
  3. DouGlass The Window Guys, Cadillac

Place to Get Active/Outdoor Wear & Gear

  1. Snyder’s Shoes, Manistee
  2. The Outpost, Manistee
  3. Provisions Sport Shop, Ludington

Place to Get Global Food

  1. The Thai Mango, Ludington
  2. Taco ‘Bout It Mexican Fusion, Manistee
  3. The Blu Moon, Ludington

Place to Get Takeout

  1. Big Al’s Pizza, Manistee
  2. Chuck Wagon Pizza, Ludington
  3. Cluck Bucket, Ludington

Plumber

  1. Scholtens Plumbing Inc., Scottville
  2. Manistee Plumbing
  3. Ted Douglas & Sons Sewer and Drain Cleaning, Ludington

Radio Personality

  1. Chris Nicholas, WMOM 102.7
  2. Scotty Mac, EAGLE 101.5
  3. Susan Melton, Big Country 102.9

Real Estate Agent

  1. Casey Tennant, Lighthouse Realty, Manistee
  2. Steve Winczewski, Greenridge Realty, Ludington
  3. Suzanne Riley, CENTURY 21 Boardwalk, Manistee

Residential Cleaning

  1. Steam and Squeegee LLC, Bear Lake
  2. Ludington Window Cleaning
  3. Easy Breezy Cleaning Services, Wellston

Restaurant

  1. The Glenwood, Onekama
  2. The Blu Moon, Ludington
  3. The Q Smokehouse, Ludington

Salon

  1. Amber Nicole Salon, Ludington
  2. Salon 22 Spa, Ludington
  3. Northern Cuts, Ludington

Tattoo Artist

  1. Calvin Kortge, Phoenix Rising Tattoo Studio, Ludington
  2. Phil Stanley, Perfect Tattoo, Cadillac

Tax Prep Service

  1. Becky Jankwietz, H&R Block, Manistee
  2. Merskin & Merskin Tax and Accounting, Inc., Ludington
  3. Richards and McDougall PC, Manistee

Teacher

  1. Bryan Morgan, OJ DeJonge Middle School, Ludington
  2. Tracy Bennett, Onekama Consolidated Schools
  3. Rich Ambrose, Covenant Christian School, Ludington

Veterinarian Practice

  1. Country Veterinary Clinic, Ludington
  2. Manistee Veterinary Hospital
  3. Animal Hospital of Ludington

Winery

  1. Northern Natural Cider House and Winery, Kaleva
  2. Douglas Valley Winery, Manistee
  3. Love Wines, Ludington

Outdoor Dining – Charlevoix & Chain of Lakes: Dockside Torch Lake, Bellaire

Photo by Dave Weidner

– Region: Charlevoix & The Chain of Lakes –

Attorney

  1. Christopher T. Turkelson, Turkelson Law Firm PLLC, Charlevoix
  2. Barron & Engstrom PLC, Charlevoix
  3. Jim Boardman, Real Estate Lawyers PLC, Elk Rapids

Auto Dealer

  1. Charlevoix Motors, Charlevoix
  2. Matt LaFontaine Ford, Charlevoix
  3. Subaru By the Bay, Bay Shore

Auto Repair

  1. Bellaire Auto Repair, Bellaire
  2. Ric’s Auto, Elk Rapids
  3. Lakeshore Tire & Auto, Charlevoix

Bank/Financial Institution

  1. Alden State Bank, Elk Rapids
  2. 4Front Credit Union, Boyne City
  3. Charlevoix State Bank, Main Office, Charlevoix

Beach

  1. Michigan Beach Park, Charlevoix
  2. Young State Park, Boyne City
  3. Old Bathing Beach, Elk Rapids

Brewery

  1. Short’s Brewing Company, Bellaire
  2. Bier’s Inwood Brewery, Charlevoix
  3. Stiggs Brewery, Boyne City

Dentist

  1. Brian Rathke DDS, Bellaire Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
  2. Scott R. Perron DDS, All Smiles Family Dentistry, Elk Rapids
  3. Bert DesJardins & John Kenzie, Maple Ridge Dentistry, East Jordan

Event

  1. Elk Rapids Harbor Days
  2. Charlevoix Venetian Festival
  3. Charlevoix Apple Festival

Facebook/Instagram

  1. Facebook: Downtown Charlevoix
  2. Facebook: Billie’s Floral & Boutique
  3. Instagram: @mammoth_distilling

Family Physician

  1. Jennifer Shockley MD, Elk Rapids Primary Care
  2. Anna Young MD, Charlevoix Primary Care
  3. Steven Pray DO, Elk Rapids Primary Care

Financial Service Advisor

  1. Rob Joyce, Edward Jones, Bellaire
  2. Tom Shelder, Edward Jones, Elk Rapids
  3. Greg McGeorge, 4Front Credit Union, East Jordan

