The winners of the third annual We-Ha.com/West Hartford Magazine Best of West Hartford were unveiled at the awards show on September 27, 2017!
By Joy Taylor
The long-anticipated third annual Best of West Hartford awards show on Sept. 27 at Cinépolis in Blue Back Square did not disappoint!.
Winners, finalists, and local business people celebrated all of the finalists, with a spotlight on the top three finalists in thirty-six of the forty-nine categories for 2017. Finalists were announced from the stage by guest emcee NBC Connecticut’s Kerri-Lee Mayland, and thirty-six envelopes were opened by Mayor Shari Cantor unveiling the 2017 winners.
The names of the winners were delivered to the theater via locked briefcase by the local accounting firm of Filomeno and Company. Thank you to President Tom J. Filomeno, CPA, and Office Services Supervisor Kat Schwartz for their assistance.
We-Ha.com and West Hartford Magazine were out in full force with Tom Hickey and Ronni Newton as on stage hosts, while Joy Taylor operated the on-screen display from the projection room. Special thanks to Patrick, Rachel, Isabella and the rest of the Cinépolis staff for being so accommodating.
“Of course we celebrate all finalists and all winners, but the committee shortened the presentation to only allow for thirty-six to be read from the stage,” explained Hickey. “We are thrilled that with the help of Cinépolis, SnapSeat Photo Booth, We-Ha.com, and the magic of social media, all forty-nine winners will be announced to the world, and celebrated all year long!” Please see photos from the event at this link.
One more shout-out of appreciation to the title sponsors for the event: JP Carroll Construction, Lux Bond and Green, The McAuley, and Central Connecticut State University.
Without further ado, in case you missed it, here are the 2017 Best of West Hartford winners:
|Category||2017 Best of West Hartford Winner|
|Bakery||Hartford Baking Company|
|Bank/Financial Institution||Farmington Bank|
|Barber Shop||Bristle & Blade Barber Shop|
|Breakfast Restaurant||Blue Plate Kitchen|
|Burger Restaurant||Max Burger|
|Business Lunch||Restaurant BRICCO|
|Entertainment||Playhouse on Park|
|Ethnic Restaurant||Black Bamboo Chinese Restaurant|
|Exercise/Fitness||Orange Theory Fitness|
|Eye Wear||Central Optica|
|Family Restaurant||Effie’s Place Family Restaurant|
|Fine Dining||Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar|
|Fine Jewelry||Lux Bond & Green|
|Garden/Florist||Moscarillo’s Garden Shoppe|
|Gift Shop||Ten Thousand Villages|
|Grocery Store||The Crown Market and Café|
|Hair Salon||Salon Medusa|
|Happy Hour||Bar Louie|
|Home Health Care||Jewish Family Services|
|Home Improvement||Larsen’s ACE Hardware|
|Home Improvement Contractor||Bartlett Brainard|
|Ice Cream||A.C. Petersen Farms Restaurant|
|Late Night Spot||Vinted Wine Bar & Kitchen|
|Law Firm||Eagan, Donohue, Van Dyke & Falsey|
|Lawn/Landscaping Contractor||Trout Brook Landscaping|
|Liquor Store||Total Wine & More|
|Local Event||Celebrate West Hartford|
|Men’s Local||Daswani Clothiers|
|Men’s National||Brooks Brothers Westfarms|
|Pet Accessories||Petals & Paws|
|Pet Vets||Vet Specialists of CT|
|Pizza||Harrys Bishops Corner|
|Preschool/Daycare||Mandell JCC, Beatrice Fox Auerbach Early Childhood Center|
|Real Estate Company||William Raveis Real Estate|
|Satellite Medical Facility||AFC URGENT CARE West Hartford|
|Spas||FACE RX Medspa|
|Specialty Retail||Toy Chest|
|Sports Retail||Fleet Feet|
|Wealth Management/Financial Planning||Charles Schwab|
|Wine Shop||The Wise Old Dog|
|Women’s Local||BK & Co|
|Women’s National||Nordstrom Westfarms|
|Womens Accessories||Silver Dahilia|
|Yoga||West Hartford Yoga|