Which restaurant has the best cheeseburger, BBQ, or chicken wings in Alexander County? Who’s the best barber, electrician, or mechanic? What’s your favorite school, church, or civic club? Alexander County residents (and visitors) can cast their votes for all these and more in the 2017 Alexander County Readers’ Choice Awards program.
This local awards program is being sponsored by the Alexander County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) and The Taylorsville Times with the objective of promoting local businesses in Alexander County and supporting the EDC’s “Buy Local” campaign.
The easiest way to vote is online at www.alexanderedc.org/survey. The Times will also have ballots in each issue of the newspaper (full page or insert) through August 30. The survey will run for five weeks with a deadline of Monday, September 4.
The awards survey contains almost 100 blanks in which residents can vote for their favorite businesses. Categories include: Dining Out, Having Fun, Professional Services, Community Favorites, Shopping, Health & Wellness, Financial, Automotive, and Out-of-County Favorites.
“This awards program is the perfect opportunity to vote for your favorite businesses, and help promote them to others,” said Gary Herman, Small Business Development Coordinator for the EDC. “This goes hand-in-hand with the EDC’s ‘Buy Local’ campaign as we strive to make our residents more aware of the importance of supporting our local merchants.”
Those who complete the paper survey in the newspaper should mail it to: Alexander County EDC, Attn: Awards, 621 Liledoun Road, Taylorsville, NC 28681 or drop off at The Taylorsville Times office, located at 24 East Main Avenue.
THREE WILL WIN $50 PRIZE
To help encourage participation in the Reader’s Choice Awards, three (3) random survey respondents will be chosen to win $50 each. Surveys should be as complete as possible (more than half of the categories must be completed to be eligible to win).
After the September 4 deadline, survey results will be compiled and the winning businesses will be presented with a framed certificate. The results will be available in a special tabloid publication in The Taylorsville Times and on the EDC’s website.