Montco, here are your BEST

Each January, Montco Happening kicks the year off with a bang by hosting the most important people’s choice contest in Montco County– The Happening List®! With thousands of local people, places, and businesses competing in the most competitive Happening List contest ever, a select few have taken home top honors as Winners and Finalists in the 2021 Montco Happening List Competition.

This year Montco Happening list bestowed awards and bragging rights to our top local business owners. Throw a pandemic at us- no problem. Our community proved to be even stronger and more vibrant than ever. 2021 confirmed how lucky we all are to have such fabulous and diverse businesses and owners to celebrate. Congrats to all The Happening List® nominees, finalists and winners!

Happening List 2021: By the Numbers

  • Total nominations: 2,050

  • Total votes: 96,998

  • Total winners: 272

  • Total finalists: 601

Happening List 2021 Hall of Fame

Throughout the year, we check in with our Happening List winners. From home improvement service experts to spas to trusted health experts and everything in between! Learn more about some of the people and businesses who took home top honors in the 2021 Montco Happening List Hall of Fame.

Hall of Fame Winner Gallery


Sal’s Barbershop
Plymouth Meeting, PA


Playful Pets
Conshohocken, PA


Le Bella Donna
Jenkintown, PA


Kriebel’s Bakery
Norristown, PA


Volpe Enterprises, Inc

North Wales, PA


Lightbridge Academy
Willow Grove, Jenkintown & Montgomeryville, PA


Jolie Salon & Day Spa
Blue Bell, PA


Accent On The Rocks
Skippack, PA


Three Daughters Inn

Pottstown, PA


LuX Lab Philly Spalon

Plymouth Meeting, PA

Hall of Famers:

Sal's Barbeshop

Sal’s Barbershop

Plymouth Meeting, Royersford, Phoenixville, Boyertown, Swarthmore, and King of Prussia PA

WINNER, Best in Man Grooming, and Best in Children’s Haircut

FINALIST, Best Entrepreneur – Salvatore Giannone

21011 Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462 /484-688-4198 /[email protected] / www.salsbarbershopsvip.com

Sal’s Barbershop is a collection of awesome barbers that opened its first location in Plymouth Meeting on Halloween 2015. Since then they have won numerous awards including Best Barbershop and Best Children’s Haircut for the last 6 years. They have been featured in magazines and newspapers. They have 6 locations in Plymouth Meeting, Royersford, Phoenixville, Boyertown, Swarthmore, and King of Prussia and are focused on helping the community providing the residents the same type of 5-star service that has made Sal’s Barbershop famous!

Playful Pets

Playful Pets

Conshohocken, PA

WINNER, Best Pet Shop

115 W Ridge Pike, Conshohocken, PA 19428 / 610-834-9951 / [email protected] / www. playful-pets.net/index.html/

Playful Pets, Your Puppy Specialist Store has been in business for nearly 30 years! In October of 2018, their store manager, BethAnn Gomes (Neuschwander) purchased the store! BethAnn, along with their dedicated staff, have been working night and day to implement changes to not only improve the store but the pet industry! Implementing better sourcing techniques, highest cleaning standards, and working alongside one of the top Veterinarian clinics in the area, to ensure that while puppies are with us, they are in a happy, healthy, and safe environment! They are dedicated to making sure that our customers are matched with the perfect puppy, meeting all needs that our customers are looking for in a furever friend! They want to bring fur-babies and fur-parents together in a healthy and safe way to ensure that our puppies are in a furever home! Playful Pets is also dedicated to our community, by donating nearly $10,000 a year to various charities and families in need! Playful Pets wants to connect with the community to bring people together, and to bring positivity back into this world. They want to give back to the community and to remind people that we are all in this together!

