Can you believe that it’s already time to cast your nominations for the 2017 Best of Columbia awards? In case you haven’t heard of the Best of Columbia awards yet, they are a series of contests put on every year by the Columbia Metropolitan magazine and the Free Times newspaper. The purpose of the awards is to have Columbia residents vote for and recognize their favorite local businesses as great spots to visit and work with in town.
There are all kinds of categories that you can vote for, from Best Food, Restaurants, Service and Retail to Best TV News Anchor. Many of our vendors are nominated under the best service category, and it is great to know that we work alongside respected local businesses.
As a local business, we feel that it is important to participate in the nominations and voting for the Best of Columbia awards. It is a great way for you to let local businesses know that you support them. This is one of the reasons that everyone on our team has gone ahead and voted for their favorite establishments around town.
In order to cast your nominations, visit these links below and fill out the form. You do NOT need to fill out every box in order to submit the form. It does, however, require you to nominate at least 15 businesses for awards. It takes a couple of minutes, but it is a great way to support the local businesses in our community.
Columbia Metropolitan Magazine’s Best of Columbia Nomination Ballot HERE
Free Times’ Best of Columbia Finalists Ballot HERE
Nominations for Columbia Metropolitan Magazine’s nominations are open until Midnight on June 17th, so make sure to vote before then! According to the ballot instructions, the Top 5 nominees in each category will be placed on the final ballot in September. The Free Times voting is open until June 24th at Midnight.
Thank you for participating to help support our local vendors! And of course, we would love your support for Best Real Estate Agent (Mary Lane Sloan) and Best Real Estate Agency (The ART of Real Estate)!