Fishing Charter

  1. True North Trout, Boyne City
  2. Whitecap Charters, Charlevoix
  3. Ward Brothers Boats, Charlevoix

Floor Covering

  1. Harbor Flooring, Elk Rapids
  2. Whitley’s Floor Covering, Charlevoix
  3. Affordable Flooring and More, Charlevoix

Food Truck

  1. Pigs Eatin’ Ribs, Charlevoix
  2. Old Mission Eats, Elk Rapids
  3. Barrel Back Restaurant Food Truck, Walloon Lake

Front Line Worker

  1. Andy LaPointe, Traverse Bay Farms, Elk Rapids
  2. Wendy Roberts, GM, The Argonne House, Charlevoix
  3. Stephanie Holbel, Ruthann’s Gourmet Bakery, Bellaire

Golf Course

  1. A-Ga-Ming Golf Resort, Kewadin
  2. Elk Rapids Golf Club
  3. Antrim Dells Golf Course, Ellsworth

Happy Hour

  1. Dockside, Bellaire
  2. Pearl’s New Orleans Kitchen, Elk Rapids
  3. Tie: Barrel Back Restaurant, Walloon Lake & Hello Vino, Bellaire

Heating & Cooling Business

  1. K&K Heating and Cooling, Elk Rapids
  2. Top Notch Heating, Cooling & Geothermal, Mancelona
  3. Haggard’s Plumbing & Heating, Charlevoix

Hiking Trail or Area

  1. Grass River Natural Area, Bellaire
  2. Fisherman’s Island State Park, Charlevoix
  3. Glacial Hills Pathway & Natural Area, Bellaire

Home Health Care

  1. Clearwater Home Health Services, Elk Rapids
  2. AdvisaCare Home Care, Charlevoix
  3. 1Senior Home Care Inc., East Jordan

Facebook – Charlevoix & Chain of Lakes: Downtown Charlevoix

Photo by Michael Murphy

Hotel, Inn or Resort

  1. Bellaire Bed & Breakfast
  2. Applesauce Inn Bed & Breakfast, Bellaire
  3. Hotel Earl, Charlevoix

Local Artist/Maker

  1. Christine Leader, Michigan Metalsmith, Charlevoix
  2. Zach Gosnell, Torch Lake Concepts
  3. Tie: Bentley Hill Bakehouse, Charlevoix & Ruthann Dexter, Ruthann’s Gourmet Bakery, Bellaire

Locally Made Cider or Seltzer

  1. The Conservancy, Bee Well Mead & Cider, Bellaire
  2. Pink Bikini, Royal Farms Farm Market & Winery, Ellsworth
  3. Pulsar, Starcut Ciders, Bellaire

Local TV Person

  1. Joe Charlevoix, WPBN
  2. Michael Stevens 9&10 News

Optometrist

  1. Tie: Dr. Hufford, Hufford Vision & Eye Care, Elk Rapids & Jon Vanwagnen OD, Charlevoix Eye Center, Charlevoix
  2. Peter Oppermann OD, Eyes on Main, Boyne City
  3. Steven Voci OD, Charlevoix

Outdoor Dining

  1. Dockside Torch Lake, Bellaire
  2. Stafford’s Weathervane, Charlevoix
  3. Short’s Brewing Company, Bellaire

Pet/Wildlife Nonprofit

  1. Help From My Friends’ Pet Crisis Center, Bellaire
  2. Charlevoix Area Humane Society, Boyne City
  3. Last Dance Rescue Ranch, Charlevoix

Place for a Wedding

  1. Castle Farms, Charlevoix
  2. Tie: Applesauce Inn Bed & Breakfast, Bellaire & Lavender Hill Farm, Boyne City
  3. The Boathouse on Lake Charlevoix, East Jordan

Place to Buy a Book

  1. Round Lake Bookstore, Charlevoix
  2. Adams Madams, Central Lake
  3. Word Love Goods, Elk Rapids

Place to Buy a Gift

  1. The Lake House, Charlevoix
  2. Nifty Things! Alden & Elk Rapids
  3. The Flying Pig, Bellaire

Place to Buy Jewelry

  1. Uniquely North, Bellaire
  2. Nifty Things! Elk Rapids & Alden
  3. Adams Madams, Central Lake

Place to Buy Pet Items

  1. Family Farm & Home, Charlevoix
  2. Tractor Supply, Boyne City
  3. Pawfect Purrfections Gourmet Pet Confections, Charlevoix

