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Best of West Hartford 2019 Finalists Announced, Award Show is Monday

4th Annual Best of West Hartford awards celebration produced by WHMedia. Flemings's Prime Steakhouse. Nov. 5, 2018. Photo credit: Todd Fairchild (we-ha.com file photo)

The fifth annual Best of West Hartford Awards presentation is on Monday, Nov. 4 and the finalists have now been revealed.

By Joy Taylor

Business leaders and owners, and many other members of the community will gather for West Hartford’s biggest networking event of the season on Monday, Nov. 4, 2019.

Winners of the 2019 Best of West Hartford will be announced, and the networking and celebrating will go on from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar in Blue Back Square.

2019 Best of West Hartford Finalists:

A.C. Petersens
Abby Dabby
Artisan
Avert
Barcelona West Hartford
Bartlett Brainard
Becker’s Fine Jewelry
Begley Landscaping
BK & Co
Black Bamboo
Blue Plate Kitchen
Body and Sole Spa Therapies
Bombay Olive
Bristle & Blade Barberia
Butler Florist
Café Sofia
Camp KO
Camp Shalom
Central Optica
Charles Schwab
Chatfield
Chenail Lawn Care
Children’s Charity Ball
Cinepolis Cinema
Classic Cakes
Coldwell Banker
Companions For Living
Cookshop Plus
Corner Pug
Craftbird
Crown Market
CT Custom Clothing
CT Veternirary Center
Daswani Clothiers
De Robertis Jewelers
Degras Barber Shop
Delamar
Dogology
Donut Crazy
Eagan, Donahue, Van Dyke & Falsey
Effie’s Place
Elbow Room
Essential Health
Face Rx Medspa
Fifth State Barber Company
Figure Eight
Final Cuts Sports Barber Shop
Fleet Feet
Fleming’s
Float Forty one
Green Tea House
Hall’s Market
Harry’s Bishops Corner
HART Real Estate Group
Hartford Baking Company
Harvest Wine & Spirits
Harvey and Lewis
Hoffman Summerwood
Hope & Stetson
Iron & Grain
J. Rene Coffee Roasters
Jewish Family Services (JFS Care at Home)
Jimmie’s Pizza
John Boyle Home Decorating
Joseph A Banks
Juniper Homecare
Kaoud Oriental Rugs
Kara Flanagan
Kevin Eagan
Key Bank
Kimberly Boutique
Lane & Lenge
Larsen’s ACE Hardware
Lollipop Tree Nursery School
Lux Bond & Green
Magee Companies
Mandell JCC Greater Hartford
Mandell JCC, Beatrice Fox Auerbach ECC
Martin Coursey
Matthew Philips
Max Burger
Max’s Oyster Bar
McNally Home Improvement
Milkcraft
Moscarillo’s Garden Shoppe
Northstar Wealth Partners
Ocho Cafe
Off Center Salon & Spa
Orangetheory
Park & Oak
Penzey’s Spices
People’s Bank
Pet Supplies Plus
Petcare Veterinary Services
Plan B
Play It Again Sports
Playhouse on Park
Pond House
Quaker Diner
REI
Renbrook School Summer Adventure
Restaurant Bricco
RLM
Robert Laraia
Robin Gebrian
Rockledge Grille
Ron’s Run for the Roses
Sally & Bob’s
Salon Medusa
Savoy
Shop Rite
Sight
Simsbury Bank
SpOt
St. Joseph School for Young Children
Stanger Stanfield Law
Tagliarini Chiropractic
Tea Break
The Fix
The Liquorist
The McAuley
The Wise Old Dog
Tisane
Touch of Bliss
Toy Chest
Treva
Trout Brook Landscaping
Udolf
University of St. Joseph
Valerie Thomas
Vet Specialists of CT
Vinted Wine Bar & Kitchen
Visions/Voices
Weinstein & Wisser
West Hartford Symphony Orchestra
West Hartford Yoga
West Side Wines
Whitney Burr
William Raveis Real Estate
WIP
Woof Gang
World of Beer
Yoga Shop
Zohara

Please don’t delay to purchase tickets to Monday’s event … tickets have sold out every year and IF there are any at the door, the price jumps to $60 each.

