2024 Awards Ceremony: What to Expect

2024 Awards Ceremony: What to Expect

Are you as excited as we are for the nights of May 20-21? Whether or not this is a new event for you, we want share what to expect.

Please quickly read through the items below. If you have any questions, please contact us and we’ll get right back to you.

Ticket Info

Tickets are required to be purchased in advance. Note, we will not be selling tickets at the event or allowing entry without a ticket.

Be sure each of your tickets are assigned and include UNIQUE contact information for each guest. Unassigned tickets or tickets with duplicate contact details are not eligible to win door prizes.

What to Wear

Dress in the best you have! At the awards ceremony you’ll see glamorous gowns and dapper tuxedos. This is a night to celebrate you, Best of SLC, so dress like it!


Doors open at 7:00pm and we expect to end around 9:30pm.

Location and Parking

Our event is at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center. Parking is free right there at the venue. It’s located at 1355 W 3100 S.

Door Prizes

If you signed up to bring an approved door prize, please bring it with you to the event and hand it in at the registration table.

If you’d like to sponsor a door prize, thanks, but it’s too late this year. We received so many that we had to turn some away.

Red Carpet

After registration you’ll walk the red carpet. We’ve hired an experienced photographer to capture the moment for your entire team. Please, no selfie’s on the red carpet before the event starts. You’ll be able to do that after the program is over.


The venue is providing a bar that serves beer, wine, and soda. If you’re a VIP ticket holder, we’ll give you a drink ticket at the registration table. If you’re a GE ticket holder, drinks are available for purchase.


NOTE: There is no dinner served at this event! However, we will be providing a light dessert. Please do not take more than two servings of dessert for yourself.

Awards Presentation

Although we have 303 categories in this year’s awards, at the awards ceremony we will only be announcing the results for about 80 of them. Basically those who purchased tickets will hear their category’s results.

NOTE: If you’re bringing a guest who represents a different candidate, or you’re employed with a candidate for which tickets were not purchased, please let us know right away. That way we can make sure that all represented categories are announced. If you don’t tell us, we will not announce the category if it also isn’t represented by another finalist.

Once your category is announced, please make your way to the stage for another photo opportunity with Brodie handing you a certificate. Bring the entire team, if you like! Don’t worry though… you are not expected to give a speech. It’s just a photo opp.

Announcing Winners

If you’re unable to make it to our awards ceremony, that’s unfortunate because it’s going to be a fun evening! That said, we will be announcing the winners for all categories on our website the very next day, so stay tuned.

Voting Now open for our 2024 Awards!

Hello SLC! We’re back for another year of recognizing the best businesses and establishments in our wonderful state.

Who Selected Our Nominees?

Ultimately our nominees were selected by Salt Lake valley residents. The determining factors were the nominations received in February and the candidates’ Google reviews throughout the previous year.

Now, SLC area residents can show their support once more by voting for their favorite candidates online. Voting is open from now through April 24, 2024.

And the Winner Is…

After voting closes on April 24, we’ll gather the results and check each candidate’s BBB grade.  (An absence of a grade is acceptable, but a negative one is not!!) But that’s not where it ends.

In addition to votes, the winner of each category is also determined by their Google reviews from the previous 12 months. Combining the vote total with the review score will give us our winners. We will first announce the 2024 winners at our awards ceremony in Salt Lake on May 20 + 21, 2024.  Winners will then be published online and in our Best of SLC 2024 Magazine. 

For more details, the latest information can be found on our How It Works and FAQ pages.

Thanks for your support and participation!

We’ve Received Your Nominations!

The 2024 Best of SLC season is off to a great start! At first count, we’ve got almost 3,000 nominations to sort through… Impressive!!

The nomination period was open until February 23. We spread the message through email and social media, and thanks to your nominations and reviews, it appears we have a wealth of candidates to review. Thank you for helping us spread the word by sharing and tagging us in so many posts!

What’s Next?

