DEAR LOYAL READERS,
Who’s the best of the best? Just ask our readers. That’s what we did, and they came through with flying colors! They took time out of their busy schedules to vote in our annual Best of Suburbia survey and, by doing so, they have provided us with a glimpse into which businesses in and around our community maintain standards of excellence, whether it’s their customer service, the products they offer, the services they provide or their passion in making our community a better place.
And with the results from the survey, we were able to offer this helpful resource – a guide that you can refer to whenever you are seeking quality services. We have dedicated the pages of this issue to featuring the final winners, even though all of the nominees were winners in our eyes! These companies make investments in –and engage with – their communities, so we tip our hats to them. Please be sure you give these businesses kudos the next time you visit them!
POSH SEVEN MEDIA
FROM THE EDITOR:
On October 8th, not long before sunrise, a bright, full moon over North America will turn a lovely shade of coppery red, and we will witness a lunar eclipse – aptly named a Blood Moon Eclipse by astronomers – which will be visible from all parts of the United States. Scientists have observed that during the three or four nights surrounding a full moon, test subjects took longer to fall asleep, slept 20 minutes less than usual and experienced a 30 percent decrease in deep sleep. I don’t know about you, but it doesn’t take a lunar eclipse to keep me tossing and turning at night.
I joked on my Facebook page that if I had authored the bible, I would have revised the Genesis verse to say, “God added an extra 8th day to the week which would be restricted to accomplishing personal to-do reminders scribbled on little stickies scattered on computer screens all over the land.” (And I might add a little addendum that no work-related items are allowed.) Right now, for instance, I’m looking at reminders to get my mammogram (top of the list, always), get my eyes checked (speaking of red orbs), get the car to the dealership for who knows what this time, and make travel plans if we decide to go over the river and through the woods for Thanksgiving.
Thankfully, I have my hands on this Best of Suburbia 2014 issue. Even though I’m not new to the area, it’s always helpful to get other opinions from our readers about the latest and greatest places to go for, say, that mammogram or eye exam. They might be family-owned companies who have been in business for centuries or new startups who have struck a chord in the community for their inventiveness and originality.
This issue is going front and center on my coffee table, and we hope you use it as a helpful resource as well. These businesses were not only initially nominated by readers, but they were then chosen in a final round as the cream of the crop.
Now, where did I put that new pad of stickies I just bought?
Here is the LIST OF WINNERS of Best of Suburbia 2014