We asked you to "pick" your favorite local businesses in our Annual Eastside Macaroni Kid GOLD Daisy Awards. So many amazing local businesses in Bellevue, Redmond, Mercer Island, and Kirkland were included.
Congratulations, again, to all the nominees and thank you all for supporting The Eastside Macaroni Kid.
The 2018 Eastside Macaroni Kid GOLD Daisy Awards is a nominations-based contest. Businesses with the most validated nominations moved on to the voting round. Businesses with the most validated votes won their category! Contact email@example.com for more information about this contest or for more information about Macaroni Kid.
ENRICH YOUR KIDS
- Art Lessons: Boys and Girls Club of Bellevue
- Dance Lessons: My Gym Bellevue
- Theatre Lessons: Bellevue Youth Theatre
- Gymnastics: Emerald City Gymnastics
- Kids Gym: The Little Gym
- Martial Arts: Elite Martial Arts
- Music Lessons: School of Rock
- Swim Lessons: Bellevue Aquatic Center
- Youth Sports: Arena Sports
- STEM Program: Boys and Girls Club of Bellevue
- Life Skills: Girls Rock Math
CELEBRATE WITH YOUR KIDS
- Birthday Cakes: Ben & Jerry’s
(Honorable mention with 1 vote difference: Hoffman's)
- Kids Entertainer: Bristachio Event Services
ENTERTAIN YOUR KIDS
- Family-Friendly Festival/Event: Bellevue Strawberry Festival
- Rainy Day Fun (Little Kids): KidsQuest (Winner with Most Overall Votes!)
- Rainy Day Fun (Big Kids): TechCity Bowl
FEED YOUR FAMILY
- Sweet Treat: Molly Moons
- Coffee Shop: The French Bakery
- Date Night Dinner: Black Bottle and The Stone House (It's a tie!)
- Moms Night Out: Purple Café and Wine Bar
- Family Restaurant: MOD Pizza
TAKE CARE OF YOUR KIDS
- Childcare: Bright Horizons
- Preschool: Bright Horizons
- Learning Center: Tottini Discovery
- Pediatric Therapy Service: Kindering
- Kids Salon: Kids Cutz
TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF
- Fitness Program: FIT4MOM Eastside
- Best Spot to Pamper Mom: Gene Juarez
- Parent Education/Group: Parent Ed and Early Learning at Bellevue College
TAKE CARE OF YOUR FAMILY
- Consignment: Between Friends
- Toy/Book Store: Snapdoodle Toys
- Pet Service: All the Best Pet Care
- Photography: Bella Nova Photography
- Chiropractor: Kirkland Life Chiropractic
- Pediatric Dentist: Bellevue Kids Dentist
- Pediatrician: Dr. Chattra with Allegro Pediatrics
- Specialty Care Provider: Belly to Babies Doula
- Women’s Health Care: Dr. Haines with Overlake OB/GYN
(Honorable mention with 1 vote difference: Bellgrove OB/GYN)
ONE LAST THING OR TWO...
- Best Kept Secret: Sunshine Music Together
- Best New Business: Kids Cutz
Congratulations to these businesses voted the BEST OF THE BEST!
WHAT WILL THE WINNING BUSINESSES RECEIVE?
- Gold Daisy Winner Badge for their website & social media
- Option to have Gold Daisy Decal or certificate to proudly display in their place of business
- Mentions on our social media platforms
- Featured in an article that reaches all of our readers
- Free 2018 Business Directory Listing on our websites
- The honor of knowing that local families think they are the greatest!
WHAT ABOUT THE GRAND PRIZE?
Congratulations to KidsQuest Children's Museum in category Rainy Day Fun for Little Kids! KidsQuest is the grand prize winner of most overall votes and gets $500 in advertising for FREE!
Thank you to every who voted! We had well hundreds of votes in this year's Gold Daisy Awards and even more took part in the nomination process. Everyone who voted had a chance to win one of five $25 gift cards to a local business. The winners will be contacted this week.
NEXT STEPS FOR WINNING BUSINESSES - follow these instructions to claim your prizes!
- Fill out this form for your free business directory listing with your logo.
- Once you submit we will send you your "WINNER" badge for you to proudly display on your social media channels, websites, newsletters, etc.
NEXT STEPS FOR ALL OTHER FINALISTS:
If you are a local business and would like more information about advertising with or sponsoring The Eastside Macaroni Kid so 4,000 (and counting) local families can continue enjoying this free resource, please contact Katrina at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A huge THANK YOU to our Gold Daisy Awards sponsor Kelli Edwards. Are you looking for your next family home? Reach out to the amazing broker who helped my family find ours.