Three years ago, Revue launched Best of the West, an annual readers’ poll asking you to vote for your favorite locally owned businesses, things and people in West Michigan.
Last year, our contest doubled in participation after an astounding 75,342 votes were cast — but there is always room to grow, so if your favorites didn’t win last year, this is your chance to nominate them. Pro-tip: sharing the link to the online voting ballot via social media helps to secure more votes.
For those new to the Best of the West game, the contest allows one-and-all to vote for their favorite spots to not only eat, drink and shop, but also show love to their favorite artists, stylists and musicians. But that’s only a small sample, as there are more than 130 subcategories this year. Sounds like a lot, right? Perhaps too much? Don’t worry. You’re only required to vote in 15 of them to have your ballot count.
This is your chance to make your voice heard and support locals at the same time. The best part is: no electoral college. Now get out there and vote — perhaps your favorites will ride off into the sunset holding a Best of the West winner’s certificate.
Vote Here: revuewm.com/bestofthewest
Voting Starts: Sunday, April 1
Voting Ends: Friday, June 15
Winners announced: Wednesday, August 1