It’s time to roll out the red carpet for the best businesses, nonprofits and dining experiences on the Eastside.
Cast your votes at www.theeastside.news/vote or drop off paper ballots at select Eastside businesses or The Issaquah Press office, 1085 12th Ave. NW, Suite D1, Issaquah.
The 2016 contest is expanding to include coverage areas from all four Issaquah Press Group newspapers. Readers can submit and vote on their favorite businesses in Issaquah, Sammamish, the Snoqualmie Valley, Newcastle and the greater Eastside.
“This is a great opportunity to show everyone what is special about the businesses you love,” said Charles Horton, the Issaquah Press Group’s general manager.
For the first time, the campaign will combine online voting and paper ballots to determine the best of the Eastside in more than 40 different categories, including best nonprofit, best customer service, best local attraction and best fine dining.
The winners will be announced in a formal reception at the Embassy Suites in Bellevue on Nov. 3. First-place winners will be honored on stage and receive a commemorative plaque to display at their business.
The community can purchase tickets to the event at theeastsidenewreaderschoice.bpt.me. The ticket price includes a three-course meal, a red-carpet arrival, the awards ceremony and piano entertainment by Keys on Main.
Tickets are limited and going fast so make sure you get yours soon.
Online voting closes Oct. 9 and voting via ballot box wraps up Oct. 1.
Fischer Meats, First Impressions Dental Care, Snoqualmie Casino and King and Bunny’s Appliances are sponsoring the event.