Choice Awards

Congratulations to our 2016 Choice Award Winners!

Choice Awards Winner 2016 logo

It’s official – we broke a record this year! More than 3,000 votes were cast in our 2016 Choice Awards competition! Once again we were amazed by the excitement from the nominees and finalists, as well as from our readers! If we’ve listed a winner you’ve never heard of, we encourage you to click the link to their website to learn more about them.

Click here to see a list of ALL the 2016 finalists – Every finalist deserves recognition for making it to the final round of this year’s competition! Please take a moment to learn more about these “favorites” that were nominated by our newsletter subscribers. We love supporting our local Chattahoochee Valley businesses!

Thank you to everyone who contributed a vote to this year’s contest. The nomination process for our 2017 contest will kick off in November.  Now on to the winners…

 Best Birthday Party Venue/Service

2nd Choice: Sweet Frog Frozen Yogurt

1st Choice: Hollywood Connections


Best Bakery for Birthday Cakes

1st Choice: Columbus Corner Bakery

2nd Choice:  Publix Bakery – all locations


Best Caterer

1st Choice: Chick-fil-A – all locations

2nd Choice: Country’s Barbeque – all locations


Best Local Veterinarian Clinic

1st Choice: Northside Animal Hospital

2nd Choice: Second Avenue Animal Hospital


Best Place for Dessert

1st Choice:Sweet Frog Premium Frozen Yogurt

2nd Choice: Columbus Corner Bakery


Best Restaurant for a Date Night

1st Choice: 11th and Bay Southern Table

2nd Choice: Mabella’s Italian Steakhouse


Best Restaurant for a Ladies Lunch

1st Choice: Chicken Salad Chick

2nd Choice: Wicked Hen Restaurant


Best Restaurant with a Kid-friendly Menu

1st Choice: Chick-fil-A

2nd Choice: Red Robin Gourmet Burgers


Best Local Gift Shop

1st Choice: The Cherry Zebra

2nd Choice: River Road Pharmacy & Gifts


Best Local Children’s Clothing Store/ Boutique

1st Choice: Kiddie Shoppe

2nd Choice: Mickayla’s Place


Best Kids Resale Shop

1st Choice: Mickayla’s Place

2nd Choice: Once Upon a Child


Best Seasonal Consignment Sale

1st Choice: J4K Consignment Sale

2nd Choice: Columbus Kids Market


Best Ladies Hair Salon

1st Choice: D’Allens Salon

2nd Choice: Salon NG


Best Place for a Kid’s Haircut

1st Choice: Salon NG

2nd Choice: Sports Clips


Best Local Day Spa

1st Choice: Sunday’s Ultimate Day Spa

2nd Choice: Wildwood Day Spa


Best Family Photographer

1st Choice: Southern Exposure Photography

2nd Choice: John Pyle Photography



1st Choice: Serena D Tidwell MD – Midtown OB-GYN

2nd Choice: Montgomery E. Thorn MD – St Francis OB-GYN Associates


Best Family Dentist

1st Choice: Dr William B. Denamur, DMD

2nd Choice: Family Dentistry of Columbus


Best Pediatric Dentist

1st Choice:Dr. Mark Lawrence, DDS

2nd Choice: Dr. Thomas E. Lee, DDS


Best Orthodontist

1st Choice: Dr. Sammy Caves

2nd Choice: Jay Harris Orthodontics


Best Pediatrician

1st Choice: Paul Steinwachs, MD

2nd Choice: Dr. Richard Mansfield – Pediatrics at Brookstone Centre


Best Chiropractor

1st Choice: Dr. Jay Brodwyn – Jay Brodwyn and Associates

2nd Choice: Dr. Michael Beres – Beres Chiropractic Center


Best Pharmacy

1st Choice: CVS – all locations

2nd Choice: Publix – all locations


Best Private School

1st Choice: Brookstone School

2nd Choice: St Luke School


Best Preschool

1st Choice: St Luke Preschool

2nd Choice: Calvary Christian School


Best Childcare Facility or Service

1st Choice: St Luke Early Learning Center

2nd Choice: Growing Room CDC – all locations


Best Local Summer Camp Program

1st Choice: Brookstone Summer Camps

2nd Choice: Springer Theatre Academy


Best Local Kids Sports Program

1st Choice: Columbus Youth Soccer Club

2nd Choice: Upward Sports


Best Health Club/ Fitness Studio

1st Choice: YMCA – all locations

2nd Choice: Planet Fitness


Best Fine Arts Facility for Kids

(painting, sculpture, music, photography, etc)

1st Choice: Columbus Museum

2nd Choice: Schwob School of Music Preparatory Division


Best Performing Arts Facility for Kids

(ballet, dance, theatre, etc)

1st Choice: Springer Theatre Academy

2nd Choice: Academy Dance Center


Favorite Annual Family Event (spring/summer)

1st Choice: Uptown Columbus’ Spring Concert Series

2nd Choice: The Rock Ranch’s Fun in the Summer Time


Favorite Annual Family Event (fall/winter)

1st choice: Callaway Garden’s Fantasy in Lights

2nd Choice: Ludy Christmas Light Spectacular


Best Local Museum for Kids

1st Choice: Coca-Cola Space Science Center

2nd Choice:  Columbus Museum


Best Housekeeping/Cleaning Service

1st Choice: Mini Maid of Columbus

2nd Choice: Maids in Pink


Best Real Estate Agency (business)

1st Choice: Kennon Parker Duncan & Davis (Coldwell Bankers)

2nd Choice: Waddcll Realty


Best Real Estate Agent (person)

1st Choice: Ashley Pezold

2nd Choice: Bo Durham


Favorite Local Rainy Day Destination for Kids

1st Choice: Carmike Cinemas

2nd Choice: Hollywood Connections


Previous Winners

Congratulations to our 2016 winners

Congratulations to our 2014/2015 winners

Congratulations to our 2013 winners

Congratulations to our 2012 winners

Congratulations to our 2011 winners

Congratulations to our 2010 winners

Disclaimer: This contest is provided for informational purposes only as a service of Muscogee Moms LLC. The finalists are selected by our newsletter subscribers during a three-week nomination process.  Voting is open to the public. The winning businesses do not constitute or imply an endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by Muscogee Moms.


  1. says

    Charlotte, when does the nomination process for the 2017 Mom’s Choice Awards begin and can you send me a reminder when it kicks off? I haven’t been getting emails can you confirm I am on the email list?
    Julie Hedges

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