Do you have a favorite local restaurant, bakery, golf course, newspaper, home builder, resort, nonprofit, etc.? The list goes on and on.

If so, help us recognize the best of the best by nominating them for the 2019 Best of the Brainerd Lakes Area award. The nomination period runs now through June 21.

Voting for the 2019 Best of the Brainerd Lakes Area will run from July 1 through midnight Aug. 2.

At the end of the voting period, votes will be tallied and the winners will be announced in the 2019 Best of the Brainerd Lakes Area magazine that will publish in October.

This is a chance for the community to share who is outstanding, stands out, or rises above the rest. It's a chance for our local businesses to showcase what they have to offer and earn bragging rights of being the best in the Brainerd lakes area. The competition was hot last year; will our reigning champions maintain their lead or will your favorite take the title?

Visit www.brainerddispatch.com/bestofbrainerdlakes to make nominations for the 2019 Best of Brainerd Lakes Area awards.