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Best of 2021

Letter from the Publisher

We are on a roll!

This past year has been challenging for everyone. We are thankful that we are able to recognize creativity and excellence during this unprecedented time. Back on a roll, ShowCase is thrilled that we we now get a chance to highlight the best and brightest in our region. As our nation returns to work and we look back on this past year, it is our honor to rev up the engines and focus on moving forward and celebrating ShowCase Magazine’s Best of 2021 with you, our readers.

The voting process started in March as we turned to you, our loyal reader, and asked you to cast your vote for the Best in 51 categories. Votes poured in for everything from shopping to healthcare, cuisine and giving back.

In this issue, ShowCase Magazine celebrates our local businesses and organizations and spotlights their efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic while also celebrating the Best in our region as determined by our readers. Our team then compiled the votes for the Best, and those nominees are honored in this issue.

We invite our readers to seek these organizations out and congratulate them on their success and being voted the Best of 2021. Whether you are reading this in print, online or on social media, we invite you to celebrate these businesses and pay them a compliment or simply send them your patronage. Congratulations to the Best of 2021.

Thank you for reading and celebrating with us!

Robin Lucas, Publisher

This Issue’s Categories

Home

Shopping Experience

Services

Health & Wellness

              Schools

Dining

              People’s Choice

              Italian

              Asian Influence

              Mexican

              Meat Lovers

              Dining with Flair

Destinations, Entertainment & Giving Back

Featured Stories

The HeART of the Home Cabinets by Trivonna

Cabinets by Trivonna of Olympia pride themselves on a design experience that is uniquely customized to their individual client’s dreams and wishes. Trivonna Cabinets brings to life an artful design […]

Northlight Interiors — Style Redefined

With many of us spending more time at home this past year, it has been a great time to look at redecorating your space. Anyone who has ever set out […]

Crumbl Cookies: More than Just a Cookie

When you step inside of Crumbl Cookies, it feels as if you have stepped inside a secret bakery. The vibe is vivacious and magnetic. Cookie lovers can watch each step […]

O Bee Credit Union—Giving Back through the Pandemic

With a rich history, a mandate to serve, and a commitment to community, O Bee Credit Union donated over $50,000 to local charitable organizations during Covid-19. Through their combined “Masks-for-Charity” […]

Financial Insights Celebrates 40 Years

Serving well over 600 clients in the Puget Sound Area, Financial Insights is an independent wealth management and retirement planning firm that is second-generation, family owned and operated. With a […]

A Huge Step for Thurston County Health

No April Fools’ jokes here, we promise! At exactly midnight on April 1, 2021, MultiCare Health System brought Capital Medical Center (CMC) into their family by purchasing the hospital from […]

Crockett’s—Good Food for Good People

When you use the highest-quality, locally-sourced ingredients, people tend to notice. Like one diner from Auburn wrote recently in her restaurant review of Crockett’s Public House, located in Puyallup: Crockett’s […]

From Homeless Backpacks to All Kids Win

Homeless and hungry children and teens are an existing, exponential problem in our country. It may not cross one’s mind that the student they see walking down the school hallway […]

United Way of Pierce County Celebrates 100 Years

Over $350 million dollars has been reinvested in Pierce County since 1921 when the United Way of Pierce County (UWPC) was formed.  Originally known as the Federation of Social Service […]

APCC Celebrates 25th Anniversary

It was 1996 and Patsy Suh O’Connell was searching for a way to honor her recently deceased father. She decided to create a nonprofit that honored his Korean heritage. She […]

Asia Pacific Cultural Center Steps Up to Help Community

A quick visit to Asia Pacific Cultural Center’s Facebook page and you see it instantly. This organization does so much for the South Sound community, but especially during the current […]

Rolf’s Import Auto Celebrates 50 Years

There’s a special kind of magic in European fuel injection cars. Rolf Simons knew that. In 1970 Rolf Simons opened a small auto repair shop in Lakewood. His business began […]

Tumwater Eye Center: Designed with New Technology

At the Tumwater Eye Center, Dr. Douglas Jeske and his wife Karen have created a distinctive look and customer experience for their patients.  This new facility, located at 6510 Capitol […]

Best of 2021

Letter from the Publisher

We are on a roll!

This past year has been challenging for everyone. We are thankful that we are able to recognize creativity and excellence during this unprecedented time. Back on a roll, ShowCase is thrilled that we we now get a chance to highlight the best and brightest in our region. As our nation returns to work and we look back on this past year, it is our honor to rev up the engines and focus on moving forward and celebrating ShowCase Magazine’s Best of 2021 with you, our readers.

