Sentinel publisher Chris Carosa (second from the left) presents the members of the Mendon Honeoye Falls office of Howard Hanna with a Sentinel Readers’ Choice Award. Representing Howard Hanna’s office are from left Melissa Carey, Joel Ventura, David Sharp (manager) and Jason Forte. Photo by Betsy Carosa

Chris Carosa, Publisher of the Mendon-Honeoye Falls-Lima Sentinel, announced the winners of the 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards at the annual Honeoye Falls/Mendon Rotary Casino on Friday evening, February 9, 2018, at the Mendon Golf Club. Roughly 100 people attended the event to dance, play, and have a great time. New this year was the formal unveiling of the winners of the Sentinel’s inaugural Readers’ Choice Awards.

Any “verified” business was eligible. Businesses were verified by the Sentinel either through its list of advertisers or by completing the verification survey emailed to them directly. The survey was also posted on the Sentinel Facebook page and on the Sentinel Twitter feed. The survey was available beginning in October of 2017. Any business that was verified as of December 31, 2017 became eligible for nomination in one of the twenty-two categories in the annual Readers’ Choice Awards.

While some verified business opted not to participate this year, 100 different businesses were represented in the Readers’ Choice Awards. Businesses that missed the deadline for participation in this year’s event can still complete the verification survey to be included in next year’s event.

The three hundred readers that voted in the 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards made this the most popular on-line event to date for the Sentinel. Aside for the four main geographic categories, there were 18 industry specific categories. There had to be at least three businesses nominated in a category for that category to be eligible. When less than three businesses were nominated in a category, they were placed in the nearest similar category.

Top business in the Hamlet of Mendon (14506 zip code).
Mendon Meadows Marketplace

Top business in the Village of Honeoye Falls (14472 zip code).
Dipper Dan

Top business in Lima (14485 zip code).
American Hotel of Lima, Inc.

Top business owned by HFL Community Members in the surrounding area.
C A R S (Certified Automotive Repair Service)

Top business in the Agri-Business category.
Lighthouse Gardens

Top business in the Attorney category.
Michael J. Tobin Attorney At Law

Top business in the Auto Sales and Service Category.
Jimmy’s Garage

Top business in the Bank and Credit Union category.
Canandaigua National Bank & Trust

Top business in the Investment and Financial Services category.
Carosa Stanton Asset Management, LLC

Top business in the Health and Medical category.
Honeoye Valley Family Practice

Top business in the Home and Building Services category.
Tony Caccamise Moving Co., Inc.

Top business in the Housing category.
Episcopal Senior Housing at Honeoye Falls DBA Pinehurst

Top business in the Insurance category.
Mitchell-Joseph Insurance

Top business in the Personal Services category.
Flowers & Fountains

Top business in the Pets and Pet Products category.
Mendon Village Animal Hospital

Top business in the Pharmacy category.
Mendon Pharmacy

Top business in the Physical Therapy, Massage Therapy, & Chiropractors category.
Bodywork Kneaded

Top business in the Professional Services category.
Pandamensional Solutions, Inc.

Top business in the Realtor category.
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services – Various Agents

Top business in the Recreational and Fitness category.
Be-Mar Roller Skating

Top business in the Restaurants, Cafes, and Taverns category.
Dipper Dan

Top business in the Retail category.
Honeoye Falls Marketplace

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