Best of 2021

Letter from the Publisher

We are on a roll!

This past year has been challenging for everyone. We are thankful that we are able to recognize creativity and excellence during this unprecedented time. Back on a roll, ShowCase is thrilled that we we now get a chance to highlight the best and brightest in our region. As our nation returns to work and we look back on this past year, it is our honor to rev up the engines and focus on moving forward and celebrating ShowCase Magazine’s Best of 2021 with you, our readers.

The voting process started in March as we turned to you, our loyal reader, and asked you to cast your vote for the Best in 51 categories. Votes poured in for everything from shopping to healthcare, cuisine and giving back.

In this issue, ShowCase Magazine celebrates our local businesses and organizations and spotlights their efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic while also celebrating the Best in our region as determined by our readers. Our team then compiled the votes for the Best, and those nominees are honored in this issue.

We invite our readers to seek these organizations out and congratulate them on their success and being voted the Best of 2021. Whether you are reading this in print, online or on social media, we invite you to celebrate these businesses and pay them a compliment or simply send them your patronage. Congratulations to the Best of 2021.

Thank you for reading and celebrating with us!

Robin Lucas, Publisher

This Issue’s Categories


Shopping Experience


Health & Wellness



              People’s Choice


              Asian Influence


              Meat Lovers

              Dining with Flair

Destinations, Entertainment & Giving Back

Featured Stories

The HeART of the Home Cabinets by Trivonna

Cabinets by Trivonna of Lacey pride themselves on a design experience that is uniquely customized to their individual client’s dreams and wishes. Trivonna brings to life an artful design plan […]

Northlight Interiors — Style Redefined

With many of us spending more time at home this past year, it has been a great time to look at redecorating your space. Anyone who has ever set out […]

Crumbl Cookies: More than Just a Cookie

When you step inside of Crumbl Cookies, it feels as if you have stepped inside a secret bakery. The vibe is vivacious and magnetic. Cookie lovers can watch each step […]

O Bee Credit Union—Giving Back through the Pandemic

With a rich history, a mandate to serve, and a commitment to community, O Bee Credit Union donated over $50,000 to local charitable organizations during Covid-19. Through their combined “Masks-for-Charity” […]

Financial Insights Celebrates 40 Years

Serving well over 600 clients in the Puget Sound Area, Financial Insights is an independent wealth management and retirement planning firm that is second-generation, family owned and operated. With a […]

A Huge Step for Thurston County Health

No April Fools’ jokes here, we promise! At exactly midnight on April 1, 2021, MultiCare Health System brought Capital Medical Center (CMC) into their family by purchasing the hospital from […]

Crockett’s—Good Food for Good People

When you use the highest-quality, locally-sourced ingredients, people tend to notice. Like one diner from Auburn wrote recently in her restaurant review of Crockett’s Public House, located in Puyallup: Crockett’s […]

Dancing Goats Coffee in Tacoma’s Brewery District

When Dancing Goats Coffee Bar opened in the Brewery Blocks, Tacoma residents and UW students were treated to a great coffeehouse with a modern look not seen in their other […]

From Homeless Backpacks to All Kids Win

Homeless and hungry children and teens are an existing, exponential problem in our country. It may not cross one’s mind that the student they see walking down the school hallway […]

United Way of Pierce County Celebrates 100 Years

Over $350 million dollars has been reinvested in Pierce County since 1921 when the United Way of Pierce County (UWPC) was formed.  Originally known as the Federation of Social Service […]

APCC Celebrates 25th Anniversary

It was 1996 and Patsy Suh O’Connell was searching for a way to honor her recently deceased father. She decided to create a nonprofit that honored his Korean heritage. She […]

Asia Pacific Cultural Center Steps Up to Help Community

A quick visit to Asia Pacific Cultural Center’s Facebook page and you see it instantly. This organization does so much for the South Sound community, but especially during the current […]

Rolf’s Import Auto Celebrates 50 Years

There’s a special kind of magic in European fuel injection cars. Rolf Simons knew that. In 1970 Rolf Simons opened a small auto repair shop in Lakewood. His business began […]

Tumwater Eye Center: State-of-the-art digital and infra-red retinal imagining

Taking care of your eyes may not be at the top of your priority list. However, foresight will do you much better than hindsight. “Be preventative,” recommends Dr. Finch of […]