WRAL.com Expands Voters’ Choice Awards

WRAL.com Voters Choice 2017It is time to vote for your favorite local businesses!

Due to the success of WRAL’s Out & About Voters’ Choice Awards over the last two years, we have decided to expand our popular ballot contest to give North Carolina businesses, from the mountains to the coast, the chance to be recognized.

The new WRAL.com Voters’ Choice Awards starts this fall with expanded categories and subcategories. You can nominate your favorite businesses from Oct. 16 through Nov. 8. On Nov. 13, we will be unveiling the official voting ballot.

So start thinking about the businesses you want to nominate. Look at last year’s winnersbut note that we want to keep the focus on local business and less large chain restaurants and businesses.

And if you are a business interested in sponsoring this year’s awards or getting promotional graphics to help encourage people to nominate your business, check out this blog from WRAL Digital Solutions.

And get involved in the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #WRALVCAs.

2017 WRAL.com Voters’ Choice Awards Categories

Food & Drink

  • Baked Goods
  • BBQ
  • Biscuits
  • Bottle Shop
  • Brewery
  • Burgers
  • Caterer
  • Deli
  • Distillery
  • Donuts
  • Farmers Market
  • Fine Dining
  • Food truck
  • Fries
  • Grocery Store
  • Healthy
  • Hot Dogs
  • International
  • Kids Menu
  • Local Chocolate
  • Local Coffee
  • Local Ice Cream / Frozen Yogurt
  • New Restaurant (Opened in 2017)
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Pizza
  • Seafood
  • Southern Food
  • Steakhouse
  • Sushi
  • Tacos
  • Winery
  • Wings

Entertainment & Nightlife

  • Bowling
  • Charity Event
  • Cocktails
  • Country Club
  • Dancefloor
  • Dive Bar
  • Festival
  • Golf Course
  • Hotel / Vacation Rental
  • Karaoke
  • Live Music
  • Local Sports Team
  • Movie Theater
  • Museum & Gallery
  • NC Getaway
  • Neighborhood Bar
  • Networking
  • Outdoor Movie Series
  • Performing Arts Venue
  • Place to People Watch
  • Place to Watch a Game
  • Pool Hall & Arcade
  • Sports Bar
  • Tourist Attraction
  • Travel Agency
  • Trivia
  • Wine Bar

Health & Life

  • Barbershop/Hair Salon
  • Barre/Pilates/Yoga Studio
  • Chiropractic Services
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • CrossFit Gym
  • Day Spa
  • Dentistry
  • Dermatology
  • Diet/Weight Loss Center
  • Doctor
  • Fitness Center
  • Golf Course
  • Grocery Store
  • Hospital
  • Martial Arts
  • MedSpa
  • Nail Salon
  • Nurse
  • Optical/Vision Center
  • Orthodontist
  • Park
  • Pediatrics
  • Pharmacy
  • Place to Work
  • Tattoo & Piercing

Home

  • Apartments
  • Appliance Store
  • Cleaning Services
  • Flooring/Carpet Store
  • Florist
  • Furniture Store
  • General Contractor
  • Hardware Store
  • Heating & Air Conditioner
  • Home Builder
  • Interior Design
  • Lawn Maintenance
  • Neighborhood/Subdivision
  • Nursery/Garden Center
  • Pest Control
  • Real Estate Agent
  • Roofing Company

Family & Pets

  • Animal Hospital
  • Birthday Party Venue
  • Camp
  • Dance Studio
  • Daycare / Pre-School
  • Dog Park
  • Family-Friendly Event
  • Gymnastics School
  • Indoor Activity Centers
  • Martial Arts Instruction
  • Midwife Services
  • Music Instruction
  • Pet Boarding Facility
  • Pet Supplies
  • Pet Training Services
  • Pet-Friendly Event
  • Pet-Friendly Restaurant
  • SAT/ACT Preparation Service
  • Tutor Service
  • Veterinarian
  • Youth Sports League/Organization

Shopping

  • Antiques & Thrift Shop
  • Auto Dealer
  • Auto Services
  • Baby & Children’s Apparel
  • Department Store
  • Formal Wear
  • Gifts
  • Jewelry
  • Local Artisan Goods
  • Men’s Apparel
  • Music/Record Store
  • Shopping Center
  • Sporting Goods
  • Toy Store
  • Women’s Apparel

Professional Services

  • Accounting Firm
  • Bank
  • Dry Cleaner
  • Florist
  • Insurance Company
  • Internet Service Provider
  • Investment Firm
  • Law Firm
  • Marketing Agency
  • Matchmaker
  • Moving Company
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Plumbing
  • Portrait Photography
  • Retirement Facility/Assisted Living
  • Tax Preparation Company
  • Wedding Planner

People

  • Blogger
  • DJ
  • Instagrammer
  • K-12 Administrator
  • K-12 Educator
  • Local Celebrity
  • Local Philanthropist
  • Local Politician
  • Podcaster
  • Professional Athlete
  • Twitter Personality
  • Woman of the Year
  • WRAL TV Personality

Thanks to WRAL.com’s Kathy Hanrahan for this capcom story.

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