5th Annual Most Loved Santa Monica Businesses Contest Now Underway

February 8, 2018

5th Annual Most Loved Santa Monica Businesses Contest Now Underway

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – The Santa Monica community can now show their love for their favorite Santa Monica businesses through the 5th Annual “Most Loved Santa Monica Businesses” contest. Throughout the month of February, the community is encouraged to vote for more than two dozen business categories, including most loved restaurant, gym, coffee shop, farmers market vendor and more.

“Santa Monica has phenomenal local businesses and this is a way you can show your love and appreciation,” said Jennifer Taylor, Economic Development Administrator for the City. “We want to know which businesses our locals cannot live without, which ones make you smile when you drop in and the ones that deserve some love for being all around awesome.”

Voting kicked off on February 1 at 8 a.m. and will close February 28 at 11:59 p.m. Here are the rules:

  • Only one vote is allowed per IP address at www.BuyLocalSantaMonica.com (click on the cupid to link to the survey).  
  • Vote for as many categories as you can.  
  • To qualify for the Most Loved raffle prize drawing (gift certificates and cool swag from local businesses), you will need to vote in at least ten categories and list at least three different businesses. 
  • Good luck and have fun!

Votes will be tallied by the Santa Monica High School statistics class in partnership with Buy Local Santa Monica, a partnership created by the City and Santa Monica business community to help promote our local businesses and encourage people to shop, eat, and play local.

The Most Loved contest winners will be announced in May at a special ceremony at City Hall. Details to be shared this spring.

In 2017, nearly 3,500 people responded by voting for their Most Loved, a three-fold increase from 2014, the inaugural year of Most Loved.  

About Most Loved

The annual Most Loved Santa Monica contest (now in its 5th year) is an initiative of the Buy Local Santa Monica Committee and the Santa Monica Daily Press in partnership with local business improvement districts (Downtown SM, Main St, Montana Ave + Pico Blvd), the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce, the Santa Monica Pier Corporation, Santa Monica Travel + Tourism and the City of Santa Monica. To view last year’s winners, visit www.BuyLocalSM.com/most-loved.

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