Covid-19 can’t keep the Pontiac down…..It’s time to celebrate: 2020 Readers’ Choice awards await your vote!


Lynne Lavery

MRC PONTIAC AND MUNCIPALITY OF PONTIAC – This is the Pontiac Journal’s eighth year highlighting the best businesses across the MRC and the Municipality of Pontiac. Each year our readers vote for their favourites in the much anticipated Readers’ Choice awards. Although lock-down restrictions still apply to some businesses, these awards
represent the overall best in service and products since last year’s contest.
The familiar categories – Best Food and Restaurants, Best professionals, Best Stores – have been expanded this year to include businesses not recognized before: Best Entertainment, Best Riding Stable, and Best Wedding-Related Services, for example. We’ve also added categories to honour businesspeople who have gone above and beyond during the Covid-19 pandemic. Who devised the most creative service during this difficult time, getting you the products you needed? Who offered the best take-out food, and who gave the best overall community service to the citizens of the Pontiac?
You decide!
This is Pontiac’s opportunity to recognize our innovative and dedicated businesses, to honour those who are going beyond their usual great service – and without forgetting businesses who, in the past 12 months, continued their trademark dedication to their customers.
The Readers’ Choice is easy and fun; it’s your turn to salute all those who work so hard 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?
The ballot on page 9 lists all the categories; your job is to fill out your
choices and mail it to us – or go on-line to where there’s a link at the top right; fill in your choices and send it to us on-line.
It is still uncertain if we will be able to hold our annual awards ceremony in
real-life; but, rest assured, the Journal will do everything possible to salute this year’s winners. Like our local businesses, we’ve also become creative! So, watch the Journal for more information about how the winners will be announced, coming around the end of August.
It’s your time to cast your ballot, and honour as many businesses as you can…in these tough times they need your positive support.
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!