McKINNEY (Oct. 2, 2014) — Which are the favorite local businesses in the country’s No. 1 place to live? McKinney Magazine asked members of the community for their choices in the annual Best Of contest, and more than 6,000 votes determined winners in 50-plus categories.

From small family-owned businesses to large companies, the winners provide a variety of valuable products and services. The top vote-getters represent the best of McKinney, which Money magazine recently named top place to live in the U.S. When McKinney residents frequent local businesses and buy local, they are supporting McKinney’s economy. For every $100 spent with local merchants, $68 stays in the community to be recirculated and reinvested.

Look below for McKinney Magazine’s 2014 Best of list, as revealed during a celebration Thursday at Rick’s Chophouse in Historic Downtown McKinney. The annual business issue also features a Veterans Day profile of former Special Forces member and Canine Companions for Independence spokesperson Jason Morgan, who was honored at the event.

Category Winner
Accountant John Harman
Automobile Dealer Tomes Auto Group
Automobile Service Burdick Auto Solutions
Bank Chase Bank
Bakery Nothing Bundt Cakes
Bar Pub Nightlife The Pub McKinney
Chiropractor Elite Performance Chiropractic
Cleaning Service My Maid Service
Day Care Preschool Heritage Learning Center
Dentist – Adult Your Downtown McKinney Dentist
Dentist – Pediatric Texas Pediatric Dentistry
Financial Planner Lance Lindsay, IBG Financial Advisors
Florist Edward's Floral Design
Flooring Company Branded Floors
Golf Course Stonebridge Ranch Country Club
     The Ranch Club – The Hills Course
Pet Groomer 2nd Family Dogs
Heating & AC Company Bill Joplin's Air Conditioning and Heating
Home Builder Darling Homes
Hospital Baylor Medical Center at McKinney
Hotel Motel The Grand Hotel
Insurance Agent The Mauceri Bynum Insurance Agency
Jeweler Griffin Jewelry
Kennel Pet Resort 2nd Family Dogs
Landscaper Lawns, Borders and Landscapes
Law Firm Attorney Ruais & Associates, PLLC
Mortgage Company Service First Mortgage McKinney Branch
Music Venue Cadillac Pizza Pub
Optometrist Pinnacle Eye Associates
Orthodontist Hadavand Orthodontics
Photographer Jilly Bean Photography
Physician – Dermatologist Dermatology Center of McKinney /
     James Ralston, M.D.
Physician – Family McKinney Family Healthcare
Physician – OB GYN Adriatica Women's Health
Physician – Pediatrician Stonebridge Pediatrics
Plumber Benjamin Franklin Plumbing
Pool Contractor Foley Custom Pools
Real Estate Agent Group Christine Hogan / Ebby Halliday
Restaurant – Asian Pei Wei Asian Diner
Restaurant – Barbecue Hutchins BBQ
Restaurant – Hamburger Square Burger
Restaurant – Mexican Blue Goose Cantina
Restaurant – Pizza Cadillac Pizza Pub
Restaurant – Steak Rick's Chophouse
Restaurant Rick's Chophouse
Roofer Triumph Roofing and Construction
Salon – Hair Nail Hair Options Salon
Spa The Bronze Life
Veterinarian Highlands – Eldorado Veterinary Hospital
Place for a Romantic Dinner Rick's Chophouse
Place for a Business Lunch Rick's Chophouse
Place for Kid's Entertainment Elevate Trampoline Park
Place for a Margarita Blue Goose Cantina
Venue for a Wedding Gather in Downtown McKinney

About the McKinney Chamber of Commerce

The McKinney Chamber of Commerce is an advocate for the McKinney business community and proudly serves as the unified business voice of McKinney. The Chamber represents over 39,000 employees from more than 1,200 business investors in McKinney and the North Texas region. With a rich heritage of leadership and collaboration, the Chamber works in concert with the City of McKinney, community partners and the corporate community to promote, advocate for and expand business. As publisher of McKinney Magazine, and, the McKinney Chamber markets the community’s advantages as the foremost location for doing business. The McKinney Chamber is proud to be celebrating its’ centennial and recognizing 100 years of service.