Voting Categories for Best of Northern Utah 2021

Activities & Entertainment

Annual Event/Festival

Any sports event or short series that occurs within the local region

Children's Birthday Party Venue

Any venue that hosts children's birthday parties

Dance/Cheer Studio

Any dance studio

Extreme Adventure

Any activity that is considered extreme but safe

Family Attraction

Any attraction with a family focus

Golf Course

Public or private golf course, includes country clubs



Any hotel or motel, local, franchise, or national chain

Live Music

Any hotel, bar, tavern, that offers live music on a continuing basis; bands or musicians can be visiting or in residence

Live Theatre

Any live theater, professional or amateur

Place to Volunteer

Nonprofit or non for profit

Romantic Getaway

Any destination that is a day trip or quick overnight experience

Business & Professional Services

Accounting Firm

Accounting firm providing tax, business and representation


Bank that is local, regional, or national

Commercial Real Estate

A commercial Real Estate agent

Commercial Real Estate Broker

A broker between sellers and buyers of commercial real estate, who helps clients sell, buy or lease

Credit Union

Credit union that is local, regional, or national

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Lawyer or law firm who specializes in defense law

Estate Law

Lawyer or law firm who specializes in estate, wills and trusts

Family Law

Lawyer or law firm who specializes in family law

Law Firm

Lawyer or law firm with general or specific practice of law

Managed IT Services/Office Technology

Personal Injury Lawyer

Lawyer or law firm who specializes in personal injury law

Food & Beverage

All-Around Restaurant

Any restaurant

Asian Food

Any restaurant that specializes in asian cuisine


Any restaurant, store, deli or bakery.

Bar & Grill

Pub style restaurant or bar that serves wine, beer, and/or spirits


Any restaurant serving breakfast


Any restaurant

Coffee House

Any restaurant or freestanding coffee specialty


Any restaurant, store, deli, or bakery that bakes cookies onsite

Craft Beer


Any restaurant, store, deli, or bakery


Any coffee shop and//or dinner with table service


Any restaurant, store, deli or bakery

Food Truck

Any portable restaurant where food is cooked onsite

Frozen Yogurt / Custard

A frozen dessert made with yogurt and sometimes other dairy products and non-dairy products

Ice Cream

Ice cream pre-made or soft serve

Italian Restaurant

Any restaurant specializing in italian cuisine

Lunch Spot

Any restaurant serving lunch

Mexican Food

Any restaurant specializing in Mexican cuisine


Restaurant or establishment where pizza is the primary offering


Any restaurant, grocery store, deli where sandwiches are made to order


Any establishment that serves carbonated beverages


Restaurant that is primarily a steak establishment


Any restaurant, grocery store, deli where sushi is made to order

General Services


Onsite or offsite full service catering (not including rentals)

Customer Service

Open to all businesses

Farm Store

Financial Planner

An person employed to manage the personal finances of clients


Florist that is local to the area

Funeral Home/Services

Funeral homes that provide final arrangements and services

Implement Dealers

Insurance Agent

Individual insurance agent

Internet Provider

Telecommunications company providing internet service

Monuments & Headstones

Nonprofit Organization

Any non-profit organization, foundation, service club, etc.; must have a 501(c)(3) status

Pet Grooming

Pet groomers for domestic animals, in-home or onsite; can be part of a larger store


All forms of photography including commercial, weddings, students, etc.

Place to Work

Any business

Home & Garden

AC/HVAC Service

Hvac services that include new equipment, service, and repairs

Appliance Store

A store that sells the newest kitchen appliances

Cabinet Shop

Specializes in cabinetry for commercial and home application including but not limited to bathroom and kitchens

Carpet & Flooring Cleaner

Carpet and flooring cleaning companies

Carpet & Flooring Store

All floor surfaces and finished, should include sales and installation, can be stand alone or part of a larger store

Christmas Lights

Countertop Supply Company


A person or business who installs and maintains electrical equipment

Fence Company

A business that sells and installs barrier, railing, or other upright structure, typically of wood or wire, enclosing an area of ground to mark a boundary, control access, or prevent escape

Fireplace Install/Retrofit

Furniture Store

Furniture store that can be a stand alone or part of a larger store

Garage Door Company

Company specializing in garage door installation and/or repair

Gardening Store/Nursery

Nursery/gardening center that can be stand-alone or part of a larger store

Handyman Services

An individual or business that is licensed and is employed to do occasional domestic repairs and minor renovations

Hardware Store

A store selling tools, implements, and other items used in home life and activities such as gardening

Home Builder

New home builder

Home Entertainment/Security

Home Mortgage

Primary financing for residential homes


Housekeeping refers to the management of duties and chores involved in the running of a household, such as cleaning, cooking and home maintenance

Interior Design Firm

Interior design is the art or process of designing the interior, often including the exterior, of a room or building


Licensed landscaper including design, build, installation, maintenance

Lawn Care

Pest Control

The regulation or management of a species defined as a pest, a member of the animal kingdom that impacts adversely on human activities


A person or business who installs and repairs the pipes and fittings of water supply, sanitation, or heating systems

Real Estate Agent

An individual who is licensed and sells and rents out buildings and land for clients

Real Estate Company

Real estate company with an employing broker

Real Estate Team

A group of individual licensed real estate agents that are a defined team within a real estate company


Individual or business that change the structure or form or (something, especially a building)

Restoration Services

Individual or business that is in the business of returning something to a formal owner, place, or condition

Roofing Company

An individual or business who constructs or repairs roofs

Solar Company

Title Company

A business that provides title insurance, a form of indemnity insurance which insures against financial loss from defects in title to real property and from the invalidity or unenforceability of mortgage loans

Tree Trimming

Window Company

Any company offering installation or sales of windows (new or retrofit)

Lifestyle & Beauty


Traditional barbershop


Crossfit is a branded fitness regimen created by greg glassman

Day Spa

A business that provides a variety of services for the purpose of improving health, beauty and relaxation through personal care treatments such as hair, massages and facials


Gym or fitness center

Hair Salon

Hair salon that features cuts, color, styling, comb-out's, etc.