Place to Buy Windows

  1. Mike’s Glass, Charlevoix

Place to Get Active/Outdoor Wear & Gear

  1. Paddles & Pedals, Bellaire
  2. The Clothing Company, Charlevoix
  3. Alden Outfitters

Place to Get Global Food

  1. Cafe Santé, Boyne City
  2. Lynda’s Tacos, Charlevoix
  3. That French Place, Charlevoix

Place to Get Takeout

  1. Harbor Cafe, Elk Rapids
  2. Lake Street Market, Boyne City
  3. Short’s Brewing Company, Bellaire

Plumber

  1. E. H. Niepoth & Sons Plumbing & Heating Co., Bellaire
  2. Gmoser’s Septic Service, Elk Rapids

Radio Personality

  1. Terri Ray, KLT 97.5/93.5/96.7
  2. Ron Jolly, WTCM 103.5
  3. Cynthia Hector Johnson, WVBI 100.1

Real Estate Agent

  1. Steve Parafin, Real Estate One, Charlevoix
  2. Sandra Ehlers, Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realtors, Elk Rapids
  3. Tie: Jennifer Burr, Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realtors, Boyne City & Scott Moore, Exit Northern Shores Realty, Elk Rapids

Residential Cleaning

  1. Brady’s Carpet Cleaning, Charlevoix
  2. Northern Lakes Cleaning and Home Services, Kewadin
  3. White Pine Carpet Cleaning, Charlevoix

Restaurant

  1. Pearl’s New Orleans Kitchen, Elk Rapids
  2. Harbor Cafe, Elk Rapids
  3. Corner Bistro, Bellaire

Salon

  1. Hair Works Plus, Bellaire
  2. En Vogue Salon, Boyne City
  3. Tie: Hairport Salon & Spa, Elk Rapids & The Last Tangle, Charlevoix

Tattoo Artist

  1. Will Kaufmann, WAM Ink, Charlevoix
  2. Shaun, Torch Lake Ink, Rapid City
  3. Brent Bartel, Bellaire Tattoo

Tax Prep Service

  1. All Seasons Tax & Accounting Services, Elk Rapids
  2. Tie: Bob Hoffman, Hoffman McLane CPA Firm, PLC, Charlevoix & Shelly Fay Accounting Services, Bellaire
  3. Larry Wilson CPA, Elk Rapids

Teacher

  1. Jennifer Hall, Lakeland Elementary, Elk Rapids
  2. Annemarie Conway, Charlevoix High School
  3. Kwin Morris, Cherryland Middle School, Elk Rapids

Veterinarian Practice

  1. Charlevoix Veterinary Hospital
  2. Bellaire Animal Hospital
  3. Elk Rapids Animal Hospital

Winery

  1. Boyne Valley Vineyards, Petoskey
  2. Torch Lake Cellars, Bellaire
  3. Cellar 1914, Central Lake

Hiking Trail or Area – Charlevoix & Chain of Lakes: Grass River Natural Area, Bellaire

Photo by Dave Weidner

Hiking Trail or Area – Kalkaska, Gaylord & Grayling: Hartwick Pines, Grayling

Photo by Dave Weidner

– Region: Kalkaska, Gaylord & Grayling –

Attorney

  1. Elliot Blumberg, Blumberg & Blumberg, PC Gaylord

Auto Dealer

  1. Bill Marsh Ford, Kalkaska
  2. Matt LaFontaine Chevrolet Buick GMC, Grayling
  3. Jim Wernig Chevrolet, Gaylord

Auto Repair

  1. Tie: Alpine Auto Repair, Gaylord & Fuhrs Grayling Car Care
  2. Sure Stop Auto LLC, Gaylord
  3. Tie: James Long, South Boardman & Matt LaFontaine Chevrolet Buick GMC, Grayling

Bank/Financial Institution

  1. 4Front Credit Union, Kalkaska
  2. Huntington Bank, Kalkaska
  3. North Central Area Credit Union, Grayling

Beach

  1. Otsego Lake State Park, Gaylord
  2. Lake Margrethe, Grayling
  3. Bear Lake, Kalkaska

Brewery

  1. Paddle Hard Brewing, Grayling
  2. Big Buck Brewery, Gaylord
  3. Rolling Oak Brewing Co., Grayling

Dentist

  1. Jennifer Malicowski, AuSable Family Dental, P.C., Grayling
  2. Jacob Soenen, Birch Street Dental Care, Kalkaska
  3. William Koenig DDS, Gaylord Family Dentistry

Event

  1. National Trout Festival, Kalkaska
  2. AuSable River Festival, Grayling
  3. Alpenfest, Gaylord

Facebook/Instagram

  1. Facebook: Alpine Chocolat Haus Gaylord
  2. Facebook & Instagram: @otsegoresort
  3. Facebook & Instagram: @treetopsmich

Family Physician

  1. Michael Samalik MD, McLaren Northern Michigan – Gaylord Family Practice
  2. Natalie Okerson-Sparks MD, Kalkaska Medical Associates
  3. Andrew J. Long DO, Kalkaska Medical Associates

Financial Service Advisor

  1. Bill Forreider, Edward Jones, Gaylord
  2. Mark Sloan, Ameriprise Financial Services, Grayling
  3. Justin Cherwinski, GLP & Associates, Kalkaska

