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. Megaplex Theatres at the Junction
    CinemarkTinseltown 14
    Brewvies Cinema Pub

Live Theatre/Venue

  1. Peery’s Egyptian Theater
    Ogden Amphitheater
    The Ziegfeld Theater

Family Fun Center

  1. Fat Cats Ogden
    Boondocks Food & Fun: Kaysville
    The Local Artisan Collective

CAR/AUTO

Tire Store

  1. Costco
    Les Schwab Tire Center
    Big O Tires – 4th Street

New Car Dealership

  1. Tony Divino Toyota
    Ken Garff Honda, Nissan
    Young Hyundai

Used Car Dealership

  1. A Lot of Cars
    Avis Car Rental
    Hertz Car Sales
    Tony Divino Toyota

Repair Shop

  1. A.B. Hadley Inc.
    Shadetree Automotive
    Premium Auto

Body Shop

  1. Stegen’s Auto Body
    Anderson Auto Body and Paint
    Old School Body Shop

Car Wash

  1. Quick Quack Car Wash
    Ride Pride USA Self Car Wash
    Quick & Clean Car Wash

BEAUTY & FITNESS

Nail Salon

  1. Jenny’s Nails
    Sunflower Nails and Salon

Hair Salon

  1. Walmart Smartstyle
    Thomas Hardy Salon
    Panache Hair
    Jade Packard Salon

Beauty and Fitness Spa

  1. TimeLess Medical Spa & Weight Loss Clinic
    New Image Day Spa
    Therapeutix Mind & Body

BUSINESS & INDUSTRIAL

Real Estate Agent

  1. Ashley Wolthuis – RE/MAX Associates
    Delaney Stevens Real Estate
    Dustin Peterson – Skyline Realty (Two Brothers)

Real Estate Brokerage

  1. Ashley Wolthuis – RE/MAX Associates
    Realty One – Delaney Stephens
    Skyline Realty (Two Brothers) – Dustin Peterson

Mortgage Broker/ Loan Officer

  1. Jennifer Nollner SWBC Mortgage
    Steve Butterwick
    Jan Hassell

Home/ Auto Insurance

  1. Switch Insurance
    The Insurance Center, LLC.
    A Insurance Agencies

Credit Union/ Bank

  1. America First Credit Union
    Bank of Utah
    Wasatch Peaks Credit Union

Tax Advisor

  1. My Tax Expert Inc.
    Acuity Business and Tax Advisor
    Jared Stevens Pinnacle Accountancy

Health Insurance

  1. Switch Insurance
    The Insurance Center
    Select Health

FOOD & DRINKS

Donut

  1. Mountain Donuts
    Krispy Kreme
    Topper Bakery

Coffee Shop

  1. Grounds For Coffee
    Daily Rise Coffee – Downtown
    Kaffe Mercantile
    Scooter’s Coffee

Steak House

  1. Texas Roadhouse
    Timbermine Steakhouse
    LongHorn Steakhouse

Mexican Food

  1. El Matador
    Javier’s Mexican Food
    Wimpy and Fritz inside The Yes Hell/Bar

Pizza

  1. Pizza Hut
    Ogden Pizzeria
    Taboo Pizza

Hamburger

  1. Wendy’s
    Five Guys
    Warrens Craft Burger

Fries

  1. McDonald’s
    Warrens Craft Burger
    Five Guys

BBQ

  1. Goodwood Barbecue Co
    Lost Texan BBQ
    Texas Roadhouse

Breakfast

  1. Jeremiah’s Restaurant
    Pig & a Jelly Jar
    No Frills Diner

Lunch

  1. Subway
    Cafe Zupas
    Jessie Jean’s Cafe & Coffee
    Great Harvest Bread Co.
    Thai Curry Kitchen

Dinner

  1. LongHorn Steakhouse
    Maddox Ranch House
    Olive Garden

Chicken

  1. Chick-fil-A
    KFC
    Maddox Ranch House

Appetizer

  1. Olive Garden
    Slackwater Pizzeria & Pub
    Sizzler

Ice Cream/ Frozen Treat

  1. Farr Better Ice Cream
    Baskin-Robbins
    Cannery Creamery
    Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt

