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Welcome to Charlotte’s Best

We live, shop, eat, and play in beautiful Charlotte and we wouldn’t have it any other way. In celebration of our great communities, The Charlotte Observer is once again presenting Charlotte’s Best. This contest is truly designed to engage the community in celebrating the places, restaurants, and local businesses we love.

Last year, there were over 5,000 businesses competing, and we received more than 210,000 votes. Many of you took the time to vote and support those you think are the best!

Charlotte's Best Promotion

Charlotte’s Best has strong support from CharlotteObserver.com,
VotedCharlottesBest.com, The Charlotte Observer newspaper, and social media.
Nominations and voting are driven by print, digital and social promotions.

  • CharlotteObserver.com Digital Display

  • The Charlotte Observer Newspaper Ads

  • Organic Social Media

  • Paid Social Media

  • Paid Targeted Eblast

  • Eblast to CharlotteObserver.com Subscribers

  • CharlotteObserver.com Home Page Takeovers

  • Outdoor Advertising


The Charlotte Observer invests over $200,000 in marketing support promoting Charlotte’s Best, driving participation and ensuring success for the community and local businesses.

Nominations End
Friday, June 21

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Request your complimentary asset kit that includes badges ready to be incorporated into your social media posts, website, and emails during Charlotte's Best to encourage voting and engage your audience!

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