While there’s a lot of uncertainty in the world right now, we didn’t want to let that stop us from celebrating the amazing small businesses of South Dakota!
Known for its most famous landmark, Mount Rushmore, South Dakota is a wonderful state to live in and visit. In addition to being home to the “playground of the dinosaurs,” mashed potato wrestling competitions, Hurbert Humphrey, Tom Brokaw, January Jones, and Laura Ingalls Wilder, the Coyote State is also home to a number of truly incredible local businesses — from acupuncturists to window cleaners — that work to serve their communities and make the world a better place.
Top Rated Local® is here to recognize the many local businesses that work to make South Dakota such a phenomenal place to live and visit. There are so many amazing businesses that serve the people of South Dakota, but only the best of the best have made it on our list of Top Rated Local award winners for 2020. Today, we’re ecstatic to announce our 2020 award winners in South Dakota.
To calculate our 2020 winners, we’ve looked at each business’ Rating Score™, which is determined by the total number of verified review sites the business is listed on, the total number of ratings/reviews the business has on those review sites, and the business’ average overall star rating. The more review sites a business is listed on, the more reviews or ratings a business has, and the higher the average star rating, the higher the Rating Score will be, with the highest being 100.00.
There are a large number of businesses that work hard to serve the people of South Dakota and provide them with everything they need to thrive, and this year, we’ve identified 355 total businesses that have made the cut. These one-of-a-kind, local businesses have clearly made an impact on the customers and clients they serve each and every day, as evidenced by their impressive average Rating Score of 95.32 and average star rating of 4.86. For comparison, businesses across Top Rated Local average a 69.98 Rating Score and a 4.26 star rating. These businesses are truly the best of the best.
There are so many stand-out businesses in South Dakota that deserve to be recognized for their success, but we’re especially excited to give a shoutout to the number one award-winner in South Dakota for 2020 — Wilson Orthodontics. An orthodontics clinic that’s dedicated to helping its patients achieve beautiful, healthy smiles, Wilson Orthodontics is Sioux Falls’ premier source for orthodontic care. Wilson Orthodontics has received 604 reviews across five verified reviews sites with an average star rating of 4.90, which has earned it a phenomenal Rating Score of 100.00 and the bragging rights of being the number one Top Rated Local business in all of South Dakota for 2020.
Congratulations to all of our award winners in South Dakota for 2020, and we commend you for the outstanding service and support you provide for your community day in and day out.