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Le Bella Donna

Jenkintown PA

WINNER, Best Bridal Boutique

319 York Rd, Jenkintown, PA 19046 / / [email protected] / www.lebelladonna.com

Le Bella Donna is a full-service bridal boutique located just outside of Philadelphia in the heart of Jenkintown. The intimate and tranquil environment offers brides the experience to shop a specially curated selection of award-winning designer wedding dresses. Le Bella Donna has been nominated and won the title of best bridal boutique three times now, we have won in 2018, 2019, and now in 2021. Our team is crafted to ensure your shopping experience is far beyond what you envisioned. Our stylists are passionate, knowledgeable, and eager to help find the perfect fit for you. We work to provide our clients with care, support,
and give our undivided attention to bring your vision to life. We believe in the importance of embracing your inner beauty and in finding a dress that tells your story! We carry a wide variety of dresses in countless styles and sizes, with our wide selection we guarantee you will find something you love. Le Bella Donna is located at  319 York Rd, Jenkintown, PA 19046. Visit our website ( website link add) to schedule your appointment today. From classic and collected, to new styles and trends, our dresses are both unique and unforgettable.

Kriebel's Bakery

Kriebel’s Bakery,

Norristown  PA

WINNER, Best in Specialty Cake Design

FINALIST, Best in Dessert and Bakery

3140 Ridge Pike Norristown, PA 19403 /484-679-1406 / [email protected] /www.kriebelscustombakery.com

Kriebel’s Bakery has had the honor of being voted Best of Montco since 2013  (8 consecutive years) for Best Speciality Cakes, Best Bakery, and Best Dessert. The support that we get from our community is definitely the driving factor of our success, we are so humbled each year to see the outpouring of love for Kriebel’s with all of the votes!  If you are in search of a delicious and stunning cake for your next event, please contact us at  https://www.kriebelscustombakery.com/
Cats Only Veterinary Hospital

Cats Only Veterinary Hospital,

Norristown PA

WINNER, Best Vet

1533 DeKalb Street Norristown, PA 19401 /610-279-CATS 2287 / [email protected] / www.catsonlyvethosp.com

Cats Only Veterinary Hospital is located in Norristown, PA. We are a full service veterinary hospital specifically for cats. We offer a number of services including comprehensive physical examinations, vaccinations, preventative health care, laser surgery, Class IV Laser Therapy, digital x-rays, dental health care, digital dental x-rays, in-house laboratory testing, in-house pharmacy, and luxurious boarding in 3 story cat condos. Visit our website to find out why we were voted 2021 Best Veterinarian in Montgomery County.

Previous recognitions:  2018 Winner Best Vet in Montco, 2019 & 2020 Finalist Best Vet in Montco

Volpe Enterprises, Inc

Volpe Enterprises, Inc

North Wales, PA

WINNER, Best in Home Improvement & Roofing

217 Church Road, North Wales, PA 19454 / 610-539-6738 / [email protected] / www.govolpe.com

We are excited to be a HappeningList winner for Best in Roofing and Home Improvement!

Located in North Wales, PA, Volpe Enterprises, Inc. is a complete home renovation company. We offer services such as roofing, siding, windows, doors, kitchens, bathrooms, additions, and basements. We are a family-owned and operated business and have been since 1970.

“Quality, honesty, and integrity” remains our focus, and we have developed a reputation for providing excellent customer service at a reasonable price.  Our team is dedicated to having long-term relationships with our clients and their referrals are the foundation of our continued success.

If you like to learn more, stop by our North Wales Design Center to see everything from—cabinets, countertops, backsplashes, and faucets—to flooring on display as well as several different roofing, siding, windows, doors, and decking displays. Or visit us at GoVolpe.com. If you prefer, feel free to give us a call at 610-539-6730. A customer service representative is available 24/7 to help with all your home remodeling needs.

Lightbridge Academy

Massage Wellness and Beyond

Lansdale, PA

WINNER, Best Day Care – Lightbridge Academy (Willow Grove)

FINALIST, Best Preschool – Lightbridge Academy (Montgomeryville & Jenkintown)

2321 Blair Mill Rd, Willow Grove, PA 19090 / 215-657-2400 / www.lightbridgeacademy.com

Lightbridge Academy is the Solution for Working Parents®, providing a safe, nurturing, educational environment for Infant, Toddler, and Preschool children. We welcome everyone in our community to be a part of our unique Circle of Care, where we transform the lives of children and their families by offering excellence in the childcare experience. We play a transformative role in the lives of families and we take this very seriously. Our proprietary early childhood education curriculum impacts the “whole” child in a multitude of ways. Throughout our years of operation, we continue to uphold our Core Values, while surrounding the children and communities we serve with love, guidance, and inspiration. Our state-of-the-art child care center provides a professional yet nurturing home-away-from-home environment where you and your child will feel comfortable. We can’t wait for you to become a part of our family!

