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Best of AEC is all about engaging our audience with area businesses. It is developed to deliver marketing messages to local residents and visitors.

Our program is developed into three major sections; Nominations, Voting and a Year-Round Celebration! There are 70+ categories. We hope that you enjoy the 2022 Best of AEC.


Nominations are open to anyone who would like to participate. 


Nominations open at 12PM on Monday, April 12, and are accepted through Friday, April 22. This is your way onto the official ballot! There are NO write-ins after voting starts.

No limits to the number of nominations each day. They are fast and simple to enter!

We review each entry to ensure that it is a business located in or serving our area.


There is no cost involved to be on the ballot. It is important to promote you and your company. Voting opens Monday, May 2nd at 12PM and ends at 5PM on Friday, May 20. Voters can cast a ballot once daily when voting is in session.

Pick-up our free creative assets. Please note that voting assets will be posted as soon as nominations close.

Learn more about opportunities to market & promote during voting.

Results will be displayed on our year-round digital destination. Regardless of how you or your guests and customers visit us, they will have a great Best of AEC experience.

Visitors register for a free profile and begin the journey following you and interacting.


Our experience is fully indexed by category, winning level and winning year. It includes photos, videos, interactive Google mapping, year-round ratings and visitor reviews!

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