2019 Best of Washtenaw—Cool Pros

. June 3, 2019.

Real Estate Agent

Kathy O’Connor
Runner Up: Tyler Weston

Bank/Credit Union

University of Michigan Credit Union
Runner Up: Bank of Ann Arbor


Rose Cory
Runner Up: Dr. Steven Ramold


Allison Ireton
Runner Up: Paul Simon


Dr. Renee Laliberte, Main St. Optometry, Dexter
Runner Up: Dr. Steven Lutz & Assoc.


Dr. Shannon Norman-Kotre
Runner Up: Dr. Michael Singleton


Dr. Jessica Haddad
Runner Up: Dr. Pam Shore

Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Tiffany Ballard, Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery
Runner Up: Dr. Robert H Burke, Michigan Center for Cosmetic Surgery


Humane Society of Huron Valley
Runner Up: Ann Arbor Animal Hospital

Travel Agent

AAA Travel
Runner Up: Conlin Travel

Alternative Health Care

Arbor Wellness
Runner Up: Commonsource Acupuncture


Gateway Chiropractic
Runner Up: Ann Arbor Chiropractic Wellness Center


Amber Roy, Bloom City Club
Runner Up: Trisha Stevens, Bloom City Club


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