The first round of voting in the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce "Best of" Awards competition came to a close Jan. 29. Over 600 voters helped narrow down the field to determine the three finalists in each of seven "Best of" categories. The finalists were announced Thursday, Feb. 1, including:
Best New Business: Country Fit Nutrition, E-Corner Liquor, and Rush River Orchard & Bakery.
Best Restaurant/Tavern/Bar: Broz Bar, Common Man Brewing and Vino in the Valley.
Best Tourism Destination: Common Man Brewing, Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery and Vino in the Valley.
Best Health & Wellness: Country Fit Nutrition, Kollbaum Chiropractic, and River Falls Area Hospital/Allina Health.
Best Professional Home Service: Bo-Jo's Creations, Comfort By Design, Reuvers Nursery, and Sargent's Nursery.
Best Professional Service: Buena Farrell Photography, Designs by Jill and WESTconsin Credit Union.
Best Customer Service: Bank Mutual, Brush Strokes Paint Party, and Vino in the Valley.
The final round of voting is now underway. The community is being asked to cast a vote for their picks at ellsworthchamber.com. The final round of voting will continue through midnight, Saturday, Feb. 10.
The awards will be presented at the chamber's Annual Dinner, Monday, Feb. 19, at Kilkarney Hills. Winners will receive a commemorative poster to display at their business.