The ballot is opened from 14 July and will remain open until 1 September. No snoozing!
You’ll find the ballot online on www.bestofmbombela.co.za where you can vote for all your favourite businesses.
Quite simply, you can’t. What you can do is be the very best in your area of expertise, and then encourage all your customers to vote for you when the ballot opens.
As a business, you are given a nod of approval by the most important people …. Your customers. You are also given a Best of Mbombela certificate, which you can display in your stores. Those companies who win ten and twenty times are given special framed certificates to display.
It’s a long ballot, and we don’t expect our readers to complete it for nothing. So each year there are great prizes up for grabs … think long blue seas on a boat cruise, weekends in a top-notch bush lodges and pamper sessions at a relaxing spa.
Many of the same companies do win their categories year after year. Why? Well obviously because our readers think they consistently give good service and sell great products. Good for them! However each year there are new and exciting winners. Good for them, too!
No. The core of categories remains the same … after all, we’re always going to have a favourite Italian restaurant, a go-to shoe shop and a local programme we simply can’t miss. But fashions come and go, so when something’s really past its sell-by date, we drop that category and add something a little more current.