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The Polls are Open!

The Polls are Open!

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The Polls are Open!

No, no, no, I’m not talking about the political polls. I’m talking about the second annual Best of Pahrump Awards sponsored by the Pahrump Valley Chamber of Commerce. Last year was the inaugural event and was so successful that it’s become a yearly affair. It’s the one time of year you can officially and publicly say “thank you” to the various Pahrump businesses and community service organizations that you frequent, by nominating them for this prestigious award.

The Purpose of the Awards

There are multiple reasons the awards are being held:

  • It’s an opportunity for the businesses in the area to learn where they stand with the community.
  • It’s a chance for the residents and visitors to have their voices heard.
  • It’s a chance to learn more about the businesses serving the community.
  • It gives the Chamber another chance to interact with the community and find out more about their needs, and how they can help.

Last year at the inaugural event, Chris Erwin, CEO of the Chamber, referred to it as “building goodwill with the community.” He went on to say, “this is an opportunity for the Chamber to interact with the people of our town in something other than a structured event such as the Balloon Festival, Biz/Home Expo, or the Fall Festival. We’re using the capabilities of technology to bring people together.  We want there to be a strong feeling of inclusiveness on everyone’s part.”

When and How You Can Have a Voice

The nominations opened October 1 and will run through November 15, 2018. You’ll find the ballots on the Pahrump Chamber of Commerce website at Go to this site and vote. It’s that easy.

You do not have to be a Chamber member to vote, nor do you have to be a member to win. It’s an open invitation for everyone to participate and give proper recognition to the businesses they frequent the most. It’s a chance to give something back to the local organizations and let them know how you feel.

Twenty-two Categories Available

A few new categories were added to the list from last year, so you get to vote for even more of your favorites. No write-in categories will be accepted. If you want to see one included in the future, speak to a member of the Chamber staff. They can be reached on 775-727-5800.

You can vote for The Best in each of the following 22 categories:

  • Animal Services
  • Attorney
  • Bank
  • Burger
  • Chiropractor
  • Contractor
  • Cultural Cuisine
  • Customer Service
  • Dentist
  • Doctor
  • Drinks in Town
  • Fast Food
  • Festival Vendor
  • Heath/Wellness/Fitness
  • Insurance Office
  • Karaoke
  • Lodging including hotels, motels, RV parks, and cabins
  • Pizza
  • Real Estate Office
  • Salon/Barbershop
  • Thrift/Consignment
  • Vehicle Service/Sales

You’ll Need to Vote in the Finals as Well

The top five establishments in each category will make it to the finals. At that time a new final ballot will be made available. Voting for the finals will take place online from November 16th to December 31st. The winners will be announced by the Chamber at the Pahrump Awards Show on January 9, 2019, at 6:00 PM at the Valley Electric Association Conference Center at 800 E. Highway 372 in Pahrump.

So, join in the fun and say, “Thank You!” Reward your favorite businesses by voting for them in the Best of Pahrump Awards.


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