Fishing Charter

  1. Gates Au Sable Lodge, Grayling
  2. Old AuSable Fly Shop, Grayling
  3. Ron’s Fly Shop, Grayling

Floor Covering

  1. Hickerson Floor & Tile Haus, Gaylord
  2. Jarrad’s Carpet Direct, Kalkaska
  3. McLean’s Home Center Inc., Kalkaska

Food Truck

  1. Tie: The Dig’s Food Truck, Elmira & Billy Bob’s Boneyard, Kalkaska
  2. K & J Grill Food Truck, Gaylord
  3. Food at Northbound Outfitters, Grayling

Front Line Worker

  1. Kendra Churches RN, Otsego Memorial Hospital
  2. Doug Galer, Otsego County EMS/Rescue Team
  3. Shelley Holm RN

Golf Course

  1. Treetops Resort, Gaylord
  2. Twin Birch Golf Course, Kalkaska
  3. Grandview Golf Club, Kalkaska

Happy Hour

  1. Rolling Oak Brewing Co., Grayling
  2. Kal-Ho Lounge, Kalkaska
  3. Bennethum’s Northern Inn, Gaylord

Heating & Cooling Business

  1. Tie: Kalkaska Plumbing & Heating & Quality Plumbing & Mechanical, Gaylord
  2. Tie: Air North Heating & Plumbing, South Boardman & Raymond Heating and Cooling, Kalkaska
  3. Andy’s Heating & Air Conditioning, LLC, Johannesburg

Hiking Trail or Area

  1. Hartwick Pines State Park, Grayling
  2. Hanson Hills Recreation Area, Grayling
  3. Aspen Park, Gaylord

Home Health Care

  1. ComForCare, Gaylord
  2. Otsego Memorial Hospital, Gaylord
  3. Otsego County Commission On Aging, Gaylord

Brewery – Kalkaska, Gaylord & Grayling: Paddle Hard Brewing, Gaylord

Photo by Jesse Green

Hotel, Inn or Resort

  1. Treetops Resort, Gaylord
  2. Otsego Resort, Gaylord
  3. Woodland Motor Lodge, Grayling

Local Artist/Maker

  1. Brianna Nelson, Shoot Me Photography, Kalkaska
  2. AuSable Artisan Village, Grayling *all of the artists were recognized*
  3. Cara Barajas, Cara Bear Tattoo, Gaylord

Locally Made Cider or Seltzer

  1. Pie Pants, Snowbelt Brewing Co., Gaylord
  2. Fall Harvest Cider, Big Buck Brewery, Gaylord

Local TV Person

  1. Joey DeBerardino, 9&10 News

Optometrist

  1. Peter Oppermann OD, Gaylord Eye Care Center
  2. William Dean OD, Ausable Eye Care, Grayling
  3. Kari M. Visser-Robel OD, Gaylord

Outdoor Dining

  1. Ray’s BBQ, Brews & Blues, Grayling
  2. Alpine Tavern & Eatery, Gaylord
  3. Porter Haus, Gaylord

Pet/Wildlife Nonprofit

  1. Otsego County Animal Shelter, Gaylord
  2. Silver Muzzle Cottage, Rapid City
  3. Ausable Valley Animal Shelter, Grayling

Place for a Wedding

  1. Sonshine Barn Wedding & Event Center, Gaylord
  2. Sojourn Lakeside Resort, Gaylord
  3. Treetops Resort, Gaylord

Place to Buy a Book

  1. Saturn Booksellers, Gaylord
  2. Tip’n the Mitten, Grayling

Place to Buy a Gift

  1. Old Spud Warehouse, Gaylord
  2. Jay’s Sporting Goods, Gaylord
  3. Tie: Call of the Wild Museum, Gaylord & The Curator, Grayling & Tip’n the Mitten, Grayling

Place to Buy Jewelry

  1. Hogan’s Jewelers, Gaylord
  2. Davis Jewelers, Grayling
  3. Kay Jewelers, Gaylord

Place to Buy Pet Items

  1. Tractor Supply Co., Gaylord
  2. Kalkaska Feed & Supply
  3. Natural Farm Store/Lodi Trading Company, Kalkaska

Place to Buy Windows

  1. Preston Feather, Gaylord
  2. Kalkaska Windows & Glass
  3. Apex Exteriors, Gaylord

Place to Get Active/Outdoor Wear & Gear

  1. Jay’s Sporting Goods, Gaylord
  2. Northbound Outfitters, Grayling
  3. White Birch Outfitters, Gaylord

Place to Get Global Food

  1. El Rancho Mexican Restaurant, Gaylord
  2. The Bearded Dogg Lounge, Gaylord
  3. China West, Grayling

Place to Get Takeout

  1. Tinker’s Junction, Grayling
  2. Alpine Tavern & Eatery, Gaylord
  3. Bear’s Den Pizzeria, Grayling

Plumber

  1. Nate Spencer, South Boardman

Radio Personality

  1. JC, Q100 94.5/100.3/106.3
  2. Mike Reling, EAGLE 101.5
  3. Susan Melton, Big Country 102.9

Real Estate Agent

  1. Craig Hinkle, RE/MAX of Grayling
  2. Hannah Techel, The Team Real Estate Group, Gaylord
  3. Paig Switalski, Smith Realty Group, Gaylord

