The award for favorite retail staff goes to Macy's again this year.
With more than 200 employees throughout the year, the store is well staffed with people who do everything from helping customers with skin care and makeup to fitting formal suits and wrapping gifts.
Macy's opened in the Rogue Valley Mall where Meier & Frank used to be in 2006 when its parent company, Federated Department Stores, purchased the May Co. stores.
Macy's traces its beginnings back to a dry goods store opened in 1858 by R.H. Macy in New York City. According to the company website, first-day sales totaled $11.06. The chain now boasts more than 800 stores across the nation.
Other favorites: Rogue Valley Runners, Ashland, and Fred Meyer, Medford.