Nominated for 2014: Best place for live music. The Galway Hooker Pub believes that nothing inspires a great story like a delicious meal and a refreshing pint. Originally built in Ireland, the pub was deconstructed and moved piece-by-piece to its current location off the shores of Lake Norman, just a stones throw from Charlotte, North Carolina. The Galway Hooker serves traditional Irish favorites fused with contemporary items all made with fresh, locally grown ingredients.
Nominated for 2014: Best day care. Goddard School uses an approach that is based on widely accepted childhood development and brain-based learning research that clearly indicates the deepest, most genuine learning occurs for children through play and fun activities.
Gotta Yoga strives to provide a yoga studio that is open to Every Body. All ages, genders and experience levels are welcome! Gotta Yoga provides a variety of yoga classes and instructors to offer cutting-edge yoga experiences that broaden the understanding of what it means to practice yoga.
Nominated for 2014: Best place for a kid's haircut. With more than 3,300 salons throughout the United States and Canada, Great Clips is the world’s largest salon brand. Great Clips salons employ nearly 30,000 stylists who receive ongoing training to learn advanced skills and the latest trends.
Nominated for 2014: Best place to adopt a pet. We are a group of dedicated volunteers that rescue Great Danes and other breed dogs when we can. Great Dane Friends is dedicated to saving Danes and other mixed breeds even if they have special needs or health problems.
Nominated for 2014: Best kid's clothing store. Gymboree Play & Music has been fostering creativity and confidence in children ages 0-5 for over 30 years. Today there are over 550 locations in 30 countries, making us the global leader in early childhood development programs.