Residential Cleaning

  1. Bam’s Cleaning Service, Kalkaska
  2. SERVPRO of Gaylord & Cheboygan
  3. Adams Carpet Cleaning, Gaylord

Restaurant

  1. Trout Town Tavern & Eatery, Kalkaska
  2. Ray’s – BBQ, Brews & Blues, Grayling
  3. Bennethum’s Northern Inn, Gaylord

Salon

  1. Timberlie’s Salon Studio, Kalkaska
  2. From Head to Toe, Kalkaska
  3. Bliss Salon & Spa, Gaylord

Tattoo Artist

  1. Cara Bear Tattoo, Paragon Ink, Gaylord

Tax Prep Service

  1. Crawford Accounting & Tax Preparation, Kalkaska
  2. Diane’s Accounting & Tax Service, Johannesburg
  3. Tie: Chet Szymanski, Gaylord & JPK Accounting Co. Grayling

Teacher

  1. Tawni Deike, Forest Area High School, Fife Lake
  2. Brad Wagner, Grayling Middle School
  3. Nick Nowak, Gaylord Intermediate School

Veterinarian Practice

  1. Kalkaska Animal Hospital
  2. Grayling Hospital For Animals
  3. Alpine Animal Hospital, Gaylord

Winery – Petoskey, Harbor Springs & The Straits: Pond Hill Farm, Harbor Springs

Photo by Rachel Haggerty

– Region: Petoskey, Harbor Springs & The Straits –

Attorney

  1. The Law Offices of Daniel J. Harris PC, Petoskey & Harbor Springs
  2. Nelson Deegan Forster & Stikovich PC, Petoskey
  3. Patrick, Kwiatkowski & Hesselink PLLC, Cheboygan

Auto Dealer

  1. Dave Kring, Petoskey
  2. Brown Motors, Petoskey
  3. Fletch’s GMC Buick Audi, Petoskey

Auto Repair

  1. Harbor Springs Car Care, Harbor Springs
  2. Bill’s Standard Auto Repair, Petoskey
  3. Brown Motors, Petoskey

Bank/Financial Institution

  1. 4Front Credit Union, US-131, Petoskey
  2. Citizens National Bank, Drive-Thru & Walk-In, Petoskey
  3. Huntington Bank, Petoskey

Beach

  1. Sturgeon Bay Beach, Carp Lake
  2. Petoskey State Park, Petoskey
  3. Duncan Bay Nature Preserve, Cheboygan

Brewery

  1. Petoskey Brewing, Petoskey
  2. Beards Brewery, Petoskey
  3. Cheboygan Brewing Company, Cheboygan

Dentist

  1. Kathryn C. Morley, Indian River Family Dentistry
  2. David Ellsworth DDS, Harbor Pointe Dental, Petoskey
  3. Tie: David K. Miller Jr. DDS, Petoskey & Scott Eaton DDS, Petoskey

Event

  1. Pond Hill Farm Fall Fest Weekends, Harbor Springs
  2. Blissfest, Petoskey
  3. Art in the Park, Petoskey

Facebook/Instagram

  1. Instagram: @downtownpetoskey
  2. Instagram: @sweetwaterfloral
  3. Tie: Facebook & Instagram: @bearcuboutfitters & Facebook & Instagram: @petoskeyarea

Family Physician

  1. Todd E. Decker MD, Bayside Family & Sports Medicine, Petoskey
  2. Wendy Walker MD, Harbor Springs
  3. Todd Sheperd MD, Bayside Family & Sports Medicine, Petoskey

Financial Service Advisor

  1. Tim Knapp, Edward Jones, Harbor Springs
  2. Chad Owens, Edward Jones, Harbor Springs
  3. Dan Ledingham, Edward Jones, Petoskey

Fishing Charter

  1. Second Wind Charters, Harbor Springs
  2. Plumber’s Helper Charters, Bay Harbor
  3. Diabolical Sportfishing, Cheboygan

Floor Covering

  1. Petoskey Flooring
  2. Contractors Supply, Petoskey
  3. Kiss Carpet Design Center, Harbor Springs

Food Trucks

  1. Happy’s Taco Shop, Petoskey
  2. Mim’s Mobile Grill, Petoskey
  3. Petoskey Farms Wood Fired Pizza Truck

Front Line Worker

  1. Emilee Kennedy MSN, Little Traverse Primary Care
  2. Hillary Taylor, RN, McLaren Northern Michigan
  3. Carl Powers, Optometrist

