Ottawa County’s Best of the Best Featured

The Beacon is running its first Best of the Best contest. To vote, readers can fill out a ballot that are found in The Beacon on page 9A or voting can take place online at . The contest will determine the Best of the Best in Ottawa County.

The categories are:

Around Ottawa County

•Park (city, state, national)

Mainland food and drink

•Specialty food item
•After work drink
•Restaurant overall


•Boat dealer
•Auto dealer
•Insurance agent
•Charitable organization/non-profit
•Commercial real estate developer
•Bed and breakfast
•Family business
•Hair salon
•New business
•Community business leader

North Coast Live

•Live venue
•Local artist
•Children’s attraction

Ottawa Outdoors

•Charter captain
•Bait store


•Island bar
•Entertainment venue
•Island drink and where
•Island attraction
•Best winery
•Restaurant overall


Readers are encouraged to vote for their favorite place, person or organization in the above categories. There is to only be one vote per person and at least half of the ballot must be filled out for the vote to count. No photo copies of ballots will be accepted. All ballots are to be turned in or mailed to The Beacon office at 205 SE Catawba Road, Suite G, Port Clinton, OH, 43452. Ballots will be ran in Beacons printed July 31, Aug 7, Aug 14, Aug 21 and Aug 28. Voting will start online on Aug 1.

Mark your calendars

An awards ceremony announcing the winners of the contest will be held Thursday, September 18 from 5:30-8 p.m. at Mon Ami. Hors d’oeuvres will be served and there will be a cash bar. Tickets for the event will be $10. The winners of each category will receive a plaque at the ceremony and the plaques will be able to be displayed at the winner’s business or organization. The winners will be announced in print in the September 25 edition of The Beacon.

Special category

Another category that will be included is the Best of the Best Boat Name, but here at The Beacon we would like readers to submit photos of their boat names. Once we collect the reader submitted photos, they will be put in a gallery in print and online and there will be a separate vote conducted for the Boat Name category. Boat name photos must be submitted by August 15.

The Best of the Best

The place, business, person or organization receiving the most votes overall will receive The Best of the Best award.

For any questions about the contest contact The Beacon office at 419-732-2154 or email Jasmine at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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