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Winners of ‘Best of West Hartford’ to be Revealed at Second Annual Awards Show

The Best of West Hartford Awards Show at the Town Hall Conference Center, September 10 2015. Photo by Ira Nozik

The awards show – West Hartford’s own ‘Oscar-like’ celebration, will be held on Sept. 8, 2016. 

The Best of West Hartford Awards Show at the Town Hall Conference Center, September 10 2015. Photo by Ira Nozik

The Best of West Hartford Awards Show at the Town Hall Conference Center, September 10 2015. Photo by Ira Nozik (we-ha.com file photo)

By Kristen J. Fritz

The Second Annual “Best of West Hartford Awards,” presented by West Hartford Magazine and We-Ha.com, will be revealed at an awards show coming to West Hartford’s Town Hall Auditorium, Sept. 8, 2016 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Best of West Hartford Awards will showcase West Hartford’s best restaurants, stores, services, and activities – as voted by the people!

The Best of West Hartford awards show will feature passed hors’ d’oeuvres and other light appetizers, beverages, entertainment, and teacup auction items presented by West Hartford’s business associations, and is a great networking opportunity with other professionals. The awards show is open to the public and tickets are available online for $48 in advance at We-Ha.com. Tickets will be sold at the door for $60 (if available).

“We are thrilled to have the support of the community coming together to recognize the great talent that we have here in West Hartford,” says Tom Hickey, publisher of West Hartford Magazine and We-Ha.com. “This year’s event is especially exciting because we are working with some new organizations that are bringing fresh ideas to West Hartford, making this amazing town even more incredible.”

A true Reader’s Choice Poll, finalists are chosen by fans of West Hartford businesses, using an online “virtual voting booth” where registered participants can pick their top choices in 49 categories. Categories include: Family, Health & Beauty, Nightlife, Retail, Food/Drink/Dining, and Services. Voting is open now through Aug. 31, 2016.

Registered participants are asked to vote for their top nominees – one per category – and all voting will be conducted on We-Ha.com. No one will know who WINS until the evening of the Awards Show … just like our very own West Hartford Oscars. CPA Tom Filomeno, principal of Filomeno & Co., will hold the WINNERS names under lock and key until that evening. Because of this and the fact that only one vote per email address is permitted and validated, no one can alter the outcome. The people must VOTE in order for a winner to be determined. Participants will automatically be entered to win four general admission tickets to the event.

Sponsors of the Best of West Hartford Awards include: Title Sponsors JP Carroll Construction, Lux Bond & Green, The Mercy Community, Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Sanditz Travel/Spa Soli, and William Raveis Real Estate; Gold Sponsors: Stanger & Associates; Silver Sponsors: Edward Connors Insurance Agency/Travelers, Kingswood Oxford, Oscars Tux/Argelia Bridal, and Sheehan Hilborn Breen Funeral Home; Bronze Sponsors: First Church West Hartford, Jeff Hodges Landscape Contractor, Merchant Solutions, NBC Connecticut, St. Brigid School, Taylor Rental Party Plus, West Hartford Chamber of Commerce, and the Town of West Hartford.

To purchase tickets online visit We-Ha.com and for more information visit West Hartford Magazine and We-Ha.com online, connect on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/wehartford), Twitter (@WeHartford), Instagram (@westhartfordite), or call 860-508-4032.

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