Golf Course

  1. BOYNE Golf
  2. Hidden River Golf & Casting Club, Brutus
  3. Chestnut Valley Golf Course, Harbor Springs

Happy Hour

  1. The Back Lot, Petoskey
  2. Legs Inn, Cross Village
  3. Palette Bistro, Petoskey

Heating & Cooling Business

  1. Ballard’s Plumbing and Heating, Petoskey
  2. W. W. Fairbairn & Sons, Alanson
  3. MacGregor Plumbing & Heating, Harbor Springs

Hiking Trail or Area

  1. Pond Hill Farm, Harbor Springs
  2. Little Traverse Wheelway, Petoskey to Harbor Springs
  3. Petoskey State Park

Outdoor Dining – Petoskey, Harbor Springs & The Straits: The Back Lot, Petoskey

Photo by Allison Jarrell

Hotel, Inn or Resort

  1. Stafford’s Perry Hotel, Petoskey
  2. Inn at Bay Harbor
  3. Boyne Highlands Resort, Harbor Springs

Local Artist/Maker

  1. Trisha Witty, Painter, Harbor Springs
  2. Mallory Shepler, Jewelry/Metalsmith, Harbor Springs
  3. Tie: Mary Bea McWatters, Petoskey & Mary Lou Peters, Mackinaw City

Locally Made Cider or Seltzer

  1. Tunnel Vision Hard Cider, Pond Hill Farm, Harbor Springs
  2. The Sauce, Beards Brewery, Petoskey

Local TV Person

  1. Melissa Smith, 9&10 News
  2. Lauren Scafidi, 9&10 News
  3. Xavier Hershovitz, 9&10 News

Optometrist

  1. Ashley Rossman Eye Care, Petoskey
  2. Carl F. Powers OD PLLC, Petoskey
  3. Tie: Tess Sobczak OD, Infinity Eye Care, Petoskey & Riley J. Turcott OD, Petoskey

Outdoor Dining

  1. The Back Lot, Petoskey
  2. Legs Inn, Cross Village
  3. Pond Hill Farm, Harbor Springs

Pet/Wildlife Nonprofit

  1. Little Traverse Bay Humane Society, Harbor Springs
  2. Cheboygan County Humane Society

Place for a Wedding

  1. Pond Hill Farm, Harbor Springs
  2. Stafford’s Perry Hotel, Petoskey
  3. Gabriel Farms & Winery, Petoskey

Place to Buy a Book

  1. McLean and Eakin Bookstore, Petoskey
  2. Between the Covers, Harbor Springs

Place to Buy a Gift

  1. Grandpa Shorter’s, Petoskey
  2. Sturgeon River Pottery, Petoskey
  3. Cutler’s, Petoskey

Place to Buy Jewelry

  1. Ward & Eis Gallery, Petoskey
  2. Hanni Gallery, Harbor Springs
  3. Arlington Jewelers, Petoskey

Place to Buy Pet Items

  1. Ruff Life Pet Outfitters, Petoskey
  2. Tractor Supply Co., Petoskey
  3. Pet Pantry, Harbor Springs

Place to Buy Windows

  1. Skip’s Petoskey Glass
  2. Straits Area Glass, Cheboygan
  3. Pella Window & Door Showroom, Petoskey

Place to Get Active/Outdoor Wear & Gear

  1. Bearcub Outfitters, Petoskey
  2. The Outfitter of Harbor Springs
  3. Boyne Country Sports, Petoskey

Place to Get Global Food

  1. Legs Inn, Cross Village
  2. Thai Orchid Cuisine, Petoskey
  3. Mim’s Mediterranean Grill, Petoskey

Place to Get Takeout

  1. Mim’s Mediterranean Grill, Petoskey
  2. Cormack’s Deli, Petoskey
  3. Parkside Deli, Petoskey

Plumber

  1. Ballard’s Plumbing and Heating, Petoskey
  2. Hotshots Drain Cleaning, Petoskey
  3. MacGregor Plumbing & Heating, Harbor Springs

Radio Personality

  1. Tim Nixon, Lite 96.3
  2. Susan Melton, Big Country 102.9
  3. Mark Elliott, Lite 96.3

Real Estate Agent

  1. Pat Leavy, Kidd & Leavy Real Estate, Petoskey
  2. Wally Kidd, Kidd & Leavy Real Estate, Petoskey
  3. Pete Platte, Gaslight Group Properties, Petoskey

Residential Cleaning

  1. Two Glass Gents, Petoskey
  2. Harbor Shores Cleaning Company, Harbor Springs

Restaurant

  1. Legs Inn, Cross Village
  2. Moose Jaw Junction, Pellston
  3. Teddy Griffin’s Roadhouse, Harbor Springs

Salon

  1. It’s About You Salon, Cheboygan
  2. Vogue Salon & Spa, Petoskey
  3. Polished on Main, Harbor Springs

Tattoo Artist

  1. Skinny Ben Dratnol, Ninja Monkey Tattoo, Cheboygan

Tax Prep Service

  1. William R. Kanine PC, Petoskey
  2. Tim Beardsley CPA, Petoskey
  3. Markiewicz & Co., Petoskey

Teacher

  1. Robin Crane, Concord Academy of Petoskey
  2. Tim Tippett, Lincoln Elementary, Petoskey
  3. Liz Dunn, Shay Elementary, Harbor Springs

