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Help decide the ‘Best of the Parkland’

Do you have a favorite grocery or clothing store? How about a favorite mechanic, or beauty shop, or family physician? Coming this spring you can help let all your friends and neighbors know which area services, shops, dining and entertainment venues you prefer. We’re calling it “Best of the Parkland 2017”.

The Daily Journal, along with the Farmington Press and Democrat News, is sponsoring the “Best of …” online competition as a way for readers to vote for their favorites and let everyone know which services and retailers rank at the top in the Parkland.

The contest will focus on nearly 100 categories in which readers can cast their vote. Participants can vote once per hour in any or all of the different categories, so there’s good reason to keep coming back to see your favorites climb to the top of the ranking.

Each category will be populated with three businesses from across the region which fit in that area of expertise. Additionally, each category will have a place for a “write in” in case your favorite is not listed.

Voting will begin around noon on March 17 and runs through midnight of April 7. During that time readers will find the “Best of the Parkland” voting prompt at the top of the Daily Journal website at

The contest will feature everything from best bakery to best wait staff, best antique shopping to best tire shop, and best apartment community to best veterinary service. Just for fun there’ll also be a “favorites” category for weekend events, festivals, natural attractions, live music venues, and the best place in the Parkland to take the kids.

Voting is free. A complete listing of the categories, details on how to vote, and features on the three areas of interest – services, shopping, dining and entertainment – will be included in a special insert included in the March 17 edition of Daily Journal.

Once the voting is complete, the winners in each category will be named in the Best of the Parkland 2017 Winner’s Edition Magazine on April 29.

Be watching for more details in coming days.

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