97.9 The Hill is celebrating local businesses again this year in partnership with the Chapel Hill – Carrboro Chamber of Commerce with the 2018 People’s Choice Awards!

The 97.9 The Hill People’s Choice Awards are given in conjunction with the Chamber’s Business Excellence Awards, but are YOUR opportunity to submit your favorite choices and help vote on who wins out from the best of the best in Orange and Chatham counties across 15 different categories.

Submit your choices starting on Tuesday, March 13th, and tell your friends and family to do the same through April 1st!  The top five finalists in each category will be revealed when voting begins on April 9th, and winners will be announced at the Business Excellence Awards on May 18th!

People's Choice Awards Submissions 2018

  • Applicable to all industries – who shines?
  • Bakeries, restaurants, gastropubs, catering
  • Bars, restaurants, bottle shops, wineries, coffee shops
  • Consulting, tax services, accounting, legal services, technology, financial services, employment services, graphic design
  • Museum, parks, event spaces, private clubs, hotels, family outing
  • Landscaping, moving, security, pest management, building, plumbing, utilities, architects, designers, cleaning services, apartments
  • Dentists, hospitals, clinics, mental health services, pharmacy
  • Farms, arts, crafts, gifts, food
  • Retail, apparel, thrift, consignment, home goods, shopping centers, department stores, boutiques
  • Hotels, bed and breakfasts, motels, long-term rentals
  • Dealership, repair, car care, taxi, transportation, travel, non-motor transportation
  • Gyms, spas, fitness, chiropractors, martial arts, nutrition, coaching, salons, clubs
  • Boarding, grooming, pet supplies, adoption, preservation
  • Childcare, senior services, personal services, faith community, education, nonprofits
  • Real estate agencies

Submission Rules

  • No member of the Chamber Executive Committee is eligible to win any award.
  • The 97.9 The Hill WCHL/Chapelboro People’s Choice Awards are open to both Chamber Members and Non-Chamber Members.  Non-Chamber members must be located within OR serve the Chamber Service Area defined as Orange and Chatham County.
  • Nominees can be in any industry including for profit, nonprofit, educational and governmental institutions.
  • Nominees may be entered in multiple categories.
  • One unique suggestion per category per person may be submitted for the 97.9 The Hill People’s Choice Awards.



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