Saturday, May 18, 2024

2015 People’s Choice winners announced

It was an extremely close race for many of the 2015 Best of the Best, People’s Choice Awards finalists, so close that some won by just a few votes in the last hours of the contest. Based on a total of well over 10,000 votes, the winners have been announced. To view the People’s Choice winners, click on any specific category poll on the website. A full recap of the 1st-, 2nd-, and 3rd-place winners is coming soon.

Highlighting just a few of the most notable wins, in the Restaurant category, multiple awards — including Best Restaurant Overall — went to St. Remy du Lac, thanks to exceptionally diligent voting and social networking. For the second year in a row, Bruno’s won Best Steaks, Best Hamburger and Best BBQ, while also coming in second in the Best Restaurant Overall. The Lake Chapala Society also made an impressive showing, capturing 1st place in four categories: Best Opthalmologist, Mailing & Shipping, Legal Services, and Outlet for Books. Also winning four important categories (Best Medical Facility, Emergency Care, Primary Care Doctor, and Best Psychologist) was Maskaras Clinic.

On Dec. 1, the top five candidates were announced, based on public nominations and votes received earlier in the year during the preliminary/semi-finals stage. All vote tallies were re-set to zero for the Finals so that each candidate began on equal footing.

The winners are entitled to use the award emblem in all print or web publicity, and they will receive a certificate suitable for framing. Winners are asked to contact us by email to claim their prize(s).

Congratulations to every 2015 winner, contestant and nominee. All of these participants are to be applauded for earning public trust and backing. And thanks to everyone who took time out of their busy schedules to cast their votes in a show of support for and recognition of our area’s best merchants and service providers.

This is the third People’s Choice survey conducted by sponsors ImagenMX, and the second online. Watch for announcements of refinements for the 2016 awards contest, aimed at upgrading and streamlining the voting process.

To view the list of 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners of the 2015 Peoples Choice Awards click here.

To view last year’s (2014) winners, click here, or for a walk down memory lane by viewing the original 1998 winners, click here.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: The results of the People Choice Awards are based strictly on incoming votes and are not necessarily the opinion of this web site, its developers or employees. If you, as a patron of local businesses disagree with the results, we urge you to return and vote faithfully for your preferred choices in the coming year.