Voting Categories for MyFM Quest for the Best 2021

Activities & Entertainment

Annual Event/Festival

Any sports event or short series that occurs within the local region

Aquatics Facility/Waterpark

Any venue with live shows, performers, etc.

Art Gallery

Independent or part of a museum

Arts & Culture Event

Any arts & culture event that occurs within the local area


Any independent or part of a larger establishment that offers regulation bowling

Charity Event

Event that raises money for worth while causes primarily for non profit organizations

Children's Birthday Party Venue

Any venue that hosts children's birthday parties

Concert Venue

Any concert venue

Dance Studio

Any dance studio

Extreme Adventure

Any activity that is considered extreme but safe

Family Attraction

Any attraction with a family focus

Family Fun Center

Any establishment that provides a variety of family activities

Golf Course

Public or private golf course, includes country clubs

Hired Transportation

Any company providing a pre-hired car

Holiday Experience

Any tour, activity, display regarding holiday events


Any hotel or motel, local, franchise, or national chain

Live Music Venue

Any venue with live shows, performers, etc.

Movie Theater

Single or multiple screen complexes, freestanding or part of a larger complex

Place to Volunteer

Nonprofit or non for profit



Childcare for pre-school and after school care without a structures curriculum or preschool offering early


Any accredited college or university from associates degrees to doctorates


Preschool offering early enrichment for 2-4 and/or pre-kindergarten

Private School

Catholic, parochial or non-religious bases school at all levels

Summer Camp

A camp providing recreational and athletic facilities for children during the summer vacation period

Trade/Technical School

A vocational school, sometimes also called a trade school, career center, or vocational college

Food & Beverage


Any restaurant, store, deli or bakery


Any restaurant, store, deli or bakery.

Banquet Facility

Bar Food

Pub style restaurant or bar that serves wine, beer and/or spirits


Restaurant specializing in bbq

Beer Selection

Any restaurant or bar that serves beer

Bloody Mary


Any restaurant serving breakfast


A place where beer is made commercially


An establishment selling beer brewed on the premises and including a restaurant


Any restaurant


Any restaurant

Casual Restaurant

Any restaurant without a formal dress code

Chain Restaurant

Any restaurant with multiple locations

Cheap Eats

Any restaurant

Chicken Wings/Tenders

Any restaurant

Chinese Food

Any restaurant specializing in Chinese food


Any restaurant or shop that specializes in or sells chocolate made on site

Clam Chowder

Any restuarant serving clam chowder

Cocktail Bar

Any bar serving mixed drinks

Coffee House

Any restaurant or freestanding coffee specialty


Any restaurant, store, deli, or bakery that bakes cookies onsite

Cultural Food

Cultural food includes specific regional or ethnic dishes that help define a culture.


Any restaurant, store, deli or bakery serving cupcakes

Curbside Restaurant

Date Night Spot

Any establishment, show, etc.


Any restaurant, store, deli or bakery


Any restaurant, store, deli, or bakery


Any restaurant, store, deli or bakery

Farmers Market


Fast Food

Any restaurant with quick service or drive through

Fine Dining Restaurant

Any restaurant with table linens

Fish and Chips

Food Truck

Any portable restaurant where food is cooked onsite

Frozen Treat

Includes ice cream, sherbet, sorbet, frozen yogurt, frozen alcoholic drinks, etc.


Hot Dogs

Any restaurant serving hot dogs

Irish pub/Restaurant

Italian Restaurant

Any restaurant specializing in italian cuisine

Japanese Restaurant

Any restaurant specializing in Japanese cuisine

Juice Bar / Smoothies

Any restaurant, store, deli or bakery serving specialty juices

Late Night Eats

Any restaurant open late

Lobster Roll

Any restuarant serving lobster rolls


Any restaurant or bar serving margaritas


Any restaurant or bar serving martinis

Mexican Restaurant

Any restaurant specializing in Mexican cuisine



Any restaurant serving nachos

New Restaurant

Any restaurant established within a year prior to the start of this contest.

