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Reader Rankings is a unique event that celebrates and recognizes the best our community has to offer through a nomination round, voting round and our annual celebration revealing the top winners.

Nomination Round

The first round is nominations. The nomination ballots will be online so you can complete them from any digital device. You will be allowed to nominate any organization you see most deserving within each category you see fit. The online nominations will be limited to 1 nomination ballot per day. Our 2023 nomination round will run from March 1 to March 31. The top 5 organizations with the most nominations from each category will advance on to the voting round (minimum 2 per category and maximum is 5).

Voting Round

The second round is the voting round. The voting ballot will be set up like multiple choice allowing you to vote on the top five nominees (per category) that had to the most nominations during the nomination round. The 2023 round of voting will run from May 1 to May 26.

Winner Announcements

After the voting round has closed we will announce the top 3 organizations with the most votes the first week in June. At our Reader Rankings Awards event we will announce the “Top Winner” through our celebratory recognition program. The 2023 Reader Rankings Awards Celebration will be held on July 27, 2023. RBJ will also publish a magazine revealing the ranks for each category, that will include content about our top 3 winning organizations and provide each winners website and address so you can visit their business.