It’s that exciting time of the year again when we honor the best businesses in Iowa’s Creative Corridor, as chosen by our readers.

In June, we asked subscribers and the general public to vote for their favorites in 50 categories ranging from the best professional firms to the best place to get a drink after work. Entries were taken by write-in vote, meaning that any company can win. And while that gives those companies with the most name recognition an obvious leg up in voting, it also makes for some interesting results, as you’ll see below.

We hope you’ll enjoy learning about each of these winners in the pages that follow, and that you’ll congratulate all of our Best of the Corridor winners in the weeks and months ahead.

Part 1

Best Accounting Firm: Honkamp Krueger & Co.

Best App: MediacomConnect

Best Brewery: Lion Bridge Brewing Co.

Best Coffee Shop for a Business Meeting: The Early Bird

Best Commercial Fleet Dealer/Manager: CRST

Best Commercial Real Estate Firm: Skogman Commercial Group

Best Commercial Real Estate Lender: MidWestOne Bank

Best Credit Union: University of Iowa Community Credit Union

Best Cultural Attraction: National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library

Best Florist: Hy-Vee

Best Hotel for Guests/Clients: DoubleTree by Hilton

Best Hospital: Mercy Medical Center, Cedar Rapids

Best Law Firm: Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman PLC

Best Local Internet Service Provider: Mediacom

Best New Restaurant: Pullman Bar & Diner

Best Place for a Business Lunch: Zins

Best Place for a Business Dinner: Zins

Best Place to Buy Wine and Spirits: Hy-Vee

Best PR/Advertising Firm: Amperage

Best Printer: PIP Printing and Marketing Services

Best Philanthropic Giving Company: Mediacom

Best Real Estate Developer: Skogman Homes

Best Security Company: Mediacom

Best Trucking Company: CRST

Best Video Production: Mediacom

Best Walk or Run Event: Especially for You

Best Website/App Developer: Informatics

Part 2:

Best Architectural Firm: OPN Architects

Best Bank: Hills Bank and Trust Company

Best Caterer: Catering by LJ’s

Best Commercial Cleaning/Janitorial Services Company: Midwest Janitorial Service

Best Corridor Festival: Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival

Best Electronic Business Device: iPhone

Best Engineering Firm: Shive-Hattery

Best Event Venue: U.S. Cellular Center

Best Fitness Facility: The Midwest Athletic Club

Best Golf Course: Brown Deer Golf Club

Best Happy Hour: Zeppelins Bar & Grill

Best Health Insurance Provider: Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

Best Investment Services/Firm: TrueNorth Wealth Management

Best IT Support Company: Networking Solutions

Best Jeweler: Herteen & Stocker Jewelers

Best Life Insurance Provider: TrueNorth Companies

Best Nonprofit: Hawkeye Area Community Action Program (HACAP)

Best Office Furniture Dealer: Tallgrass Business Resources

Best Property/Casualty Insurance Provider: TrueNorth Companies

Best Recycling/Waste Management: Republic Services of Iowa

Best Sign Company: Nesper Sign Advertising

Best Sporting Event for Entertaining a Client: Cedar Rapids Kernels

Best Wellness Consulting: Health Solutions