The voting period wrapped up last weekend. The winners of this year’s competition will be unveiled in a special edition of the Grand Haven Tribune on Friday, March 29.
This year’s People’s Choice awards feature 11 different categories — Food & Drink, Art & Entertainment, Shopping, Beauty, Health & Fitness, Home Services, Life Services, Auto & Recreational Vehicles, Real Estate & Home, Employment, Recreation, and Pets. Those categories were divided into 175 sub-categories.
The process began with a nominating phase, which ran through January. A total of 32,254 nominations were made in this year’s contest.
The top several nominees in each category moved on to the final voting round, which ran through March 3. During that time, 9,183 people cast a total 96,369 votes for their favorite pizza, hair dresser, car salesman, real estate agent, roofer and more.