Opinion: 'Best Of' poll is a community snapshot

If you haven’t voted yet for our ‘Best of the Valley’ contest, consider this your reminder.

We poll residents in nearly 60 categories in ‘Best of,’ which is both an annual bragging-rights showdown among local business, and a snapshot of our community and its movers and shakers.

The clock is ticking down toward next Wednesday, when voting stops, and Staff Reporter Carol Ladwig and I start rounding up profiles on the winners. Last year, we posted Q&As on winners in community categories like the best non-profit, best Valley event, the best volunteer, firefighter, scenic treasure, best policeman and city employee.

It’s not too late to get on board. The ballot is online-only this year; vote at www.valleyrecord.com. Share your favorites in local business and service, and don’t forget to shout out the community clubs and groups, best teachers, cops and civic employees, or your favorite parks and getaways. This is the Valley’s moment to shine.


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