The Mesquite Local News proudly presents a 30 page insert in yesterday’s news print that features the winners of the 11th Annual Best of Mesquite contest. It’s the biggest one yet.

This year’s contest featured 52 categories ranging from the traditional like banks, casinos, and restaurants to the offbeat that included storage facilities, pest control, and car wash companies. Each category had to have a minimum of three competitors in order to qualify.

Ballots for the contest were published in the MLN the first three weeks in July. More than 800 votes were returned this year. To ensure there was no bias in the final tallying of the ballots, the MLN outsourced the counting and verification to a group in Las Vegas.

The contest is designed to draw attention to all the businesses in Mesquite that make our city a great place to live, work, and play. We encourage everyone to support not just the winners but the runners-up and all the businesses that work hard every day for all of us.

Congratulations to the winners and everyone who participated.

A web version will be available next week, so stop by one of our local businesses to pick up a print copy today!