Outdoor Dining

Any restaurant with a specific area for outdoor dining


Restaurant or establishment where pizza is the primary offering



Any restaurant, grocery store, deli where sandwiches are made to order

Seafood Restaurant

Restaurant specializing in seafood

Specialty Cocktails

Any restaurant or bar with a mixologist

Sports Bar

A retail business establishment that serves alcoholic beverages, such as beer, wine, liquor, cocktails with a sports theme

Steak and Cheese

Any restaurant serving Steak and Cheese


Restaurant that is primarily a steak establishment


Any restaurant, grocery store, deli where sushi is made to order


Any restaurant serving tacos

Unique Dining Experience

Any dining experience


Any restaurant with a view

Wine Bar

Any bar with a focus on wine

Home & Garden

Air Conditioning/HVAC Service

Hvac services that include new equipment, service, and repairs

Appliance Store

A store that sells the newest kitchen appliances

Cabinet Showroom

Carpet & Flooring Cleaner

Carpet and flooring cleaning companies

Carpet & Flooring Store

All floor surfaces and finished, should include sales and installation, can be stand alone or part of a larger store




A person or business who installs and maintains electrical equipment

Furniture Store/Home Furnishings

Furniture store that can be a stand alone or part of a larger store

Garage Door Company

Company specializing in garage door installation and/or repair

Gardening Store/Nursery

Nursery/gardening center that can be stand-alone or part of a larger store

Gutter Cleaning

Any company focusing on the cleaning of gutters


Home Heating Service

Hot Tubs

Store that focuses on Hot Tub sales or repair

Junk Removal

Landscape Materials


Licensed landscaper including design, build, installation, maintenance

Maintenance Professional/Handyman

Licensed contractor for all kinds of home improvement including yard, roofing, painting, etc.

Masonry Company

Company that is experienced in a number of construction and building techniques including building brick walls, stone patios and fireplaces.

Mattress Store

Any independent or department of a larger store selling mattresses

Outdoor Kitchens

Company offering construction and/or sales of outdoor kitchens, supplies, etc.



Pest Control

The regulation or management of a species defined as a pest, a member of the animal kingdom that impacts adversely on human activities


A person or business who installs and repairs the pipes and fittings of water supply, sanitation, or heating systems

Pool Builders & Maintenance

Any company offering pool building, maintenance and services


Individual or business that change the structure or form or (something, especially a building)

Roofing Company

An individual or business who constructs or repairs roofs

Septic Service


Solar Energy Provider

Any company offering installation or sales of solor energy system

Tree Removal

Any company offering tree removal

Window Company

Any company offering installation or sales of windows (new or retrofit)

Window Treatments

Any company offering installation or sales of window treatments


Defense Lawyer

Lawyer or Law Firm who specializes in defense law

Divorce Lawyer

Lawyer or Law Firm who specializes in divorce law

Elder Law

Elder law attorneys are advocates for the elderly and their loved ones. Most elder law attorneys handle a wide range of legal matters affecting an older or disabled person, including issues related to health care, long term care planning, guardianship, retirement, Social Security and other concerns.

Estate Law

Lawyer or law firm who specializes in estate, wills and trusts

Law Firm

Lawyer or law firm with general or specific practice of law


Personal Injury Lawyer

Lawyer or law firm who specializes in personal injury law

Real estate law

Lifestyle & Beauty

Alternative Fitness Class/Center

Fitness class or center that specializes in non-traditional workouts


Traditional barbershop

Beauty Salon

An establisment in which makeup, eyelash and other treatments are carried out professionally (excludes strictly just Hair Salons)



Gym or fitness center

Hair Salon

Hair salon that features cuts, color, styling, comb-out's, etc.


Salon that offers manicures & pedicures, can be stand alone or part of a larger establishment


Massage therapist or massage establishment


Establishment offering health and beauty treatments


Establishment offering waxing treatments


Alternative Therapies

Any business, organization, or establishment that focuses on alternative health solutions and therapies (not including cannabis)

Assisted Living/Memory Care


A practitioner or group focused on the system of integrative medicine based on the diagnosis and manipulative treatment of misalignments or the joints

Cosmetic Dentistry

Individual or medical practice work that improves the appearance (though not necessarily the functionality) of teeth, gums, and/or bite

Cosmetic Surgery

Individual or medical practice with a focus on cosmetic surgery (plastic surgery) for improving a person's appearance by restoration of damaged areas of the skin, removal of wrinkles or blemishes, or the enhancement of face, breasts and buttocks


Individual general dentist or dental practice


Individual medical doctor or medical practice

Hearing Center

Any center offering hearing solutions, including audiologist individual doctors or medical practice/clinics


Institution providing medical and surgical treatment and nursing care


Establishment offering results oriented and corrective medical skin care products and procedures

Medical Practice

Medical specialty practice or large medical group

Mental Health Counselor

Clinic offering treatment for mental health, illnesses and diseases

Optometrist (Eye Doctor)

