Your 2018 Gold Daisy Award Winners!

February 15, 2018

You voted for your favorites! Now here they are: Your 2018 Gold Daisy Award Winners - your most loved businesses in Southeast Kansas City!

Congratulations to absolutely every business who was nominated, in the Top 5, and who won. You all should hold your head very high. You have made a tremendous impact on our community - that is what matters most!

So here we go...


Best Art Lessons: Potter's Haven Art Studio

Best Dance Lessons: Mindy's Dance Studio

Best Drama Lessons: Coterie Theatre - Lee's Summit

Best Gymnastics Lessons: X-treme Gymnastics 

Best Martial Arts Lessons: Kids 2 Leaders Martial Arts

Best Music Lessons: Meyer Music

Best Swim Lessons: Lee's Summit R7 Aquatic Center

Best Youth Sports Programs: Lee's Summit Parks and Recreation


Best Birthday Venue: Paradise Park

Best Catering: Hy-Vee

Best Children's Entertainer: Mr. Stinky Feet

Best Event Planner: GOT Art Gallery

Best Birthday Rental Company: Lee's Summit Slide Rentals LLC


Best Community Event: Lee's Summit Downtown Days Festival

Best Local Band: 4 Fried Chickens and a Coke

Best Place for Indoor Fun: Paradise Park

Best Place for Outdoor Fun: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Area

Best Place for Teens/Tweens: Sky Zone Lee's Summit

Best Theatre/Live Performance: Summit Theatre Group


Best Bakery: Krazy Kakes

Best Burgers: Five Guys - Independence

Best Coffee Shop: Whistle Stop Coffee & Mercantile

Best Ice Cream/ Frozen Yogurt: Andy's Frozen Custard - Lee's Summit

Best Mexican: Habanero's 

Best Pizza: Minsky's Pizza - Lee's Summit

Best Date Night Restaurant: Third Street Social

Best Family-Friendly Restaurant: Neighborhood Cafe


Best Childcare: First Baptist Church of Independence Child Care Center

Best Preschool: Creative World School

Best Special Needs Services/ Classes: Rainbow Center for Communicative Disorders

Best Tutoring Services: Brain Balance Lee's Summit


Best Gym: Planet Fitness

Best Church: Abundant Life Lee's Summit

Best Date Night: The Exit Room

Best House Cleaner: OCD Cleaning of Lee's Summit 

Best Hair Salon: B-Envied Salon

Best Nail Salon: Foxy Nails

Best Place to Get Pampered: Massage Envy - Lee's Summit

Best Photographer: Amy Lee Photo

Best Support Group for Moms/Dads: Lee's Summit Play


Best Chiropractor: Raintree Medical and Chiropractic Center

Best Pediatrician: Lee's Summit Physicians Group

Best Pediatric/ Family Dentist: Spencer & Spencer Pediatric Dentistry

Best Veterinarian: Lee's Summit Animal Hospital

Best Vision Care: Discover Vision Centers


Best Health/Natural Care Store: Sprouts Farmer's Market of Lee's Summit

Best Thrift Store: Wild Child Upscale Children's Resale

Best Florist: Hy-Vee Lee's Summit

Best Locally-Owned Store: Cockrell Mercantile Company

Best Independent Consultant: Sariah Fouladi - LuLaRoe

Best Children's Consignment Sale: Just Between Friends Lee's Summit


Best Realty Company: Samantha Salem 

Best Insurance Agent: Nick Mortallaro - State Farm

Best Auto Repair Shop: Talley's Autobody

Best Car Dealer: Lee's Summit Honda

Best Roofing Company: Aspen Contracting

Best Contractor: King Construction

Best Security Company: Assurance Security

Best Home Painting Company: Precise Image Painting

Best Windows/ Garage: Royal Garage Door


Best Kept Secret: Doughboys

Best Mom-Run Business: Lee's Summit Play

Best New Business: Love, Coffee

If you are reading this and you are one of our winners, please be sure to click here to submit your business information for our Business Directory Listing - you have won a free listing through the end of the year! Yay!

All businesses who won will also receive a framed certificate to hang proudly on your wall - after all, what is better than bragging rights?!

We are sorry for those who did not place #1. Please know you all are rockstars, and it has been a pleasure to connect with all of you in the Top 5 on a more personal level. You all should be very proud of yourselves!