Best of 2023 Winners

2023 Winners List:


Bankruptcy Attorney: Law Office of Alissa Gearhart

Car Wash: Clean Getaway Express Tunnel Wash

Carpet Cleaning: Andy’s Karpet Kleaning

Charitable Organization: Cops 4 Cancer

DJ Services: Guys on the Radio DJ Service

Dry Cleaner: Family Pride Cleaners

Employment Agency: Innovative Staff Solutions

Family Law Attorney: Law Office of Alissa Gearhart

Financial Institution: Central Bank Illinois

Florist: Petals by Peyton

Funeral Home/Crematorium: Hurst Funeral Home

Heating & A/C Services: Town & Country Services

Insurance Agency: Jessica Strauch – State Farm Insurance Agent

Investment Services: Edward Jones – Financial Advisor: Brian D Sellett

Kitchen & Bath: Maze Lumber

Mortgage Lender: Central Bank Illinois

Personal Injury Attorney: Schweickert, Ganassin, Krzak, Rundio Injury Attorneys

Pest Control: Taylor’s Way

Pet Boarding: Loch Countryside Kennel

Pet Groomer: Nic’s Pet Service

Pet Training: Precision K9 Training

Photographer: Samantha Elizabeth Photography

Plumber: Town & Country Services

Real Estate Agency: Coldwell Banker

Siding / Windows / Roofing: Maze Lumber

Tanning Salon: Carribean Tan

Tattoo Shop: Dreams & Themes Tattoo Studio

Tax Service: Abacus Tax & Accounting

Technology Services: Technology Made Easy

Travel Agency: LaSalle County Travel Agency, Inc

Veterinarian: Ancare Veterinary Hospital

Water: R O Pros: The Water Store

Wireless Providers: AT&T Store

Health & Beauty

Chiropractor: Dr. Michael Gergovich

Dentist: A Lifetime of Smiles, Dr. Ed Monroe

Dermatologist: Soderstrom Skin Institute

Eye Doctor: Eye Care Professionals

Family Physician: Joel Leifheit, MD

Fitness Center: X-ercise Science Gym

Hair Salon: Ambrosis Salon

Manicure / Pedicure: Hollywood Nails

Medical Spa / Day Spa: Balanced Spirit Wellness Center LLC

Nursing Home: Liberty Village of Peru

OB/GYN: Dr. Jennifer L. Maschmann, MD

Orthodontist: Dr. Curtis Imel

Orthopedic Surgeons: Dr. Paul G. Perona, MD

Pharmacy/Medical Supply: Hy-Vee Pharmacy

Arts, Leisure & Entertainment

Bar / Lounge: Troy’s Place

Bowling Alley: Illinois Valley Super Bowl

Dance Studio: Dance Center

Gaming Parlor: Troy’s Place

Golf Course: Senica’s Oak Ridge Golf Club

Local Artist: Cody Calkins

Local Band: Cody Calkins

Local Event: Celebration of Lights at Rotary Park in LaSalle

Movie Theater: AMC Peru Mall 8

Winery / Distillery / Brewery: August Hill Winery Tasting Room

Auto & Equipment

Auto Body Shop: LaSalle Body & Fender

Auto Detailing: Schillbilly Detailing

Auto Repair: Illinois Valley Auto Group

Lawn Mower Dealer: Smith’s Sales & Services

New Auto Dealer: Schimmer Ford, Inc.

Pre-owned Auto Dealer: Illinois Valley Auto Group

Tires: Illinois Valley Auto Group

Home & Lifestyle

Assisted Living: Liberty Village of Peru

Cleaning Services: Illinois Valley Clean Team, Inc.

Home Builder: Cetwinski Construction Company

Home Health Care Agency: Prairieland Home Care

Lawn Care: Taylor’s Way

Nursery: Danchris Nursery

Retirement Community: Liberty Village of Peru


Appliance Store: Sherman’s

Bridal Store: Marian Mae Bridal Boutique & Events

Convenience Store: Hy-Vee Fash & Fresh

Flooring Store: DJ’s Carpet Furniture & More

Formal Wear: That Guy’s Secret

Furniture: Steinberg’s Furniture

Guns & Ammo / Shooting Range: Buffalo Range & Gun Co.

Hardware Stores: Debo Ace Hardware

Home Décor & Gifts: Old Glory Home Decor

Jewelry Store: Sasso Jewelry & Gifts

Mattress: Steinberg’s Furniture

Men’s Clothing Store: That Guy’s Secret

Pet Supply Store: Andy’s Pet Shop

Shoe / Boot Store: Kohl’s

Women’s Clothing Store: Kea Roze


Event Venue: The Auditorium Ballroom

Hotel: Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center

Live Music Venue: Jamie’s OutPost

Place to Work: Town & Country Services

Private School: Marquette Academy

Public School: LaSalle-Peru Township High School

Tourist Attraction: Celebration of Lights at Rotary Park in LaSalle

Dining / Food

BBQ: Stone Jug Barbeque

Bloody Mary: Flo’s on Pulaski

Breakfast: Cindy’s on 39

Burgers: B.A.S.H.

Butcher Shop / Meat Market: Hy-Vee – Peru

Catering: Hy-Vee – Peru

Chinese Food: Oriental Kitchen

Coffee Shops: Bean Box Espresso

Donut / Pastry / Bakery: Steve’s Bakery

Fast Food Drive Thru: Culver’s

Fine Dining: Uptown Grill

Fried Chicken: Rip’s Tavern

Grocery Store: Hy-Vee – Peru

Healthy Food Options: Hy-Vee – Peru

Ice Cream / Custard: Spring Valley Tastee Freez

Italian: Verucchi’s Ristorante

Liquor Store: Rudy’s Liquor Store

Mexican Food: Jalapenos

Pizza: Bianchi’s Pizza

Prime Rib: Wedron Office

Salad Bar: Hank’s Farm Restaurant

Sandwich Shop: The Cheese Shoppe and Deli

Seafood: B.A.S.H.

Sushi: B.A.S.H.

Wings: Skoog’s Pub & Grill