URBANDALE, IA – Annually the Urbandale Chamber of Commerce requests the membership and general public to vote for businesses who are best in their class.  There are 21 different categories voted on and in those categories, three are identified as the top-vote-getters.  Those three businesses in each class are recognized during Sample Urbandale, A Celebration of Business scheduled for Thursday, November 21, 2019 from 5-8 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Des Moines Northwest.

Tickets are available by calling the Urbandale Chamber of Commerce at 515-331-6855 or purchase tickets online.

The following businesses are in the running for Best in Class.  The businesses are listed in alphabetical order in each category.

Best Non-Profit Organization

Girl Scouts of Greater Des Moines

Lupus Foundation of America

Mosaic in Central Iowa

Best for Business Services (Business to Business)


One Sweet Kitchen


Best for Consumer Services (Business to Consumer)

Computer Repair of Des Moines

Plaza Florist & Gifts

Shade Tree Auto

Best in Health Care

Keystone Chiropractic

Mosaic in Central Iowa

Thrive Family Chiropractic

Best Retail Store

Fusion Boutique

Heartland Soles

Plaza Florist & Gifts

Best Entertainment/Recreation

Flix Brew House

Living History Farms

Smash Park

Best Hotel/Lodging

Hotel Renovo

Revel Hotel

Stoney Creek Inn

Best Place to Host a Business Meeting

Hotel Renovo

Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse

Twisted Bean Coffee Company

Best Restaurant/Caterer

Hidalgo Mexican Bar and Grill

Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse

Urban Grill

Best Customer Service

Computer Repair of Des Moines

Luana Savings Bank

Shade Tree Auto

Best Marketing/Communications Company

Brand Launch


Webspec Design

Best Residential Real Estate Agent

Jennifer Paulsen

Shannon Salmon

Samantha Winebrenner

Best in Commercial Real Estate

Anderson Properties


R&R Realty

Best Financial Institution/Mortgage Company

Luana Savings Bank

Midwest Family Lending

Two Rivers Bank & Trust

Best Contractor/Construction

Ball Team Construction, LLC

Professional House Doctors, Inc.

Taylor Exteriors, LLC

Best Investments/Insurance

Country Financial – Danny Mielneczek

R2 Financial Strategies

Shelter Insurance – Monica Hoover

Best Technology Company

Computer Repair of Des Moines


Webspec Design

Best in Education

Des Moines Learning Center

Upper Iowa University

Urbandale Community School District

Best Auto Service

Absolute Auto Repair

R Jones Collision 1

Shade Tree Auto

Best Manufacturing/Distribution

DPT Group

Quality Manufacturing

Van Meter

Best Emerging Business

Balanced Mind & Body

Key Mortgage Group