A doctor (od or md) specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the eye

Oral Surgeon

Oral a maxillofacial surgery specializing in treating diseases, injuries and defects in the head, neck, face, jaws and the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial region; including wisdom teeth extraction


A dentist who is qualified to treat irregularities in the teeth and jaws

Orthopedic Surgeon

The branch of surgery concerned with conditions involving the musculoskeletal system

Pediatric Dentist

Individual or group practice that specializes in pediatric dentistry (formerly endodontics) is the branch of dentistry dealing with children from birth through adolescence


A medical practitioner or group that specializing in children and their diseases

Physical Therapy

Individual doctor or medical practice/clinic

Surgery Center

Institution providing surgery options

Urgent Care/Walk in Clinic

Institution providing quick care, urgent care or walk in appointments

Veterinarian Clinic/Hospital

Individual veterinarian office and/or clinic

Weight Loss Center

Establishment offering weight loss solutions

Real Estate

Commercial Real Estate Agent

Real estate agent focusing on commercial real estate

Home Inspector


New home builder

Mortgage Broker

Individual broker or brokerage offering mortgage services

Mortgage Lender

Lender offering mortgage services

Property Management Company

Property management of single or multiple unit dwellings, often requiring a real estate license

Real Estate Company

Real estate company with an employing broker

Real Estate Team

A group of individual licensed real estate agents that are a defined team within a real estate company

Residential Realtor

Licensed residential Real Estate Agent serving the Greater Milford area.



Individual CPA, accountant or accounting firm providing tax services

Animal Nonprofit

Nonprofit focused on helping animals


A firm whose job is to assess the monetary value of a home or property


Bank that is local, reginal, or national


Onsite or offsite full service catering (not including rentals)

Credit Union

Credit union that is local, regional, or national

Customer Service

Open to all businesses


Environmental Cleaning

Event Planner

Event planning company


Florist that is local to the area

Funeral Home/Services

Funeral homes that provide final arrangements and services

Insurance Agent

Individual insurance agent

Insurance Company

Insurance company like state farm, allstate, geico

Managed IT Services

Monuments & Headstones

Moving Companies

Company that provides professional moving for residential or commercial clients

Nonprofit Organization

Any non-profit organization, foundation, service club, etc.; must have a 501(c)(3) status

Office Equipment/Technology

Pet Daycare/Boarding

Pet daycare/boarding for domestic animals, in-home or onsite; can be part of a larger store

Pet Grooming

Pet groomers for domestic animals, in-home or onsite; can be part of a larger store


All forms of photography including commercial, weddings, students, etc.

Place to Get Married

Venues that are design and marketed as a wedding location

Place to Work

Any business

Porta Potty



Tattoo/Piercing Parlor

Any tattoo and/or piercing shop

Travel Agent

Wealth Management

Firm offering investment advisory service that combined with other financial services



Store that specializes in antiques and/or collectables; can be a store that sublets space to individual sellers

Boutique Shop

Small store that sells stylish clothing, jewelry, or other luxury goods

Bridal Shop

Small store that sells clothing specific to the "big" day. includes men's and women's selections

Butcher Shop


Children's Clothing Store

Cigar Shop

Consignment/Thrift Store

Any for profit or non-profit consignment or thrift store

Custom Jewelry

Engagement Rings and Wedding Bands

Eye Wear Shop

Eyewear for prescriptions or non-prescriptions

Gas Station/Convenience Store

Gas station or a store with extended opening hours, stocking a limited range of household goods and groceries

Gold, Silver & Rare Coins

Buying and selling of gold and other precious coins and metals

Hardware Store

Jewelry Store

Jewelry store that is stand alone or part of a larger store

Liquor/Wine Store

Pet Store

Any independent or department of a larger store selling items specific to domestic pets

Place to Buy a Unique Gift

Power Equipment

Smoke Shop

Vehicles & Services

Auto Body Repair

Any auto body repair services, free standing or part of a dealership

Auto Dealership New

Any licensed auto dealership

Auto Dealership Used

Any licensed auto establishment that specializes the sale of pre owned autos

Auto Parts Store

A retail outlet specializing in the selling of parts for automobiles

Auto Service Center

Any auto service center


More than just a car wash. Detailing is cleaning and restoring a vehicle to near-new condition, usually done by hand.

Express Car Wash

Full Service Car Wash

Oil & Lube

Any fast oil and lube establishment, primarily where the driver stays in the vehicle while serviced

Tire Store

Stand alone or part of a larger store selling tires