By Katie Moosbrugger

Wow! Moms are certainly passionate about their favorite businesses and services! More than 6,000 of you voted in this year’s Choice Awards, and the results are below. This year the competition was tighter than ever before. There were only a few clear cut winners, and lots of the nominees were running neck and neck. Thank you to everyone who contributed a vote in this year’s competition.

And a big congrats to all who won – as well as to each of the nominees. If you have not yet visited one of the winning or nominated businesses in person or by clicking on their web site link, please do so. Each is a winner in its own right as they represent the best of the best in the Triad!

Now on to the winners. If your name or business is listed below, please watch for an email from Triad Moms on Main with further details on your win. Drumroll please….

Introducing the 2012 Choice Award Winners:

Best Birthday Party Venue/Service

Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem -390 S Liberty St, Winston-Salem

Favorite Local Children’s Clothing Store/Boutique

The Lollipop Shop – 1736 Battleground Rd, Greensboro

Favorite Local Women’s Clothing Store/Boutique

Monkee’s – Irving Park in Greensboro & Reynolda Village in Winston-Salem

Best Seasonal Consignment Sale

WeeRuns – 401 South Centennial St. in High Point

Favorite Consignment Store

etc. Consignment Shoppe – 690 Jonestown Rd in Winston-Salem

Favorite Salon

Jade Aveda – 3326 W Friendly Ave, #103, Greensboro

Best Spa

Balance Day Spa – Four locations in Burlington, High Point, Greensboro and Kernersville

Best Place for a Kid’s Haircut

Great Clips – numerous locations throughout the Triad

Best Restaurant for a Ladies Lunch

Green Valley Grill – 622 Green Valley Rd, Greensboro

Best Restaurant for a Date Night

Village Tavern Three locations in Greensboro & Winston-Salem

Best Kid-Friendly Restaurant

Chick-fil-A – numerous locations in the Triad

Best Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt Shop

Feeney’s Frozen Yogurt Bar – locations in High Point, Greensboro and Kernersville

Favorite Local Gift Shop

HangUps – Samset Dr, High Point

Best Local Blog or Website (besides TMoM!)

Smitty’s Notes

Favorite Local Mompreneur

Jenny Fulton and Ashlee Fur – Miss Jenny’s Pickles  (Kernersville)

Favorite Local Photographer

Claudia Page – The Portrait Gallery  – 5919-A James Street, Clemmons

Best Interior Designer

Meg Brown Home Furnishings – Highway 158, Advance

Best Real Estate Agency

Prudential Carolinas Realty/Prudential Yost & Little Realty

Best Local Realtor/Agent

Amanda Shore – Allen Tate

Best OB/Gyn Doctor

Dr. Harold Pollard – Lyndhurst Gynecologic Associates  – 2927 Lyndhurst Avenue, Winston-Salem

Best Family Dentist/Orthodontist

Dr. Gina Spangler, Spangler & Rohlfing Pediatric Dentistry – 1544 N. Peacehaven Road, Winston-Salem

Best Pediatrician

Dr. Louise Twiselton, Greensboro Pediatricians – 510 N. Elam Ave, Greensboro

Favorite Local Magazine/Print Publication

Forsyth Family/Forsyth Woman Magazines

Best Private School

Forsyth Country Day School – 5501 Shallowford Road,  Lewisville

Best Preschool

Clemmons United Methodist – 3700 Clemmons Road (Hwy. 158), Clemmons

Best Daycare Facility

Wesleyan Child Care – 1917 North Centennial St, High Point

Best Summer Camp

YMCA Camp Hanes – King

Best Arts Facility

ArtQuest – Green Hill Center, 200 N Davie St, Greensboro

Best Kids Sports Program

YMCA – locations Triad wide

Best Rainy Day Destination for Kids

Sciworks – 400 W Hanes Mill Rd, Winston-Salem