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2019 Winners

January 2019 Smart Choice Auto Sales article video
February 2019 Edison's Entertainment Complex article video
March 2019 Arrow Signs & Outdoor Services article video
April 2019 Grafton Winery & Brewhaus article video
May 2019 River Bend Chiropractic Center article video
June 2019 Williams Office Products article video
July 2019 Star Memorial Pet Crematory article video
August 2019 Villa Rose Senior Living Community article video
September 2019 Andy's Automotive Group article video
October 2019 American Family Insurance - Gerard Fischer

2018 Winners

January 2018 State Street Market
February 2018 Sheppard, Morgan & Schwaab, Inc.
March 2018 Bowl Haven Lanes
April 2018 United Methodist Village
May 2018 Nautilus Fitness Center
June 2018 Alton Physical Therapy
July 2018 Adams Development Company
August 2018 Bliss
September 2018 COUNTRY Financial(R) - Jeff Lauritzen
October 2018 Investment Planners, Inc.
November 2018 Old Bakery Beer Co.
December 2018 Hit-n-Run Stores

2017 Winners

January 2017 Alton Sports Tap article
February 2017 Midwest Basement Tech article
March 2017 Gentelin's on Broadway article
April 2017 State Farm Insurance - Karen Wilson article
May 2017 Lieber Vision Center article
June 2017 Werts Welding & Tank Service, Inc. article
July 2017 Cookie Factory Bakery & Cafe article
August 2017 State Farm Insurance - Tom Lane article
September 2017 Robert Sanders Waste Systems articles
October 2017 RE/MAX River Bend
November 2017 Bluff City Grill article
December 2017 RiverBender.com articles

2016 Winners

January 2016 Quality Buick GMC Cadillac
February 2016 Jeni J's
March 2016 Loading Dock
April 2016 Goulding's Jewelers article
May 2016 Raging Rivers WaterPark article
June 2016 Eppel's Pantry & Deli article
July 2016 Freer Auto Body article
August 2016 Godfrey Meat Market article
September 2016 Alton Marina article
October 2016 Foxes Grove Supportive Living Community article
November 2016 Midwest Occupational Medicine article
December 2016 Elias, Kallal, and Schaaf Funeral Homes & Crematory article

2015 Winners

January 2015 Toddle Towne Learning Centers Telegraph article
February 2015 Alvareita's College of Cosmetology Telegraph article
March 2015  Mid America Audiology Group Telegraph article
April 2015 My Antique Store Telegraph article
May 2015 Dream Home Realty Centre Telegraph article
June 2015 WBGZ/AltonDailyNews.com Telegraph article
July 2015 Precision Electrical and Lighting Telegraph article
August 2015 Olive Oil Marketplace Telegraph article
September 2015 Route 3 Films Telegraph article
October 2015 B.E. Stylin Salon Telegraph article
November 2015 Bemis Wilderman Chiropractic Telegraph article
December 2015 Gent Funeral Home Telegraph article


2014 Winners

January 2014 Amarillo Tex's Steakhouse & Saloon Media articles
February 2014 Dr. Frank C. Bemis & Associates Chiropractors Telegraph article
March 2014 Spencer T. Olin Golf Course Telegraph article
April 2014 Cork Tree Creative Telegraph article
May 2014 Catdaddy's Tavern Advantage article
June 2014 Airport Plaza Bowl

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July 2014 Roberts Motors Riverbender.com video
August 2014 Andy's Auto Body

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September 2014 Bella Milano

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October 2014 Schiber Truck Company

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November 2014 AdVantage News Riverbender.com video
December 2014 Kitchen & Bath Outlet Center Telegraph article

2013 Winners

January 2013 Axis Spinal Care Telegraph article
February 2013 Glenhaven Gardens of Alton Telegraph article
March 2013 CJD E-Cycling Telegraph article
April 2013 Villa Rose Senior Living Community Telegraph article
May 2013 Mac's Time Out Telegraph article
June 2013 Barrett Heating & Cooling Telegraph article
July 2013 CR Systems, Inc. Telegraph article
August 2013 Dan's Garage Door Service  
September 2013 Curves - Godfrey  
October 2013 The Fountains IV Telegraph article
November 2013 B&B Custom T's & Gifts Telegraph article
December 2013 Absolute Health Care Services Telegraph article

2012 Winners

January 2012 East Alton Ice Arena Telegraph article
February 2012 LogoIt Telegraph article
March 2012 Roloff Decorating Telegraph article
April 2012 St. Peters Hardware & Rental Telegraph article
May 2012 Julia's Banquet Center Telegraph article
June 2012 Nautilus Fitness Center Telegraph article
July 2012 Picture This & More Telegraph article
August 2012 Rib City Alton Telegraph article
September 2012 Tony's Restaurant Telegraph article
October 2012 Johnson's Corner Telegraph article
November 2012 King Air Conditioning & Heating Telegraph article
December 2012 Smart Choice Auto Sales Telegraph article

2011 Winners

January 2011 Rister's Automotive & Transmissions Telegraph article
February 2011 Freer Auto Body Telegraph article
March 2011 Heneghan & Associates Telegraph article
April 2011 Midwest Occupational Medicine Telegraph article
May 2011 White Birch Telegraph article
June 2011 Woodman Collision Center Telegraph article
July 2011 Imaging Center of Alton Telegraph article
August 2011 Quiznos - Alton Corners Telegraph article
September 2011 Progressive Fitness & Health Telegraph article
October 2011 Answer Midwest Inc.  
November 2011 Heitz Optical Company Telegraph article
December 2011 Jeffrey's Flowers by Design Telegraph article

