Finalists for the 2016 Choice Awards

By Katie Moosbrugger

Let the voting begin! The nominations from round one of the 2016 Choice awards contest have been tallied. The nominees with the most votes in each Triad area are listed below along with a link to their website. These finalists include the top three per category per city, however some categories have four finalists due to ties. We do not publicize which nominees tied, nor do we publicize who received the most or least nominations.

Triad areas are grouped as follows:
Greensboro, Burlington & Surrounding Areas
Kernersville, High Point & Surrounding Areas
Winston-Salem, Clemmons & Surrounding Areas

Please note that many finalists have venues in more than one Triad area, but we have listed only the areas for which they received the most votes and qualified as one of the top finalists.

You will see all of our finalists listed below and may vote for your favorites HERE! Please read the instructions at the top of the survey link before voting. For more details and our timeline on the 2016 Choice Awards, click HERE. Feel free to share this blog through social media to help spread the word and send your favorites into the winner’s circle! Voting concludes on February 26, and winners will be announced on February 29!

1. Finalists for Favorite Birthday Party Venue/Service/Entertainment

Greensboro/Burlington Area
Greensboro Children’s Museum, 220 N Church St, Greensboro
Spare Time, 5502 Hornaday Rd, Greensboro
The Little Gym, locations in Greensboro and Burlington

High Point Area
Little Blank Canvas Children’s Art Studio, 3735 Admiral Dr, High Point
Sprouts, 1027 Eastchester Dr, High Point
Tale as Old as Time Parties, Triad area

Winston-Salem Area
Airbound Trampoline Park, (now Rockin’ Jump) 7840 North Point Blvd, Winston-Salem
Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem, 390 South Liberty St, Winston-Salem
Salem Gymnastics Sports Center, 4870 Country Club Rd, Winston-Salem

2. Finalists for Favorite Local Children’s Clothing Store/Boutique

Greensboro/Burlington Area
Once Upon A Child, 1566-B Highwoods Blvd, Greensboro
Peaches ‘N Cream, 1461A University Dr, Burlington
Polliwogs, 1724 Battleground Rd, Greensboro

High Point Area
Encore Kids, 305 W Mountain St, Kernersville
Mommy & Me Consignments, 10935-D N. Main St, Archdale
Southern Sleek, 125 South Main St, Lexington

Winston-Salem Area
Lime Lollies, 130 Stratford Court, Suite C, Winston-Salem
McCall’s,111 Reynolda Village, Winston-Salem
Rolly’s Baby Boutique, 272 S. Stratford Rd, Winston-Salem

3. Finalists for Favorite Local Women’s Clothing Store/Boutique

Greensboro/Burlington Area
BohoBlu, 301-D State Street, Greensboro, & 921 Boston Drive, Burlington
Monkees of Irving Park, 1951 Battleground Ave # F, Greensboro
Simply Meg’s, 3334-123 Friendly Ave, Greensboro

High Point Area
BohoBlu, 5836 Samet Dr, High Point
Hang Ups, 5824 Samet Dr Ste 165, High Point
Wicked Purple, 120 W Lexington Ave, High Point

Winston-Salem Area
Hip Chics Boutique, 2668 Lewisville-Clemmons Rd, Clemmons
Mainstream Boutique, 110 Oakwood Drive, Winston-Salem
Monkee’s, 217 Reynolda Village, Winston-Salem

4. Finalists for Favorite Seasonal Children’s Consignment Sale

Greensboro/Burlington Area
Fellowship Day School Consignment Sale, 2005 New Garden Rd, Greensboro
Kids’ Konsignment Sale, Christ United Methodist Church, 410 North Holden Road, Greensboro
St. Paul’s Kids Consignment Sale, 2715 Horse Pen Creek, Greensboro

High Point Area
Covenant’s Kids Consignment Sale, 1526 Skeet Club Rd, High Point
Greensboro MOM (Mother’s of Multiples) Children’s Consignment Sale, 1300 North College Dr, High Point
WeeRuns, 401 East Russell Ave, High Point

Winston-Salem Area
Children’s Boutique Resale, 710 Coliseum Drive Winston-Salem
Lewisville UMC Clothing Exchange, 6290 Shallowford Road, Lewisville
Messiah Moravian Preschool, 1401 N. Peace Haven Rd, Winston-Salem

5. Finalists for Favorite Consignment Store

Greensboro/Burlington Area
KIDZONE, 4623-D High Point Rd & 3728-C Battleground Ave, Greensboro
Once Upon a Child, 1566-B Highwoods Blvd, Greensboro
The Red Collection, 1201 Holden Rd & 1411 Mill St, Greensboro

