You can help decide the ‘Best of Dubois County’

Visit to nominate your favorites in each of the categories.


It’s no secret that Dubois County is a great place to live, work and play. Now it’s time for you, our readers, to decide which businesses are most worthy of the title, “Best of Dubois County.”

In our first-ever readers’ choice awards, The Herald is asking readers to first nominate, then vote on, the best places to shop, eat, drink and more in nearly 100 categories.

Here is how the contest works: Go to to nominate your favorite business or person in each of the categories. The nomination period starts now and will run through 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 30. If you don’t see your favorite in a category, make sure to write it in.

Our staff will process the nominations as they are received and the top five businesses and individuals who receive the most nominations will be placed on a final ballot and move on to the voting stage of the contest.

Voting will open at 9 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 4, and run through 5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 17. Again, readers can visit to cast their ballot in each of the categories.

For our print-only readers, a ballot containing the nominees in each category will appear in The Herald during the voting phase.

Readers will only be able to vote once in each category, so make your decisions wisely.

Following the contest, the winners will be announced in a special magazine saluting the best of what Dubois County has to offer.

Local businesses are a big part of the heart and soul of our community. We’re excited to share this contest to help highlight the best of what our county has to offer.

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