Here is where our real work begins. In our quest to discover the very best that Salt Lake has to offer, we will meticulously review each candidate. Our focus includes confirming that they align with the nominated category and ensuring all locations are accurate in our system.

Regarding locations, evaluating a single-location business is straightforward. We’ll tally their votes and reviews for the final score. However, businesses having multiple locations adds a layer of complexity. The quantity of votes and reviews significantly impacts the results of Best of SLC, and we don’t want larger businesses to have an unfair advantage simply due to their size. To keep things fair, we average out reviews per location.

This process can be incredibly time consuming, which is why it takes so long for us to announce the official nominees. Our small team will spend the next few weeks to get things sorted as quickly as possible, and hopefully, we’ll be able to announce the nominees by mid March.

Thank You!

The success of these awards hinges on the support of the local community, and for that, we extend our heartfelt gratitude. A special thank you for your nominations, votes, and reviews – your contribution is truly appreciated!


Utah Facial Plastics: Where Faces Are the Main Event!

In a world obsessed with appearances, finding the perfect place to enhance your natural beauty can be quite the challenge. With countless medspas and solo providers promising miracles, it’s refreshing to stumble upon a place that’s dedicated solely to the art of facial rejuvenation. Look no further, dear readers, because Utah Facial Plastics (UFP) is here to revolutionize your face, neck, and scalp game!

UFP’s team of surgical and non-surgical providers are like a well-oiled machine, working together with an unwavering focus on the neck up. This laser-sharp dedication allows them to offer an unparalleled range of treatments that combine to deliver truly remarkable results. Unlike other practices that restrict you to either surgical or non-surgical options, UFP gives you the best of both worlds.

One of the standout features of UFP is the close-knit collaboration among their 12 surgical and non-surgical providers. They work hand in hand, constantly learning from each other’s expertise. This collaborative spirit shines through in the incredible results they help their patients achieve. UFP boasts not one but three facial plastic surgeons working side by side with injectors and estheticians every single day. Talk about a dream team!

But what truly sets UFP apart is their commitment to honesty, safety, and genuine patient care. In an industry where profit often reigns supreme, UFP puts safety above all else. From their medical spa and clinic to their hair restoration clinic and surgical center, every department prioritizes safety in every situation. Your peace of mind matters to them, and it shows.

Now, let’s address the elephant in the room — the ever-competitive aesthetic industry. It’s a constant battle of new modalities and treatments promising the moon and stars, only to fall short on delivery. But fear not, because UFP has your back. They invest exclusively in techniques, lasers, products, and procedures with scientific studies and proven results. They’re not interested in following fads; they’re committed to providing you with top-notch treatments that actually work.

Meet the masterminds behind this facial revolution: Dr. Scott Thompson, double board-certified facial plastic surgeon and founder of Utah Facial Plastics. After 13 years of education and a prestigious fellowship in facial plastic surgery, he set out to create a haven for those seeking natural-looking results. In 2017, Dr. Thompson welcomed Dr. Douglas Henstrom, another double board-certified facial plastic surgeon with a Harvard and Mayo Clinic pedigree, into the UFP family. And in 2022, Dr. J. P. Manning joined the ranks after completing the same prestigious fellowship. Together, they bring over 50 years of experience to the table, specializing in the art of the neck up.

As UFP flourished, so did UFP Aesthetics, under the watchful eyes of Drs. Thompson, Henstrom, and Manning. This thriving branch of the practice houses a team of highly skilled professionals, including 5 nurse injectors, 4 estheticians, and 1 nurse practitioner laser specialist. They offer an extensive range of non-surgical treatments that’ll make your head spin. From Botox and fillers to Sculptra and non-surgical hair restoration, they have it all. And let’s not forget about their cutting-edge laser treatments, like Halo, Contour TRL, Moxi, and BBL. Oh, and have you ever experienced the wonders of a Hydrafacial or Diamond Glow? If not, your face is in for a treat!

