Congratulations to all Chatham area businesses who placed first in Best of Columbia County 2022

The Columbia County Chamber of Commerce and Columbia-Greene Media presented the 2022 Best of Columbia County Awards Thursday, June 2nd at PS21 – Performance Spaces for the 21st Century. Live music was performed and a fine array of food was prepared by Georgia Ray’s. The three finalists from each category were recognized and the “Best of” winners announced.

Congratulations to all the first Place Winners

Best Live Entertainment Spot: Chatham Brewing
Best Local Live Theater: Mac-Hayden Theatre
Best Local Movie Theater: Crandell Theatre
Best Campground (Non-Governmental): Fox Hill Camping Area
Best Overall Community Event: Columbia County Fair
Best Burger: Chatham Brewing
Best Local Brewery: Chatham Brewing
Best Restaurant: Jackson’s Old Chatham House
Best Specialty Food Store: The Chatham Berry Farm
Best Architectural Firm: James Dixon Architect PC
Best Wings: Chatham Brewing
Best New Business: Fiesta Café
Best Real Estate Company: Beach & Bartolo Realtors Inc.
Best Lawn Care/Landscape Design: Callander’s Nursery & Landscaping, Inc.
Best Veterinary Practice: Chathams Small Animal Hospital
Best Antique Store: Olde 1811 Antique Shoppe
Best Apparel & Accessories (non-chain): Browns Emporium
Best City/Town in the County to Shop: Chatham
Best Florist: Chatham Flowers and Gifts
Best Home Furnishings/Decorating: Crow Cottage
Best Jewelry Store: R.H. Van Alstyne Fine Jewelry
Best Local Book Store: The Chatham Bookstore

See a list of all Chatham Area nominees.

Best of Columbia County reader’s choice contest Is going on now!

The 2022 Best of Columbia County™ is a Reader’s Choice Contest that allows county residents to make their voices heard in deciding the “best of the best” in a broad field of over 50 categories.

There Are Two Rounds

One ballot per person per round. This means that you will vote two times – once in Round One and once in Round two

Round One: Nominations

The nomination period started on March 1 and continues through March 31. The top three of each category move on to Round Two.

Round Two: Voting on the Nominations

Round Two begins April 11 and continues through April 29 and will consist of the top three in each category from Round One.

Winners will be announced during an red carpet-style show, to be held June 2, 2022, and presented by the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce and Columbia-Greene Media. Winners will also appear in the Best of Columbia County™ publication.

More than 20 Chatham Businesses Earn “Best of Columbia County” Awards

Best of Columbia County 2016

Best of Columbia County 2016The third annual Best of Columbia County awards ceremony was held Thursday, June 23. More than 20 of the 90 categories were awarded to businesses, organizations and individuals from right here in Chatham, NY. Thank you to everyone who took the time to cast a ballot.

Congratulations to all of Chatham’s “Best of Columbia County 2016” Winners!

We invite you to come visit our little town and see why so many of our businesses were voted “Best in the County!” The awards were announced Thursday, June 23, 2016. See the list of all 90 winners.

Local Shopping

Building Supply Store: Ed Herrington, Inc. (Herrington’s)

Clothing, Shoes and/or Accessories: Browns Emporium, Inc.

Florist: Chatham Flowers & Gifts

Jewelry Store: RH Van Alstyne Fine Jewelry

Local Book Store: Chatham Bookstore

Lodging: Inn at Silver Maple Farm

Specialty Food Store: Bimi’s Cheese Shop

Local Food & Drink

Baked Goods: Our Daily Bread

Farm Stand: The Berry Farm

Local Beer: Chatham Brewing, LLC

Local Wine: Hudson-Chatham Winery


Happy Hour Spot: Destino


Block in the County to Shop: Main Street in Chatham

Community Event Spring: Sean’s Run

Community Event Summer: Columbia County Fair

Managed Town: Chatham

Wedding Venue: Chatham Fairgrounds

Arts & Culture

Artist: Roger Mason

Local Live Theater: The Mac-HaydnTheatre, Inc.

Local Movie Theater: Crandell Theatre


Alternative Energy: SunDog Solar

Architect: Kate Johns AIA

Financial Advisor: Edward Jones

Realtor: Beach & Bartolo, Realtors, Inc.

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