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2023 Readers' Choice Finalists

Engage with the West Michigan Woman Community!

What makes a community? Undoubtedly, the magic comes from its people. Our lives wouldn't be what they are without the stellar local establishments found around every corner of West Michigan, from the newly-founded to the well-established and everything in between.

That's why we created the West Michigan Woman Readers' Choice Awards. With categories reflective of each section of the magazine, the awards seek to highlight YOUR favorite local businesses and people who deserve to be recognized for the services and specialties they provide.

West Michigan Woman readers rallied to have their voices heard. Keep reading to see the finalists for our third annual Readers' Choice Awards. All finalists and winners will be highlighted in the Dec '23/Jan '24 issue of West Michigan Woman.

BEAUTY

DAY SPA
Design 1 Salon Spa
Ethos Day Spa
Woodhouse Spa

 

HAIR SALON
Design 1 Salon Spa
Lilith's Lair
Salon Re:

 

NAIL SALON
Design 1 Salon Spa
JV Nails & Spa
POSH Nails & Spa 

 

LASH & BROW SERVICES
Siren & Proper
Skinfluencer
The Reckoning Studio 
Wanderlux Salon + Spa

 

PLASTIC SURGERY
Bengtson Center for Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery
Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery - Dr. Ringler
Plastic Surgery Associates

 

MEDICAL SPA
Bengtson Center for Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery
Beauty ReNew Aesthetics
Skin CoLAB

 

TATTOO STUDIO
balm.
Honest to Goodness
Meeting House

 

 

WELLNESS

PHYSICAL GYM
MVP Athletic Club
Valeo / Training
YMCA

 

BOUTIQUE FITNESS STUDIO
The Barre Code Grand Rapids 
CKO Kickboxing
Valeo / Training

 

NUTRITIONAL SERVICES
Born Clinic
DBC Natural Holistic Health Center, PLLC
Harmonic Wellness Centre

 

CANNABIS & CBD PROVISONARY
CBD Store of Michigan
Fluresh
Pharmhouse Wellness

 

WOMEN'S HEALTH CLINICS & SERVICES
Grand Rapids Women's Health
Harmonic Wellness Centre
true. Women's Health
Women's+ Health Collective

 

MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
THE PLAYGROUNDgr
Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services
Wedgwood Christian Services

 

ADDICTION SERVICES
Sanford Behavioral Health 
Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services
Wedgwood Christian Services

 

HOLISTIC CARE CENTER
Integrative Wellness Grand Rapids - Carrie Dennie, ND, RAc
Harmonic Wellness Centre - Hollie Schipper, ND
Natural Health Improvement Center

 

CHIROPRACTICE CARE
Kooistra Chiropractic Clinic
Rise Wellness Chiropractic
The Chiropractic Doctors

 

DERMATOLOGY
Dermatology Associates of West Michigan
West Michigan Dermatology
Wolverine Dermatology

 

DENTISTRY
616 Dental Studio
Brian S. Nylaan, DDS
Great Lakes Dental Care

 

OPTOMETRY
Cascade Ophthalmology, P.C.
Grand Rapids Ophthalmology
Premier Family Eyecare

 

VETERINARY
C-SNIP
Cottonwood Veterinary Center
Family Friends Veterinary Hospital

 

 

BUSINESS & CAREER

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION
Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce
Inforum 
SWAN - Strong Women Arise Network 

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION
Cornerstone University
Grand Rapids Community College
Grand Valley State University

 

SKILLED TRADE EDUCATION
Grand Rapids Community College
West Michigan Construction Institute
Wedgwood Christian Services

 

LAW FIRM
Coonen Law, PLLC
Mika Meyers PLC
Sadek Law PLC
Warner Norcross + Judd LLP

 

INSURANCE AGENCY 
BHS Insurance
Great Lakes Insurance & Financial Services Agency
The Insurance Group - Stacy Segrist Kamphuis | Doug Kamphuis

 

ACCOUNTING SERVICES
4K Accounting Services
Hungerford Nichols CPAs + Advisors 
Symmetrical Solutions

 

IT SERVICES
Business System Solutions
Kinetix Technology Services
Millenia Technologies
Rehmann

