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Activities & Entertainment

Annual Event/Festival

Gold – Fiesta Day Parade (Sterling)

Silver – Petunia Festival (Dixon)

Dance/Cheer Studio

Gold – Woodland Arts Academy (Sterling)

Silver – Centerstage Dance Company (Dixon)

Gaming Establishment

Gold – Vegas Slots and Lounge (Sterling)

Silver – Ellie’s Gaming Cafe (Sterling)

Golf Course

Gold – Deer Valley Golf Club (Deer Grove)

Silver – Timber Creek (Dixon)

Gym/Fitness Center

Gold – Westwood Fitness and Sports Center (Sterling)

Silver – Planet Fitness (Sterling)

Place To Get Married

Gold – The Barn at Allen Acres (Rock Falls)

Silver – Deer Valley Banquets (Deer Valley)

Food & Beverage


Gold – Rock Star Donuts (Sterling)

Silver – Folsom’s Bakery (Rock Falls)


Gold – Maple Pancake House (Sterling)

Silver – Town & Country Family Restaurant (Dixon)


Gold – Shamrock Pub (Dixon)

Silver – The Factory Pub N Grub (Sterling)

Chicken Wings

Gold – Lisa’s Brick House (Sterling)

Silver – Johnny’s Bar and Grill (Sterling)

Coffee/Energy Drinks

Gold – 7 Brew Coffee (Sterling)

Silver – Coffee Crush (Dixon)

Grocery Store

Gold – Kroger (Sterling)

Silver – Shaw’s Marketplace (Prophetstown)

Neighborhood Bar

Gold – 3 Twelve (Sterling)

Silver – The Factory (Sterling)


Gold – Angelo’s (Sterling)

Silver – Mama Cimino’s (Dixon)


Gold – Kelly’s Restaurant and Lounge (Sterling)

Silver – Gazi’s Restaurant (Rock Falls)


Gold – Willy’s (Sterling)

Silver – La Laguna Market (Sterling)

Home, Farm, & Garden

Hardware Store

Gold – Menards (Sterling, IL)

Silver – Kitzman’s Lumber (Dixon)

Farm Equipment Sales & Service

Gold – Peabudy’s Inc. (Sterling)

Silver – Prairie State Tractor (Dixon)

Seed & Fertilizer Companies

Gold – Gold Star FS (Sterling)

Silver – Nutrien Ag Solutions (Sterling)

Farm & Ranch Supply

Gold – Blain’s Farm and Fleet (Sterling)

Silver – Birkey’s Farm Store (Prophetstown)


Law Firm/Lawyer

Gold – Law Office of Daniel A. Huffman, P.C. (Sterling)

Silver – Ward, Murray, Pace & Johnson, P.C. (Sterling)

Lifestyle & Beauty

Hair Salon/Barbershop

Gold – Ben’s Phresh Kutz (Rock Falls)

Silver – Statik Hair Studio & Day Spa (Sterling)

Nail Salon

Gold – Karma Salon and Spa (Rock Falls)

Silver – Nails Spa (Sterling)


Assisted Living/Senior Care

Gold – Resthave Care & Rehabilitation (Morrison)

Silver – Morning Side of Sterling (Sterling)


Gold – Sterling Hearing Aid Center (Sterling)

Silver – Northwestern IL Hearing Clinic (Sterling)

Behavioral/Mental Health Treatment

Gold – CGH Behavior Health Unit (Sterling)

Silver – KSB Behavioral Healthcare (Dixon)


Gold – Live Better Chiropractic (Sterling)

Silver – Jensen Chiropractic (Sterling)


Gold – True Smiles (Sterling)

Silver – Sauk Valley Dental (Dixon)

Doctor/Family Physician

Gold – Marcia Jones, MD (CGH Sterling)

Silver – Joyce Johnson, MD (KSB Dixon)

Funeral Home/Services

Gold – McDonald Funeral Home & Crematory (Rock Falls)

Silver – Schilling Funeral Home & Cremation (Sterling)

Home Care/Hospice

Gold – Rock River Hospice & Home (Sterling)

Silver – Gaffer Home Nursing and Hospice (Sterling)

Medical Facility

Gold – CGH Medical Center (Sterling)

Silver – KSB Hospital (Dixon)

Optometrist (Eye Doctor)

Gold – All About Eyes (Sterling)

Silver – Valley Eye Care (Sterling)


Gold – Hartig Drug (Prophetstown)

Silver – Dixon Snyders Pharmacy (Dixon)

Physical Therapy

Gold – Dixon Physical Therapy (Dixon)

Silver – CORA Physical Therapy Sauk Valley (Sterling)

Physical Rehabilitation Center

Gold – Rock Falls Rehabilitation Center (Rock Falls)

Silver – Resthave Care & Rehabilitation (Morrison)

Urgent Care/Walk-In Clinic

Gold – CGH Ready Care Clinic (Sterling)

Silver – KSB Medical Urgent (Dixon)