Massage therapist or massage establishment

Nail Salon

Salon that offers manicures and pedicures, can be stand alone or part of a larger establishment

Recovery/Treatment Center

Inpatient or outpatient drug and alcohol addiction treatment


Ultraviolet tanning services, can be stand alone or part of a larger establishment.

Weight Loss Center

Establishment offering weight loss solutions


Gym, fitness center, fitness classes, etc. that focus on yoga and/or pilates


Allergy Center

Allergy and sinus centers under the directive of a medical doctor or allergy specialist

Alternative Therapies

Any business, organization, or establishment that focuses on alternative health solutions and therapies (not including cannabis)

Assisted Living

Housing for elderly or disabled people that provides nursing care, housekeeping, and prepared meals as needed


The branch of science and medicine concerned with the sense of hearing


A practitioner or group focused on the system of integrative medicine based on the diagnosis and manipulative treatment of misalignments or the joints

Cosmetic Dentistry

Individual or medical practice work that improves the appearance (though not necessarily the functionality) of teeth, gums, and/or bite


Individual general dentist or dental practice


Individual or group that practices medicine concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of skin disorders


Individual medical doctor or medical practice

Ear, Nose and Throat Doctor

Family Physician

Medical doctor specializing in family practice.

Hearing Center

Any center offering hearing solutions, including audiologist individual doctors or medical practice/clinics

Home Care/Hospice

Any business that provides in home health care or hospice care. care that focuses on the palliation of a chronically ill, terminally ill, or seriously ill patients pain and symptoms, and attending to their emotional and spiritual needs


Establishment offering results oriented and corrective medical skin care products and procedures

Medical Facility

Medical clinic or specialty that is free-standing and not a department of a hospital

Ophthalmologist (Eye Surgeon)

A doctor specializing in eye surgery

Optometrist (Eye Doctor)

A doctor (od or md) specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the eye

Oral Surgeon

Oral a maxillofacial surgery specializing in treating diseases, injuries and defects in the head, neck, face, jaws and the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial region; including wisdom teeth extraction


A dentist who is qualified to treat irregularities in the teeth and jaws

Pain Clinic

Health care facility that focuses on the diagnosis and management of chronic pain

Pediatric Dentist

Individual or group practice that specializes in pediatric dentistry (formerly endodontics) is the branch of dentistry dealing with children from birth through adolescence


A medical practitioner or group that specializing in children and their diseases


A freestanding or part of a larger establishment that is a drugstore - a retail store where medicine and miscellaneous articles are sold with a dispensing pharmacy

Physical Therapy

Individual doctor or medical practice/clinic

Rehabilitation Center

A facility providing therapy and training for rehabilitation; the center may offer occupational therapy, physical therapy, vocational training, and special training such as speech therapy

Urgent Care/Walk-In Clinic

Institution providing quick care, urgent care or walk in appointments

Veterinarian Clinic / Hospital

Individual veterinarian office and/or clinic

Women's Clinic

Institution providing women's health care


Charter School

Publicly funded independent school established by teachers, parents, or community groups under the terms of a charter with a local or national authority


Childcare for pre-school and after school care without a structures curriculum or preschool offering early

High School

Public high school without the support of tuition



Store that specializes in antiques and/or collectables; can be a store that sublets space to individual sellers

Bicycle Shop

Store that specializes in bicycles, equipment, riding tours and clothing

Book Store

Boutique Shop

Small store that sells stylish clothing, jewelry, or other luxury goods

Bridal Shop

Small store that sells clothing specific to the "big" day. includes men's and women's selections


Consignment/Thrift Store

Any for profit or non-profit consignment or thrift store

Gas/Convenience Store

Gas station or a store with extended opening hours, stocking a limited range of household goods and groceries

Grocery Store

Grocery store can be a local, chain or co-op

Jewelry Store

Jewelry store that is stand alone or part of a larger store

Mattress Store

Any independent or department of a larger store selling mattresses

Men's Clothing Store

Stand alone or part of a larger store

Outdoor Outfitters

Stand alone or part of a larger store that provides outdoor equipment for hunting, fishing, camping, etc.

Place to Buy a Gift

Stand alone or part of a larger store

Sporting Goods

Women's Clothing Store

Stand alone or part of a larger store

Vehicles & Services

Auto Body Repair

Any auto body repair services, free standing or part of a dealership

Auto Dealership New

Any licensed auto dealership

Auto Dealership Used

Any licensed auto establishment that specializes the sale of pre owned autos

Auto Parts Store

A retail outlet specializing in the selling of parts for automobiles

Auto Service Center

Any auto service center

Express Car Wash

Full Service Car Wash

Motorcycle Dealer

Establishment selling motorcycles

Oil & Lube

Any fast oil and lube establishment, primarily where the driver stays in the vehicle while serviced

Power Sports

Establishment selling powered vehicles such as gators, atvs, etc.

RV Service and Repair

Tire Store

Stand alone or part of a larger store selling tires