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Best in Business 2018

The results are in! Here is the Jessamine Journal’s Best in Business awards for 2018:

Church

Gold: Bethel Harvest Church

Silver: Southland Christian

Church

Bronze: Edgewood Baptist

Community Festival

Gold: Wine and Vine

Silver: All American Burger Bash

Bronze: Jessamine Jamboree

Elementary School

Gold: Red Oak Elementary

Silver: Warner Elementary

Bronze: Nicholasville elementary

High School

Gold: West Jessamine

Silver: East Jessamine

Bronze: Providence High School

Middle School

Gold: East Jessamine Middle

School

Silver: West Jessamine Middle

School

Place To Exercise

Gold: Anytime Fitness

Silver: Elite Fitness

Bronze: Jazzercize

Place To Play Golf

Gold: Lone Oak CC

Silver: High Point

Bronze: Champions Trace

Place To Work

Gold: Christopher and Smith

Heating and Air

Silver: Citizens Commerce

Bronze: Jessamine County PVA

Boss

Gold: Shawn Mitchell

Silver: Brad Freeman

Bronze: Cotton Tillman

Advertising Sales Rep

Gold: Joe Hall

Artist

Gold: Howard Fain

Silver: Lucas Hammond

Bronze: Morgan Cobb

Newspaper Columnist

Gold: Billy Holland

Silver: Chris

Bronze: John Clay

Radio Announcer

Gold: Doug Fain

Silver: John Branscum

Bronze: Will Osborne

Radio Station

Gold: JessFM, 105.9

Silver: 101

Bronze: 102.5

Breakfast

Gold: Cottage Cafe

Silver: Cracker Barrel

Bronze: Bob Evans

Buffet

Gold: Ichabon

Silver: Giovanni’s

Bronze: Bob Evans

Burgers

Gold: Cottage Cafe

Silver: Culvers

Bronze: Nicholasville Cafe

Chicken

Gold: Raising Cane’s

Silver: KFC

Bronze: Zaxby’s

Chili

Gold: Wendy’s

Silver: Culvers

Bronze: Cottage Cafe

Chinese Food

Gold: Wahmei

Silver: Ichiban

Bronze: Joy Food

Coffee

Gold: J’s Place

Silver: McDonald’s

Bronze: Starbuck’s

Donuts

Gold: Daily Donuts

Silver: Daylight

Bronze: 24/7 donuts

French Fries

Gold: McDonald’s

Silver: Culver’s

Bronze: Zaxby’s

Hot Dogs

Gold: Sonic

Silver: Dairy Queen

Bronze: Mr. Pork Chop

Ice Cream

Gold: Bruster’s

Silver: Dairy Queen

Bronze: Culver’s

Italian Food

Gold: Fazoli’s

Silver: Big City Pizza

Bronze: Giuseppe’s

Mexican Food

Gold: Fiesta Mexico

Silver: Los Dos Amigos

Bronze: Hacienda

Onion Rings

Gold: Sonic

Silver: Applebee’s

Bronze: Red Robin

Pizza

Gold: Big City Pizza

Silver: Pizza Hut

Bronze: Papa Johns

Sandwiches/Subs

Gold: Big City Pizza

Silver: Firehouse Subs

Bronze: Penn Station

Restaurant

Gold: Big City Pizza

Silver: Cottage cafe

Bronze: Copper River

Administrative Assistant

Gold: Wanda Knight

Red Oak Elementary School

Silver: Amber Wilson at Nicholasville

Elementary

Bronze: Anita Christopher

Attorney

