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2017 Readers’ Choice Award winners announced

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Corrected 4:08 p.m. Aug. 11, 2017: No newspaper is eager to admit it made a factual error, but when we make one it’s important to issue a correction promptly, clearly and publicly. The Bartlett Express had two errors in the printed list of Readers’ Choice Award winners in our Aug. 10 issue. This correction will also appear in the Aug. 17 printed issue of the newspaper.

  • Saint Ann Catholic School should have been listed as the winner for Best Private Elementary School.
  • There should have been two co-winners instead of a single winner listed as the Best Private Middle School: Immanual Lutheran School and St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School.

We regret that we didn’t live up to our usual careful editing standards in these instances and that anyone was disappointed or confused by these errors.

— Carolyn Bahm, editor


Introducing Your Winners

Bartlett’s citizens have spoken and have once again chosen the best of the best in Bartlett during three weeks of online voting. Following are the 2017 winners of The Bartlett Express Readers’ Choice Awards. The few categories that did not receive any votes were eliminated from the list.

Overall winners

  • Best Business: Norman Realtors
  • Best Overall Industry: Hometown Capital Group
  • Best Overall Restaurant: Side Porch Steak House
  • Man of the Year: Jim Norman of Norman Realtors
  • Woman of the Year: Tina Kovacs, CFO, Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett

Automotive winners

  • Best Auto Body Shop: Bartlett Body Shop
  • Best Auto Glass Dealer: Jack Morris Auto Glass
  • Best Auto Repair: Pashby’s Automotive
  • Best Auto Service Department: Sunrise Buick GMC
  • Best Car Audio: Sound Waves Inc.
  • Best Car Wash/Detailer: Simoniz Car Wash
  • Best Muffler Repair: Quality Muffler & Brakes
  • Best New Car Dealer: Wolfchase Honda
  • Best Tire Detailer: Bartlett Tire Service Inc.
  • Best Used Car Dealer: Automax of Memphis
  • Best Windshield Repair: Jack Morris Auto Glass
  • Best Wrecker Service: Matthews Towing Car Care Center

Dining winners

  • Best Asian Food: Asian Star
  • Best Bakery: Smallcakes Bartlett
  • Best Barbecue: Brad’s Bar-B-Que
  • Best Breakfast: Moma’s Bar-B-Que
  • Best Buffet: Grand Pacific Buffet
  • Best Business Lunch: Firebirds Wood Fired Grill
  • Best Candy: Dinstuhl’s
  • Best Catering: Coletta’s Restaurant
  • Best Catfish: Sweet Pea’s Southern Cookin
  • Best Chicken: Popeyes
  • Best Coffee: Einstein Bros. Bagels
  • Best Cold Sandwiches: Lennys Subs
  • Best Deli: Lennys Subs
  • Best Desserts: Sweet Pea’s Southern Cookin
  • Best Donuts: K’s Donuts
  • Best Fast Food: Back Yard Burgers
  • Best Fine Dining: Side Porch Steak House
  • Best French Fries: 5 Guys Burgers and Fries
  • Best Hamburgers: 5 Guys Burgers and Fries
  • Best Home Cooking: Sweet Pea’s Southern Cookin
  • Best Hot Sandwiches: Lennys Subs
  • Best Ice Cream: Sheridan’s Frozen Custard
  • Best Italian Food: Coletta’s Restaurant
  • Best Mexican Food: El Idolo
  • Best Pizza: Pizza Social
  • Best Salads: Isabella’s Pizza
  • Best Seafood: Red Lobster
  • Best Steaks: Side Porch Steak House
  • Best Sushi: Sekesui

Education winners

  • Best Preschool/Day Care: Little Bears Pre-School
  • Best Preschool Teacher: Cindy Cromwell at Little Bears Pre-School
  • Best Private Elementary School: Saint Ann Catholic School
  • Best Private Middle School: St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School and Immanuel Lutheran School
  • Best Private High School: St. Benedict at Auburndale High School
  • Best PTA/PTO: Oak Elementary School
  • Best Public Elementary School: Ellendale Elementary
  • Best Public Middle School: Appling Middle School
  • Best Public High School: Bartlett High School
  • Best School Mascot: Bartlett Panther

Financial winners

  • Best Banking: Bank of Bartlett
  • Best Credit Union: First South Financial Credit Union
  • Best Mortgage/Title Company: Hometown Capital Group

Health & Fitness winners

  • Best Alzheimer’s Center: Ave Maria Home
  • Best Eye Clinic: Mid South Vision Center
  • Best Fitness Center: Bartlett Recreation Center
  • Best Hospital: Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett
  • Best Medical Clinic: Saint Francis Medical Partners
  • Best Pharmacy: Bartlett Prescription Shop
  • Best Rehabilitation Services: Saint Francis-Bartlett Rehab and Sports Medicine

