Winners of our Gold Daisy Awards Announced!

January 7, 2016
We asked you to "pick" your favorite local businesses for nomination and voting in our 1st ever 2015 Cedar Rapids Macaroni Kid GOLD Daisy Awards! 

This has been an exciting contest with many close categories.  We hope that you discover a few that you weren't familiar with.  Congratulations are deserved by every nominated business and a huge congrats to our Gold Daisy Winners!  Winners will be contacted over the next week to receive their badge and certificate.  

In a few cases, the final tally separated the winner from the second place business by just ONE vote so we noted a special "Honorable Mention."   Without any further ado, the winners by category are ...

Best Art Studio
Potters Obsession

Best Dance Studio

Best Theatre/Drama
Theatre Cedar Rapids

Best Gymnastics

Best Youth Sports Program

Best Birthday Party Location
Planet X

Best Bakery
That One Cupcake Place

Best Family Friendly Restaurant 

Best Children's Consignment
Puddle Jumpers

Best Catering
Touch of Class

Best Fitness Class
CR Elite Strength Training

Wiggles and Giggles

Best Coffee/Tea Shop
Brewed Awakenings

Best Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt
Parlor City

Best Pizza

Best Pre-School
Wiggles and Giggles

Best Hair Salon
Impressions Hair Studio

Best Gym
Signature Fitness
Honorable Mention;
The Gym

Best Nail Salon

Best Spa/Massage

Best Swim Lessons
Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation

Best Music Lessons
West Music

Best Birthday Cake Maker
Kathy's Pies

Best Sandwich Shop

Best Veterinarian
Frey Hospital

Best Pet Grooming 
Pampered Pup Grooming

Best Pet Daycare
Paws Academy
Honorable Mention;
Cedar Run

Best Photographer 
Dandelion Photography

Best Realtor
Graf Home Selling Team

Best Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Peterson
Honorable Mention;
Dr. Balster

Best Pediatrician 
Mercy Pediatrics

Best Orthodontist
Parks and Scmidt

Best Tutoring
Honorable Mention;

Best Housecleaning
Absolutely Clean

Best Carpet Cleaning
Actually Clean

Best Mommy Run Business
Dandelion Photography

Best Kept Secret of Cedar Rapids

Best Lawn Care
Simply Green Lawn & Tree Care
Honorable Mention;

Best Florist 

Best All Around Attraction for Family Fun
Bloomsbury Farm

Best Website for Families other then Macaroni Kid

Best Family Festival/Annual Event
Cedar Rapids Farmers Market

Best Non Profit Organization
Last Hope Animal Rescue

Best Place for Indoor Fun

Best Place for Outdoor Fun
Wickiup Hill Nature Center
Honorable Mention;
Indian Creek Nature Center

Best Sports Organization
Cedar Rapids Kernels