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Readers' Choice Nomination Period Ends Monday

Announcing the new and improved Patch Readers' Choice contest.

Patch is relaunching its Readers’ Choice program and we’re asking you, your friends, family, neighbors and coworkers to nominate the best spots in Carmichael. Don't miss this chance to share your love for your favorite businesses and organizations in town.

Here's how it works:

We’ll accept your nominations in a number of categories through July 9. Starting July 23, you'll have a few weeks to vote (and tell all your friends to vote) for the best of the best. Winners will be announced in August and will receive an official Patch certificate and townwide bragging rights.

Click on the categories below to nominate your favorites:

Best Auto Shop

Best Health Care Option

Click here to sign up for the Carmichael Patch newsletter and receive updates on the contest. And don’t forget to tell your friends on Facebook and Twitter.

FAQ:

How is this different from past Readers' Choice polls?

We're running all the categories at once to give you more time to vote and spread the word. We've also made a few other improvements—like requiring registration to vote, which will improve the fairness and accuracy of polls.

My business already won a Readers' Choice poll. What does this mean for us?

Congratulations! Our reigning winners are still the champs in their categories, and we won't be repeating polls in any categories where we've already given awards this year. If your business won a Readers' Choice poll and you haven't yet received your certificate, someone from Carmichael Patch will be contacting you shortly to schedule delivery.

Got a question that wasn't answered here? Ask it in the comments. Please see the attached PDF for official contest rules.

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Karen Smith June 18, 2012 at 04:31 PM
We need a category for best antique store, too!
Victor Calderon (Editor) June 18, 2012 at 05:29 PM
Hi Karen, it's been added above. Please nominate your favorite by clicking on the link and telling us in the comments section on that page and ask your friends to do the same for that and other categories.
Lisa Chapman-Sorci June 18, 2012 at 09:27 PM
Best Holistic Healing Center?
Victor Calderon (Editor) June 18, 2012 at 10:20 PM
Please comment with your nomination in the Best Health Care Option article.
Lisa Chapman-Sorci July 02, 2012 at 08:34 PM
A wellness center option would be more appropriate. This would encompass yoga, meditation, massage, nutritional counseling, life coaching, hypnotherapy, etc. There are several of of these businesses in our area and by law, we cannot insinuate that we are in any way health care or medical services.
Lisa Chapman-Sorci July 06, 2012 at 09:28 PM
I have checked online directories and there are more businesses that fall into the Wellness Center category that there are businesses in many of the categories that you have listed. Are we (or am I) being ignored?
Victor Calderon (Editor) July 06, 2012 at 09:43 PM
Our Readers' Choice polls will be ongoing beyond the categories in this round. We'll have wellness centers in our next round.
Lisa Chapman-Sorci July 06, 2012 at 10:49 PM
Thank you, Victor. So, just to be clear...each category has a 'best' that is listed as a readers choice for 1 year but, the voting is staggering so there are different groups of categories being voted at different times. Is that right?
Victor Calderon (Editor) July 06, 2012 at 11:37 PM
Yes, initially we had them once a week but have about a couple dozen at the same time and will have this ongoing the rest of the year.

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