Are you looking to hire a carpet cleaner? Are you planning to go out sometime this week to listen to live music? Before you do anything, check out the 2020 winners for the Grand Junction's "Best of the West."

Every year you're asked to vote for your favorite local business across a wide variety of categories. In the end, it appears 2020 was a record-breaking year. According to the results webpage, a total of 17,585 people participated, casting a total of 208,499 votes. The results were announced on June 12.

At random, here are winners from a variety of different categories:

  • Best Carpet Cleaner - Good Shepard Flooring Center
  • Best Electrical Contractor - Barnes Electric
  • Best Furniture Store - American Furniture Warehouse
  • Best House Painter - Integrity Painting
  • Best Art Gallery - The Palette
  • Best Local Band - Stray Grass
  • Best Day Care - Little Mavericks Learning Center
  • Best Local Farmer - Okagawa Farms
  • Best Local Fundraising Event - Glade Park Movie Under the Stars
  • Best Non Profit - Roice-Hurst Humane Society
  • Best Photography - Courtney Jacobs Photography
  • Best Tattoo Artist - Justin at Raw Canvas
  • Best Acupuncture - April Schulte-Barclay at Healing Horizons Integrated Health Solutions
  • Best Health Club/Gym - Mesa Fitness
  • Best Massage Therapy Office - The Massage Store

One very interesting winner, for the category of "Best Teacher - Elementary," was "All of them."

The list above is barely a dent in the overall list of winners.

Congratulations to all the winners. Some of the 1st Place recipients are repeat customers. Stray Grass, for example, won Best Local Band last year, too. Thanks to all who voted. This information comes in handy when searching for a Grand Junction area business.

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