- Annual awards celebrate Arlington's best businesses
- Nominations open Sept. 12 – Oct. 13
- Submit entries on-line
ARLINGTON, Va. – Arlington consumers once again have a chance to help pick Arlington's best businesses. Nominations are now open for the 2012 People's Choice ABBIE Awards. The awards, presented by Arlington Economic Development (AED), celebrate local businesses in categories ranging from “Best Customer Service” to “Best Place to Take a Date” and are open to any business in Arlington.
Nominations will be accepted Sept. 12 – Oct. 3 in 17 categories, including shopping, restaurants, arts organizations and many more. All entries are submitted online, and business owners are encouraged to entice customers and friends to submit.
Once nominations are submitted, results will be tabulated to formulate the final voting entries for the 2012 People's Choice ABBIE Awards. People are welcome to visit the site again to vote Oct. 17 – Nov. 3. The County Board will announce the winners at its Tuesday, Nov. 27 meeting, broadcast live on Arlington TV.
To nominate a business, or for more information, visit the ABBIES Web site.
All nominations and voting are tracked via IP address; only one vote per IP address will be counted. To receive a final ABBIE Award, the business or organization must be in compliance with all Arlington County laws, ordinances and code requirements.
In addition to recognition from the Arlington County Board, ABBIE winners receive a year's worth of acknowledgment from AED, including promotion on the Arlington County Web site, in Arlington e-newsletters, ATV television spots, newspapers advertisements and special placement in the Arlington County Visitors Guide and Map.