Nomination Categories

Activities & Entertainment

Annual Event/Festival

Any sports event or short series that occurs within the local region

Charity Event

Event that raises money for worth while causes primarily for non profit organizations

Concert Venue

Any concert venue

Dance/Cheer Studio

Any dance studio

DJ Services


Family Attraction

Any attraction with a family focus

Family Fun Center

Any establishment that provides a variety of family activities

Gaming Establishment


Golf Course

Public or private golf course, includes country clubs

Hired Transportation

Any company providing a pre-hired car


Any hotel or motel, local, franchise, or national chain

Movie Theater

Single or multiple screen complexes, freestanding or part of a larger complex

Place to Volunteer

Nonprofit or non for profit

Food & Beverage

All-Around Restaurant

Any restaurant

Asian Food

Any restaurant that specializes in asian cuisine


Any restaurant, store, deli or bakery.

Bar & Grill

Pub style restaurant or bar that serves wine, beer, and/or spirits


Restaurant specializing in bbq


Any restaurant serving breakfast


Any restaurant


Any restaurant

Cheap Eats

Any restaurant

Chicken Wings

Any restaurant

Coffee House

Any restaurant or freestanding coffee specialty


Any restaurant, store, deli, or bakery that bakes cookies onsite


Any restaurant, store, deli, or bakery


Any coffee shop and//or dinner with table service

Fine Dining Restaurant

Any restaurant with table linens

Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt


Lunch Spot

Any restaurant serving lunch


Any restaurant or bar serving margaritas

Mexican Food

Any restaurant specializing in Mexican cuisine

Microbrewery/Craft Beer

Brewery producing specialty beers

Outdoor Dining

Any restaurant with a specific area for outdoor dining


Restaurant or establishment where pizza is the primary offering

Pork Chop

A small piece of meat cut from the ribs of a pig and is commonly served with applesauce, vegetables, and other sides.

Pork Tenderloin

Any restaurant that serves or specializes in pork tenderloin


Any restaurant, grocery store, deli where sandwiches are made to order

Seafood Restaurant

Restaurant specializing in seafood

Sports Bar

A retail business establishment that serves alcoholic beverages, such as beer, wine, liquor, cocktails with a sports theme


Restaurant that is primarily a steak establishment


Any restaurant, grocery store, deli where sushi is made to order


Any restaurant serving tacos


Any restaurant with a view

Wine Selection

Any bar, restaurant, or store with a focus on wine selection by the bottle or glass

Home & Garden

Air Conditioning/HVAC Service

Hvac services that include new equipment, service, and repairs

Appliance Maintenance and Repair


Appliance Store

A store that sells the newest kitchen appliances

Carpet & Flooring Cleaner

Carpet and flooring cleaning companies

Carpet & Flooring Store

All floor surfaces and finished, should include sales and installation, can be stand alone or part of a larger store




A person or business who installs and maintains electrical equipment


Any company offering fencing services

Furniture Store/Home Furnishings

Furniture store that can be a stand alone or part of a larger store

Garage Door Company

Company specializing in garage door installation and/or repair

Gardening Store/Nursery

Nursery/gardening center that can be stand-alone or part of a larger store


Licensed landscaper including design, build, installation, maintenance

Lawn and Garden Power Equipment


Maintenance Professional/Handyman

Licensed contractor for all kinds of home improvement including yard, roofing, painting, etc.

Masonry Company

Company that is experienced in a number of construction and building techniques including building brick walls, stone patios and fireplaces.

Mattress Store

Any independent or department of a larger store selling mattresses

Pest Control

The regulation or management of a species defined as a pest, a member of the animal kingdom that impacts adversely on human activities


A person or business who installs and repairs the pipes and fittings of water supply, sanitation, or heating systems


Individual or business that change the structure or form or (something, especially a building)


Any company offering installation or services of roofing or gutters

Window Company

Any company offering installation or sales of windows (new or retrofit)

Window Treatments

Any company offering installation or sales of window treatments


Bankruptcy Lawyer

Lawyer or Law Firm who specializes in bankruptcy law

Defense Lawyer

Lawyer or Law Firm who specializes in defense law

Divorce Lawyer

Lawyer or Law Firm who specializes in divorce law

DUI/DWI Lawyer

Attorneys that defend those that have been arrested or charged with DUI (Driving Under the Influence) in this state. This includes alcohol, recreational drugs and prescription drugs.

Estate Law

Lawyer or law firm who specializes in estate, wills and trusts

Family Law


Law Firm

Lawyer or law firm with general or specific practice of law



Personal Injury Lawyer

Lawyer or law firm who specializes in personal injury law

Lifestyle & Beauty


Traditional barbershop

Day Spa

A business that provides a variety of services for the purpose of improving health, beauty and relaxation through personal care treatments such as hair, massages and facials


Gym or fitness center

Hair Salon

Hair salon that features cuts, color, styling, comb-out’s, etc.


Massage therapist or massage establishment

Nail Salon

Salon that offers manicures and pedicures, can be stand alone or part of a larger establishment


Ultraviolet tanning services, can be stand alone or part of a larger establishment.


