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Arts and Entertainment
1. Don Drumm Studios & Gallery (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Art Gallery
"I have been visiting Don Drumm Studios & Gallery for years. I Iove their set-up & love the fact that their artistic..."
2. Hale Farm & Village (Peninsula, OH)
Nominee for: Best Museum
"We were married there, 32 years ago and it's continued to get better over time. A historical treasure in the Western..."
3. The Winery at Wolf Creek (Barberton, OH)
Nominee for: Best Winery
"The Winery at Wolf Creek not only has some of the tastiest wines you can find in Ohio but the most amazing view and..."
4. Midway Twin Drive-In Theater (Ravenna, OH)
Nominee for: Best Theater
"The absolute best theater in the world. Enjoy movies in your car or take lawn chairs and/or blanket and enjoy the..."
5. Erica Dawn (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Local Bands
"Saw her at the Stark County Fair performing with her band. Great voice, great performance and great showmanship to..."
1. Alexander Body & Fender Company (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Body Shop
"They will help you through the claim process from beginning to end, including setting up a rental vehicle and doing all..."
2. Horizon Audio (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Car Stereo
"I have been going to Horizon Audio and Horizon Motosports for five years I trust them and they dont just try to sell me..."
3. Integrity Auto Care (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Repair
"A lot of business -- particular auto repair businesses -- like to use words like "honest", but not really stand by it..."
4. Leipold Tire (Stow, OH)
Nominee for: Best Tire Shop
"Leipold is the BEST!! We always trust them for tires, brakes, or any car repair that they can service. Great prices..."
5. Alexander Body & Fender Company (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Detailing
Beauty and Wellness
1. Beauty Inc- Urban Hair Retreat (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Hair Salon
"Toni Stylez the owner of Beauty Inc,Urban Hair retreat, as mastered the art of creating a salon with a serene..."
2. Body Technology (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Massage
"There is no one more deserving of 1st place than Teri's Body Technology! She has the most relaxing atmosphere around as..."
3. Scott Talbot Salonspa (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Hair Color
"I've been going to Scott Talbot for about 5 years now after talking to a coworker about needing a new salon. She was..."
4. Ellet/Portage Crossing Barbershop (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Barber
"My son Elijah whom just turned 10yrs old has been through a tremendous amount medically! In the summer of 2015 Elijah..."
5. ARO Hair Salon (World Map)
"I have been going to Kelly for the past 2 years and she always makes my hair perfect! I love it!"
1. Gionino's Pizzeria (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Pizza
"The one in Garfield Hts, right off 480/Transportation Blvd. Lousy food, Lousy Rude, Driver who arrived at my house late..."
2. The Blue Door Cafe & Bakery (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Breakfast
"The BEST place PERIOD!! You will find the most wonderful morsels to hit your taste buds!! We've been there many times..."
3. Primo's Deli (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Sandwich Shop
"This is our MOST FAVORITE DELI!!! The people are great, the food is FANTASTIC and PLENTIFUL, and you won't find a..."
4. Swenson's Drive In (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Burger
"Love the galley boy and that they have been around for years!"
5. Big Eu'es BBQ (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Barbecue
"The food is wonderful and all of the people that work there have the best personalities I have a special-needs brother..."
1. Don Basch Jewelers (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Designer Jewelry
"The service is wonderful! Everyone in the store is very friendly and helpful. Their repair service is great also..."
2. Encore Resale Shoppe (Canton, OH)
Nominee for: Best Vintage and Resale
"I ended up getting my wedding dress here...a $5000 dress for $200. It still had the tags on it and everything. They..."
3. Lil' Frog Fashions (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Children's Clothing
"Lil Frogs is the best place to buy anything for children.
I bought almost everything for my son there before he was..."
4. Twice Is Nice Consignments Hartville (World Map)
"A VERY NICE CLEAN STORE THAT IS KEPT UP
HAS LOTS OF GOOD DEALS, COUPONS, SAVINGS
THE OWNER ROSE AND HER STAFF HAVE..."
5. Canton Clothing Company (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Men's Clothing
"Amazing company! Love supporting a local business and their work is top notch. I'm excited to purchase from them for..."
1. All About Dance by Kristen (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Dance Studio
"I am a dance instructor here at All About Dance and came on board only about 3 years ago. I am not voting just because..."
2. East Coast Martial Arts (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Martial Arts
"The greatest giftsI ever received from, discovering the martial arts, were respect, self reliance and the joy of..."
3. LifeStyles | Cleveland Clinic Akron General Health & Wellness Center (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Gym
"I just completed 10 weeks of LiteStyle and have never been more fit in my life. I need to loose a lot of weigjht and..."
4. Studio 136 Dance Center (Massillon, OH)
"My daughter takes lessons there and absolutely loves it. The teachers are not only great dance teachers but they really..."
5. Tru Barre Studio (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Barre Studio
"The owner and instructors are really friendly and very motivating! I’ve been going for 1-1/2 years and was hooked after..."
