These are the winners of SFGN's Best Of Broward's Community AKA Reader's Choice in 2022.
Best Insurance Company: Pallant Insurance Agency
1800 NE 26th Street, Wilton Manors
For our special Reader’s Choice, Pallant Insurance Agency has won Best Insurance Company for two years in a row.
The agency opened in 2006 and has become a staple business in Wilton Manors. It aims to bring comfort and ease during the insurance process, according to its website.
“Pallant/NSI Insurance Group has called Wilton Manors home for years. We have been named a Best Practices Agency for five consecutive years and were recently the recipient of the 2022 Insurance Agency of the Year by National Underwriter Magazine,” said CEO Oscar Seikaly. “It is very humbling and gratifying to be nominated and voted Best Insurance Agency by the people and businesses we serve. Our loyal clients have an expectation for our team to be responsive, professional and knowledgeable, and we are motivated to exceed their expectations each and every day."
They specialize in home, business flood, and personal flood insurance.
Runner-up: WE Insure
Best Cleaning Company: Butlers in the Manor
For all of your cleaning needs there is clearing only one place to go: Butlers in the Manor. They are now a four-time champ in the Best Cleaning Company category.
“I am so proud of the team at Butlers in the Manor, voted #1 Cleaning Company by SFGN readers four years in a row!” said Owner Andrew Durning. “I believe our success lies in our commitment to excellence. Butlers in the Manor consistently deliver the high standards we have set by working together as a team to accomplish our goals including ... staying up-to-date on the latest information regarding residential and commercial cleaning and safety standards, providing energetic and enthusiastic service, being flexible and responsive to the needs of our clients, and delivering excellence above and beyond our client's expectations.”
Durning launched the company in 2011 and has been in the business for over 30 years. The company provides professional cleaning services.
Giving back is a big part of Durning’s business.
“We are so proud of our partnership with Cleaning for a Reason, offering free cleanings to people who are in cancer treatment so they can focus on getting better,” he said.
Runner-up: Rons Carpet Cleaning
Best PreP Clinic in Broward / Miami-Dade / Best Non-Profit in Miami-Dade: Latinos Salud
1401 NE 26th Street, Wilton Manors
925 Arthur Godfrey Rd, Suite 200 Miami Beach
2760 SW 97th Ave, Suite 103 Miami
640 NE 124th Street North Miami
PrEP is one of the most powerful tools in the fight against HIV/AIDS. For the second year in a row, SFGN readers named Latinos Salud the Best PrEP Clinic in Broward County.
“Our Wellness Clinic opened just two years ago,” said Stephen Fallon, Latinos Salud’s Executive Director. "We’re so grateful to the SFGN readers for voting us Best PrEP Clinic two years in a row!”
It also won Best PrEP Clinic and Best Non-Profit in Miami. Founded in 2008, Latinos Salud is an inclusive space for Latino gay men and their partners by providing reliable access to health screenings, community events, and links to other resources.
“Getting on PrEP to protect yourself from HIV shouldn’t be an ordeal,” Fallon said. “We make getting on PrEP easy: one short visit, and you leave with a prescription. As our name implies, we publicize our services mainly to the underserved gay Latino community. But everyone is welcome at all four of our South Florida locations.”
But they’re more than just a clinic too.
“There’s always something upcoming, because we’re not just a clinic,” Fallon noted. “Our programs extend outside our doors, too. You can join one of our free Health & Culture activities: movie nights, dance lessons, kayaking adventures, museum tours, concerts and plays, and more!"
Latinos Salud is runner-up for Best HIV Non-Profit and Best Non-Profit in Broward.
Runner-up PrEP Clinic in Broward: AHF
Runner-up for Non-Profit in Miami-Dade: Miami Beach Gay Pride
Runner-up for PrEP Clinic in Miami-Dade: Prevention 305
Best Theater: Gateway (Paradigm Cinemas)
1820 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale
Entering the Gateway Theater is like walking back in time. It’s old-school Fort Lauderdale, a small piece of Americana that’s so easy to forget these days. It is the polar opposite of the big multiplexes that are so ubiquitous in South Florida.
From the marquee to the concession stand, the throwback vibe remains. But some new changes are in the works. The theater’s seats are in the process of being replaced with recliners. So far, only one auditorium has been upgraded.
The enhancements are thanks to new management. Paradigm Cinemas is the new owner and is happy to win this honor. “It does feel nice,” said Armand Daiguillon of Paradigm Cinemas. “The truth is we’ve only had the theater open for two months under our ownership, so this is more a reflection of the past. We hope people still like it in the future.”
Runner-up: Island City Staqe
All courtesy photos.
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