It’s that time again: Readers’ Choice Awards are back! Make your voice heard….vote for your favourite Pontiac businesses

Added: Wed, 06/21/2017 - 10:52pm
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Lynne Lavery

This is the fifth year the Pontiac Journal will highlight the best of MRC Pontiac’s and the Municipality of Pontiac’s businesses by giving our readers the final say when they vote in the Readers’ Choice / Best of the Pontiac awards. 
For 2017 there are 38 categories ranging from the ever popular Best Poutine and Best Hair Salon, to some new categories including Best Salad; Best Photographer; Best Large Agricultural Producer; Best Place to Buy Home Décor and the Best Municipality!  There are also categories that recognize our many “unsung heros”:  The Best Service Club or Non-Profit Organization; Best Overall Customer Service and Best New Business. 
It’s easy, it’s fun and it’s a great way to salute all the men and women who work so hard to bring us the products and services that we need, right here in the Pontiac. What better way to support your local economy than by shopping locally and recognizing the businesses and their owners who do such a great job?
Simply check out the ad on page 9, where all the categories are listed; you can fill it in and mail it to us or go on-line to where you will see a link at the top right of the home page to access the ballot and send it to us directly.
Thanks to the generosity of our contest’s sponsors, the Pontiac Conference Centre, CHIP FM, and SADC Pontiac, we will also have an evening of celebration to announce the winners. At this evening, the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners receive an award certificate—readers will have noted these proudly displayed around the Pontiac when they visit nominated businesses. 
The winners for each category will also be featured in the Journal, starting with our Special Awards Booklet to be published in October; business stories will continue to be published in the Journal until the end of the year. 
Don’t miss out!  Make your vote count!  Plus, you could win a $100 VISA gift card for simply casting your vote and nominating your favourites!  Go to and cast your vote RIGHT NOW!