High Point Area
Carolina Thrift, 2645 N Main St, High Point
Plato’s Closet, 274 Eastchester Dr #114, High Point
Vintage Thrift & Antiques, 1100 N Main St, High Point

Winston-Salem Area
etc Consignment Shoppe, 690 Jonestown Rd, Winston-Salem
Style Encore, 243 S Stratford Rd, Winston-Salem
The Snob Shop, 465 W End Blvd, Winston-Salem

6. Finalists for Favorite Salon and/or Spa

Greensboro/Burlington Area
Avanti Salon & Spa,1578 Highwoods Boulevard Greensboro
Balance Day Spa, 2138 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro & 2257 South Church St, Burlington
Chakras Spa, 229 S Elm St, Greensboro

High Point Area
About Face Day Spa, 1107 N Main St, High Point
All Teased Up – 128 E State Ave, High Point
Balance Day Spa, 5815 Samet Dr, High Point & 960-C South Main Street, Kernersville

Winston-Salem Area
European Touch, 116 Reynolda Village, Winston-Salem
The Spa at Highland Oaks , 765 Highland Oaks Dr. Suite 150, Winston-Salem
Utopia Salon & Day Spa, 6265 Town Center Dr, Clemmons

7. Finalists for Favorite Restaurant for a Ladies Lunch

Greensboro/Burlington Area
Chicken Salad Chick, 1310 Westover Terrace #107, Greensboro
Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen, 1421 Westover Terrace, Greensboro
Southern Lights Bistro & Bar, 2415 Lawndale Dr, Greensboro

High Point Area
Blue Zucchini & Company, 1506 N Main St, High Point
Emerywood Fine Foods, 130 W Lexington Ave, High Point
Southern Roots, 119 E Main St, Jamestown

Winston-Salem Area
Cherries Cafe, 6000 Meadowbrook Mall, Clemmons
Mozelle’s Fresh Southern Bistro, 878 W 4th St, Winston-Salem
River Birch Lodge, 3324 Robinhood Rd, Winston-Salem

8. Finalists for Favorite Restaurant for a Date Night

Greensboro/Burlington Area
1618 Seafood Grille, 1618 W Friendly Ave, Greensboro
Green Valley Grill, 622 Green Valley Rd, Greensboro
Print Works Bistro, 702 Green Valley Rd, Greensboro

High Point Area
Blue Water Grille, 126 East State St, High Point
Sammy G’s Tavern, 3800 Tinsley Dr, High Point
Southern Roots, 119 E Main St, Jamestown

Winston-Salem Area
Fratellis Italian Steakhouse – 2000 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem
Noble’s Grille – 380 Knollwood St, Winston-Salem
Village Tavern – 2000 Griffith Rd & 221 Reynolda Village, Winston-Salem

9. Finalists for Favorite Kid-Friendly Restaurant

Greensboro/Burlington Area
Chick-fil-A, numerous locations in the Greensboro & Burlington areas
Elizabeth’s Pizza, six Greensboro locations
Red Robin, 1507 Highwoods Blvd, Greensboro, 3110 Waltham Blvd, Burlington

High Point Area
Barberitos, 1231 Eastchester Dr #118, High Point
East Coast Wings & Grill, two locations in High Point and one in Thomasville
Salsarita’s Fresh Cantina, 4112 Brian Jordan Pl #111, High Point

Winston-Salem Area
Brixx Wood Fired Pizza – 1295 Creekshire Way, Winston-Salem
Chick-fil-A, numerous locations in the Winston-Salem areas
The Loop Pizza Grill, 320 S Stratford Rd, Winston-Salem

10. Finalists for Favorite Sweets Shop

Greensboro/Burlington Area
Delicious, 3700 Lawndale Dr, Greensboro
Feeney’s Frozen Yogurt Bar 1603 New Garden Road, Greensboro
Maxie B’s Bakery & Dessert Cafe, 2403 Battleground Ave, Greensboro

High Point Area
Feeney’s Frozen Yogurt Bar, 1589 Skeet Club Rd, High Point
Sweet Josephine’s – 2209 N Centennial Street, High Point
Sweet Shoppe Bakery, 2008 N Centennial St, High Point

Winston-Salem Area
Dewey’s Bakery, 2876 Reynolda Road & 262 South Stratford Road, Winston-Salem
Gigi’s Cupcakes Winston-Salem, 205 I South Stratford Rd, Winston-Salem
Sweet Frog Premium Frozen Yogurt,1023 Hanes Mall Blvd, Winston-Salem & 6297 Town Center Dr, Clemmons

