Readers have a few more days to tell The Times which restaurant has the best barbecue in Alexander County. Or help decide who’s the best florist, surveyor, or pet groomer. Readers can choose their favorite school, church, or civic club, too. You can cast your vote for all these and more in the 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards with the special Readers’ Choice ballot ad on Page 14B in the Aug. 29 issue or online at this link: https://alexanderedc.org/survey/ by Sept. 2, 2018.
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 awards survey contains approximately 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.”
The survey will run for five weeks with a deadline of Monday, September 2, 2018. The survey will be available online at www.AlexanderEDC.org/survey, or you can find the survey in each issue of The Taylorsville Times (full page or an insert) through August 29. 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.
After the September 2 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.
Three readers win $50
To help encourage participation in the Reader’s Choice Awards, three random survey respondents were chosen during the contest and won $50 each.