In 2018, local businesses were honored in 61 separate categories. (12 more categories than in 2017.)
Some businesses won in more than one category...
Best Burger...Nick's Hometown Grill, Durand
Best Family Restaurant...Nick's Hometown Grill, Durand
Best Men's Clothing...Volunteers of America, Corunna
Best Secondhand Shopping...Volunteers of America, Corunna
Some businesses won for a second year in a row...
Best Dance Instruction & Performance...Kathy's School of Dance, Durand
Best Chiropractor/Spinal Health...Shiawassee Spinal Center, Owosso
Best Hair...Studio Hue Salon, Owosso
Best Massage...Aquarius Massage & Wellness, Owosso
Best Tattoos...Redemption Ink, Corunna
Best Auto Sales...Young Chevrolet Cadillac, Owosso
Best Outdoors Equipment...Alderman's, Inc., Lennon
Best Veterinary Clinic...Northside Animal Hospital, Owosso
Best Monument...Mid-Michigan Monument, Owosso
Best Coffee...Stomping Grounds Coffee Shop, Durand
Best Mexican...El Potrero, Owosso
Some businesses upset their category...
Owosso Community Players won Best Attraction in 2017 and led voting after the 2018 preliminary round. Shiawassee Arts Center, ranked 4th after the 2018 prelims, shot to the top spot by the end of the final round of voting to win it all!
Oktoberfest in Owosso won Best Festival in 2017. After the 2018 prelims, it was ranked 2nd behind Durand Railroad Days. Curwood Festival, ranked 4th after the prelims, climbed above 3rd-ranked McCurdy Festival and kept climbing to land ahead of both the 2018 prelim category leaders to be named the Best Festival in 2018.
There are several more stories like these. As always, every vote counts!
The 2019 Shiawassee A-LIST, aka "A19," brings new resources for businesses and fans to help drum up excitement and encourage votes. It also brings a new, official rules page, with a few guidelines introduced to keep things in the contest fair.
Get complete information on the 2019 A-LIST and see all the winners from 2018 and 2017 on our brand new A-LIST page