This week, OceanCity.com officially announced the opening of polls for its annual Best of Ocean City awards, providing readers the chance to cast their votes in over 35 categories to help their favorite businesses in dining, bars, activities, and on the Boardwalk win for 2014.
Now in the 4th year, OceanCity.com’s Best of Ocean City awards are the longest running, most prestigious of their kind in the area and honor the achievement of the town’s top businesses, as voted on by Ocean City residents and visitors, each year.
Winning an OceanCity.com ‘Best of’ award is an incredible triumph for local businesses. Winners are prominently recognized within the local community and receive a coveted certificate of achievement and distinctive window decal to display throughout 2014. All winners are also honored in OceanCity.com’s Best of Ocean City printed pocket guide. Over 20,000 of these guides are distributed through hotels and visitors centers throughout the Ocean City area each year. A Best of Ocean City award is a great promotional tool for businesses to highlight on advertisements, brochures, menus, websites, and social media to help increase customer awareness of their products or services.
The awarding of the title of ‘Best of Ocean City’ falls on the readers of OceanCity.com and its 18,000+ Facebook fans. The 2013 polls saw nearly 45,000 votes cast across 30 different categories as residents and tourists recognized the businesses they felt most deserving of the esteemed awards. With more categories and more businesses up for awards in 2014, this year’s voting is expected to see the largest turnout the history of Best of Ocean City polling. Voting for 2014 has been open less than a week, but the votes are already starting to pile up, with over 1200 cast the first two days alone.
“Voting in the Best of Ocean City awards is an unprecedented opportunity to make your voice heard and to help the businesses you love most receive the recognition they deserve” said Ann McGinnis Hillyer, CEO of StateVentures, the publisher of OceanCity.com. “Everybody who loves Ocean City should visit OceanCity.com/BestofOC to fill out ballots and help to honor the best Ocean City has to offer.”