Retail/Wholesale winners

  • Best Antiques Store: Antique Gallery
  • Best Appliance Store: Siano Appliance Distributors
  • Best Athletics Store: Academy Sports + Outdoors
  • Best Bridal Service: David’s Bridal
  • Best Building Supply: Lowe’s Home Improvement
  • Best Cellular Phone Dealer: Cricket Wireless Authorized Retailer
  • Best Children’s Clothing: Sachi
  • Best Computer Store: Best Buy
  • Best Department Store: Dillard’s
  • Best Electrical Services: Ellendale Electric
  • Best Farm Store: Stewart Brothers Hardware Co.
  • Best Farmers’ Market: Bartlett Station Farmers’ Market
  • Best Florist: Holliday Flowers Events Inc.
  • Best Frame Shop: Pat’s Prints & Custom Framing
  • Best Furniture Store, New: Bartlett Home Furnishings
  • Best Garden Shop: Bartlett Nursery
  • Best Gift Shop: Southern Whimsy
  • Best Hardware Store: Stewart Brothers Hardware Co.
  • Best Jewelry Store: Wiemar’s Jewelry
  • Best Lawn/Garden Store: Stewart Brothers Hardware Co.
  • Best Liquor Store: Charlie’s Wine and Spirits
  • Best Motorcycle/ATV Dealership: FRS Powersports
  • Best Musical Instruments Store: rEvolve Guitar & Music Shop LLC
  • Best Produce: Kroger
  • Best Shoe Store: Designer Shoe Warehouse (DSW)
  • Best Sporting Goods: Academy Sports + Outdoors
  • Best Women’s Clothing: Cato

Services winners

  • Best Band: Almost Famous
  • Best Barber Shop: Bartlett Barber Shop
  • Best Beauty Salon: Hair Savvy
  • Best Computer Repair Shop: KC Computer Repair
  • Best Day Spa: Gould’s Salon Spa
  • Best Dry Cleaning: Dryve Cleaners
  • Best Entertainment: Bartlett Festival
  • Best Funeral Home: Bartlett Funeral Home
  • Best Heating/Cooling Service: General Heating & Cooling
  • Best Home Builder: Chris Woods Construction
  • Best Hotel/Motel: Holiday Inn & Suites
  • Best Insurance Provider: Liberty Mutual
  • Best Landscaping: Affordable Lawn Care
  • Best Lawn Care Service: Mid-South Turf and Ornamental
  • Best Locksmith: The Lockster
  • Best Martial Arts Studio: Taekwondo University
  • Best Movie Theater: Malco Stage Cinema
  • Best Moving Service: My Town Movers
  • Best Nail Salon: Royal Nails
  • Best Nursing Home/Assisted Living: Culpepper Place of Bartlett
  • Best Performing Arts Center: Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center
  • Best Pest Control: Mack Pest Control Inc.
  • Best Pet Services: Shelby Center Hospital for Animals
  • Best Photo Studio: Lasting Expressions
  • Best Plumbing Service: Smith Plumbing
  • Best Real Estate Agency: Norman Realtors
  • Best Resale Shop: Book Stop Plus
  • Best Roofing Service: Southern Roofing and Renovations
  • Best Security/Alarm Dealer: Alarm Alert Center Inc.
  • Best Small Engine Repair Shop: Bartlett Small Engines
  • Best Staffing Service: Labor Force
  • Best Tanning Salon: Southern Tans
  • Best Travel Agency: Bartlett Travel

Worship winners

  • Best Bible Study: Faith Baptist Church in Bartlett
  • Best Church: Faith Baptist Church in Bartlett
  • Best Vacation Bible School: Faith Baptist Church in Bartlett

People winners

  • Best Artist/Craftsman: George Riley
  • Best Attorney: Tracey Malone
  • Best Bank Teller: Patsy O’Neil at First Tennessee on Stage Road
  • Best Banker: George Bravos at Orion Federal Credit Union
  • Best Barber: Lenny Bullard of Hair Savvy
  • Best Building Contractor: Chad Henry at 3GHi
  • Best Chiropractor: Dr. Jeff Luebbe of Cole Pain Therapy Group
  • Best City Employee: Debbie Gelineau
  • Best Dentist: Dr. Phil Hart
  • Best Doctor: Dr. Mark L. Reed of Methodist Medical Group
  • Best Financial Advisor: Jeff Avant at Edward Jones
  • Best Firefighter/Paramedic: Johnny Johnson
  • Best Hair Stylist: Lenny Bullard of Hair Savvy
  • Best Hospital Employee: Sharon Fryman, manager of volunteer services and community outreach for Saint Francis-Bartlett
  • Best Insurance Agent: Jeff Herman of State Farm Insurance
  • Best Investment Representative: Brooks McDonald of McDonald Insurance
  • Best Jeweler: David Wiemar of Wiemar’s Jewelry
  • Best Massage Therapist: Amanda Brake Graham at Bartlett Therapeutic Massage
  • Best Mechanic: Jason Pashby at Pashbyd’s Automotive
  • Best New Car Salesperson: Lee Hobbs at Sunrise Buick GMC
  • Best Nurse: Kelly Massey, an RN on 2-North (medical/surgical), Saint Francis-Bartlett
  • Best Pastor: John Latimer, senior pastor at Christ Church
  • Best Pediatrician: Dr. Keith Owen at Pediatrics East Inc.
  • Best Pharmacist: Bill Regel at Bartlett Prescription Shop
  • Best Police Officer: Officer Thomas McCollom
  • Best Teacher – Elementary: Amy Stonecipher at Bon Lin Elementary

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