UFP’s success isn’t just because of their expertise—it’s because of their passion. Drs. Thompson, Henstrom, and Manning find immense fulfillment in the newfound confidence and appreciation their patients gain. It fuels their desire to continue providing beautifully natural results they can be proud of. But their passion doesn’t stop there. They’re committed to developing a team of professionals who share their vision and carry the UFP mission forward. It’s a positive and nurturing environment where employees can learn, grow, and thrive. It’s no wonder many of their staff members have been with them for over a decade!

So, if you’re in search of a facial transformation that’ll leave you feeling like a million bucks, look no further than Utah Facial Plastics and UFP Aesthetics. With their unwavering dedication to your safety, their commitment to proven results, and a team of experts who will have you looking fabulous from the neck up, you’ll wonder why you didn’t find them sooner. Don’t settle for less when it comes to your face — trust the masters at UFP to bring out your best!

Embracing Holistic Beauty: Arlani Integrative Medicine and Medspa’s Unique Approach

Embracing Holistic Beauty: Arlani Integrative Medicine and Medspa’s Unique Approach

In the pursuit of beauty and self-care, it is essential to adopt an approach that goes beyond surface-level enhancements. A holistic approach to beauty recognizes the interconnectedness of the mind, body, and spirit, emphasizing overall well-being as the foundation for radiance and confidence. Arlani Integrative Medicine and Medspa, under the guidance of Rachelle Russell, a highly experienced and board-certified nurse practioner, stands out in the industry by embracing this holistic philosophy. With over 20 years of healthcare experience and a commitment to helping clients look and feel their best from the inside out, Arlani Medspa offers a unique and comprehensive approach to beauty.

Understanding Holistic Beauty

Holistic beauty is an inclusive and multifaceted approach to beauty that goes beyond external appearances and embraces the concept that true beauty radiates from within. Holistic beauty recognizes that physical beauty is influenced by various factors, including emotional well-being, lifestyle choices, nutrition, and overall health. It emphasizes the importance of prioritizing self-care, self-love, and overall well-being to achieve a harmonious balance that extends beyond mere aesthetics, enhancing one’s natural radiance and vitality. By addressing these interconnected factors, Arlani Medspa aims to enhance beauty in a way that is sustainable and long-lasting.

Personalized Assessments and Treatments

At Arlani Medspa, the journey toward holistic beauty begins with personalized assessments. Rachelle Russell and her team take the time to understand each client’s unique needs, concerns, and goals. Through in-depth consultations, they evaluate not only the client’s physical aspects but also consider their lifestyle, emotional well-being, and overall health. This comprehensive approach allows them to tailor treatments that align with each individual’s specific requirements, ensuring a

personalized experience that leaves them feeling confident and satisfied.

Integration of Medical Expertise

One of the factors that makes Arlani Medspa truly exceptional is the extensive medical expertise brought by the practitioners. With backgrounds including neurology, surgery, ER, nutrition, and oncology, their knowledge and experience in healthcare contribute to a deeper understanding of the human body and its complexities. This expertise allows them to provide a holistic perspective when evaluating clients’ aesthetic needs, considering both external and internal factors that may impact overall well-being.

Emphasis on Education and Empowerment

Another key aspect that sets Arlani Medspa apart is their commitment to educating and empowering their clients. Rachelle Russell believes that an informed client is an empowered client. She and her team take the time to explain treatment options, identify potential outcomes, and answer any questions or concerns. By fostering open and transparent communication, Arlani Medspa ensures that clients feel confident and actively involved in their beauty journey. Through educational resources and guidance, they empower individuals to make informed decisions and adopt healthy practices that contribute to long-term beauty and well-being.

Giving Back to the Community

Arlani Integrative Medicine and Medspa not only prioritizes the well-being of clients but also demonstrates a deep commitment to making a positive impact in the world. Each year, Arlani Medspa donates 10% of their net profits to support Maison, an orphanage in Haiti. This ongoing contribution improve the children’s quality of life and provides them with opportunities for a brighter future.

