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2022 Readers’ Choice Awards Finalists

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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 voted and rallied to have their voices heard. Keep reading to see our finalists for our second annual Readers' Choice Awards. All finalists and winners will be highlighted in the December/January issue of West Michigan Woman.

BEAUTY

Options for beauty services in West Michigan abound! We know from personal experience: Once you find your go-to professional who just "gets it," you'll be fiercely loyal. With beauty and aesthetic services being sources of self-care for many, it was necessary to recognize those establishments which make us feel like our best selves—from a haircut and a facial to that cosmetic procedure you've always wanted.

PLASTIC SURGERY
Bengtson Center for Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery
Elite Plastic Surgery
Plastic Surgery Associates

MEDICAL SPA
Bengtson Center for Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery
Skin CoLAb
Urban You

DAY SPA
Design 1 Salon Spa
Ethos Day Spa
Woodhouse Day Spa

HAIR SALON
Design 1 Salon Spa
Salon Re:
Smash Salon

NAIL SALON
Design 1 Salon Spa
POSH Nails & Spa
V V Nails and Spa

WELLNESS

Prioritizing overall well-being through each of life's seasons is something West Michigan Woman has always taken seriously. Though wellness services come in a variety of forms and range across a plethora of providers, they all have one thing in common: Each helps women throughout the West Michigan community live their healthiest and happiest lives—whatever that looks like for them.

MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
Counseling Center of West Michigan
Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services
Wedgwood Christian Services

PHYSICAL GYM
Fit Body Boot Camp
Max Effort Performance
MVP Athletic Clubs

BOUTIQUE FITNESS STUDIO
CKO Kickboxing
Club Pilates
Zeal Aerial Fitness

NUTRITIONAL SERVICES
Grand Health Partners
Harmonic Wellness Centre
Root Farmacy

CANNABIS & CBD PROVISIONARY
Green Koi - Medical & Recreational Marijuana
Lume Cannabis Co.
RAIR Cannabis Co.
SKYMINT Premium Cannabis

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

HOSPITAL
Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital
Trinity Health
University of Michigan Health - West

HOLISTIC CARE CENTERS
Born Clinic
DBC Natural Holistic Health Center
Harmonic Wellness Centre
Luminosity Center for Healing

DERMATOLOGY
Dermatology Associates of West Michigan
West Michigan Dermatology
Wolverine Dermatology

CHIROPRACTIC
The Chiropractic Doctors
Kooistra Chiropractic Clinic
Rise Wellness Chiropractic

DENTISTRY
Brian S. Nylaan, D.D.S.
Robinson Dental
Stonecastle Dentistry

OPTOMETRY
Family & Pediatric Eyecare Center
Helms Family Optical
West Michigan Eyecare Associates

COUNSELING
Counseling Center of West Michigan
Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services
Wedgwood Christian Services

VETERINARIAN
Cascade Hospital for Animals
C-SNIP
Family Friends Veterinary Hospital

BUSINESS AND CAREER

West Michigan Woman is passionate about empowering women to be firm in their determination to break the mold and succeed in business. Whether it's returning to the professional workforce after years away, breaking into a traditionally male-dominated industry, fostering mentor/mentee relationships or finding the right developer for your ecommerce website, these businesses, institutions and associations help make "dream careers" our everyday realities

RECRUITING SERVICES
Hire For Hope
Mixed Staffing and Recruiting

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
Ada Business Association
The Employers' Association
Women of Color Give

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

SKILLED TRADE EDUCATION
Grand Rapids Community College
Kent Career Technical Center
West Michigan Construction Institute

LEGAL
Coonen Law, PLLC
Mika Meyers PLC
Warner Norcross + Judd LLP

INSURANCE
BHS Insurance
Great Lakes Insurance and Kinzie Financial Services
My Insurance Lady

ACCOUNTING
Beene Garter, A Doeren Mayhew Firm
Hungerford Nichols CPAs + Advisors
Seger Tax & Accounting

IT SERVICES
Kaiser IT Group LLC
Kinetix LLC
Fusion IT

PERSONAL FINANCE

It can be overwhelming to know what choices to make in relation to our personal finances, especially when taking on endeavors for the first time like buying a home, transitioning a loved one into a retirement community, ensuring your estate is in order and more. That's where these professionals come in! No matter the occasion or situation, knowing who you can trust with your finances is paramount.

FINANCIAL ADVISOR
Bincy Sines - Financial Advisor, Principal Financial Group
Shanna Shillington-Bylsma - Financial Advisor, Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC
Thomas Elzinga - Financial Advisor, Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC

RETIREMENT SERVICES
Bincy Sines - Financial Advisor, Principal Financial Group
Edward Jones Investments
Midwest Capital Advisors

BANK
Huntington Bank
Macatawa Bank Corporation
United Bank

MORTGAGE LENDING
Lake Michigan Credit Union
Mercantile Bank
Northern Mortgage Services LLC
Treadstone Funding

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

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

STYLE

Whether it's your favorite sweater, those handmade earrings you pull out for special occasions or that perfect gift for someone special, West Michigan's boutiques and talented artisans create and offer unique goods that match our vibes to a T. Because we know self-expression so often shines through one's personal style, we encourage you to make bold choices in the name of honoring your true self.

WOMEN'S CLOTHING BOUTIQUE
Gina's Boutique
Leigh's
Sunset + Willow Co.