 

 

PERSONAL FINANCE

FINANCIAL ADVISOR
Daniel Kempker – Baird Private Wealth Management
Abby Lininger – Drake Financial Group - Primerica
Growtrust Partners

 

BANK
Fifth Third Bank
Huntington Bank
United Bank

 

MORTGAGE LENDING
Lake Michigan Credit Union 
Treadstone Funding
VanDyk Mortgage

 

CREDIT UNION
Adventure Credit Union
Consumers Credit Union
Lake Michigan Credit Union 

 

ESTATE PLANNING
CBH Attorneys and Counselors
Coonen Law, PLLC
Mika Meyers PLC

 

DIVORCE ATTORNEY
Debra Colletti – Colletti & Mobilia PC
Mika Meyers PLC
Thacker Sleight PC

 

 

STYLE

WOMEN'S CLOTHING BOUTIQUE
A.K. Rikk’s
Gina's Boutique
Leigh's

 

CHILDREN'S BOUTIQUE
Hopscotch Children’s Store
Pink Lemonade
Tip Toes

 

MEN'S BOUTIQUE
A.K. Rikk’s
Fitzgerald's Men’s Store
Glik’s 

 

BRIDAL BOUTIQUE
Renee Austin Wedding
Second Dance Bridal & Formal Consignment
Spring Sweet
True Society – Grand Rapids

 

SHOE STORE
Borr’s Shoes and Accessories
Mieras Family Shoes
VanHoecks Footwear

 

JEWELER
Almassian Jewelers
DeVries Jewelers
Preussers Jewelers

 

CONSIGNMENT OR SUSTAINABLE BOUTIQUE
Gild the Lily
Rock Paper Scissors Consignment Boutique
Wearforward

 

SHOPPING DISTRICT
Breton Village 
Downtown Holland 
Uptown

 

 

TRAVEL

HOTEL
Amway Grand Plaza
Canopy by Hilton 
JW Marriott Grand Rapids

 

RESORT
Crystal Mountain
Grand Hotel
Grand Traverse Resort & Spa

 

BED & BREAKFAST
The Inn at Black Star Farms
Peaches Bed and Breakfast
Wickwood Inn

 

GOLF COURSE
Egypt Valley Country Club
Pilgrim's Run Golf Club
Thousand Oaks Golf Club

 

WEEKEND GETAWAY
Grand Haven
Ludington
Saugatuck/Douglas
Traverse City

 

TRAVEL AGENCY
Cruise Planners - Lori Visser, VTA
Edgewood Travel – Meredith Rothouse
Witte Travel & Tours

 

ARTS ATTRACTION
ArtPrize
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
Grand Rapids Art Museum

 

FAMILY-FRIENDLY ATTRACTION
Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park
Grand Rapids Children's Museum
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
John Ball Zoo

 

OUTDOOR ATTRACTION
Blandford Nature Center
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
John Ball Zoo

 

SPORTS ATTRACTION
Grand Rapids Griffins
Muskegon Luge Adventure Sports Park
West Michigan Whitecaps 

 

 

HOME

REALTOR/REAL ESTATE AGENT
Brandon Snellink – RE/MAX
Kristin Siebers – City2Shore
Megan Hill - EXP Realty LLC
Stacey Czarnopis – Charter Properties

 

HOME DECOR
Kathryn Chaplow COLLECT
Commune
Delight In Designs
Mason Jones

 

FURNITURE
Huizen's Furniture
Klingman’s Furniture & Design
Talsma Furniture

 

FLOORING
DeGraaf Interiors
Rockford Floor Covering
West Michigan Flooring

 

INTERIOR DESIGN
Evolve Organizing Solutions
Katelynn Scott – Decorating Den Interiors
Kathryn Chaplow Interior Design

 

RESIDENTIAL CONTRACTOR/HOME BUILDER
DeHaan Homes
Lanser Construction
Snowden Builders

 

INTERIOR RENOVATION SERVICES
Amber Valley Construction
Grand Rapids Construction, LLC
HWC Homeworks Corp.
PK Building Remodeling, LLC

 

