The ballots for the Best of Cape Coral, sponsored by The Breeze, are available in a special section inside today's Weekend Breeze.
"We invite our readers to take part and help us recognize some of the outstanding businesses in Cape Coral," said Breeze Publisher Scott Blonde. "We know that there are a lot of local businesses that go above and beyond and the Best of Cape Coral program is a way for readers to say thank you to those who do."
The ballot deadline for the reader's choice awards is May 14. The winners will be announced in The Breeze on June 27.
The categories listed under restaurant/entertainment include alternative lifestyles nightclub, bagel shop, bar, barbecue, breakfast, casual fine dining, catering, Chinese restaurant, coffee shop, Cuban restaurant, deli, dog-friendly restaurant, gaming establishment, golf course, hamburger, happy hour, ice cream, Italian restaurant, Mexican Restaurant, new restaurant, night club, pizza (local), restaurant, restaurant with entertainment, sandwich, seafood restaurant, social club, sports bar & restaurant, Sunday brunch and wings.
The retail portion of the ballot includes antique store, appliance store, bait and tackle shop, bakery, bike shop, boat dealer, boutique, car dealer, car wash, children's apparel, computer store, consignment, florist, furniture store, frame shop, gift shop, gold buyer, grocery, guns/ammo, hardware store, heating/air conditioning dealer, home electronics, jewelry store, landscaping, lighting/lamp store, liquor store, meat market, pawn shop, seafood market, shoe repair/shoe store, specialty market, sporting goods, thrift store and tire dealer.
The final category for the ballot of the Best of Cape Coral includes services, medical and real estate.
The categories include aluminum store, art gallery/frame shop, auctions & estate sales, auto body shop, auto service and repair shop, bank, barber shop, boat repair, boat rental, builder, cabinetry, chiropractor, computer repair and service, dance studio, day care, dentist, dry cleaner, drywall/restoration, electrician, exterminator/pest control, family practitioner, flooring (carpet & tile company) , funeral home, gym, hair salon/barber, health & racquet club, hearing aids, heating and cooling, hotel/motel, house cleaning, house sitting, interior designers, landscaping company, limo/airport transportation, marine supply, massage therapist, mortgage agent/broker, nail salon, nursery, optometrist, pediatrician, pharmacy, physical therapy, pet grooming shop, pet shop, plumbing company, pool cages lanais screening, pool company, pool service company, preschool, real estate agent, real estate office, real estate team, retirement/assistant living facility, roofing company, service organization, TV & satellite service, tanning salon, upholstery & drapery, vertical-window treatment store and veterinarian.
Only one ballot per person can be submitted and an individual must fill out at least 25 selections.
No photocopies will be accepted.
Ballots may be mailed to, or dropped off at, Best of Cape Coral, Breeze Newspapers, 2510 Del Prado Blvd. Cape Coral, FL 33904