Veterinarian Practice

  1. Bay Pines Veterinary Clinic, Harbor Springs
  2. Maple River Animal Clinic, Alanson
  3. Jensen’s Animal Hospital, Petoskey

Winery

  1. Pond Hill Farm, Harbor Springs
  2. Walloon Lake Winery, Petoskey
  3. Petoskey Farms Vineyard & Winery
traverse city wineries

Winery – Traverse City: Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery, Old Mission Peninsula

Photo by Dave Weidner

– Region: Traverse City – 

Attorney

  1. Lawrence R. LaSusa, LaSusa Law Offices PLC, Traverse City
  2. Kuhn Rogers PLC, Traverse City
  3. Bethany C. Warner & Associates, Traverse City

Auto Dealer

  1. Bill Marsh Buick GMC, Traverse City
  2. Serra Subaru, Traverse City
  3. Fox Grand Traverse Ford, Traverse City

Auto Repair

  1. Car Repairs Inc., Traverse City
  2. Dave’s Garage, Traverse City
  3. Sonny’s Body Shop, Traverse City

Bank/Financial Institution

  1. 4Front Credit Union, Hastings Street, Traverse City
  2. TBA Credit Union, Traverse City
  3. Caliber Home Loans, Traverse City

Beach

  1. Mission Point Park, Old Mission Peninsula
  2. Haserot Beach, Old Mission Peninsula
  3. Clinch Park Beach, Traverse City

Brewery

  1. The Filling Station Microbrewery, Traverse City
  2. Rare Bird Brewpub, Traverse City
  3. Right Brain Brewery, Traverse City

Dentist

  1. Chad L. Beers DDS, Beers & Stilwill Family Dentistry, Traverse City
  2. Brooke Chapman, Schulz Chapman Dentistry, Traverse City
  3. Tim Wentzloff DDS, Rose Street Dental, Traverse City

Event

  1. National Cherry Festival, Traverse City
  2. National Writers Series, Traverse City
  3. Traverse City Film Festival

Facebook/Instagram

  1. Facebook: Grand Traverse 911
  2. Facebook & Instagram: @lakesandgrapes
  3. Instagram: @glendale.ave

Family Physician

  1. Debra Graetz MD, Brookside Family Medicine, Traverse City
  2. Tie: Robert Kuhn DO, Northern Michigan Medicine and Pediatrics, Traverse City & Tobin J. Fraser DO, West Front Primary Care, Traverse City
  3. Angela Pohl DO, Traverse Bay Internal Medicine, Traverse City

Financial Service Advisor

  1. Andrew Maniaci, TBA Credit Union, Traverse City
  2. Beth Melcher, Moneyfit, Traverse City
  3. Dennis Prout, Prout Financial Design, Traverse City & Bill Collin, Edward Jones, Interlochen

Fishing Charter

  1. Central Coast Angling, Traverse City
  2. Storm Hawk Sport Fishing, Traverse City
  3. Showtime Xtreme, Traverse City

Floor Covering

  1. Bay View Flooring, Traverse City
  2. Floor Covering Brokers Carpet One, Traverse City
  3. Carpet Galleria, Traverse City

Food Truck

  1. Happy’s Taco Shop, Traverse City
  2. Bergstrom’s Burgers, Traverse City
  3. Glendale Ave., Traverse City

Front Line Worker

  1. Munson EVS 3rd Shift Covid Team *The entire Munson COVID team received high praise*
  2. Rachel Stone, RN, ED, Munson Medical Center
  3. Nathan March DO, West Front Primary Care

Golf Course

  1. Bay Meadows Family Golf Course, Traverse City
  2. The Bear at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, Acme
  3. Interlochen Golf Course, Interlochen

Happy Hour

  1. The Little Fleet, Traverse City
  2. The Parlor, Traverse City
  3. Firefly, Traverse City

Heating & Cooling Business

  1. Team Bob’s, Traverse City
  2. Precision Plumbing and Heating Systems, Inc., Traverse City
  3. D&W Mechanical, Traverse City

Hiking Trail or Area

  1. The Village at Grand Traverse Commons, Traverse City
  2. TART, Traverse City
  3. Brown Bridge Quiet Area, Traverse City

Home Health Care

  1. Munson Home Health Care, Traverse City
  2. Just Like Family, LLC, Traverse City
  3. AdvisaCare Home Care, Traverse City

Hiking Trail or Area – Traverse City: The Village at Grand Traverse Commons, Traverse City

Photo by Dave Weidner

Hotel, Inn or Resort

  1. Hotel Indigo, Traverse City
  2. Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, Acme
  3. Cambria Hotel, Traverse City

