Mechanic Cody Dyer completes a tire repair at a Fisher Tire Company location in North Knoxville on Weds., Sept. 30, 2015. Photo by Clay Duda.Clay Duda
Winner: Fisher Tire Company
For 67 years, Fisher Tire Company has been serving Knoxville and its surrounding areas to the best of their ability and anyone else’s. Apart from stellar customer service and a slew of top tire brands available, Fisher Tire also has an in-depth, online diagnostic test for any issue your car might have. But to experience the five-star service and quality automotive work you’ll have to make a pit stop in person and see what we mean. (Marina Water)

Runners Up: Auto Technicians, Harper Auto Square, RT Clapp

Winner: ORNL Federal Credit Union
ORNL Federal Credit Union was originally chartered in 1948 for the employees of Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the then-secret city. Each of its 10 founding members put up $5 to create the initial deposit base; today, the financial cooperative holds over a billion dollars in assets and serves members in 16 counties. It’s a successful institution that works to make its members successful as well. (Coury Turczyn)

Runners Up: First Tennessee Bank, TVA Federal Credit Union, UT Federal Credit Union

Winner: Holly’s Eventful Dining
What else is there to say? Knoxville loves Holly Hambright. Whether it’s her domicile or yours, she really brings home the bacon. Holly’s catered food is always attractive and popular. In fact, party planners who worry about getting timely RSVPs just throw “Food By Holly” on the invite to insure a prompt response. (Dennis Perkins)

Runners Up: All Occasion Catering, Big Fatty’s Catering Kitchen, Bradford Catered Events

Winner: (TIE) Annie’s Alterations, Sandra G’s
Buying off-the-rack clothes means trying to fit your body into some generalized measurements meant to accommodate the most people possible. (So maybe that’s why we all look so uncomfortable.) The solution? Have a professional make the clothes accommodate your own measurements instead. Annie’s in Bearden is typically jammed with clothes on the mend. (Pants need hemming? Standard turnaround time is a week.) Meanwhile, Sandra G’s further west specializes in formal-attire alterations, particularly of the wedding dress variety. (C.T.)

Runners Up: European Alterations, Quality Alterations, Prestige Cleaners

The Flower Pot florist in downtown Knoxville. Photo by Tricia Bateman.Tricia Bateman
Winner: (TIE) Crouch Florist, The Flower Pot
Knoxville is blessed with two great florists who pride themselves on customer satisfaction and going above and beyond in your floral needs. The Flower Pot has been delivering flowers all over Knoxville since 1972, with flower arrangements and deliveries for every occasion you could possibly think of—even just to make someone smile. Crouch Florist has a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee on its thoughtful arrangements, and offers online ordering for convenience. Both are making Knoxville more beautiful one flower at a time. (Jordan Achs)

Runners Up: Always in Bloom, CachePot Floral & Garden, Lisa Foster Floral Design, Petree’s Florist

Winner: Frameworks
To run a successful business, you’ve got to be in the right frame of mind. And luckily for Knoxville, Frameworks is ready to work on any framing project you can think of. They treat each framing project individually, whether that’s a concert poster or a fine piece of artwork. And with tons of frame and mat combinations, the options are endless. (M.W.)

Runners Up: Bennett Galleries, Fowler’s Framery, Liz-Beth & Co.

Winner: Mike Lewis – State Farm
Insurance is a top priority and to Mike Lewis, you are his main priority. Lewis has won numerous awards, such as the State Farm Quality Award-Crystal Excellence as well as being the National Sales Quality Winner and National Sales Achiever Winner. Not to mention he’s been at this for 25 years. With Lewis you’ll feel assured—and definitely insured. (M.W.)

Runners Up: Cindy Doyle (State Farm), Keith Schneider (Allstate), Ben Sparks (Premier), Karen Teske (Allstate)

Winner: Stephen A. Burroughs – Law Office of Stephen A. Burroughs
A personal injury bulldog, Stephen A. Burroughs has an Army background and a policy where fees are contingent upon clients winning their case. But he has a soft side, too—a couple of his favorite charities include the Humane Society of East Tennessee and Disabled American Veterans. He also has a great sense of humor—remember Swagfest 2011, his party in the Sunsphere? (Rose Kennedy)

Runners Up: Don Bosch (The Bosch Law Firm), Scott Carpenter (Knox County Public Defender’s Community Law Office), Gregory Isaacs (The Isaacs Law Firm)

Winner: Hush Puppy’s Pet Services
Clever name, sure, but this West Knox-centric place also trains clever dogs and has a bevy of hound-loving pet sitters and dog walkers. They’re into holistic wellness, too, so a single month’s calendar might include an essential-oil seminar within days of “Barn Hunt Practice.” Loyal customers look to them for numerous health and wellness products or just swing by for the self-serve dog wash. (R.K.)

Runners Up: Birchwood Kennels, Central Veterinary Hospital, Happy Yap Tales!

Winner: John Black Photography
Weddings and babies, families and pets. John Black captures the happy moments and works hard to make portraits that are at once gorgeous and bursting with the subjects’ genuine personalities. His new studio in the arts district of downtown (on Jackson Avenue) comes alive with events, from Lightroom workshops to fashionista birthday parties for the 8-16 set. John Black has always been able to bring out the brightness in any subject, even an old industrial building. (R.K.)

Runners Up: Jennie Andrews, Lauren Coakley, Bill Foster, Shawn Poynter

Winner: Jessica Rodocker – First Neighborhoods Realty
Part Realtor, part history buff, Rodocker has worked exclusively in Knoxville’s historic districts since she graduated from the University of Tennessee in 2003, and her First Neighborhoods Realty deals only with properties that sit in historic Knoxville neighborhoods within range of downtown. All in a year’s work are sales in Old North Knoxville, Hillsboro Heights in South Knoxville, and Westover Terrace in Holston Hills. And did we mention she’s lived in historic Knoxville areas that whole time, too? This includes her current abode, a renovation-in-progress 1915 Craftsman in Island Home Park. (R.K.)

Runners Up: Kimberly Dixon Hamilton (Downtown Realty), Pete McClain Jr. (Realty Executives), Jennifer Montgomery (Trotta Montgomery Real Estate)