This year saw a record number of votes — more than 150,000 — for the Best of Central Valley Business Readers' Choice Awards
Written by Gabriel Dillard
It was a record-breaking year for the Best of Central Valley Business Readers’ Choice Awards.
There were more than 150,000 individual online votes cast from Sept. 1 through Oct. 31 for the Central Valley’s top businesses in 35 categories. That is a record number of votes — nearly double the tally for last year’s contest.
For even more context — in the first three years of this contest combined, nearly 200,000 individual votes were cast.
The Central Valley community came through in a big way, and we want to thank The Business Journal’s readers for letting their voices be heard, as well as the business competitors who mobilized their own online followings to vote. It wouldn’t be possible without you.
We had some exciting new categories this year, including Best Local Morning Radio Show, Best Interior Design Firm, Best Local Lunch Spot to Eat During the Work Week, Best Family Owned Business, Best Title Company and Best Local Annual Event to Attend.
The winners will be announced the week of Dec. 8, when The Business Journal will feature profiles on the winners in each category.
An important note: there was a fair amount of turnover on the list of winners and finalists this year. Some longtime winners have been beat out by upstarts. Stay tuned next month to learn all about the 2017 Best of Central Valley Business Reader’s Choice Award winners.