11. Finalists for Favorite Local Gift Shop

Greensboro/Burlington Area
Just Be, locations in Greensboro and Burlington
Party Chick & Paper, 1722 Battleground Ave, Greensboro
Swoozie’s, 3334 W Friendly Ave #115, Greensboro

High Point Area
HangUps – 5824 Samet Dr in High Point
It’s In the Bag, 613 Burton Ave, High Point
Meg’s Gifts, 205 Neal Pl, High Point

Winston-Salem Area
Hip Chics Boutique – 2668 Lewisville-Clemmons Rd, Clemmons
Kim Taylor & Co, 153 S Stratford Rd, Winston-Salem
The Garden Boutique at Reynolda Village, 100 Reynolda Village, Winston-Salem

12. Finalists for Favorite Health & Wellness Facility or Service

Greensboro/Burlington Area
The Clubs of Greensboro, 1909 Lendew St & 21-A Oak Branch Dr, Greensboro
Gold’s Gym, three Greensboro locations
YMCA of Greensboro, six locations

High Point Area
Allen Branch’s Fitness One, 1209 Shields Road, Kernersville
Sportscenter Athletic Club, 3811 Samet Drive, High Point
YMCA of Greater High Point, three locations

Winston-Salem Area
Jazzercise Winston-Salem, 127 Jonestown Road Winston-Salem
LA Fitness, 240 Harvey Street, Winston-Salem
YMCA of Northwest NC, 17 locations in the area

13. Finalists for Favorite Local Photographer

Greensboro/Burlington Area
Heather McGinnis Photography
Lucy Miller Photography
MAC Photography

High Point Area
Ashley Stone Photography
Kelli Gowdy Photography
Kissing Tree Studio

Winston-Salem Area
Inspired Memorys Photography
Sally Gupton Photography
UpperCase Photography

14. Finalists for Favorite Home Improvement Business

Greensboro/Burlington Area
Hassle Free Home Improvement
New Garden Landscaping and Nursery
ServPro

High Point Area
Carolina Renovators
Go-Forth Pest & Lawn
ServPro

Winston-Salem Area
Darren Burke Construction
ICON Custom Builders
Kim Taylor & Company Design

15. Finalists for Favorite Local Realtor/Agent

Greensboro/Burlington Area

Kimberly Wilson, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
Kristen Haynes, Tyler Redhead & McAlister
Scott Thompson, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
Joe Tomlinson, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

High Point Area
Jamie Harrelson, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
Kaye Brinkley, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
Madalyn Kunow, Coldwell Banker
Scott Proctor, RE/MAX

Winston-Salem Area
Jessica Zombek-Ferris, RE/MAX
Maria Kazakos, Coldwell Banker
Stephanie Vestal, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

16. Finalists for Favorite OB/Gyn Doctor

Greensboro/Burlington Area
Dr. Sheronette Cousins, Wendover OB/GYN & Infertility
Dr. Michelle Grewel, Physicians for Women
Dr. Richard Taavon, Wendover OB/GYN & Infertility

High Point Area
Dr. Henry Dorn, Henry Dorn MD OBGYN & Associates
Dr. Barbara Eisenberg, UNC Regional Physicians Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dr. Michael O’Keeffe
, Cornerstone Health Care, Pinewest OB-GYN

Winston-Salem Area
Dr. Lewis Lipscomb, Novant Health, Triad OB/GYN
Dr. Oona O’Neill, Wake Forest Baptist Health OB/GYN
Dr. Harold Pollard, Lyndhurst Gynecologic Associates

17. Finalists for Favorite Family or Pediatric Dentist

Greensboro/Burlington Area
Dr. Rebecca Andrews, Lake Jeanette Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry
Dr. Michael Ignelzi, Lake Jeanette Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry
Dr. Kate Pierce, Greensboro Center for Pediatric Dentistry

High Point Area
Dr. Stephanie Lindsay , High Point Pediatric Dentistry
Dr. Kate Lambert, Spangler & Rohlfing Pediatric Dentistry (Kernersville)
Dr. Joye Warr, Warr Pediatric Dental Associates

Winston-Salem Area
Dr. Kevin Kizer, University Dental Associates
Dr. Tina Merhoff, Merhoff & Associates
Dr. Gina Spangler, Spangler & Rohlfing Pediatric Dentistry

