January 1, 2013

Battle of the Businesses - 2012

 
Who was your favorite Bastrop County business of 2012? Your votes decide in the "Battle of the Bastrop County Businesses" contest!!! To nominate your favorite local business, simply comment below. It can be a restaurant, retail shop, spa or salon, photographer, place of entertainment, butcher, baker, or candlestick maker. And yes, you can nominate more than one!

I'll take nominations through Sunday, Jan. 6th at 2pm. On Monday, Jan. 7th, the top-nominated businesses will go head-to-head in "The Voice" inspired battle rounds, where your votes will determine who comes out on top and gets crowned the Heavyweight Champion of Bastrop County for 2012!

*We love and appreciate ALL of our local businesses! This is just a fun contest to bring a little more attention to some of your favorites. So, let's keep it positive!

UPDATE
Jan. 7th, 2013
The Top 16 businesses, nominated by YOU, have been chosen, and here they are...
Here's a sneak peek at the brackets...

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UPDATE
Jan. 9th, 2013
There have been some hard-fought battles, but we're down to the FINAL two businesses: Sleeping Owl Photography and Glit -Z- Chix!!! They will battle it out tomorrow, Jan. 10th, beginning at 12pm on our facebook page. Voting will remain open through tonight at 10pm. Whichever business has the most votes at 10pm will be crowned the "Heavyweight Business Champion" of Bastrop County!

Congrats to both of these awesome businesses and to ALL of our local businesses! We're truly blessed to have such wonderful businesses in Bastrop County! I know they appreciate all of your support.

Even though all of our local businesses deserve to be recognized, I do want to give Sleeping Owl Photography and Glit -Z- Chix their much-deserved props for making it to the Final Battle. They're both here because they have a loyal fan/customer base thanks to their outstanding customer service, superb product(s), creative marketing ideas, positive and friendly attitudes, and the fact that they make everyone feel like friends, not just customers. We have a lot of amazing businesses in Bastrop County, and these two are perfect examples of how we do it here!

One thing that sets these two businesses apart, in my opinion, is how they both excel at utilizing social media to promote their services and build relationships, which is a key ingredient to success for a small business in today's world. So, kudos to both of these fabulous businesses for doing such an amazing job!
 

Here's a look at their road to the finals...
 
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Now, LET'S GET READY TO RUUUUMBLLLLLLLLE!!!

37 comments:

  1. I nominate Sleeping Owl Photography. They are the best!!!

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  2. I nominate Sleeping Owl Photography, they are awesome..... take it from soneone from Miami... Id choose them over anyone !!!!

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  3. Sleeping Owl Photography, hands down!

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  4. Sacs on Main in Smithville! Tina always has fun stuff to consider - and great prices, too!

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  5. Bastrop Bling Company is The Best Lil' Business in Bastrop!!!

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  6. Bastrop Bling Company!!! Love the decor and the friendly owner.

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  7. Bastrop Bling Company is The Best Lil' Business in Bastrop!!!

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  8. Cherry Blossoms Spa is relaxing and wonderful, it deserves the title for The Best Lil' Business in Bastrop!

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  9. My vote is for Bastrop Bling Company. Thanks!

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  10. Bastrop Bling Company!! I love their clothes!!

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  11. My vote is for Playhouse Smithville! Great people and great fun.

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  12. The Owl in Elgin is fabulous!!

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  13. Simply Sweet on Main St. in Bastrop. Delicious!!!!!!

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  14. Cherry Blossoms Spa is the best!!!!

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  15. Bastrop Bling Company is the best "BLING COMPANY" in Texas: especially Bastrop, TX!!! The decor is warm and inviting and the owner provides excellent customer service.

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  16. The Owl Wine Bar and Home Goods Store...amazing new store and venue! Excellent customer service and wonderful atmosphere! LOVE IT!

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  17. You said we can recommend more than one. I recommend Bastrop Goldsmith Silversmith, Cripple Creek & Co., and Liza Jane. These are my favorite shops on Main Street in Bastrop!

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  18. The American Legion Post 533, always good times with great friends

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  19. I vote for Sleeping Owl Photography!

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