Best of the West FAQ

Why did Best of the West change the format? In order to make it a better voting experience and ensure that businesses are aligned in the appropriote category, we are introducing the nomination stage this year.

How do I get a business nominated? We have over 100 categories to choose from! During the nomination phase you can write your name in the appropriate category.

How do we keep businesses from stuffing the ballot? Our system will only allow one vote per email.  We do check IP addresses to insure there are no robots voting.

How did you pick the categories on Best of the West? We review the categories every year from previous years.  We look at voter interest, businesses who advertised in last year’s magazine and try to mix it up and add some fun entries each year.

How are the winners determined? The winners are only determined by the number of votes they receive from the community.

How can I attend the Best of the West event at the Grand Junction Convention Center on June 11?  Yes, you can buy a table or a ticket to the event online at

If I have a question, who do I contact? Bonnie Davis, Director of Events and Marketing: 970-256-4270 or email