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Nearly 1,100 nomination forms were submitted for a total of one hundred thirty seven Shiawassee County businesses nominated for the A-LIST, "the definitive directory of Shiawassee County's best businesses." Nominations were accepted for a five week period beginning January 1st, submitted by visitors of Shiawassee County's local news websites: Corunna Now, Durand Now, Owosso Now, Perry Pulse and the host site, Uplift Shiawassee.
The preliminary round of voting, which runs for two weeks, ending February 24th, allows for last chance nominations to be submitted and considered for the final round of voting. The final round of voting begins March 4th and runs until March 17th.
The winners of the second annual Shiawassee County A-LIST will be revealed on Monday April 2nd on this website.
The number of nominations for a business will not impact the outcome of the voting rounds, but the top 12 businesses that received the most nominations have been revealed; good for a heads up, and some early bragging rights. They are as follows:
12. NH Bridal and Events, Owosso
11. Korner Pub, Owosso TIE
11. Greg & Lou’s Family Restaurant, Owosso TIE
11. Central Pharmacy, Owosso TIE
10. BJ’s Family Restaurant, Owosso TIE
10. Stomping Grounds Coffee Shop, Durand TIE
9. Homes N Land, Owosso
8. Baer Necessities, Byron
7. O-Town Café, Owosso
6. Fairview Pet Center, Owosso
5. Skin Maven, Owosso
4. Schutt Photography, Owosso
3. Kathy’s School of Dance, Durand
2.Telford Construction, Vernon
1. Studio Hue, Owosso
Hundreds of votes have already been received since the period began at 11:59pm on Sunday February 11th.
13th: Durand Chamber After Hours Event: Durand Union Station
19th: Crochet Classes: Community District Library (Perry), 5pm
20th: Community Survey Open Meeting: City Hall (Durand)
24th: “I Cancer Vive” Cut-A-Thon: Fringe Salon (Lennon), 9am-4pm