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

MEN'S BOUTIQUE
A.K. Rikk's
Fitzgerald's Men's Store
New Yorker Menswear

BRIDAL BOUTIQUE
Bridal Elegance
Renee Austin Wedding
Spring Sweet

SHOE STORE
Tru-Fit Comfort Shoe
Mieras Family Shoes
VanHoecks Footwear

JEWELER
DeVries Jewelers
Metal Art Studio
Preusser Jewelers
Siegel Jewelers

CONSIGNMENT OR SUSTAINABLE BOUTIQUE
Georgie's Consignment Clothing
Gild the Lily
Rock Paper Scissors Consignment Boutique

SHOPPING DISTRICT
Ada Village
Breton Village
Eastown

LOCAL ETSY DISTRIBUTOR
Sarah Spray
South on Main

TRAVEL

What's better than a good getaway? Most would argue: not much! Like you, the West Michigan Woman team are fans of the many exhilarating and rejuvenating experiences found all throughout West Michigan and beyond. From weekends spent enjoying art-centric events to soaking up the simplicity and stillness of a quaint waterfront destination, our state and region offer an abundance of opportunities for exploration.

RESORTS & SPAS
Design 1 Salon Spa
Salus Wellness Spa
Woodhouse Day Spa

GOLF COURSES
Egypt Valley Country Club
Saskatoon Golf Club
Thousand Oaks Golf Club

WEEKEND GETAWAYS
Ludington
Saugatuck
South Haven
Traverse City

TRAVEL AGENCY
Breton Travel
Edgewood Travel
Lori Visser, VTA

HOTEL ATTRACTIONS
Amway Grand Plaza
Canopy by Hilton Grand Rapids Downtown
JW Marriot

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

HOME

The old saying "home is where the heart is" rings true for a reason. Your abode is your own personal shelter from the storm, where milestones happen and where memories are always being made. Thankfully, whether you're planting spring flowers for the garden, are on the hunt for the perfect accent chair, or are seeking a designer to create your dream dwelling, these West Michigan establishments have you covered.

HOME DECOR & FURNISHING BOUTIQUE
Delight in Designs
The Found Cottage
Gather-d Home Decor, LLC

GREENHOUSE
Countryside Greenhouse
Romence Gardens & Greenhouses
W.W. Greenhouse, Inc

FURNITURE
Blended Furniture Market
Stonesthrow
Talsma Furniture

INTERIOR DESIGN
Delight In Designs| delightindesigns.com
Francesca Owings Interior Designs, LLC
Kathryn Chaplow Interior Design

FLOORING
Absolute Floor Covering, Inc.
DeGraaf Interiors
Rockford Floor Covering, Inc

RESIDENTIAL CONTRACTORS/HOME BUILDERS
Eastbrook Homes
Lanswer Construction, LLC
Snowden Builders LLC

LANDSCAPE & OUTDOOR DESIGN
Everett's Landscape Management, Inc.
Folklore Botanical LLC

REALTOR
Andrew Norden - Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
Kristin Carlson - Keller Williams
Stacey Czarnopis - Charter Properties

CLEANING SERVICES
Clean Bee Home Services
Daybreak Laundry
Sparkle & Shine Cleaning Services of West MI, LLC

HOME SERVICES
Daybreak Laundry & Cleaners
Helder Home Services
West Michigan Organizing Co.
Your Life Simplified - Julie Mulder

FOOD AND DRINK

You could throw a dart at a map of West Michigan and chances are it's going to land on one of the many (beyond) delicious bars, restaurants, coffee shops and more found throughout the region. It's true: There's always something new to try—from brews, brunch food and Bordeaux blends to the farm fresh and fancy. We'll raise a glass to that!

FARMERS MARKET
Ada Farmers Market
Fulton Street Farmers Market
Holland Farmers Market

WINERY
Cascade Winery/Sierra Rose Cellars
Fenn Valley Vineyards
Robinette's Apple Haus & Winery

BREWERY
Brewery Vivant
Founders Brewing Co.
Perrin Brewing Company

BRUNCH
Anna's House
Lucy's Creston Kitchen
Morning Belle

FINE DINING
Amore Trattoria Italiana
Leo's Seafood Restaurant and Bar
MDRD

FARM-TO-TABLE
Café Mamo
Four Roses Cafe
MudPenny
Terra GR Restaurant

VEGAN/VEGETARIAN
Anna's House
Gaia House Cafe
Stella's Lounge

CASUAL DINING
Donkey Taqueria
Noco Provisions
Vander Mill

COFFEE SHOP
Brody's Be Cafe
Madcap Coffee Company
Rising Grinds Café

JUICE & SMOOTHIE BAR
Fruition Acai & Juice Bar
Malamiah Juice Bar & Eatery
Sip Organic Juice Bar

COCKTAIL BAR
Buffalo Traders Lounge
I Don't Care
SideBar

SPECIAL EVENTS

We know firsthand how much goes into planning a special event and how every detail eventually comes together. No matter if you're planning a company retreat, baby shower, wedding, retirement celebration or otherwise, the special event experts in West Michigan are always willing to put their best foot forward to ensure the vision for your occasion comes to life.

EVENT PLANNER
Design Effect
Genesis Consulting Group
Special Occasions LLC

INTIMATE EVENT SPACE (CAPACITY UNDER 50)
Farmhaus Cider Co.
Glass House Creative Community
Lions and Rabbits Center for the Arts

SPECIAL EVENT OR WEDDING VENUE (CAPACITY 50 AND UP)
Alaska Haus
The High Five
The Revel Center

CATERER/SERVING SERVICE
If Figures Catering
Kangaroo Kitchen and Catering
Martha's Catering
Slows Bar BQ

FLORIST
Daylily Floral
Eastern Floral
Kennedy's Florist & Flower Delivery

RENTAL SERVICES
Cascade Rental Center
Kentwood Rental
Special Occasions LLC

EVENT ENTERTAINMENT
Adrian "AB" Butler
Brena
QC Event Sound

Courtesy of West Michigan Woman.

 

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