Food and beverages will be presented exclusively by Flemings, and each guest will receive an anniversary Best of West Hartford specialty drink by West Side Wines & Spirits. Everyone will be in for a treat with the fifth anniversary cake by Classic Cakes owner and pastry chef extraordinaire, Carol Murdock. The cake is sponsored by Northwest Catholic High School and Sheehan Hilborn Breen Funeral Home.

The special drink will be available to all guests via a one-of-a-kind ice luge sponsored by UBERDOG, Companions for Living, and Daley Moving & Storage.

Enjoy cheese, crackers, and vegetables on the crudités harvest table, sponsored by Shari Cantor. All guests are encouraged to take advantage of the free valet parking across from Barnes & Noble at 51 Isham Rd. in Blue Back Square. Take the elevator to registration.

As a bonus, each attendee is automatically entered in the “Night on The Town” drawing. And there is a 50/50 and WeHa Gift Basket opportunity with prizes valued at more than $4,000 to benefit WeHa business associations and Town That Cares.

Photographer Todd Fairchild (Shutterbug Photography) has a special photo keepsake planned. Sponsored by Northstar Wealth Partners, The Fix, Keating Insurance and Cricket Press.

Once again, the registration table is sponsored by Merchant Solutions and will be manned by Andrew Moran. The nomination and voting process was sponsored by Jewish Ledger, Experience We-Ha, and WHMedia. The flowers for the event are being prepared by A Special Place Floral Studio.

There are many more to thank … and congratulations to all! Winners and the top five vote-getters will be recognized at the event.

A few photos from the first four years of Best of West Hartford can be found below.

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4th Annual Best of West Hartford awards celebration produced by WHMedia. Flemings’s Prime Steakhouse. Nov. 5, 2018. Photo credit: Todd Fairchild. We-Ha.com file photo

Ice sculpture by Ice Matters, llc and sponsored by Uber Dog was a ‘cool’ centerpiece in the lobby at the 2017 Best of West Hartford awards show, Cinépolis theater. Photo credit: Cheyney Barrieau. We-Ha.com file photo

Filomeno and Company’s Tom Filomeno, Farmington Bank West Hartford Branch Manager Matt Cuddy with Vice President Kevin Kickery, and Lux Bond and Green’s Marc Green at the 2017 Best of West Hartford awards show, Cinépolis theater. Photo credit: Cheyney Barrieau. We-Ha.com file photo

Tom Hickey and Ronni Newton (of West Hartford Magazine and We-Ha.com), on stage at the 2017 Best of West Hartford awards show, Cinépolis theater. Photo credit: Cheyney Barrieau (we-ha.com file photo)

Winners at the Best of West Hartford 2016 Awards Show. Photo credit: Ira Nozik Photographers, We-Ha.com file photo

The Charles Schwab gang arriving at Town Hall Auditorium for the Best of West Hartford 2016 Awards Show. Photo credit: Todd Fairchild. We-Ha.com file photo

Best Exercise/Fitness: Fleet Feet Sports owner Stephanie Blozy (in red dress and sneakers) invited runner’s up WIP Co-Owners Laura Keever and Mary Kate Doyle to stage with NBC Connecticut’s Brad Drazen and Mayor Scott Slifka at the Best of West Hartford Awards Show, September 10 2015. Photo by Mick Melvin. We-Ha.com file photo

Vahe and Sofia (owner of Cafe Sofia – a finalist in the Best Coffee/Tea Shop), at the Best of West Hartford Awards Show, September 10 2015. Photo by Ira Nozik. We-Ha.com file photo

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