The polls are open.
The second annual Best of the Valley contest is now accepting votes at http://www.countrymessenger.com/bestof.
Readers of the Messenger have nominated business and individuals in seven categories: eating and drinking, sports and recreation, health and fitness, shopping, arts and entertainment, local and services. The ballot contains the top 5 entries that received the most nominations. Nearly all categories have five nominees.
Voting begins at 7 a.m. July 14 and runs through 8 p.m. Sunday, August 8. Voters can cast ballots once every 24 hours.
Users who register for the contest can log in on successive days to vote.
Winners will be published online and printed in a special section of the Messenger the week of September 29.