Jolie Salon and Day Spa

Jolie Salon and Day Spa

Blue Bell, PA

WINNER, Best Day Care – Best in Makeup (on-location), Makeup (salon & spa), Manicure, Pedicure, Updo

FINALIST, Best in Blowout, Eyelash Extension, Facial, Hair Color, Hair Extension, Haircut, Man Grooming, Waxer

750 Dekalb Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422 / 610-277-2152 / https://joliespa.com/

Jolie is honored to have been a Montco Happenings winner since the beginning of the program and to have enjoyed over 20 years as Blue Bell’s number one salon.  As the most honored salon and spa for 2021 we are grateful to our clients who showed their support by casting their vote.  After the hardships of 2020, we are thankful to have survived and thrive with our clients able to return to normal life and enjoy their fresh new cuts and color, relaxing massages, rejuvenating facials, manicured nails and glamorous makeup.  It truly is a cause for celebration and we are spreading the joy with our friends in Montgomery County with renewed enthusiasm to make 2021 the best year yet.

A Jolie gift card is still the best gift for anyone in your life who deserves some pampering no matter what the occasion.  Our gift cards never expire and are available in any dollar amount.  Please visit our website to schedule an appointment, purchase a gift card or apply to join our team if you are looking for a career working with the best.  https://joliespa.com/

Accent On The Rocks

Accent On The Rocks,

Skippack PA

WINNER, Best Shopping Destination

4064 Skippack Pike, Skippack PA 19474  / 610-615-5901 / [email protected] / www.shopaccentontherocks.com/

Eclectic! Chic! Unique! These 3 words are not taken lightly at Accent On The Rocks in Skippack Pa and this boutique strives to be just that. In fact, the owner, Mary Bohidar, has built the boutique brand around the concept of offering an eclectic collection of affordable artisan-crafted jewelry, chic fashion apparel, and unique home giftware, all infused with style and originality.

“I want every person who visits Accent On The Rocks to be able to find something unique that speaks to them on a personal level. I want them to be inspired and excited by the evolving fashion collections and amazing jewelry offerings. I want them to find that perfect gift for their special person. For me it’s not just product on a shelf or clothing on a rack, it’s friends and family and pride in bringing something new, unique, and inspiring to my customer.”
Visiting our brick and mortar location in the heart of Skippack, PA, or shop online at www.accentontherocks.com
Burge Painting Company

Burge Painting Company

Lansdale PA

WINNER, Best Painter

524 Country Club Dr Lansdale 19446 / 267-549-6387 /  [email protected] / www.burgepainting.com/

At Burge Painting Company, we provide high-quality, professional-grade painting & home improvement services to any home or business.  However, what differentiates us from other house painting companies is our dedication to customer experience.

We believe that a great paint job means more than a new coat of paint.  A great paint job starts with the first impression through the final sign-off.  This means that we treat all of our clients with honesty and courtesy, approach each job with professionalism and passion, and treat your home or business with the same respect & care as if it was our own.

Burge Painting Company is owned and operated by two brothers, Kevin & Dennis.  The Burge brothers bring a distinctive balance to the company through their unique perspectives & skill-sets; however, one of the many things they share is their love for transforming a space to exceed the expectation of their clients.