Asian/ Sushi

  1. Tona Sushi Bar and Grill
    Hanamaru

Salad

  1. Olive Garden
    Sizzler
    Café Zupas

Italian

  1. Olive Garden
    La Ferrovia Ristorante
    Rovalis Ristorante Italiano

Soda Pop Stand

  1. FiiZ
    Twisted Sugar

Buffet

  1. Chuck-A-Rama Buffet
    Sizzler
    Pizza Pie Cafe

HEALTH

Pharmacy

  1. Smith’s Food and Drug
    Wasatch Pharmacy Care
    Walmart

OB/GYN

  1. Bryan Palmer – Ogden Clinic
    Dave Bierer – Ogden Clinic

Dentist

  1. Nathan J. Starley, DDS (Starley Family Dental)
    David Wayment, DDS
    Torghele Dentistry
    Call Family Dental
    Felt Family Dental

Hospital

  1. McKay-Dee Hospital
    Ogden Regional Medical Center

Pediatrician

  1. Edward Brown, MD – Ogden Clinic
    Dustin Havey, PAC – Ogden Clinic
    Dr. Charlene G. Clawson, MD

Holistic Health Provider

  1. Regeneration Health of Northern Utah

Health Store

  1. Vibez
    Good Earth Natural Foods

Chiropractic

  1. Simply Wellness Chiropractic
    NOWChiro – Roy

Hearing Improvement

  1. Hearing Improvement Center
    Intermountain Hearing Centers

HOBBIES & LEISURE

Camera Store

  1. Farr’s Jewelry & Cameras

Golf Course

  1. Mount Ogden Golf Course
    Valley View Golf Course
    El Monte Golf Course

Running Shoe Store

  1. Utah Running Shop
    Striders
    Salomon – Amer Sports

Sewing/ Fabric/Craft/ Art

  1. My Heritage Fabrics
    Bennion Crafts and Frame
    Needlepoint Joint

Sports/ Hunting/ Fishing Store

  1. GEAR:30
    Smith & Edwards
    Sportsman’s Warehouse

Martial Arts Studio

  1. Foleys Mixed Martial Arts

Bike Shop

  1. Bingham Cyclery
    Ogden Bicycle Collective
    Kent’s Sports Store

Ski Resort

  1. Snowbasin Resort
    Snowbird
    Powder Mountain

HOME & GARDEN

Appliance Store

  1. Boyle Appliance Center

Furniture

  1. RC Willey
    Four Sisters Furniture

Garden Center/Nursery

  1. Valley Nursery
    J & J Nursery & Garden Center
    Lomond View Nursery

HVAC

  1. Total Home Services of Utah
    North Star HVAC
    Barlow Service Experts

Plumber

  1. 212o Radiant Plumbing
    Mike Bachman Plumbing
    Rentmeister Total Home Service

Electrician

  1. Master Electric
    J and J Electric, Inc.

Landscaping/Lawncare

  1. Rushton Lawn Care

Cleaning Service

  1. Got Dirt House Cleaning
    Credible Cleaners

Hardware Store

  1. The Home Depot
    Ace Hardware
    Harbor Freight

Carpet and Flooring

  1. Cotton & Timber
    The Home Depot
    Weber Paint Glass & Flooring

Mortuary

  1. Myers Mortuary and Cremation Services
    Lindquist Mortuary / Cemeteries
    Leavitt Mortuary & Aultorest Memorial Park

Window & Door Replacement

  1. Valley Glass – Ogden
    Moyes Glass

Remodel/Handyman

  1. JS ProFinish
    AMS Construction LLC.
    Yeah, I Can Fix That – Chris Lubeck

Garage Door Repair

  1. Advanced Door
    The Home Depot
    A+ Northern Utah Doors

Pest Control

  1. Mountain West Pest Control
    Edge Pest Control
    Perkins Pest Control
    All Seasons Pest Control

Roofing Company

  1. Bear Creek Roofing
    Legacy Roofing

EDUCATION

Charter School

  1. NUAMES
    DaVinci Academy
    Venture Academy

Preschool

  1. Providence Montessori Academy
    Wee Lads and Lassies at Ben Lomond High School

PETS & ANIMALS

Animal Hospital

  1. Ogden Animal Hospital
    Borrett Animal Hospital
    Animal Care Veterinary Hospitals (Roy)

SHOPPING

Grocery Store

  1. Smith’s Food and Drug
    Walmart
    Lee’s Marketplace

Jewelry Store

  1. Bryson’s Rock Shop
    Walmart
    The Local Artisan Collective

Mall

Newgate Mall
The Local Artisan Collective
Walmart

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