Since the Fabulous Forum was reopened more than 3 years ago, Inglewood has been reinventing itself at a rapid pace. Looking back, it’s amazing how far the city has come in such a short amount of time. And when we look ahead, signs of success are all that can be seen.
The sleepy community that folks drove through to get to the airport is fast becoming the destination city where people will want to come and shop, be entertained and just hang out.
When I thought about other places where I’ve lived, I could think of no other city in America that has grown as fast and transformed so much as Inglewood. Then I thought, a great city deserves a great promotion.
Enter “Best of Inglewood,” an exciting new contest that will shine a light on the best of what this city has to offer. From July 27 through August 28, 2017, Inglewood Today will offer prizes to readers and subscribers to participate by nominating and voting for the best businesses in the city.
There will be dozens of categories and subcategories to choose from, like “best doctor” or “best botique.” With the Rams, Chargers, and possibly the Clippers moving to Inglewood, local businesses will, no doubt, enjoy economic prosperity.
But the push to shop in Inglewood is something that businesses can take advantage of now. Inglewood Today wants to position local mom-and-pop establishments, the bread-and-butter stake holders who have served this city day in and day out, for even greater success. We want to help new businesses coming in get off to a great start.
I believe the quality of goods and services here are competitve with other areas and deserve the attention and excitement that Best of Inglewood can bring.
It is my aim to give small business owners the opportunity to take part in the exciting growth that is happening in the city of Inglewood. This program will provide residents, businesses, and operators in Inglewood the opportunity to be recognized and for the community to showcase neighborhood pride and economic strength.
To nominate your favorite businesses, visit the Inglewood Today website at www.inglewoodtoday.com. Take a look at the “Best of Inglewood” cover story for details.