We are fully licensed and insured in PA & NJ, and while our home base is Montgomery County – we offer our full suite of services all over the Greater Philly & South Jersey areas. [HIC Lic# (PA139823) / (NJ13VH10305100)] Award – Best of Montco 2021 Winner – Home > Painter (won in 2020 as well)

Link: https://burgepainting.com/

Three Daughters Inn

Three Daughters Inn

Pottstown PA

WINNER, Best in Bed & Breakfast

1016 E High Street Pottstown, PA 19464 /(610) 287-7828[email protected] / www.threedaughtersinn.com/

The Three Daughters Inn is located at 1016 E High St. in Pottstown. Our inn provides comfortable, modern accommodations in a cozy bed and breakfast that welcomes guests of all ages. Our first-floor suite, The Madison, has a zero-step entry and is accessible to those who may use wheelchairs or walkers. The third floor of the inn is The Jillian suite, perfect for a couple’s get-away with a king-size bed and luxury furnishings. Our largest suite, The Nicole, can accommodate up to four people, perfect for a family with children.

At Three Daughters Inn, the breakfast options are chosen and prepared with care. We are happy to accommodate special dietary needs. As a family-run inn, our recipes have been passed down from generations of cooks and from all over the world.

The Three Daughters Inn is dedicated to more than just providing you a great stay; we’re dedicated to a better Pottstown. Whether you are looking for a couple’s getaway, a girl’s weekend, a visit with your student at the Hill School, or if you’re in Pottstown on business: The Three Daughters Inn will help you have an ideal stay, because you’ll feel at home in our home.
Scratch Kitchen by Fry's Catering

Scratch Kitchen by Fry’s Catering

Lansdale, PA

WINNER, Best in Food Truck and Best in Catering

1830 West Point Pike Lansdale PA 19446/(215) 872-1947 / [email protected]  / https://www.fryscatering.com/

Kyle and Jenna Fry, are the husband-and-wife team behind Fry’s Catering & Scratch Kitchen Food Truck. They are devoted to providing their clients simple, honest food made from scratch.

The Fry’s decided to start their catering business in 2016, shortly after they married. The couple has built their business together as a team. Kyle is the talent, runs the kitchen and all things culinary while Jenna handles behind the scene duties such as event planning, directing operations and client relations.

Fry’s Catering offers a variety of menus for all occasions, from corporate functions to showers, parties, private dinners, weddings and even more! The Fry’s strive to provide unique options that make a lasting impression on their clients.

Over the past 5 years not only have they built a growing clientele but they’ve expanded their family along the way. With the birth of their son Ayden in 2018 followed by the birth of their daughter Mackenzie in 2019 and the arrival of their food truck, Scratch Kitchen, in February 2020.

The couple used the food truck only 3 times before Covid hit. Since social gatherings were out of the picture, they needed to pivot and adjust their original business plan. So, they took their food truck to the neighborhoods of Montco! Offering local families a fun, safe dinner option during quarantine that gave everyone something to look forward to. Save

You can find Scratch Kitchen at local breweries and wineries on the weekends. They are also available to book for private events, corporate occasions, neighborhood visits, fundraisers, parties, and even weddings! Offering exciting scratch made food that their clients can’t stop talking about!

LuX Lab Philly Spalon

LuX Lab Philly Spalon

Plymouth Meeting, PA

WINNER, Best Blowout

500 Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462/(215) 649-0979 / [email protected]  / www.luxlabphilly.com

LuX Lab is honored to receive the award for Best Blowout in Montgomery County. Our company began as an idea to completely change the public’s perception of what a salon could be. We prioritize our ambiance to be in-tune with all five senses through aromatherapy, exotic sensual sounds, impeccable environment, and refreshments. Kysha Woods, LuX Lab’s CEO, is a certified cosmetologist, educator, and celebrity stylist empowering LuX to provide all beauty services ranging from hair, skin, and nail care. LuX’s unique, customizable services allow us to cater to each individual’s beauty needs and goals. Our guests have continually praised our cleanliness, professionalism, punctuality, quality, and value. Our company’s goal is to enhance you as an individual and help you reach your beauty goals. Lux Lab’s guests are the foundation of our business and we would like to extend our gratitude to them and the Montgomery County Happening’s staff for the nomination. Ultimately, LuX Lab is humbly honored to receive the award, and we promise to continue to push the boundaries of what a salon can be to maximize the customers’ experiences. We are enthusiastically ready to wow you!

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