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 on Thursday, November 18.

Tickets are available by calling the Urbandale Chamber of Commerce at 515-331-6855 or, you can purchase your 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

Easterseals Iowa

Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa

Mosaic in Central Iowa


Best for Business Services (Business to Business)

Accelerate ActionCOACH Business Coaching

ATW Training Solutions

Express Logistics Inc. 


Best for Consumer Services (Business to Consumer)

ATW Training Solutions

Computer Repair of Des Moines

Thrive Family Chiropractic 


Best in Health Care

The Iowa Clinic Family Medicine – Johnston

Thrive Family Chiropractic

Vero Chiropractic


Best Retail Store

Fusion Boutique

Homemakers Furniture

Sassy Ensembles 


Best Entertainment/Recreation

Flix Brewhouse

Broheim’s Indoor Golf and Pub

Living History Farms


Best Hotel/Lodging

Des Moines Urbandale Hilton Garden Inn

Hotel Renovo

Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center


Best Place to Host a Business Meeting

Copy Cat Prints and Legal Eagles

Friedrichs Coffee

Twisted Bean Coffee Company


Best Restaurant/Caterer

Blue Chark Ale House

Hidalgo Mexican Bar and Grill

The Urban Grill


Best Customer Service

Express Logistics Inc. 

Foam Carwash Express

Thrive Family Chiropractic


Best Marketing/Communications Company

Creative DSM | Digital & Social Marketing

Cumulus Media Inc. 

Webspec Design


Best Residential Real Estate Agent

Adams Family Realty – Holly Adams

RE/MAX Concepts – Jennifer Paulsen

RE/MAX Concepts – Shannon Salmon


Best in Commercial Real Estate

Anderson Properties

Cushman & Wakefield Iowa Commercial Advisors

R&R Realty


Best Financial Institution

GreenState Credit Union

Midland Credit Union

West Bank


Best Mortgage Company

Midwest Family Lending

Clear Mortgage

Two Rivers Bank & Trust


Best Contractor/Construction

Ball Team Construction, LLC

Superstorm Restoration

R3 Construction


Best Investments/Insurance

AO Wealth Advisory

Shelter Insurance – Monica Hoover

State Farm Insurance – James Walford


Best Technology Company

Computer Repair of Des Moines

MMIT Business Solutions Group

Webspec Design


Best in Education

ATW Training Solutions

Upper Iowa University

Urbandale Community School District


Best Auto Service

Foam Carwash Express

Bob Brown Chevrolet

Shade Tree Auto


Best Office Pet (Location)

Express Logistics Inc. 

ATW Training Solutions

Stylin’ Paws Salon and Day Care


Best Emerging Business

Foam Carwash Express

Kinship Brewing Company

Creative DSM | Digital & Social Marketing