1. El Meson Mexican Restaurant (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Mexican
"We go every Saturday night. These people are like family to everyone. Some times they even sit down at the table and..."
2. Luigi's Restaurant (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Italian
"MY VOTE IS FOR YOU !!! I'M IN ARIZONA RIGHT NOW, BUT WHEN I'M IN TOWN, YOU ARE THE BEST . . . I'M ON HERE TO VOTE FOR..."
3. Timber Lodge (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Traditional American
"Just thinking about the Dakota Grill is making my mouth water. Their steaks, prime rib and other entrees are..."
4. Texas Roadhouse - Stow (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Steakhouse
"Nearly indescribable... truly something we look forward to (my wife and I) and can both easily agree on when we are..."
5. Basil Asian Bistro (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Chinese
"As awesome as the Thai dishes at Basil are, I also must recommend the garlic eggplant entree, especially if you add the..."
1. Hoppin' Frog Brewery (Akron, OH)
Nominee for: Best Neighborhood Bar
"Best brewery on the planet. If you like hops, the Gangster Frog IPA is out of this world! Also really looking forward..."
2. Ray's Place (Kent, OH)
Nominee for: Best Beer Selection
"Hello beer geeks, Ray's has limited edition brews that only appear in 1 or 2 places in northeast Ohio. Sometimes they..."
3. The Basement Sports Bar & Grill (Akron, OH)
Nominee for: Best Sports Bar
"I have been going to the Basement since it all started years ago in the Portage Lakes, This is the place for ALL OSU..."
4. Grapes in a Glass (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Wine Bar
"Beautiful art gallery serving an enormous selection of wines. They offer great advice and information about every wine..."
5. The Vortex (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Live Music Venue
"If you are a artist looking to get your name out there, this is the place to go everyone is locally known and friends..."
1. Easdale : The Best Pet Care (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Boarding
"We live in Mentor and drove 45 minutes to board our cat and dog with Easdale kennels recently. Why go so far? Because..."
2. Easdale : The Best Pet Care (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Grooming
3. All Dogs go to Kevin, LLC (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Training
"Kevin has gone out of his way to help me with training issues even though I'm in CA and he's in OH - a very talented..."
4. Visiting Vet (Akron, OH)
Nominee for: Best Veterinarian
"Personal attention and great listeners with excellent diagnostic skills"
5. Easdale : The Best Pet Care (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Pet Photography
1. Dietz Falls Florist (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Florist
"I got married Mother's Day weekend (wasn't' paying attention when I set the date). Dietz was the only florist of the..."
2. One Vintage Lane (Hartville , OH)
Nominee for: Best Gift Shop
"One Vintage Lane has the cutest things! The owners have it set up sooo beautifully! Everything is so gorgeous and one..."
3. Nicole DeHoff Photography (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Portrait Photography
"If you look at her gallery, her work is very inspirational. So much Creativity and meaning goes into each photo she..."
4. Claire's Garden Florist & Market (Norton, OH)
"Stunning flower arrangements! Certainly not your average florist but by far the best we've ever seen."
5. Staff Music (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Musical Instruments
"Best in the business ! This musical instrument store is " Musical Instrument Heaven " Breath taking as soon as you walk..."
Specialty Food and Drink
1. Muggswigz Coffee and Tea (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Coffee Shop
"Well, where shall I begin with this slew of compliments?
How about in their customer service, they are so good at..."
2. New Baltimore Ice Cream (Hartville, OH)
Nominee for: Best Ice Cream Shop
"Now I am partial to only 2 brands of ice cream around...... New Baltimore and Schwan's. New Baltimore beats anybody..."
3. Peace Love and Little Donuts (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Donuts
"Best tasting little donuts you'll ever wrap your lips around!! They have a great selection of novelty type donuts..."
4. Artisan Coffee Shop (World Map)
"Excellent coffee! Great roast of the beans. The menu changes frequently to highlight the coffee and the season. The..."
5. Cake Wasted (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Bakery
"Everything is great about Cake Wasted! The service is amazing and she makes the most beautiful an delicious cakes. An..."
1. April G Photography (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Wedding Photographer
"April G Photography is AMAZING! April is beyond talented. She with make you feel like your part of her family and will..."
2. Happily Ever After (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Wedding Officiant
"I found Lynn on the internet while searching for a place to elope. I am so happy We found her! We felt so comfortable..."
3. Nikki's Perfect Petal Designs (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Wedding Flowers
"Nikki is so much fun to work with and does such an amazing job! As a fellow wedding vendor, I'm always excited..."
4. Makeup by Rachel Lorraine (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Wedding Hair and Make-up
"Rachel is great at hearing my half-formed ideas and creating the desired end-result beautifully! If you are like me and..."
5. One T Entertainment (World Map)
Nominee for: Best Wedding DJ
"Bret will be DJ'ing our wedding ONE YEAR FROM TOMORROW!!! And we can't wait! I know he is absolutely going to make our..."
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