In addition to financially supporting Maison, Arlani Medspa has gone above and beyond by conducting over a dozen medical missions, serving the people of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. On these medical missions, Rachelle Russell and her team of healthcare professionals volunteer their time and expertise to provide essential medical services to those in need. By offering their skills and resources, they address critical healthcare needs and contribute to the well-being of the community in Port-au-Prince. These missions not only provide immediate relief but also create lasting connections and partnerships, fostering hope and empowerment for the local population.

Arlani Integrative Medicine and Medspa epitomizes the concept of holistic beauty. By recognizing the interconnectedness of mind, body, and spirit, Arlani Medspa offers a unique approach that transcends superficial treatments. Through personalized assessments, integration of medical expertise, complementary therapies, and a focus on education and empowerment, Arlani Medspa embraces this comprehensive view of beauty. By nourishing both internal and external well-being, they provide clients with transformative experiences.

Safeguarding Serenity: All Over Fence & General Contracting

In a bustling neighborhood in Salt Lake Valley, there is a family-owned fencing company with a combined experience of over 70 years in the fencing industry. Victor Vazquez and his siblings have been diligently running All Over Fence & General Contracting, LLC for over 14 years. Their expertise and knowledge are unmatched, making them the go-to fencing experts in the area.

Victor, the heart and soul of the company, has an undeniable passion for his work. He loves interacting with people, understanding their needs, and offering them a sense of security and protection through their fences. He believes that a well-built fence can keep loved ones, including pets, friends, and family, safe from harm.

Quality is of utmost importance to Victor and his team. They have made it their top priority to provide excellence in all aspects of their business. But they face a significant challenge — their high standards require not only top-of-the-line products but also skilled team members who share their commitment to excellence. Victor knows that if his company is to truly shine, they have to exceed not just their own standards, but also the expectations of their customers.

The fencing techniques employed by All Over Fence are unparalleled. Their team meticulously installs and positions each post, resulting in sturdier and higher-quality structures. But such meticulous work demands more effort and time from their team members. Finding additional individuals who were willing to put in the extra effort and do the job right proved to be a challenge.

Undeterred, Victor remained steadfast in his belief that his company could surpass all rivals through dedication and hard work. He knows that a truly outstanding fence can make a difference in people’s lives, providing both safety and peace of mind. With this passion fueling his every move, he pressed on, unwilling to compromise on his quest to find the perfect team members and deliver exceptional results.

Victor searched high and low and, after much perseverance, assembled a team that shared his vision. Each member possesses the same level of dedication and craftsmanship that All Over Fence has become known for. Equipped with top-of-the-line materials and impeccable workmanship, they tackle each project with precision and care.

Word spreads like wildfire about All Over Fence’s exceptional work. Homeowners in the neighborhood eagerly await their turn to have a fence installed by this remarkable company. Victor’s reputation for exceeding expectations has grown, and the demand for his team’s services has grown with it.

All Over Fence continues to thrive. As they grow, they ensure that every customer receives the same exceptional service and attention to detail. Victor’s commitment to quality remains unwavering, and his customers feel safe and secure within the confines of their sturdy fences.

Children can play freely in their yards, pets bound around without a care, and families enjoy the company of their loved ones, knowing they are protected. All Over Fence has become more than just a company — it has become a symbol of safety and reliability in the community.

All Over Fence & General Contracting, LLC, stands as a testament to the power of passion, hard work, and dedication. Victor Vazquez and his team show the world that a simple fence can transcend its physical purpose and become a guardian of happiness and security.  They have become an integral part of the lives of those they serve.  Victor knows that his family’s legacy will continue for generations to come, leaving a lasting impact on the safety and happiness of countless families.

And Our 2023 Winners Are…

Did you notice that we announced our 2023 Best of SLC Business Award winners last week?

Congrats to all the Top 3 finalists and winners of this year’s awards. It’s quite the accomplishment and you should be proud of yourselves!