Gym, fitness center, fitness classes, etc. that focus on yoga and/or pilates


Assisted Living

Housing for elderly or disabled people that provides nursing care, housekeeping, and prepared meals as needed


A medical facility concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of hearing issues

Behavioral/Mental Health Treatment



A practitioner or group focused on the system of integrative medicine based on the diagnosis and manipulative treatment of misalignments or the joints

Cosmetic Dentistry

Individual or medical practice work that improves the appearance (though not necessarily the functionality) of teeth, gums, and/or bite


Individual general dentist or dental practice


Individual medical doctor or medical practice

Family Physician

Medical doctor specializing in family practice.

Home Care/Hospice

Any business that provides in home health care or hospice care. care that focuses on the palliation of a chronically ill, terminally ill, or seriously ill patients pain and symptoms, and attending to their emotional and spiritual needs

Home/Senior Care


Medical Facility

Medical clinic or specialty that is free-standing and not a department of a hospital

Optometrist (Eye Doctor)

A doctor (od or md) specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the eye


A dentist who is qualified to treat irregularities in the teeth and jaws

Orthopedic Surgeon

The branch of surgery concerned with conditions involving the musculoskeletal system

Pediatric Dentist

Individual or group practice that specializes in pediatric dentistry (formerly endodontics) is the branch of dentistry dealing with children from birth through adolescence


A medical practitioner or group that specializing in children and their diseases


A freestanding or part of a larger establishment that is a drugstore – a retail store where medicine and miscellaneous articles are sold with a dispensing pharmacy

Physical Therapy

Individual doctor or medical practice/clinic

Rehabilitation Center

A facility providing therapy and training for rehabilitation; the center may offer occupational therapy, physical therapy, vocational training, and special training such as speech therapy

Urgent Care/Walk-In Clinic

Institution providing quick care, urgent care or walk in appointments

Veterinarian Clinic / Hospital

Individual veterinarian office and/or clinic

Real Estate

Apartment Complex

Residential apartment living

Commercial Real Estate Agent

Real estate agent focusing on commercial real estate

Home Inspector



New home builder

Mortgage Lender

Lender offering mortgage services

Real Estate Company

Real estate company with an employing broker

Real Estate Team

A group of individual licensed real estate agents that are a defined team within a real estate company

Residential Realtor

Licensed residential Real Estate Agent serving the Greater Milford area.

Title Company

A business that provides title insurance, a form of indemnity insurance which insures against financial loss from defects in title to real property and from the invalidity or unenforceability of mortgage loans



Individual CPA, accountant or accounting firm providing tax services


A firm whose job is to assess the monetary value of a home or property


Bank that is local, regional, or national


Onsite or offsite full service catering (not including rentals)




Any business that cleans commercial or residential buildings

Credit Union

Credit union that is local, regional, or national

Customer Service

Open to all businesses

Dry Cleaning/Laundry

Traditional dry cleaning and laundry service, onsite or remote


Florist that is local to the area

Funeral Home/Services

Funeral homes that provide final arrangements and services

Insurance Agent

Individual insurance agent

Insurance Company

Insurance company like state farm, allstate, geico



Nonprofit Organization

Any non-profit organization, foundation, service club, etc.; must have a 501(c)(3) status

Pet Grooming

Pet groomers for domestic animals, in-home or onsite; can be part of a larger store


All forms of photography including commercial, weddings, students, etc.

Place to Get Married

Venues that are design and marketed as a wedding location

Place to Work

Any business






Any business in personal storage units

Tattoo/Piercing Parlor

Any tattoo and/or piercing shop

Tax Preparation

A person or company specializing in preparing tax returns, often income tax returns.



Store that specializes in antiques and/or collectables; can be a store that sublets space to individual sellers

Boutique Shop

Small store that sells stylish clothing, jewelry, or other luxury goods

Bridal Shop

Small store that sells clothing specific to the “big” day. includes men’s and women’s selections



Consignment/Thrift Store

Any for profit or non-profit consignment or thrift store

Eye Wear Shop

Eyewear for prescriptions or non-prescriptions

Farm and Ranch Supply

Any business selling farm and ranch general merchandise and supplies

Farm Equipment Sales and Service

Any business sellign and servicing farm equipment

Gas Station/Convenience Store

Gas station or a store with extended opening hours, stocking a limited range of household goods and groceries

Grocery Store

Grocery store can be a local, chain or co-op

Gun Store

Anyone who deals in ammo or guns.

Hardware Store


Jewelry Store

Jewelry store that is stand alone or part of a larger store

Lawn Equipment

Anyone who sales or services lawn equipment

Liquor/Wine Store


Men’s Clothing Store

Stand alone or part of a larger store

Nutritional Supplement Store


Place to Buy a Unique Gift


Sporting Good

Any store that deals in sports goods.

Vape Store


Women’s Clothing Store

Stand alone or part of a larger store

Vehicles & Services

Auto Body Repair

Any auto body repair services, free standing or part of a dealership

Auto Dealership New

Any licensed auto dealership

Auto Dealership Used

Any licensed auto establishment that specializes the sale of pre owned autos

Auto Parts Store

A retail outlet specializing in the selling of parts for automobiles

Auto Service Center

Any auto service center

Diesel and Heavy Duty

Any organization that deals in the repair and

Express Car Wash


Full Service Car Wash


Oil & Lube

Any fast oil and lube establishment, primarily where the driver stays in the vehicle while serviced

Tire Store

Stand alone or part of a larger store selling tires

Trailer Sales


Trailer Service



Any orgranization in the trucking / logisitics industry

Trucking Company

A company that ships goods or possessions by truck