Veterinarian Clinic

Gold – River Ridge Animal Hospital (Dixon)

Silver – Veterinary Clinic (Prophetstown)

Real Estate

Mortgage Lender

Gold – Sauk Valley Bank (Sterling)

Silver – Jessica Campbell -New American Funding (Sterling)


Gold – Jill Ramirez (Sterling)

Silver – Callie Gottemoller (Sterling)



Gold – Downie & Associates CPA’s (Rock Falls)

Silver – Propheter Financial (Dixon)

Air Conditioning/HVAC Service

Gold – MO-ST Plumbing & Mechanical (Rock Falls)

Silver – Loescher Heating & Air Conditioning (Sterling)

Appliance Sales & Repair

Gold – Knie Appliance & Furniture (Sterling)

Silver – Clover Hills Appliance (Sterling)

Bank/Credit Union

Gold – Sauk Valley Bank (Sterling)

Silver – Farmers National Bank (Morrison)


Gold – Sterling Rock Falls Child Care (Sterling)

Silver – The TOT Spot (Sterling)


Gold – Gold Star Cleaning LLC (Rock Falls)

Silver – Professional Cleaning Services (Sterling)


Gold – United Electric (Rock Falls)

Silver – Engel Electric Co (Sterling)


Gold – Lundstrom Florist & Greenhouse (Sterling)

Silver – Flowers, Etc. (Dixon)

Gas Station/Convenience Store

Gold – Kelly’s Market (Sterling)

Silver – Casey’s General Store (Rock Falls)

Insurance Agent

Gold – Brandyn Booker – Country Financial (Sterling)

Silver – Patrick McBride – The McBride Agency (Dixon)

Insurance Company

Gold – Mattox Insurance Agency (Sterling)

Silver – Sauk Valley Insurance (Dixon)

Nonprofit Organization

Gold – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Whiteside County (Sterling)

Silver – YWCA of the Sauk Valley (Sterling)

Pet Grooming

Gold – A Cut Above (Sterling)

Silver – Scooby Do’s (Morrison)


Gold – You In Photos By Nanc (Rock Falls)

Silver – Morgan Gauthier Photography (Sterling)

Place To Volunteer

Gold – Sauk Valley Foodbank (Sterling)

Silver – Whiteside County Senior Center (Sterling)

Place To Work

Gold – Wahl Clipper (Sterling)

Silver – Halo (Sterling)


Gold – MO-ST Plumbing and Mechanical (Rock Falls)

Silver – Lance’s Plumbing (Sterling)


Gold – Sterling Rock Falls Child Care (Sterling)

Silver – Morrison Community Day Care (Morrison)

Printing/Shipping Services

Gold – JJM Printing (Sterling)

Silver – SBM Business Equipment Center (Sterling)


Gold – Boss Roofing – Siding Experts (Rock Falls)

Silver – Rural Renovators (Sterling)


Gold – Boss Roofing and Siding (Rock Falls)

Silver – Total Construction Services (Sterling)

Tattoo/Piercing Parlor

Gold – Skin Deep Tattoo and Piercing (Sterling)

Silver – Raven Tattoo (Dixon)

Tax Preparation

Gold – Darlane Davis Accounting (Sterling)

Silver – H&R Block (Rock Falls)

Financial Advisor

Gold – Edward Jones – Financial Advisor: Jim McPherson, CFP (Sterling)

Silver – Nicklaus Financial Service (Dixon)


Clothing Store

Gold – Kohls (Sterling)

Silver – Revive Boutique (Dixon)

Carpet & Flooring Store

Gold – Brothers Flooring (Dixon)

Silver – Boss Carpet One (Dixon)

Consignment/Re-Sell Shop

Gold – Stage Two Resale Shop (Sterling)

Silver – The Laydig Center (Dixon)

Gun Store

Gold – Rigger’s Sports Supply (Rock Falls)

Silver – Jt’s Sales (Dixon)

Furniture Store

Gold – Knie Appliance and Furniture (Sterling)

Silver – D & E Furniture (Sterling)

Vape Store

Gold – Vapor City (Rock Falls)

Silver – Sterling Tobacco (Sterling)

Vehicles & Services

Auto Body Repair

Gold – Slim N Hanks (Sterling)

Silver – Kunes Auto Body of Sterling (Sterling)

Auto Dealership New

Gold – Kunes Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram (Sterling)

Silver – Sterling Chevrolet (Sterling)

Auto Dealership Used

Gold – Majeski Motors (Sterling)

Silver – Bollman Auto Center (Rock Falls)

Auto Parts Store

Gold – Napa (Sterling)

Silver – Auto Zone (Rock Falls)

Auto Service Center

Gold – Farm and Fleet (Sterling)

Silver – Majeski Service Center (Dixon)

Car Wash/Detailing

Gold – Club Car Wash (Sterling)

Silver – K & N Detailing (Morrison)

Tire Shop

Gold – Moore Tires (Rock Falls)

Silver – Tire Tracks (Sterling)