Awards Ceremonies

Held at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center, this year’s ceremony was celebrated over two evenings this week. We were fortunate enough to celebrate with a SOLD OUT audience of over 700 people representing dozens of candidates.

Moody McCarthy entertained us with a riveting comedy show, we had over $6,000 in door prizes that we gave away, and the cash bar and catered dessert was amazing.

Oh yeah, and then there’s the awards! We announced the results of the categories that were represented in person at the ceremonies. Attendance wasn’t required to win, but it sure was required if you wanted to have a good time.

If you attended the ceremony, be sure to check out our photos from the event. And if you didn’t make it, hopefully we’ll see you there next year!

Be sure to download the free marketing graphics we have prepared for all of our finalists. These images can be accessed through our online dashboard.

Thank You!

It’s been such a wonderful year and we’ve really enjoyed putting on this year’s Business Awards.

From our entire team at Inbound Systems that run and operate Best of SLC, we want to thank you, the candidates and residents of the Salt Lake Valley. Your participation is paramount to anything we do for the program.

Also, a shout out to our 2023 sponsors. Without them, we wouldn’t be able to put on these awards. It takes a lot of time and effort to manage the nominations, votes, reviews, awards ceremony, magazine, plaques, etc. So, thank you again to our sponsors.

Voting for our 2023 Business Awards is NOW OPEN!

Hello Salt Lake City! We’re back for another year of recognizing the best businesses and places in the Salt Lake Valley!

Who Selected Our Nominees?

Ultimately our nominees were selected by Salt Lake area residents. The determining factors were the nominations received in February and the candidates’ Google reviews throughout the previous year.

We were overwhelmed with the number of nominations we received this year, over 1,200 MORE nominations than we received in 2022!

Now, SLC residents can show their support again by voting for their favorite candidates online. Voting is open from March 27 – April 12, 2023.

Hump Day Giveaway!

Back by popular demand is our Hump Day Giveaway where we hold a weekly voting contest and announce a new winner each Wednesday. For every new voter you refer after registering your own ballot, you’ll be entered into a weekly drawing for a nice prize.

The first prize up for grabs is from Fuzzy Love Photography. They’re giving away a custom pet photo session with up to 4 dogs and their humans ($499) and an 11×14 canvas wall art ($525). We’ll have new prize every week, so keep the referrals coming!

And the Winner Is…

After voting closes on April 12, we’ll announce the finalists as soon as we have confirmed the results and checked each candidates BBB grade. (No grade is okay, but a bad one is not!) But that’s not where it ends.

In addition to votes, the winner of each category is also determined by their Google reviews from the previous 12 months. Combining the vote total with the review score will give us our winners. We’ll first announce the winners at the Best of SLC Awards Ceremony in Salt Lake City, currently scheduled for the evenings of May 9 + 10, 2023. Then, we’ll publish the results online and in our Best of SLC 2023 Magazine.

For more details, the latest information can be found on our How It Works and FAQ pages.

Thanks for your support and participation!


Our 2023 award season has started off with a bang! Salt Lake City residents were able to nominate their favorite companies from February 1 – February 10 and we cannot believe the support we received. Our nomination period saw a 48% increase in submissions with a total of 2376 candidates in 262 categories! 🤯 It’s obvious that Best of SLC is continuing to grow, and we have been working hard to build a brand new website. Additionally, we’ve been understaffed. Our team has put in extra hours, but it has taken us longer than anticipated to verify these companies. Our official 2023 nominees were released this morning.

We want to give everyone the best shot at winning, so we have decided to adjust the dates for our voting period. Our 2023 voting period will now be from March 27 – April 12. All other dates will remain the same, with our awards ceremony happening in Salt Lake on both May 9 + 10 (more details coming soon!).

Are you a 2023 nominee? Claim your nomination today! (Our fancy new website includes a company dashboard where you can download complementary graphics, see current sponsorship opportunities, and more! )