WDM Chamber and City of West Des Moines Announce 2021 Best of the West Award Winners Presented by Aureon

WEST DES MONES, IA (DECEMBER 13, 2021) – The West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce (WDM Chamber) and City of West Des Moines are proud to announce the winners of the second annual Best of the West Awards (BOW) presented by Aureon. BOW is a West Des Moines (WDM) focused, community-voted contest featuring 50 categories showcasing the people, places and businesses within our community.

“Aureon was proud to be the presenting sponsor for the 2nd Annual Best of the West Awards,” said Anthony Kottke, Account Executive at Aureon. “We’d like to once again congratulate this year’s incredible group of award recipients and thank the West Des Moines Chamber and the City of West Des Moines for creating this opportunity to recognize the great businesses in our community. As an organization that has been part of West Des Moines for 35 years, Aureon understands that competition between local businesses sparks thriving communities, and we are proud to be part of this tradition.”

BOW winners received a commemorative plaque declaring them a winner to display, and an invitation to an exclusive cocktail hour with some od WDM’s biggest investors. Winners were announced via the WDM Chamber’s social media the week of November 29 - December 3.

“The WDM Chamber is thrilled to recognize these terrific people and businesses doing great work in our community,” said Katherine Harrington, president and CEO of the WDM Chamber. “We started the Best of the West Awards in 2020 as a way to celebrate something during a very difficult time. It was fantastic to get to see the winners’ faces as they celebrated their win this past week.”

Winners include:
Best Burger: B-Bops
Best Pizza: The Tavern
Best Brunch: Eggs and Jam
Best Brewery: Barn Town Brewing
Best Bar: The Winchester
Best Wine Bar: WineStyles
Best Coffee House: Smokey Row
Best Restaurant: Cooper’s on 5th
Best Local Retailer: Many Hands Thrift Market
Best National Retailer: Target
Best Educator: Robin Nelson
Best Medical Care Provider: The Iowa Clinic
Best Nutritionist/Dietician: Expedition Wellness
Best Dental Care Provider: Country Club Dental Care
Best Eye Clinic/Optometrist: Wolfe Eye Clinic
Best Photographer: Chris Maharry
Best Salon: Shear Brilliance by Samantha Hepperly
Best Radio Station: Life 107.1
Best Chiropractic Clinic: Vero Chiropractic
Best Jeweler: Joseph’s Jewelers
Best Small Employer to Work for: Cushman & Wakefield
Best Medium Employer to Work for: NCMIC
Best Large Employer to Work for: Turner Construction
Best CEO: Mark Rupprecht, R&R Realty
Best HR Executive: Kendra Fries, Turner Construction
Best Salesperson: Nick Callison, BKD
Best Company Culture: NCMIC
Best Company that Gives Back to the Community: West Bank
Best Nonprofit: Many Hands for Haiti
Best Recruiting Firm: Palmer Group
Best Law Firm: Dentons Davis Brown
Best Apartment Complex: Sierra Pointe Apartments
Best Golf Course: Glen Oaks Country Club
Best Lawncare/Landscaper: Wright Outdoor Solutions
Best Fitness Studio: Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping
Best Event Space: Glen Oaks Country Club
Best Advertising Agency: Blue Compass
Best Business Consultant: Bâton Global
Best Insurance Company: The Accel Group
Best Wealth Management Company: Insight Wealth Group
Best Bank: West Bank
Best Technology Provider: Navigate Wellbeing Solutions
Best Hotel: The Element
Best Car Dealership: Willis Auto
Best Architecture Firm: Shive-Hattery
Best Construction Company: Turner Construction
Best Residential Real Estate Company: Keller Williams
Best Commercial Real Estate Company: R&R Realty Group
Best Senior Living Facility: Edgewater
Best Childcare/Preschool: Generation Next
Learn more about BOW and the winners of the WDM Chamber website.
About the WDM Chamber of Commerce
The mission of the West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce is to champion all things West Des Moines by strengthening our area companies, providing personalized resources and attracting a top workforce to position WDM as the best suburban city in America. With 700+ members, we provide something for everyone. Learn more about the chamber and how to get involved at

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