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The Face of Auto Collision Repairs Collision Masters

The Faces of Madison 2020

Jeff Swafford, owner of Collision Masters body shop in Waunakee, credits his team’s resiliency and positive attitude for making it through some very challenging times. As the COVID-19 pandemic took hold across the state, Collision Masters quickly shifted its business…

The Face of Law: Boardman Clark

The Faces of Madison 2020

Versatile. Nimble. Comprehensive expertise. These attributes have proven essential to Boardman Clark and its clients, especially in these challenging times. Associate Catherine Wiese joined the full-service firm after graduating from the University of Wisconsin Law School last year. “Boardman Clark…

A different kind of stress

Being Black in America is not only hazardous to our health, but can be a death sentence for some.

Being Black in America is not only hazardous to our health, but can be a death sentence for some.

Stay at Your New Home

New builds require a team of professionals to guide the homeowner into creating a house that best fits their lifestyle and personality. Helping homeowners turn a blank slate to a fully designed space is often described as the best part…

STEAK

Great places to find prime cuts

A quality cut of steak was once a dish saved for royalty and special occasions. Today, Madison’s restaurants and butcher shops make a marbled, flavorful steak available to all who are willing to enjoy. Indulgers can savor a tri-tip on…

Madison's voices of resilience

Everything we love about this city has been affected by this virus.

Everything we love about this city has been affected by this virus.

A frontline caregiver stays the course

Life was hectic before COVID-19 for Dr. Amanda Preimesberger, her firefighter husband and their four kids.

Life was hectic before COVID-19 for Dr. Amanda Preimesberger, her firefighter husband and their four kids.

A leader answers the call

Action, encouragement, compassion and trust are only a few of the hallmarks of effective leadership.

Action, encouragement, compassion and trust are only a few of the hallmarks of effective leadership.

An artist exposes art’s value

This shutdown could result in a ‘local, cultural renaissance,’ says Jenie Gao, but basic needs for a side-stepped sector need to come first.

This shutdown could result in a ‘local, cultural renaissance,’ says Jenie Gao, but basic needs for a side-stepped sector need to come first.

A nonprofit founder envisions a new path

The shift from crisis to recovery could present an opportunity to disrupt disparities.

The shift from crisis to recovery could present an opportunity to disrupt disparities.

An editor fights for local journalism

The tough decision to shutter Isthmus sparked a rallying cry to save the alt-weekly.

The tough decision to shutter Isthmus sparked a rallying cry to save the alt-weekly.

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Get to Know 41 of the Best of Madison Winners Best Pizza | Gold Winner Salvatore’s Tomato Pies’ Gift Shop/Specialty Store | Silver Winner The Soap Opera Best Personal Trainers | Gold & Bronze Winner Best Alternative Fitness Center |…

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Best Destination Restaurant | Gold Winner Best Supper Club | Gold Winner The Supper Club of Supper Clubs Located just minutes from Wisconsin Dells, Ishnala Supper Club is nestled among the tall Norway Pines overlooking the majestic Mirror Lake in…

The Speckled Hen Inn

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Best Bed & Breakfast | Gold Winner Located just 7.5 miles from the Capitol Square, this 20- acre Madison country estate B&B features pastures with grazing sheep and llama, two creeks, pine plantations, orchards, berry patches, walking trails and numerous gardens.…

Lake Mills Cleaners & Dyers

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Best Dry Cleaner | Silver Winner Lake Mills Cleaners & Dyers has served most of south-central Wisconsin with FREE pick-up and delivery service for more than 70 years. By using the hydrocarbon dry cleaning method, we are able to clean…

Laquerus

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Best Nail Salon | Gold Winner Looking for an elevated nail experience that’s unlike anything else in Madison? Look no further than Laquerus, located downtown at 426 W. Gilman St. This modern nail studio celebrates the artistry of both manicure…

Oregon Community Bank

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Best Wisconsin Bank | Bronze Winner Where Feel Good Banking meets feel good community. Oregon Community Bank is a modern, progressive and forward-leaning bank that has been around since 1976. Oregon Community Bank’s mission is to serve clients, support colleagues…

Cat Care Clinic

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Best Veterinarian | Silver Winner For more than 30 years, Cat Care Clinic has provided veterinary care for Madison area cats and is honored to be among the veterinarians voted Best of Madison. With its main office on Madison’s west…

Bailey’s Run Vineyard & Winery

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Best Winery | Bronze Winner Bailey’s Run Vineyard & Winery is located in the beautiful rolling hills of Green County just outside of New Glarus. You can do a wine tasting, order wine by the glass or bottle and enjoy…

Madison Chocolate Co.

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Best Chocolate | Silver Winner Best Artisan Food Product | Bronze Winner Madison Chocolate Co. was voted Best of Madison silver for chocolate, and bronze for best artisan food product. Spoil yourself and someone you love with our fine flavored…

Anytime Fitness

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Best Fitness Center | Silver Winner Anytime Fitness has been a community favorite for 14 years, but 2020 marks the first year franchise gyms were eligible to participate in the Best of Madison competition. Now, it’s official — Madison Magazine readers voted…

Rejuvenation Spa

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Best Spa | Silver Winner At Rejuvenation Spa, a full-service Aveda Lifestyle Salon and Spa in both Madison and Sun Prairie, the offerings are endless. From full body exfoliation therapy services and a plethora of waxing offers, to nail services,…

Goodman’s Jewelers

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Best Jeweler | Gold Winner Goodman’s Jewelers, Madison’s jeweler for more than 85 years is known for its award-winning designers, quality, variety, customer service and social conscience. “We appreciate customers recognizing our efforts,” says Goodman’s President John Hayes. Offering an…