Parents rely on word of mouth to find businesses with the best customer service and products. Red Tricycle helps to make this process easier by holding an annual Totally Awesome Awards voting contest where parents from all around vote on business that they love and frequently visit. Those businesses are recognized on Red Tricycle.
This week Red Tricycle has announced the winners of its 3rd Annual Totally Awesome Awards, a reader-driven awards program recognizing the best parenting brands, products, neighborhood services and resources for families with children ages 0-10. If you’ve been following me on twitter the past 2 months you would of see my daily tweet reminders for you to vote for your favorites. I want to thank you for taking the time to do just that. Red Tricycle really is excited to have you weigh in your thoughts on local business and let the public know which business you care about and rate high in your books.
The Totally Awesome Awards included 64 national Baby & Kids Essentials categories and 31 Local categories in 12 U.S. cities. Parents from across the nation picked their favorite family-friendly businesses throughout a 12-week period. More than 236,777 votes were cast and the results for the Totally Awesome Awards Chicago winners are listed below.
The Winners are…
Art Classes for Kids: Away We Play
Baby & Maternity Shops: Twinkle Twinkle Little One
Camps for Kids: Summer Stuff Day Camps
Childcare Agencies & Resources: First Class Care
Cupcake, Bakery & Sweet Shops: Sweet Sensations Pastry
Drop-Off Childcare Programs: Kids’ Work
Family & Pediatric Dentists: Little Teeth Big Smiles
Family Camping Sites: Starved Rock State Park
Family Escapefdis & Getaways: Keylime Cove
Family Hiking Trails: Moraine Hills
Family Photographers: Grow and Shine Photography
Family Restaurants & Cafes: Crosby’s Kitchen
Groups for Moms & Dads: Neighborhood Parent Network of Chicago (NPN)
Ice-Cream & Froyo Shops: Capannari Ice Cream
Indoor Playspaces: Sod Room
Kid-Friendly Coffee Shops: Cafe Book, Antioch
Kids Birthday Party Spots: Purple Monkey Playroom
Kids Clothing & Gear Stores: Maya Papaya & Tony Macarony
Kids Consignment & Resale Shops: Babies, Tots n’ More Consignment
Kids Dance & Theater Classes: Dream Big Performing Arts Workshop
Kids Language Classes: Communication Junction
Kids Music Classes: Merry Music Makers, Inc.
Kids Sports Classes: Enso Karate
Midwives & Doulas: Birthways Inc
Mom Fitness Programs: Active Moms Club
Mom-Run Businesses: Itzy Ritzy
Museums: DuPage Children’s Museum
Parent Education Programs: Neighborhood Parents Network (NPN)
Parks & Playgrounds: Indian Boundary Park
Schools & Preschool Programs: Kids’ Work Chicago
Toy & Book Stores: Building Blocks Toy Store
Red Tricycle celebrated the winners and Top 10 finalists of the Totally Awesome Awards in Chicago at The Land of Nod. Sponsored by Zulily, Zevia, Urbansitter and Smartypants, the Totally Awesome Awards parties brought together all the winners, finalists and local influencers in Chicago.
Congratulations to those who were nominated and those who won. Looks like I’ll be adding some must visit places to our family outtings. We have visited Keylime Cove Indoor Waterpark in the past and loved staying and playing there. I am happy to see that they received an award.