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Watch the 2020 BAB Winners’ Video Features

April 29th, 2021

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Wine Experience Cafe – Business Award Winner 2020

The Wine Experience Café and Wine Cellar won the Innovation & Creativity during COVID Award. The pandemic struck a gigantic blow to the fine dining scene, but Eldon Larson and his team at The Wine Experience Café and Wine Cellar didn’t skip a beat. In the wake of public health restrictions, the restaurant at Southlands quickly pivoted from hosting lively dinner parties and packed special event nights to wine dinners to go, upscale takeout and socially distant outdoor patio dining concerts. This family owned business, which has served as the flagship for upscale cuisine in southeast Aurora since…

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Wine Experience Cafe – Business Award Winner 2020

Winchell’s Donut House – Business Award Winner 2020

 

Winchell’s Donut House won the Resiliency Award. Part of the fun of a morning donut run is being able to pick out your favorite flavors on display behind the store counter. But COVID-19 changed the rules, and places like Winchell’s Donut House in south Aurora were forced to think differently about how could continue to serve their customers. This lone Winchell’s location in Aurora has been in the same spot since the early 1970s, and managed today by Samer and Maz Mukayess, Samar was 13 years old when his family purchased the business in 1993 and he helped sweep floors there in the summer. His father…

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Legends of Aurora Sports Grill – Business Award Winner 2020

Legends of Aurora won the Community Impact Award. Legends of Aurora is indeed a community legend, celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2020. This father- and-son operation is not only known for its excellent bar food, friendly atmosphere and hospitality, but also its involvement in the community. In fact, giving back is this central Aurora sports grill’s philosophy. Even before the pandemic, owner Steve Sundberg was actively involved with the Aurora Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Aurora program and the city’s Parks and Recreation Board. Over the years, Legends of Aurora donated funds to causes like…

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Legends of Aurora Sports Grill – Business Award Wi…

Envison Eye Care – Business Award Winner 2020

Envision Eye Care won the Small, Small Business Award. It’s tough to find locally owned healthcare anywhere these days, but Envision Eye Care prides itself on its local ownership and serving underserved populations in Aurora. Founded in 2015, this family owned optometry practice focuses on serving immigrant residents originating from countries spanning the globe. Owner JK Joung says his family is deeply embedded in the community, both living in the area and with children in school nearby. So Envision Eye Care’s patients are not just numbers but people they see at the grocery store and at the recreation…

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Envison Eye Care – Business Award Winner 2020