Anyone reading this is invited to vote for their favorite local businesses in many new, and returning categories for the “Best of West Hartford 2017.”
By Tom Hickey and Jill Fletcher
The contest for the Best of West Hartford is on!
Winners will be announced at the Best of West Hartford Business Networking “Champagne On Ice Celebration” on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, at The West Hartford Conference Center, located in Town Hall. The voting link is here. Tickets to what will be one of the year’s best networking events are available now, by clicking here.
Judging, as in previous years, is tallied by a third party and is kept under lock-and-key until the awards ceremony on Aug. 28. Please show your loyalty and support of your favorite local businesses and services by casting your confidential votes now!
Previous winners are wearing the “Best of West Hartford” badge proudly, as they should, since they are voted in by “the people.” Not seeing your favorite on the nomination list? It is possible we missed a special place or business that is near and dear to you. Please “write in” your favorites to give them a chance to win!
As of today (June 29) we thank the following businesses for their support (the list is ever growing so stay tuned for updates).
Thank you to the new and returning Silver Sponsors: Sheehan Hilborn Breen, Kingswood Oxford School, Stanger Stanfield Law, Cruise Planners Fay deHaas and Lisa Martin, Keating Insurance, Taylor Rental Party Plus, the West Hartford Chamber of Commerce and, of course, the Town of West Hartford and our area business/neighbor associations including Bishops Corner Neighborhood Association, Blue Back Square, Elmwood Business Association, Home Design District, Park Road Association, and West Hartford Center Business Association.
Best of West Hartford committee members include:
Barbara Karsky of BK&CO and West Hartford Center Business Association
Jane and Mike Shauck of IRIS Photography
Renee McCue of the Town of West Hartford
Dr. Rick Liftig of Elmwood Business Association
David Skinner and Charles Hilborn of Sheehan Hilborn-Breen Funeral Home
Elizabeth Zigmont of Blue Back Square
Barbara Lerner of the West Hartford Chamber of Commerce
Donna Edelstein of the CT Jewish Ledger
Kevin Kickery of Farmington Bank
Ryan Keating of Keating Insurance
Mark Hatch of French Cleaners
Jeannette Punsoni Dardenne, Kristen Fritz, and Cheyney Barrieau of Eat in CT
Kevin Cowan of Pure Marketing and Maximum Beverage
David Chmielewski of Direct Line Media Productions
Todd Fairchild of Todd Fairchild Photography
Andrew Moran of Merchant Solutions
WHMEDIA, We-Ha.com and West Hartford Magazine, which includes Tom Hickey, Dylan Carneiro, Joy Taylor, Bob Carr, Ronni Newton, Kaushik Makati, and Jill Fletcher – plus some family members – all of whom volunteer their time, effort, and sometimes services to make this event possible.
New sponsors this year also include additional media partners that have really come together to get the word out to the community by creating a special promotional package for our nominees. We welcome and thank CT Jewish Ledger, West Hartford LIFE, and West Hartford Press for their involvement and for joining us at We-Ha.com and West Hartford Magazine. Cross promotion is putting the spotlight on this year’s peoples’ choice award show.
Save the date of Monday, Aug. 28 for the biggest business networking event in West Hartford – the 3rd Annual Best of West Hartford … more details to follow.
Questions? Would you like to get involved? Please contact Tom or Jill. Share this link to remind your colleagues and friends to vote!