FVVA ANNOUNCES 2016 EF-VEE AWARD WINNERS

The Farmington Valley Visitors Association created the EF-VEE “Best of the Valley” Awards in 2014 to celebrate its member businesses and give them the opportunity to shine among their Valley supporters and to gain exposure among Valley newcomers. The awards are presented each September at FVVA’s Annual Meeting.

 

At this year’s Annual Meeting on September 13, 2016, FVVA presented its 3rd Annual EF-VEE Awards. With more responses to the 2016 online survey than ever —over 250— and closer results than ever, FVVA was pleased to include 2nd Favorite winners this year. Nancy Anstey, Executive Director and Aimee Petras, President, presented the awards to 45 FVVA member businesses. Most were on-hand to receive the awards, and were very excited to have been voted favorites among Valley patrons.

 

See below for 2016 Categories and Results

LODGING

Favorite: Avon Old Farms Hotel
Second Favorite: Marriott Residence Inn, Avon

OUTDOOR ADVENTURE

Favorite: Heublein Tower, Talcott Mountain State Park
Second Favorite: Collinsville Canoe & Kayak

GOLF COURSE

Favorite: Simsbury Farms
Second Favorite: Westwoods Golf Course, Farmington

CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES

Favorite: Roaring Brook Nature Center
Second Favorite: Farmington Miniature Golf & Ice Cream Parlor

HISTORIC SITES/MUSEUMS

Favorite: Hill-Stead Museum
Second Favorite: Mark Twain House & Museum

EVENT FACILITIES & CATERING

Favorite: Avon Prime Meats
Second Favorite: Farmington Gardens

ANTIQUES

Favorite: Antiques on the Farmington, Collinsville
Second Favorites (Tie): The Coffee Trade, Avon; Old Village Antiques, Avon

PIZZA

Favorite: Naples Pizza, Farmington
Second Favorite: Little City Pizza Co., Simsbury

COFFEE, SNACK or TREAT

Favorites (Tie): Cake Gypsy, Canton & Avon; La Salle Market & Deli, Collinsville
Second Favorite: The Coffee Trade, Avon

GROCERY & SPECIALTY FOOD STORE

Favorite: Avon Prime Meats
Second Favorite: Fitzgerald’s Foods, Simsbury

CASUAL DINING

Favorite: First & Last Tavern
Second Favorite: Max-a-Mia, Avon

FINE DINING

Favorite: Abigail’s Grille & Wine Bar, Simsbury
Second Favorites (Tie): Metro Bis at the Simsbury 1820 House; The North House, Avon

ICE CREAM

Favorite: Tulmeadow Farm Store & Ice Cream
Second Favorite: Farmington Miniature Golf & Ice Cream Parlor

LOCAL FARM

Favorite: Flamig Farm
Second Favorite: Tulmeadow Farm

SHOPPING AREA

Favorite: The Shoppes at Farmington Valley
Second Favorite: Westfarms Mall

FINANCIAL PLANNING & EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

Favorite: Edward Jones at Avon Village Marketplace
Second Favorite: Robert Hensley & Associates, LLC, Avon

REAL ESTATE/MORTGAGE SERVICES

Favorite: Coldwell Banker
Second Favorite: Kris Barnett, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

BOUTIQUE/SPECIALTY SHOP

Favorite: Dunstan Jewelers
Second Favorites (Tie): Old Mill Pond Village, Granby; Unique Finds, Granby

BEAUTY, HEALTH & WELLNESS

Favorites (Tie): Journey of Yoga, Simsbury; Ravenswood Natural Health, Simsbury
Second Favorite: The Hair Loft, Avon

ART CENTER, GALLERY or PHOTOGRAPHER

Favorite: Hill-Stead Museum
Second Favorite: Farmington Valley Arts Center

EF-VEE Awards are open to FVVA member businesses only — for more information visit our membership page, e-mail nancy@fvva.com or call 860.676.8878

THANK YOU!