The voting process started in March as we turned to you, our loyal reader, and asked you to cast your vote for the Best in 51 categories. Votes poured in for everything from shopping to healthcare, cuisine and giving back.

In this issue, ShowCase Magazine celebrates our local businesses and organizations and spotlights their efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic while also celebrating the Best in our region as determined by our readers. Our team then compiled the votes for the Best, and those nominees are honored in this issue.

We invite our readers to seek these organizations out and congratulate them on their success and being voted the Best of 2021. Whether you are reading this in print, online or on social media, we invite you to celebrate these businesses and pay them a compliment or simply send them your patronage. Congratulations to the Best of 2021.

Thank you for reading and celebrating with us!

Robin Lucas, Publisher

This Issue’s Categories

Home

Shopping Experience

Services

Health & Wellness

              Schools

Dining

              People’s Choice

              Italian

              Asian Influence

              Mexican

              Meat Lovers

              Dining with Flair

Destinations, Entertainment & Giving Back

Featured Stories

The HeART of the Home Cabinets by Trivonna

Cabinets by Trivonna of Olympia pride themselves on a design experience that is uniquely customized to their individual client’s dreams and wishes. Trivonna Cabinets brings to life an artful design […]


Northlight Interiors — Style Redefined

With many of us spending more time at home this past year, it has been a great time to look at redecorating your space. Anyone who has ever set out […]


Crumbl Cookies: More than Just a Cookie

When you step inside of Crumbl Cookies, it feels as if you have stepped inside a secret bakery. The vibe is vivacious and magnetic. Cookie lovers can watch each step […]


O Bee Credit Union—Giving Back through the Pandemic

With a rich history, a mandate to serve, and a commitment to community, O Bee Credit Union donated over $50,000 to local charitable organizations during Covid-19. Through their combined “Masks-for-Charity” […]


Financial Insights Celebrates 40 Years

Serving well over 600 clients in the Puget Sound Area, Financial Insights is an independent wealth management and retirement planning firm that is second-generation, family owned and operated. With a […]


A Huge Step for Thurston County Health

No April Fools’ jokes here, we promise! At exactly midnight on April 1, 2021, MultiCare Health System brought Capital Medical Center (CMC) into their family by purchasing the hospital from […]


Crockett’s—Good Food for Good People

When you use the highest-quality, locally-sourced ingredients, people tend to notice. Like one diner from Auburn wrote recently in her restaurant review of Crockett’s Public House, located in Puyallup: Crockett’s […]



From Homeless Backpacks to All Kids Win

Homeless and hungry children and teens are an existing, exponential problem in our country. It may not cross one’s mind that the student they see walking down the school hallway […]


United Way of Pierce County Celebrates 100 Years

Over $350 million dollars has been reinvested in Pierce County since 1921 when the United Way of Pierce County (UWPC) was formed.  Originally known as the Federation of Social Service […]


APCC Celebrates 25th Anniversary

It was 1996 and Patsy Suh O’Connell was searching for a way to honor her recently deceased father. She decided to create a nonprofit that honored his Korean heritage. She […]

Asia Pacific Cultural Center Steps Up to Help Community

A quick visit to Asia Pacific Cultural Center’s Facebook page and you see it instantly. This organization does so much for the South Sound community, but especially during the current […]


Rolf’s Import Auto Celebrates 50 Years

There’s a special kind of magic in European fuel injection cars. Rolf Simons knew that. In 1970 Rolf Simons opened a small auto repair shop in Lakewood. His business began […]


Tumwater Eye Center: Designed with New Technology

At the Tumwater Eye Center, Dr. Douglas Jeske and his wife Karen have created a distinctive look and customer experience for their patients.  This new facility, located at 6510 Capitol […]

Best of 2021

Best of 2021 Celebration

Join the party as ShowCase Magazine celebrates the best that Puget Sound has to offer in 2021. The Best of ShowCase Magazine Party will be held on August 13th, 5:30-8:30pm, at the Lemay- America’s Car Museum in Tacoma.

Now that we are back on a roll, we are excited to congratulate all of our nominees in fifty-one categories, from Best Schools to Best Italian Dining to Best Real Estate Agent, and everyone in between!

