Today marks the start of our Best of the Weekly readers’ choice competition.
Readers will have until May 31 to vote for their favorite companies in dozens of categories, including Best Bar, Best Burger Joint and Best Women’s Boutique. Flip to page 4B for the Best of the Weekly mail-in ballot or visit us online to vote.
We’ll announce the winners in the June 28 edition. New this year is a reception in late June in which we’ll celebrate winners.
I enjoy the readers’ choice competition because it gives us a glimpse into the pulse of the community. But everything can’t be all sunshine, rainbows and magical journeys to Candy Land.
Every year it seems someone wants to rain on our parade and be sour about the contest not being fair because they did not know about it. If you don’t read our newspaper or engage in the community, should it bother you that our readers like a company that does? Focus that frustration on building a stronger reputation or loyalty among customers.
I also get emails from companies trying to explain to me how they have a superior product or service compared to the winner (very impressive) or asking me to tell them how many votes they needed to win (no time for that).
Again, this is a readers’ choice competition. Let’s have fun with it.
About Munch Madness
Last week, we weren’t able to print the final round of the Munch Madness bracket. We’ve included it on 4B this week. You can email me your vote or you can go to Facebook or Instagram to vote publicly.