Gold: David Marshall

Silver: Chris Creech

Bronze: David Thomas

Bank Teller

Gold: Mary at Farmer’s Bank

Silver: Merit Shepherd

Bronze: Candy Wesley

Barber

Gold: John Quinn

Silver: Kristina Baker

Bronze: Jenny Manson

Bartender

Gold: Carolina Mitchell

Silver: Caroline Epperson

Bronze: Euro Charlie

Car Salesperson

Gold: Chuck Blankenship-

Sutherland Chevrolet

Silver: CJ Johnson

Bronze: Dwayne Buckner

Chiropractor

Gold: Dr. Jefferies

Silver: Dr. Timothy Sunda

Bronze: Terry Thoroughman

Coach

Gold: Bobby Welch JCYFL

Silver: Kevin Wright

Bronze: Mike Bowlin

Dentist

Gold: C B Witt

Silver: Dr. Nakada

Bronze: Nathan Wilson

FireFighter

Gold: Gerald Wheeler

Silver: Nick Baldwin

Bronze: Chase Snyder

General PhysiCian

Gold: Dr. Jai Gillium

Silver: Dr. Stephen Royse

Bronze: Dr. Perman

Hairstylist

Gold: eva Walling, valentina

salon

Silver: Kristi Howell (Mane Attractions)

Bronze: Kristina Baker

Insurance Agent

Gold: Shawn Atkinson Farm

Bureau

Silver: Randall Chewning, State

Farm Insurance

Bronze: David Gramig

Law Enforcement Officer

Gold: Kevin Grimes

Silver: Doddle Peel

Bronze: Chris Moberly

Loan Officer

Gold: Richard Collins Citizens

Commerce

Silver: Chad Moody

Bronze: Mona Treadway

Newspaper Columnist

Gold: Billy Holland

Silver: Mark Maloney

Nurse

Gold: Kim Thompson

Silver: Joanna Beall

Bronze: Allison Cartwright

Optician

Gold: Dr. John Musick

Silver: Dr. Ditto

Bronze: Clay Matsen

Optometrist

Gold: Dr. Ditto

Silver: Dr. Musick

Bronze: Clay Matsen

Orthodontist

Gold: White Grear and Maggard

Silver: Bluegrass Ortho

Bronze: David Smith

Pharmacist

Gold: Cvs

Silver: Lynn Gore

Bronze: Glenn Downs

Photographer

Gold: Sara Corman Photography

Silver: Carrie Wilson

Bronze: Maisie Nelson

Podiatrist

Gold: Dr. Paul krestik

Silver: Bluegrass Foot and Ankle

Bronze: Danny Albertson

Politician

Gold: Russ Meyer

Silver: David West

Bronze: Tommy Buford

Real Estate Agent

Gold: Charlene Clark

Silver: Chuck Beaman

Bronze: KY

School Teacher

Gold: Rita Birt

Silver: Meghan Banks

Bronze: Abby Teater

Veterinarian

Gold: Will McCaw

Silver: Dr. Mike Griffitt

Bronze: Dan Bowling

Waitress/Waiter

Gold: shawn mickschl

Copper river

Silver: Dakota miller

Bronze: Suzie @Frisch’s

Appliances

Gold: Lowe’s

Silver: GE

Bronze: Home Depot

Auction Company

Gold: Charles Collins realty and

auction

Silver: Dennis King

Bronze: Kenny Watts

Auto Body Repair

Gold: Estes Pro Paint autobody

Silver: Walt Baker- Edgewood

Body

Bronze: Edgewood Auto Body

Auto dealership (new)

Gold: Sutherland Chevrolet

Silver: Toyota on Nicholasville

Bronze: Glenn Ford

Auto dealership (Preowned)