The excitement began in March of 2021 when readers submitted online votes for their favorite business and organizations. Votes were tabulated, and top nominees are featured in the year’s most highly read ShowCase Magazine, where we announce the 2021 honorees. 

To attend the event, purchase your tickets here:  ShowCase Magazine Best of 2021 tickets

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Best of 2021 Celebration

Best of 2021 Celebration

August 13, 5:30-8:30pm

Lemay- America’s Car Museum

2702 Eeast D. St, Tacoma

showcasemedialive.com

Join the party as ShowCase Magazine celebrates the best that Puget Sound has to offer in 2021. Now that we are back on a roll, we are excited to congratulate all of our nominees in fifty-one categories, from Best Schools to Best Italian Dining to Best Real Estate Agent, and everyone in between! The excitement began in March of 2021 when readers submitted online votes for their favorite business and organizations. Votes were tabulated, and top nominees are featured in the year’s most highly read ShowCase Magazine, where we announce the 2021 honorees.

To attend the event, purchase your tickets here:  ShowCase Magazine Best of 2021 tickets

The Best of Comedy Underground

The Best of Comedy Underground

June 17, 7:30pm

Washington Center Main Stage & Livestreaming

512 Washington St. SE, Olympia

360.753.8586 | washingtoncenter.org

Need a good laugh? Our signature comedy series means good times with friends or a unique date night. Each comedy event has a new lineup of three touring comedians, and you never know what the evening will bring.
The stand -up you love, now Thursday night on the main stage!

Streaming Tickets: 1 ticket per household. Each ticket will be associated with a unique access code, which you will receive the day before* your event via email.

The Best of Comedy Underground

The Best of Comedy Underground

May 20, 7:30pm

Washington Center Main Stage & Streaming

512 Washington St. SE, Olympia

360.753.8586 | washingtoncenter.org

Need a good laugh? Our signature comedy series means good times with friends or a unique date night. Each comedy event has a new lineup of three touring comedians, and you never know what the evening will bring.
The stand -up you love, now Thursday night on the main stage!

Streaming Tickets: 1 ticket per household. Each ticket will be associated with a unique access code, which you will receive the day before* your event via email. 

Most seating will be sold in pairs. This is to ensure required physical distancing.. If you need more or fewer seats, please contact the box office for assistance; availability is not guaranteed.

Best of 2019

This is one of our favorite times of the year as we have the great privilege of shining our spotlight on ShowCase Magazine’s Best of 2019. We celebrate those that shine as voted by our readers.

Each April we turn to you and ask for your votes in 50 categories—everything from health care to non-profits. We crowd-sourced our readers and you let us know who your favorites are with your votes.

We have added new categories to the Best Of categories line-up. Our survey has proven to be bigger and more in-depth each year. Thank you to our readers for their suggestions and to the ShowCase Magazine team for compiling the data for these awards.

Each nominee is invited to step up and receive applause for your success. We are honored to present our readers’ favorites to you online, in print, digitally and on social media. Please congratulate those nominated in the Best of 2019. We look forward to celebrating with you.

Robin Lucas, Publisher

ShowCase Magazine’s “Best of 2021” Poll

Best of 2020

Best of 2020: Recognizing Heroes

America is a nation built and shaped by millions of unsung heroes who all have amazing legacies with stores we could all learn from. The same is true in our local neighborhoods; some of our local organizations and businesses have fascinating stories of hope during the Covid-19 Pandemic. In this special Best of 2020 issue, ShowCase Magazine celebrates the best in our region as voted by you, our reader.

We also shine our light on the nominees from our Best of 2020 readership poll as voted on by you, our readers, this past April. You voted on 50 categories from shopping to food and golf courses to giving back,. You voted for the best and the brightest in our region and we have compiled the nominees here in celebration.

We invite the businesses in this issue to “pause” and celebrate their success at being recognized as the best in each category, even in these challenging times. The daily endeavors that each organization performs are extraordinary. We realize that the level of excellence that we convey in these pages is not easily achieved.

So whether you are reading this online, in print, digitally, or on social media, we invite you to congratulate the organizations and heroes that are spotlighted here and send them your patronage and appreciation. Congratulations to the Best of 2020!

Thank you for reading and celebrating with us!

Thank you,

Robin Lucas, Publisher

This Issue’s Categories

Home & Interior

Shopping Experience

Services

Health & Wellness & Schools

Destinations, Entertainment & Giving Back

Dining

Asian Influence

Mexican

Meat Lovers

Italian

People’s Choice

Dining with Flare