Publisher’s Perspective: Best of Tahoe finalist voting starts May 13 (opinion) |

Publisher’s Perspective: Best of Tahoe finalist voting starts May 13 (opinion)

Rob Galloway

In 2018, a record number of votes were cast for the Best of Tahoe finalists.

If this year’s nomination period is any indication of how the finalist voting will go this year, we should be in for another record year — we more than doubled the amount of nominations this year.

That’s a testament to you, the community, and the general excitement around the Best of Tahoe. And why wouldn’t we be excited? Any time we can celebrate the people and businesses that continually put their best foot forward to make the Lake Tahoe experience the best it can be, we should get a little giddy.

The finalist voting will commence Monday, May 13, and continue through Monday, May 27.

If you want to get a head start in the process, you can go to and see who made the cut. As always, there are a few surprises as well as long-time winners.

A couple reminders as we head into the voting:

If you are an individual, rallying your friends and family to vote for you is part of the fun. If you are a business, don’t forget to engage your customers. If they are a customer of yours there’s a good chance they are a customer for a reason — perhaps because they determined you to be the best at what you do.

Also, during the two-week voting period you can come back and vote for your favorite each day (one vote per category).

When placing your vote, there is no place or button to hit save. Once you vote it will simply move you to the next category — it will log it once you’ve made your pick, although you can go back and change if you mistakenly picked the wrong one.

I know for many of you, being voted as the Best of Tahoe is a huge deal. We want it to be. The better the quality of what’s available in Tahoe, the better for everyone — whether a local or a visitor.

Congratulations to all of the finalists and best of luck to you in the voting. I can’t wait to see how this year turns out.

Publisher Rob Galloway can be reached at or 530-542-8046.

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