Best of Richmond 2024

Presented by the Richmond Chamber of Commerce and the City of Richmond

Finalist Round Information

Let’s celebrate what makes Richmond special!

Nomination Round began on 3/25/24 and the Finalist Voting Round started in May. Voting ends on 6/16/24. The ballot is on the Richmond Chamber of Best of Richmond Page.

We love Richmond. That is why the Richmond Chamber of Commerce is excited to launch the inaugural Best of Richmond program to celebrate the businesses, services and amenities that make this place special.

Anyone can submit a nomination and vote. Participation in the ballot is free.

If you a business serving the Richmond area, fill out the form below to request your free vote for us badge or to request a featured listing.

There are also various sponsorship and advertising options available to support the Best Of program.

Are you a finalist? Check the Best of Richmond ballot to see if your business was nominated. Request your custom Best of Richmond finalist badge now.

Example of custom finalist badge showing your business name.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Best of Richmond?

Supporting our local businesses is more important than ever. The Best of Richmond Program celebrates small businesses and businesses of all sizes that make this place special.  This is done by encouraging you, the community, to nominate and vote for your favorites.

Each business that wins is recognized with a “Best of” logo and promoted through plaques, window clings and certificates as well as through print, social and digital marketing. By voting, you help lift these businesses and our local economy.

How do I vote for my favorites?

The Best of program is carried out in two phases: a nomination and voting phase.  During the nomination phase, you can write in your favorite business for each category on our nomination page.  After the one-month nomination phase, you get to vote through our digital ballot.  It’s easy to register and vote for your favorites.

(Nomination round begins in March and voting round begins in May.)

How does a business participate?

Businesses are nominated by the public. If you are a Richmond area-based or Richmond area-serving business, you can register for a free Best of Richmond badge to help you get out the vote.  We’ll provide you with a custom “nominate us” badge that can be shared with your customers and a “vote for us” badge for eligible businesses during the finalist round.

How are winners chosen?

Businesses with the most votes from the public after the voting phase are the winners.

As a business, why should I participate?

There’s no cost to businesses to participate. The program’s goal is to raise awareness of Richmond businesses and to encourage shopping locally. If you run a local business here in Richmond, we invite you to fill out the above form and we’ll send you a custom nominate us or vote for us badge (depending upon the program phase).

Winners will receive an array of benefits including window clings for your storefront, digital assets showing your business was voted as the best, and an invitation to an award celebration.

Optional recognition awards will also be made available after the contest to help promote winners including listings in a Richmond Magazine, a website listing winners by category and custom award plaques.

Are there options for Richmond Businesses to sponsor the program?

Yes. To keep the program free for all businesses in the Richmond area, the program is supported by sponsors.  Please fill out our request form above to learn about our sponsorship packages or contact the Chamber, staff@rcoc.com.