Jul 052015

logoNorth Shore customers were recently asked to vote on their favorite businesses for the annual (20th this year!) Wicked Local Reader’s Choice Awards. Salem placed very nicely in a number of the categories, especially businesses in the Downtown District.

There were far too many categories (75!!!) and winners to list in this blog. Easier to provide you with links to pages that carried the results and you can focus on specific areas of interest to you.

But, before you click on the links for the list, some legal provisos… Reader’s Choice ballots were published in January & February…. winners were verified by an independent firm hired to tabulate votes & results… the survey was conducted as a reader poll and not as a scientific research poll.

In other words, it was for fun but there’s more than enough weight to tip the scales to attract your interest to visit the Salem businesses mentioned.

  • This link will take you to Salem “Local Services” category (Dentists, Dry Cleaners, Auto Repair, etc)
  • This link is for Salem “Local Shopping” (Consignment Store, Furniture Store, Bookstore, etc)
  • This link is for Salem “Local Flavor” (Restaurants, Bakeries, Ice Cream Shops, etc.)
  • This link is for how Salem-based businesses placed over-all in the “Regional” categories.

Congratulations to the winners, Gold, Silver, Bronze, #1 Choice and Honorable Mentions.

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It’s your turn! Salem Main Streets through this blog & website, our Facebook page, our Twitter account and other sources is constantly waving the flag in support of how great the merchants and organizations in Salem are. But now there are two ways for you to show your support— with a vote!

voteAs it turns out, voting is underway for the Wicked Local 2015 Readers Choice Awards (ballot appeared in 1/30/15 edition of Salem Gazette)  and Northshore Magazine BONS 2015 Best of Northshore (begins 2/1/15).

Rules, regulations, how to vote, when voting ends, etc. etc. can be found on their respective websites.

Through both the newspaper and magazine voting, you can single out gift shops, food stores, restaurants and so forth that provide the kind of customer experience you not only appreciate but want to share with others.

In both of the “best of the best” balloting our merchants will be competing with other businesses in North Shore communities, so be sure to convince friends to vote as well for their Salem choices.

If you’d like an idea on how well we fared last time on the BONS event, here is a link to a past blog  As you’ll see, Salem was well-represented. Let’s do it again. Show these local merchants you like not only their products & services, but also the way they conduct business.

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