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Readers' Choice 2018 Winners

Posted: Oct. 9, 2018 12:01 am Updated: Oct. 18, 2018 10:28 am

A Celebration of Excellence

See which local businesses were voted best of the best by the community in the 2018 Herald-Whig/WGEM Readers' Choice Awards.

The video below was streamed live from an awards reception at ONE with keynote speaker Phil Conover, President of Quincy University. Watch it below or on the Herald-Whig Facebook page


First-place Winners

Agriculture: Selby Implement Co.

Antique Store: Sullivan's Antiques & More

Art Gallery: Quincy Art Center

Assisted Living/Retirement Facility: Good Samaritan Home

ATV Dealer: Outdoor Power Inc.

Auto Dealership (New): Gem City Ford Lincoln

Auto Dealership (Used): Ron Snider Auto Sales

Auto Repair/ Body Shop: Peters Body Shop & Towing

Auto/Boat/RV Detailing: Shottenkirk Toyota

Bank: Mercantile Bank

Bar/Tavern: The Scoreboard

BBQ: Fatback's Smokin' Racks

Breakfast: Thyme Square Café

Buffet: Best Buffet

Burger: The Scoreboard

Bus Tour: Goodwin Tours

Business: Mercantile Bank

Cancer Center: Blessing Health System - Cancer Center

Cards/Cubs: Cardinals

Chiropractor: Created for Motion Wellness Center

Cocktails: Revelry

College/University: Quincy University

Community Supporter: Mercantile Bank

Customer Service: Mercantile Bank

Day Trip: Grafton - Great River Road

Dental Office: Buffalo Prairie Dental

Downtown District: The District - Quincy, IL

Eye Care: Specs

Family Fun Destination: Scotties Fun Spot

Financial Planner: Philip Krupps - Raymond James/Mercantile Bank

Fine Dining: Tiramisu

Fitness Center: Quincy YMCA

Floor Cleaner: Stanley Steamer

Frozen Yogurt/Ice Cream: TCBY

Furniture Store: Harvey's Furniture

Grocery Store: Hy-Vee

Hair Salon: A Cut Above

Health Care Facility: Quincy Medical Group

Hearing Aid Center: 21st Century Hearing

Heating and Air: Bruening Heating and Air Conditioning

High School Rivalry: QHS vs. QND

Home Care: Blessing Health System - Home Care

Home Furnishings/Decorating: Hobby Lobby

Hotel: Town & County Inn and Suites

Insurance Agency/Agent: Casey Hlubek - Northwestern Mutual

Jewelry Store: Emerald City Jewelers

Kitchen and Bath: Kitchen & Bath Gallery

Landscaping: Frese Ornamental Nursery

Locally Owned: Wine on Broadway

Manufacturer: Knapheide

Massage: Mallory McNett

Mexican Restaurant: El Rancherito

Mobile App: Mercantile Bank

Mortgage Lender: Mercantile Bank

Moving Company: U-Haul

Music Store: Second String Music

Oil Change: Quincy Lube & Oil

Online Banking: Mercantile Bank

Patient Care: Blessing Health System

Pediatrics: Quincy Medical Group

Pet Services: Klingele Veterinary Clinic

Pharmacy: Hy-Vee

Photographer: Laura Rheinecker Photography

Pizza: Gem City Pizzeria

Plumber: Sparrow Plumbing & Heating Inc.

Realtor: Stephen Gramke - Happel Realtors, INC.

Restaurant: Kelly's Tavern

Retail Shop: Discount Golf World

Sewing/Quilting Shop: Sew What Shoppe

Siding Company: Quincy Siding & Windows Co.

Skilled Nursing Facility: Good Samaritan Home

Sports Medicine Clinic: Advance Physical Therapy

Steakhouse: BoodaLu Steakhouse

Storage Facility: Tucked Away Self Storage

Street Festival: Q-Fest

Surgeon: Urology Surgeon - Dr. Michael Ouwenga - Quincy Medical Group

Sweet Shop: Underbrink's Bakery

Tire Store: Delta Tire

Travel Agency: Quincy Discount Travel

Trucking Company: Gully Transportation

Window Company: Doors-N-More

Window Coverings: Mr. K's Fabric Shop

Wings: Native Grill & Wings

Women's Boutique: Yellow Kiss Boutique

Women's Health: Quincy Medical Group

Photos from the awards reception

Click here to view and buy photos of the winners at the Celebration of Excellence Readers' Choice Awards Reception on Oct. 9.

Special Publication

Click here for a 32-page special publication with information about all winners, including second- and third-place finishers.