This month, we heard you and are telling the stories of some of your favorites. We are celebrating our community with honors for more than 20 local businesses!

Our first Readers’ Choice winners are featured in this issue. Hundreds were nominated and many have such great stories and influence here. We hope you enjoy the story of our winners – businesses and individuals that give back, some with deep roots in our area and some relatively new but all selected by you as the ones to feature for our Readers’ Choice Winners of 2017 cover story.

Don’t see a local favorite you love here? Email us on the contacts in our masthead alongside or reach out on our social media channels mentioned below.  We plan to expand to new categories and spotlight more great favorites in our 2018 Readers’ Choice feature.

Thanks for the love and support as always and we’ll see you around town this month!

Dan Austin, Publisher