Who will be crowned the “Best of Inglewood?” That’s the question business owners and shoppers in Inglewood want to know.
On Wednesday, October 18, Inglewood Today will host its first ever “Best of Inglewood” Awards Ceremony at the Miracle Theatre, 226 W. Market Street. It begins at 6pm. The ceremony will celebrate the successful “Best of Inglewood” contest, which took place in August and September. It’s a free community event, and everyone is invited.
Mayor James Butts, Inglewood Councilmembers and other invited officials will be present to show their support of the hard working businesses in our community. Sponsors include MTA, Papa John’s Pizza, Inglewood Airport Area Chamber of Commerce, Centinela Hospital and Hollywood Park Casino.
Businesses were nominated by Inglewood Today readers online in more than 15 different categories during the contest. Categories include best soul food restaurant, best Mexican food restaurant; best barbershop, dental clinic, car dealership and much more. During the contest, weekly prizes were given away to people voting online. Prizes included one year of pizza, MTA TAP cards, and $100 cash prizes.
On Wednesday, winners will be announced, and awards and prizes will go to the top vote getters in each category, as well as the top winner overall.
“Best of Inglewood” began as a way for Inglewood Today publisher Willie Brown to mobilize local business owners around a positive cause. With the city progressing so quickly, Brown wanted to inspire more appreciation and recognition within the business community. At the same time, he wanted to encourage people to buy locally from Inglewood-based businesses. This contest has achieved both ends.