We received more than 2,700 nominations of businesses you believed should be named the very best in our region. Then, more than 5,200 people cast 55,389 votes for the businesses in the 143 sub-categories to pick the winners.

The juiciest burger, the most thirst-quenching beer and the most relaxing massage. The answers are all here in Rapid City Journal's 2018 Best …

Since 1959, Riddle’s Jewelry has been a family-owned and operated business, opening its first store in Webster. Over the years they have expan…

Parkway Car Wash has been a family-owned business since 1974. The original building was built as a self-service car wash. Over the years, they…

Henry Roy Photography started in 2011 when owner Roy Ulrich, a transport deputy for the Pennington County Sheriff's Department, picked up a ca…

Runnings was founded in 1947 as an auto and tractor parts supply store in Marshall, Minn. In the late 1980s, the store expanded to general sto…

Unsatisfied by the lack of men's hair services, Shawn Ericsson opened the first Man Salon location in 2008 in Sioux Falls. In 2010, his friend…

Westhills Village got its start in 1984, when a volunteer board of directors came up with the idea to create an affordable place for middle-in…

Black Hills Community Bank in Spearfish opened in 2014 as a full-service branch of the Rapid City Bank, which was chartered in 2007. As a loca…

The Silverado-Franklin hotel first came to be when a group of business leaders in Deadwood attempted to construct a large downtown hotel, but …

Someone's in the Kitchen got its start in 1988, when former owners Dave and Betsy Lyons opened a small shop inside the Rushmore Mall. The coup…

Bradeen Auctions was founded by Bert Bradeen in 1923. With nearly a century of service in the area, this family-owned firm continues to serve …

Jerry's Cakes and Donuts got its start over 40 years ago when owners Jerry and Le Ann Schubert began in different aspects of the business. Jer…

The Real Estate Center of Custer is a family-owned and operated agency that has been serving the Southern Hills area for many years. 

The Days of '76 Rodeo was founded by a group of businessman in an effort to draw more people to the town of Deadwood. The rodeo and the parade…

Sturgis Crossfit opened in December 2013, when co-owners Craig Kirk and Josh Wilson teamed up to offer a new type of fitness facility for the …