Gold: Sutherland Chevrolet

Silver: Toyota on Nicholasville

Bronze: Doug Blair Auto

Auto Parts store

Gold: advance auto Parts

Silver: Auto Zone

Bronze: O’Reilly’s

Auto repair shop

Gold: John Clay automotive

Silver: Byrd Auto Repair

Bronze: Jessamine Car Care

Bait & Tackle

Gold: B & B Bait and tackle

Silver: Wal-mart

Bronze: Master bait and tackle

Bakery

Gold: Daily Donuts

Silver: The Sweet Shoppe

Bronze: Wal-mart

Bank

Gold: Farmers Bank

Silver: Chase Bank

Bronze: Town Square Bank

Bar & Grill

Gold: Tap house

Silver: Euro’s Wine Bar

Bronze: Applebee’s

Beauty salon

Gold: Valentina Salon

Silver: Whitz Endz

Bronze: Salon D

Bookkeeping/taxes

Gold: Hometown tax

Silver: Banta’s Hometown Taxes

Bronze: TJ’s Tax Service

Car Wash

Gold: Nicholasville Car Wash

Silver: Alan’s Express Wash

Bronze: B P Double Kwik

Caterer

Gold: Gourmet Goodies

thelma

Silver: Helene Taylor

Bronze: Jersey

Cell Phone Company

Gold: At&t

Silver: Verizon

Bronze: Sprint

Convenience store

Gold: Five star

Silver: Speedway

Bronze: Double Kwik

DayCare

Gold: Bellaire Christian academy

Silver: ABC learning academy

Bronze: All God’s Children

Dry Cleaner

Gold: Jessamine dry Cleaner

Silver: Concord

Bronze: Newport Dry Cleaners

Electrician

Gold: Tom Eldridge

Silver: Jimmy Hammond

Bronze: Mr. Electric

Finance Company

Gold: Eagle Finance

Silver: Members Heritage

Credit Union

Bronze: First South Credit

Flooring Company

Gold: Hensley Carpet

Silver: Rodgers Floor Covering

and Decorating

Bronze: Lowe’s

Florist

Gold: Nicholasville Florist

Silver: Dogwood Treasures

Bronze: Lisa Thompson, Brannon

Krogers

Funeral Home

Gold: Betts and West

Silver: Clark legacy

Bronze: Hager & Cundiff

Furniture store

Gold: Heirloom heart Farmhouse

Silver: Nicholasville Furniture

Bronze: Oak Factory

Garden Center

Gold: Lowe’s

Silver: Glynn Young’s Nursery

Bronze: Kings

Gift Boutique

Gold: Tickled Pink

Silver: Dogwood Treasures

Bronze: Gigi’s on Main

Glass/Window Company

Gold: Aladdin’s Glass

Silver: Stratton Lumber

Bronze: Fish

Grocer

Gold: Kroger

Silver: Brannon Kroger

Bronze: Wal-mart

Guns & ammo

Gold: Semper Fi

Silver: Bud’s

Bronze: S&D

Hearing Aid Company

Gold: Audibel

Silver: Lexington Clinic

Bronze: Willhoite

Heating & Air

Gold: Christopher and smith

heating and air

Silver: Poors HVAC

Bronze: WiIlhoite

Home Builder

Gold: Eldridge Builders

Silver: Bob O’Connell

Bronze: Inspired General Contracting

Home Improvements

Gold: lowe’s

Silver: Billy Knight

Bronze: Eldridge Builders

Hotel

Gold: holiday inn express

Silver:

Comfort

Inn &

Suites

Bronze:

Comfort

Inn

Lexington

South

Insurance Agency

Gold: Ky Farm Bureau

Silver: Randall Chewning,

State Farm

Bronze: State Farm

Jewlery Store

Gold: White’s Jewelry

Silver: Alternative Jewelry

Bronze: Castle Jewerly

Massage Parlor

Gold: China massage

Silver: Massage Envy

Mattress store

Gold: sleep outfi tters

Silver: Wildcat Mattress

Bronze: Oak Factory

Monument Company

Gold: Nicholasville monument

Mortgage Company

Gold: Central Bank

Silver: Citizens Commerce

Bronze: Farmer’s Bank

Nail Salon

Gold: M Nails

Silver: Star Nails

Bronze: Jack Nails

Office Supply Store

Gold: Wal-mart

Silver: Sam’s Club

Bronze: Printers ink

Painting Company 

Gold: Goins Painting

Silver: Sherwin Williams

Pawn Shop

Gold: Sam’s Gold & Pawn

Silver: Double Action

Bronze: The Castle

Pharmacy

Gold: CVS

Silver: Kroger

Bronze: Rite Aid

Plumbing

Gold: James howard’s Plumbing

Silver: Roto Rooter

Bronze: Taylor and Reynolds

Plumbing

Printer/Printing Services Co.

Gold: Printers ink

Silver: Warner’s Printing Service

Bronze: Sanchez Screen Printing

Real Estate Agency 

Gold: Charlene Clark and

associates

Silver: Re/Max

Bronze: KY

Rental Store

Gold: Encon Rental

Silver: Aaron’s

Bronze: Goff