Local Artist/Maker

  1. Glenn Wolff, Traverse City
  2. Alyssa Shea Photography, Traverse City
  3. Memories by Andy, Interlochen

Locally Made Cider or Seltzer

  1. Cinnamon Girl, Left Foot Charley, Traverse City
  2. Cherry Apple Cider, Bowers Harbor Vineyards, Old Mission Peninsula
  3. Semi-Sweet Hard Cider, Nomad Cidery, Williamsburg

Local TV Person

  1. Joe Charlevoix, WPBN
  2. Melissa Smith, 9&10 News
  3. Adam Bartelmay, 9&10 News

Optometrist

  1. Edward Scarbrough OD, Scarbrough Family Eye Care, Traverse City
  2. Rebekah Noss Lynch OD, Full Spectrum Eye Care, Traverse City
  3. Daniel D. Thuente MD, Grand Traverse Ophthalmology Clinic, Traverse City

Outdoor Dining

  1. The Little Fleet, Traverse City
  2. The Filling Station Microbrewery, Traverse City
  3. Boone’s Long Lake Inn, Traverse City

Pet/Wildlife Nonprofit

  1. Cherryland Humane Society, Traverse City
  2. AC PAW, Traverse City
  3. H.A.N.D.D.S To The Rescue, Traverse City

Place for a Wedding

  1. The Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park, Traverse City
  2. Chateau Chantal, Old Mission Peninsula
  3. Cobblestone Farms, Kinglsey

Place to Buy a Book

  1. Horizon Books, Traverse City
  2. Brilliant Books, Traverse City
  3. Blue Vase Book Exchange, Interlochen

Place to Buy a Gift

  1. Nifty Things!, Traverse City
  2. Cherry Republic, Traverse City
  3. The Cheese Lady, Traverse City

Place to Buy Jewelry

  1. Miner’s North Jewelers, Traverse City
  2. Becky Thatcher Designs, Traverse City
  3. James C. Smith Fine Jewelry, Traverse City

Place to Buy Pet Items

  1. Pets Naturally, Traverse City
  2. PetSmart, Traverse City
  3. McGough’s, Traverse City

Place to Buy Windows

  1. Twin Bay Glass, Traverse City
  2. Old Mission Windows, Traverse City
  3. Pella Windows & Doors, Traverse City

Place to Get Active/Outdoor Wear & Gear

  1. Backcountry North, Traverse City
  2. Boyne Country Sports, Traverse City
  3. Running Fit, Traverse City

Place to Get Global Food

  1. Spanglish, Traverse City
  2. Red Ginger, Traverse City
  3. The Good Bowl, Traverse City

Place to Get Takeout

  1. Slabtown Burgers, Traverse City
  2. Spanglish, Traverse City
  3. Mama Lu’s, Traverse City

Plumber

  1. Roto-Rooter, Traverse City
  2. Precision Plumbing and Heating Systems, Inc., Traverse City
  3. Team Bob’s, Traverse City

Radio Personality

  1. Mikey & Brendan, BOB FM 104.5
  2. Ron Jolly, WTCM 103.5
  3. Christal Frost, WTCM 103.5

Real Estate Agent

  1. Amber Cyman, Real Estate One, Traverse City
  2. Holly Hack, Exit Realty Paramount, Traverse City
  3. Jennifer Edson, Five Star Realty, Traverse City

Residential Cleaning

  1. Love Clean, Traverse City
  2. JennyClean, Traverse City
  3. Immaculate Home, Traverse City

Restaurant

  1. Red Ginger, Traverse City
  2. PepeNero, Traverse City
  3. Trattoria Stella, Traverse City

Salon

  1. Studio 415 Salon, Traverse City
  2. Salon Verve, Traverse City
  3. QT Nails, Traverse City

Tattoo Artist

  1. Rex Rector, Blue Heart Tattoo, Traverse City
  2. Jessica Harrigan, Truth Seeker Tattoo, Traverse City
  3. Aaron York, Ohana Tattoo Parlor, Traverse City

Tax Prep Service

  1. Dennis, Gartland & Niergarth, Traverse City
  2. Traverse Tax & Accounting, Traverse City
  3. Katie Myers CPA, PC, Traverse City

Teacher

  1. Chandra Fles, Traverse Heights Elementary, Traverse City
  2. Liz Hague, Old Mission Peninsula School
  3. Tak Ready, Traverse City West Senior High School

Veterinarian Practice

  1. Grand Traverse Veterinary Hospital, Traverse City
  2. Oakwood Veterinary Hospital, Traverse City
  3. Bay Area Pet Hospital, Traverse City

Winery

  1. Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery, Old Mission Peninsula
  2. Left Foot Charley, Traverse City
  3. Bowers Harbor Vineyards, Old Mission Peninsula

Find this article and more in the June 2021 issue of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine; or subscribe and get Traverse Magazine delivered to your door each month.

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