Time again for Best of Twin Harbors voting

Choose your favorite local businesses

Dear Readers,

It’s that time again. Voting for the 28th annual Best of Twin Harbors starts online Monday and in print next Saturday. Voting will run from March 22 until April 30, with paper ballots appearing in each edition of the Saturday Daily World starting next week. To vote online go to thedailyworld.com and click on one of the “Vote Here” ads you’ll see throughout the site.

Each year we make changes in an effort to improve the overall voting experience. This year we dropped down from 109 categories to 102. We combined several categories to make things more competitive and removed several more that no longer seemed relevant. In light of COVID-19 we also removed the Best Festival category. Since none of us has had the opportunity to attend a festival it didn’t seem right to include it this year. This is one we’ll gladly bring back in 2022.

The goal whenever I start the Best of Twin Harbors category-review meeting each year is to get us to under 100 categories. While we got close this year, we couldn’t help but add in a couple of new ones. My favorite new addition is “Best City to Live In” which can be found under the Real Estate group. It should be a lot of fun to see how that one ends up, and please keep it to cities on the Twin Harbors.

The rules for voting remain the same as last year. Please vote for as many categories as you can, but you are not required to vote for all 102. Every vote really does count. Last year we had over 15 categories that were decided by less than 10 votes and a couple came down to three or less. We like to see ballots with votes for at least 10 categories. Paper ballots can be dropped off at our office anytime until end of day on April 30.

Winning Best of Twin Harbors or being voted as a Favorite is a sought-after honor. It’s a way for you, the readers, to let our businesses know that you appreciate what they do, what they offer and how they offer it. Our locally owned businesses work hard to provide the services we need in the Twin Harbors. This is your chance to say thank you.

Get your votes in and let’s see who comes out on top!

Mike Hrycko

Daily World publisher