This is the question that remains unanswered as Inglewood Today’s business promotion comes to an end.
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who participated—all the voters and those generous co-sponsors: Papa John’s Pizza, Metro and the Inglewood Airport Area Chamber of Commerce. Thanks also to those who left positive comments. Your encouragement is much appreciated
The “Best of Inglewood” is officially closed, but the celebration won’t end until final votes are tallied and winners get their bragging rights. At the end of September, Inglewood Today will publish a special edition (print and online) which includes all the weekly winners, and the top businesses in the city, voted by our readers in more than 15 different categories.
Aside from getting valuable publicity, the “Best of Inglewood” contest had been a shot in the arm for local businesses in terms of goodwill and customer appreciation. If you’re in business for yourself, then you know how grueling it can become day in and day out. Making decisions, dealing with financial challenges, managing employees, and staying relevant, while still making a profit is no easy job. Sometimes it’s hard to tell how well you’re doing. So it’s nice when customers give you that feedback with their votes. Knowing what you do actually makes a difference in people’s lives is a wonderful feeling.
The “Best of Inglewood” is Inglewood Today’s way of helping to stimulate the local economy, finding out what locals think of their hometown businesses, and showing folks in other areas why Inglewood is fast becoming the destination city for shopping, dining, and entertainment.
It’s also a real “win-win” for the local economy because it’s designed to get folks to invest their dollars back into Inglewood. Inglewood is experiencing phenomenal growth now, and it will continue for many years to come. People who never came here are now buying homes and investing in companies. They see the potential of Inglewood. This makes it more important than ever for those who have lived here for years to lead the movement to buy and reinvest in their local economy.
A strong economy means a safer, better educated, and more affluent community, which benefits everyone whether they live and work in Inglewood or not. So stay tuned for updates about the “Best of Inglewood” winners by visiting www.inglewoodtoday.com.