Front Street in downtown Issaquah. File photo

Front Street in downtown Issaquah. File photo

Vote today for the Best of Issaquah

Our Best of Issaquah reader poll is now live!

  • Tuesday, September 28, 2021 1:35pm
  • News

Best of Issaquah is one of the more popular annual contests we do — and with good reason! We engage local residents to pick their favorite businesses and people in the contest’s diverse category groupings: Best Community Service, Health & Fitness, Everything Pets, Professional Services, Restaurants/Food and venues for great Shopping.

The Best of Issaquah contest is a fun showdown among Issaquah area businesses and movers and shakers for annual bragging rights. In an ergonomic way, the Best of Issaquah final results will be a quick snapshot of our diverse, vibrant and growing community. It gets huge audience engagement. And the business community loves it!

The coveted contest results are also a good way to gauge grass-roots buzz for the best nonprofit, the best school, bakery, senior living facility, grocery, bank, the best in healthcare, elected officials, just about every category of cuisine and more.

After a busy Nominations Round, the Best of Issaquah poll Voting Round has been live since September 24th. So far, we’ve received thousands of votes for each category.

Check it out at Enter the contest soon and fill out all your favorite candidates on the ballot categories. But hurry — voting ends on October 15th!

The winners will be announced soon after.

Who will be nominated? Who will be picked by Issaquah residents? And who will win? You be the Judge!

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