KITCHEN REMODELING
HWC Homeworks Corp.
Shelly's Kitchens & Designs
TruKitchens

 

LANDSCAPE & OUTDOOR DESIGN
Harder & Warner Landscapes and Boutique Gardens
Hilbrands Landscape Management, Inc.
Kappes Landscapes

 

GREENHOUSE
Countryside Greenhouse 
Koetsier's Greenhouse
Motman's Greenhouses

 

CLEANING SERVICES
Clean Bee Home Services
Pinnacle Cleaning Services
Sparkle & Shine Cleaning Services of West Michigan 

 

HANDYMAN SERVICES
Mr. Handyman of Greater Grand Rapids
Overbuilt Construction Co. 
PK Building Remodeling, LLC

 

ORGANIZING SERVICES
Evolve Organizing Solutions 
JJ Organizational Design
West Michigan Organizing Company

 

PLUMBER
Canfield Plumbing & Heating
Godwin Plumbing & Hardware
McDonald Plumbing

 

ELECTRICIAN 
Accent Electric
Cherry Valley Plumbing & Electrical
Webb Electric of Grand Rapids

 

HVAC SERVICES 
ACR Heating and Cooling
R & R Mechanical Services
Vredevoogd Heating & Cooling

 

CAR DEALERSHIP 
Borgman Ford Mazda
Fox Motors
Sparta Chevrolet

 

AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR SHOP  
Arie Nol Auto Center
Christian Brothers Automotive
Ronda Auto Centers

 

PET BOARDING
Camp Bow Wow
Eddie and Barkus
Lazy K Kennels
Whiskers Resort & Pet Spa

 

PET GROOMING
Fido & Stitch
Tiffany's Pet Spot
The Hound Dog Pet Grooming

 

 

FOOD AND DRINK

FARMERS MARKET
Fulton Street Market
Holland Farmers Market
Rockford Farmers Market

 

WINERY
Hudsonville Winery
Kayla Rae Cellars
Michigan Wine Company
St. Julian Winery

 

BREWERY
Brewery Vivant
Founders Brewing Co.
New Holland Brewing

 

DISTILLERY
Eastern Kille Distillery
Long Road Distillers
Wise Men Distillery

 

BRUNCH
Anna's House
Morning Belle
Terra GR

 

FINE DINING
Bowdie’s Chophouse
Leo's Seafood & Restaurant Bar
MDRD

 

FARM-TO-TABLE DINING
Café Mamo
grove
Terra GR

 

VEGAN/VEGETARIAN DINING
Gaia House
Stella's Lounge
The Green Well
The Unicorn Tavern

 

CASUAL DINING
Butcher Block Social
Butcher's Union
Seventy-Six Restaurant

 

COFFEE SHOP 
Herman's Boy
Last Mile Cafe
Madcap Coffee

 

JUICE & SMOOTHIE BAR 
Fruition
Good Judy’s Market & Juice Bar
Sip Organic Juice Bar

 

COCKTAIL BAR 
Buffalo Traders Lounge
Drip Drop Cocktail Room 
Obstacle No.1 
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SPECIAL EVENTS

EVENT PLANNER
Destination Consultants 
Pineapple Punch Events
Special Occasions, LLC 

 

INTIMATE EVENT SPACE (CAPACITY UNDER 50)
Glass House 
The Goei Center
West End GR

 

SPECIAL EVENT OR WEDDING VENUE (CAPACITY 50 AND UP)
The Goei Center
The High Five GR
Wildwood Family Farms

 

CATERING SERVICE
Gilmore Catering 
Kangaroo Kitchen and Catering
KJ Catering

 

RENTAL SERVICES 
B-n-T Tents Inc.
Cascade Rental Center
Special Occasions, LLC

 

FLORIST
Eastern Floral
Kennedy's Flowers & Gifts
Posh Petals

 

PHOTOGRAPHER
Deb Olivaria – Oliviara Multi Media 
Michael Buck – M-Buck Studio, LLC
Elise Kutt – Mod Bettie Portrait Boutique

 

EVENT ENTERTAINMENT
Adrian Butler (AB)
Brena
QC Event Sound

 

 

 

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