As the greater Bozeman area’s busiest season enters its final stretch, residents may find relief in the waning tourist activity that takes over Southwest Montana during the summer months. The influx of visitors does wonders for our local economy but congests our already burdened roadways, further limiting access to the businesses and natural features we all know and love.
It’s time for those of us who remain to take a step back and celebrate the hardworking folks representing Bozeman’s service industry in tandem with our access to Southwest Montana’s abundant recreational opportunities. Let’s come together as a community to reward the efforts of local proprietors and event promoters, name our preferred outdoor activities and natural hotspots. Every vote counts during this annual salute to Bozeman and beyond.
The polls remain open for the 22nd Annual Best of Bozeman through August 15th. The friendly local competition is the original celebration of everything we love about our town and its seemingly infinite offerings. Though The BoZone sponsors the poll every year, it’s each voter who decide the winners in each category. This is an opportunity for Southwest Montanans of all ages to have their say in the crowning of area establishments, whether first-time winners or defending champs.
This year’s voting again consists of a multiple choice format, displaying area favorites from previous surveys and the option to add a choice not listed. While there are many categories to represent our area’s finest, voters can decide the winners of as many or as few titles as they please.
Make it a point to give recognition to your favorite food and beverage venues, service industries, live entertainers, small businesses, nonprofits, other local destinations, and so much more. Continuing the tradition, it’s up to each and every one of you to acknowledge Bozeman’s crème de la crème. Log on to www.bestofbozeman.com to peruse the complete list of 2022 winners and to make your picks. The 2023 Best of Bozeman voting window closes August 15th. •