2010 Winners

January 2010 Alton Marina Telegraph article
February 2010 Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Telegraph article
March 2010 APS Heating & Cooling Telegraph article
April 2010 Maurices Telegraph article
May 2010 Crown Vision Center Telegraph article
June 2010 Bowl Haven Lanes Telegraph article
July 2010 Helmkamp Auto Service Telegraph article
August 2010 Rose Optical Telegraph article
September 2010 Midwest Mowing Telegraph article
October 2010 Attorney John Hoefert Telegraph article
November 2010 Practical Rehab Services Telegraph article
December 2010 Party Magic Telegraph article

2009 Winners

January 2009 Budget Signs, Trophies & Plaques Telegraph article
February 2009 Alton Square Mall Telegraph article
March 2009 Andy's Auto Body and Car Care Telegraph article
April 2009 Healing Touch Wellness Center Telegraph article
May 2009 The More Corner Telegraph article
June 2009 Alfie's Telegraph article
July 2009 Baxter Distributing Co. Inc. Telegraph article
August 2009 Lyons Glass Co. Telegraph article
September 2009 Triangle H Farm Telegraph article
October 2009 Direct Floors Telegraph article
November 2009 P.J.'s Professional Cleaning Telegraph article 
December 2009 Hendrickson Collision Repair, Inc.  

2008 Winners

2008 Business of the Year Dentistry with TLC
January 2008 Moonlight Restaurant
February 2008 Backyard Dreams, Inc.
March 2008 Berger Automotive
April 2008 Waltco Tools
May 2008 Dentistry with TLC
June 2008 Agha Designs, Inc.
July 2008 Quality Pontiac GMC Cadillac Buick
August 2008 Jim Murphy's Complete Landscaping
September 2008 Gebbs Total Video
October 2008 Be Well Now
November 2008 Illinois Business Journal
December 2008 The Grapevine

2007 Winners

2007 Business of the Year Imo's Pizza in Godfrey and Bethalto
January 2007 Alton Winnelson
February 2007 Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home
March 2007 Imo's Pizza - Godfrey
April 2007 Ted's Motorcycle World
May 2007 Dugger Pools
June 2007 Grafton Technologies Inc.
July 2007 Robert Sanders Waste Systems Inc.
August 2007 Saale Bros. Appliance Co.
September 2007 Slayden Glass, Inc.
October 2007 Sign Magic
November 2007 Bethalto Glass
December 2007 Bossanova

2006 Winners

2006 Business of the Year My Just Desserts
January 2006 McConahey's Flowers
February 2006 My Just Desserts
March 2006 Answer Midwest
April 2006 Season's Garden Center by White's
May 2006 Woodman Collision Center
June 2006 Alton Winlectric Co
July 2006 Cherry Hills Properties
August 2006 Magnolias
September 2006 RF Technologies
October 2006 Jerseyville Carpet & Furniture Galleries
November 2006 Langa Resource Group
December 2006 Today's Beauty Supply

2005 Winners

2005 Business of the Year Wells-Hauck Tire & Auto Center
January 2005 Beverly Farm Foundation
February 2005 McBride's Printing
March 2005 Schiber Trucking
April 2005 Safety Partners
May 2005 Gateway Rehabilitation
June 2005 Stock Auto Body
July 2005 King Louie's Drive In
August 2005 Bowers Towing
September 2005 Roma's Pizza
October 2005 Bryant Enterprises
November 2005 Corrective Asphalt Material
December 2005 Glik's

2004 Winners

2004 Business of the Year Wells-Hauck Tire & Auto Center
January 2004 Midwest Properties
February 2004 Heitz Optical
March 2004 Schutz Tomboy
April 2004 Barrett Heating & Cooling
May 2004 Schwartzkopf Printing
June 2004 Smit's Flower Shop
July 2004 St. Peters Hardware
August 2004 The Cream Machine
September 2004 Wells Hauck Tire & Auto Center
October 2004 Schwegels
November 2004 Cleary's Shoes & Boots
December 2004 Budget Signs & Trophies

2003 Winners

2003 Business of the Year Fischer Lumber Co.
January 2003 Frank McAtee & Associates
February 2003 TR's Café
March 2003 Rolling Hills Golf Course
April 2003 Wood River Ford
May 2003 Thomas Oil Co
June 2003 Fischer Lumber Co
July 2003 Wood River Printing
August 2003 Langa Air
September 2003 Chez Marilyn/3rd Street Hair Co
October 2003 Hit N Run
November 2003 Central Electric
December 2003 Wood River Bowl

2002 Winners

2002 Business of the Year Drake Tire Inc.
January 2002 All-Pro Office Technology
February 2002 Furniture Concepts
March 2002 McKay Auto Parts
April 2002 Mississippi Mud Pottery
May 2002 Carvers Carry-Out
June 2002 Alvareita's College of Cosmetology
July 2002 Freer Auto Body
August 2002 Drake Tire
September 2002 Tara Point Inn
October 2002 Dave Mungenast Alton Toyota-Dodge
November 2002 ITA Travel
December 2002 Adams Development

2001 Winners

2001 Business of the Year Wood River Ace Hardware

2000 Winners

2000 Business of the Year Piasa Motor Fuels