18. Finalists for Favorite Family Orthodontist

Greensboro/Burlington Area
Dr. Brian Bartlett, Mitchell & Bartlett Orthodontics
Dr. Micheal Ignelzi, Lake Jeanette Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry
Dr. Mark  Kaley, Kaley Orthodontics
Dr. Mark Reynolds, Reynolds Orthodontics

High Point Area
Dr. Anthony Basil, Basil Orthodontics
Dr. Zoltan T. Berky, Berky Orthodontics
Dr. Steven Davis, Steven L. Davis Orthodontics

Winston-Salem Area
Dr. Gordon Handy, Handy & Handy Orthodontic Specialists
Dr. John C Hanson, Chermak & Hanson Orthodontics
Dr. Paul Rudnicke, Rudnicke Orthodontics

19. Finalists for Favorite Pediatrician

Greensboro/Burlington Area
Dr. Janet Dees, Northwest Pediatrics
Dr. Jennifer Summer, Northwest Pediatrics
Dr. Brian Sumner, Carolina Pediatrics
High Point Area
Dr. James Anderson, Cornerstone Pediatrics at Premier
Dr. Tasha Dial, Cornerstone Pediatrics at Premier
Dr. Michele Jedlica, High Point Pediatrics

Winston-Salem Area
Dr. Dave Anderson, Novant Health Robinhood Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
Dr. Caroline Brown, Novant Health Twin City Pediatrics
Dr. Barbara Clifford, Novant Health Robinhood Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

20. Finalists for Favorite Private School

Greensboro/Burlington Area
Caldwell Academy, 2900 Horse Pen Creek Rd, Greensboro
Canterbury School, 5400 Old Lake Jeanette Road, Greensboro
Greensboro Day School, 5401 Lawndale Dr, Greensboro

High Point Area
High Point Christian Academy, 800 Philips Ave, High Point
The Piedmont School, 815 Old Mill Rd, High Point
Wesleyan Christian Academy, 1917 North Centennial St, High Point
Westchester Country Day School, 2045 N Old Greensboro Rd, High Point

Winston-Salem Area
Calvary Baptist Day School, 5000 Country Club Rd, Winston-Salem
Forsyth Country Day School, 5501 Shallowford Rd, Lewisville
Summit School, 2100 Reynolda Rd, Winston-Salem

21. Finalists for Favorite Preschool

Greensboro/Burlington Area
Caldwell Preschool, 369 Air Harbor Road, Greensboro
Fellowship Day School, 2005 New Garden Road, Greensboro
St. Francis Day School, 3506 Lawndale Dr, Greensboro

High Point Area
Child Enrichment at FUMC, 512 North Main St, High Point
Sprouts, 1027 Eastchester Dr, High Point
Wesley Memorial School, 1225 Chestnut Dr, High Point
Wesleyan Christian Childcare, 1917 N Centennial St, High Point

Winston-Salem Area
Calvary Baptist Day School, 5000 Country Club Rd, Winston-Salem
Clemmons United Methodist Preschool, 3700 Clemmons Rd, Clemmons
St. Leo’s Catholic School Preschool, 333 Springdale Avenue, Winston-Salem

22. Finalists for Favorite Child Care Facility or Service

Greensboro/Burlington Area
Preferred Child Care, on location
Primrose Schools, 4 North Pointe Court & 3105 Brassfield Road, Greensboro
Stay and Play, 5314-E West Friendly Avenue, Greensboro

High Point Area
Preferred Child Care, on location
Sprouts, 1027 Eastchester Dr, High Point
Wesleyan Christian Childcare, 1917 North Centennial St, High Point

Winston-Salem Area
First Baptist Church Children’s Center  501 West Fifth Street, Winston-Salem
Wallburg Academy
, 5444 Gumtree Road, Winston Salem
Winston Salem Christian School
, 3730 University Parkway . Winston Salem

23. Finalists for Favorite Summer Camp

Greensboro/Burlington Area
Camp Weaver, 4924 Tapawingo Trail, Greensboro
Greensboro Children’s Museum, 220 North Church Street, Greensboro
YMCA of Greensboro, six locations

High Point Area
Little Blank Canvas, 3735 Admiral Dr, High Point
The Piedmont School Summer Enrichment Program, 815 Old Mill Rd, High Point
Sprouts,1027 Eastchester Dr, High Point

Winston-Salem Area
Camp Hanes, 1225 Camp Hanes Rd, King
Camp Merriwood, 9640 Center Grove Church Rd, Clemmons
Imprints Cares Summer Enrichment, 502 N Broad St, Winston-Salem
Forsyth Country Day School Summer Quest & Sports Camps, 5501 Shallowford Rd, Lewisville

24. Finalists for Favorite Child Enrichment Program

Greensboro/Burlington Area
Greensboro Performing Arts, 2231 Fleming Road, Greensboro
Greensboro Ballet, 200 North Davie Street, Greensboro
Nan’s School of Dance, 1941 New Garden Rd #102, Greensboro

High Point Area
Half Pint Harmonies, two locations in High Point
Little Blank Canvas Children’s Art Studio, 3735 Admiral Dr, High Point
On Stage School of Dance, 3745 Admiral Dr, High Point
The Music Academy of North Carolina, 1327 Beaman Place, Greensboro

Winston-Salem Area
Academy of Dance Arts, Inc, 1425 West First St. Winston Salem, NC 27101
Community School of the Arts Forsyth Country Day School, 5501 Shallowford Rd, Lewisville
In Motion Dance Center, 4021 Country Club Rd, Winston-Salem

25. Finalists for Favorite Child Sports Program or Facility

Greensboro/Burlington Area
Proehlific Park Family Sports Complex & Fitness Center, 4517 Jessup Grove Rd, Greensboro
YMCA of Greensboro, six locations
Swim Fanatics Swim Club, locations throughout Greensboro

High Point Area
High Point Swim Club, 1705 Whitehall St, High Point
Jamestown Youth League, 200 W Main St, Jamestown
YMCA of Greater High Point, three locations

Winston-Salem Area
Salem Gymnastics, 4870 Country Club Rd, Winston-Salem
Twin City Youth Soccer Association, 428 Twins Way, Advance
YMCA of Northwest NC, 17 locations in the area

26. Finalists for Favorite Rainy Day Destination for Kids

Greensboro/Burlington Area
Greensboro Children’s Museum – 220 N Church St, Greensboro
Greensboro Science Center, 4301 Lawndale Dr, Greensboro
Safari Nation, 3900-H West Market St, Greensboro

High Point Area
High Point Bowling Center, 309 W. Fairfield Road, High Point
Jump N Fun, 699 Sunshine Way, close to border of HP & GSO
Little Blank Canvas Children’s Art Studio, 3735 Admiral Dr, High Point

Winston-Salem Area
Airbound Trampoline Park, (now Rockin’ Jump) 7840 North Point Blvd, Winston-Salem
Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem, 390 South Liberty St, Winston-Salem
SciWorks, 400 West Hanes Mill Road, Winston-Salem

27. Finalists for Favorite Place to Board and/or Groom Your Pet

Greensboro/Burlington Area
All Pets Considered, 2614 Battleground Ave, Greensboro
Best Friends Bed & Biscuit – 6980 Spencer Dixon Rd. Greensboro
Dog Days, 705 Battleground Ave, Greensboro
Ruff Housing, 15 Battleground Court, Greensboro

High Point Area
Carolina Air Canine, 4553 Walpole Rd, High Point
Kathy’s Grooming Boutique, 3786 Samet Dr, High Point
Northwood Animal Hospital, 507 Eastchester Dr, High Point

Winston-Salem Area
Carolina Pet Place, 2645 Neudorf Rd, Clemmons
Mount Tabor Boarding & Grooming -4138-B Robinhood Rd, Winston-Salem
Ruff Housing – Three locations in Winston-Salem & Clemmons

28. Finalists for Favorite Local Mompreneur (Mom who has started her own business)

Greensboro/Burlington Area
Anitra Fulton – Swim Fanatics Swim Club
Dr. Sona Isharani – Triad Dentistry
Ginger McKinney – TMC Travel – The Mouse Connection
Heather McGinnis – Heather McGinnis Photography

High Point Area
Audrey Meixner – Half Pint Harmonies
Flavia Nazareth – Little Blank Canvas
Elizabeth Caddy – Caddy’s Custom Goods

Winston-Salem Area
Debbie Wilkins Baisden – Fit With Deb
Emily Elrod – Emily Elrod Photography
Heather Vlachos – Lime Lollies

The following two categories will only have one Triad-wide winner:

29. Finalists for Favorite Triad Family Event

Dash Baseball Games, first home game is April 14
Dixie Classic Fair – takes place in October at the fairgrounds in Winston-Salem
The Nutcracker by the Greensboro Ballet, performances in December

30. Finalists for Favorite Local Print Publication

Forsyth Magazines
O Henry Magazine
Winston-Salem Monthly

VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITES HERE!


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