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Best of Colorado Nominations — Your Vote Matters in More Than Just Elections

On February 17, 2023, our 9th annual reader’s poll of favorite businesses will come to a close. Our Best of Colorado contest gives readers and friends of ColoradoBiz a chance to weigh in on their favorite Colorado service providers and we hope you’ll join us!

From golf courses to law firms to IT support or great places to eat, we want to know which companies you consider top of their game. Voting is simple, easy, and takes no more than 5 minutes. 

But it doesn’t have to stop there. We’re frequently asked how companies can make the list.  The answer is simple: get the most votes!  The Best of Colorado Business Choice awards are not a solicitation, nor can any business buy their way onto the list. We pay close attention and ensure all votes cast are legitimate.

If you’re a part of a business in the running that might be able to claim victory over others, especially your competitors, you might even encourage your customers to vote for you, too. E-marketing, social media, phone calls, signs in your business, employee contests — it’s all fair game. Just remember these three simple rules:

  1. You must vote for at least 10 categories.
  2. You may only submit one ballot per year.
  3. If you vote for your own company in any category, you must vote for two other companies in that category.

The companies that receive the most votes in each category will be featured in our Best of Colorado issue this June, plus they’ll retain bragging rights for an entire year!

On behalf of everyone at ColoradoBiz, I want to wish every company the best of luck in their shot to be included in our 2023 Best of Colorado issue. But more importantly, beyond just voting and competing, we hope after the winners are made public you’ll see it as an opportunity to support the best our state has to offer with your business. They deserve it.

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The Best of Colorado Business Choice Awards 2020

Making the best of it

Back in mid-January, when all the votes were counted and winners determined for our sixth annual Best of Colorado Business Choice Readers’ Poll, there was little hint of the jarring changes to lives and livelihoods that awaited.

Fast-forward to mid-April. Few businesses on the following articles have been spared from COVID-19 pandemic that, as of this writing, has brought many of the world’s economies to a virtual standstill and threatened the well-being — and perhaps the very existence — of countless businesses.

The disruption in lives and livelihoods is evident throughout this issue, none more so than a category that was once a source of amusement: “Best Place to Play Hooky.” The coronavirus has left thousands of Coloradans wishing they had a place to play hooky FROM, and the winner of that category, the Denver Zoo, is closed until further notice, facing $1 million in monthly maintenance costs with uncertain revenue.

Meanwhile, the Colorado Convention Center, winner of this year’s “Best Meeting and Event Venue,” was, as of this writing, being turned into a venue no one would happily choose — a field hospital for non-critical COVID-19 patients.

The recovery for most businesses in Colorado and elsewhere will depend on the duration of social distancing and sheltering-in-place — terms unknown to voters when they weighed in for their favorite businesses. Even after social distancing restrictions are eased, recovery will depend on the confidence of consumers to venture out to eat, recreate, shop, and resume contracting for services in their professional and personal dealings.

We can only hope, by this time you’re reading this, some semblance of normalcy has resumed for all Coloradans and the businesses they’ve worked so hard to build. The winners and runners-up in the following articles may be uplifted by congratulations, but ultimately they’ll be sustained by our determination to do business with them.

Read on to explore this year’s Best for Colorado’s winners and finalists: