Printing a weekly newspaper in this digital age can be challenging sometimes. But believe it or not, there are still many who like reading something tangible, which you can fold and read without the help of Wi-Fi.
Realizing the rising cost of printing, I had to get creative. I decided Inglewood businesses were more than deserving of a contest that would inspire consumers and encourage local buying. And, given the record-breaking development in Inglewood now, I could think of nothing more timely. If we do not honor our own, who will?
Thus, the “Best of Inglewood” contest—in which consumers voted for the best in a number of business categories—was born. It has exceeded my wildest dreams. Before I knew it, my idea had turned into a contest, and now it’s an event, with huge potential for the future.
The “Best of Inglewood” has stirred such interest that folks are already talking about next year. The first event won’t even happen until next week on Oct. 18th.
Just when you think things have come to a standstill, you get a new idea or an inspiring phone call and suddenly, you’re off to the races again. That’s how it goes in business. And, it’s why entrepreneurs should never give up.
I’d like to take this time to thank everyone who voted for the best businesses in Inglewood, and the businesses themselves for being so awesome. I want to thank our faithful sponsors who played such a vital role in supporting Inglewood’s small business community.
If you haven’t already done so, make your plans to join us to celebrate the best of the best in Inglewood next Wednesday. Details are in the cover story. I hope to see you there!