Best of Ocean City® 2014 Voting Extended

Best of Ocean City® 2014 Voting Extended

Since the summer, has been collecting votes for its annual Best of Ocean City® awards, providing readers the chance to cast their votes in over 40 categories to help their favorite businesses in dining, bars, activities, and on the Boardwalk win for 2014.  Originally scheduled to run throughout 2013, has extended voting through February, in order to give those who love Ocean City ample time to recognize their favorite businesses.

Now in the 4th year,’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.  The Best of Ocean City® awards provide a unique opportunity to voters as ALL Ocean City area businesses are eligible to win.

Winning an Best of Ocean City® 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’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 and its 19,500+ Facebook fans. The 2013 polls saw 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 well on its way to seeing the largest voter response the history of Best of Ocean City® polling. Due to popular demand, voting for has been extended through February.

“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 “Everybody who loves Ocean City should visit to fill out ballots and help to honor the best Ocean City has to offer.”

The polls will remain open on through the end of February and readers should also be on the lookout for polls posted on each Tuesday and Thursday.

Do you love Ocean City? Vote now and prove it.

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