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Vote for best in Midstate

It’s time to vote for Best of the Best in all of Middle Tennessee.

We Are MT, a website which launched last year to cover a 10-county area, is overseeing the contest aimed at highlighting the brightest businesses and professionals in the region.

There are 180 categories up for grabs. Participants are asked to go online to vote on everything from best BBQ, to best art gallery, to best brewery. 

There are fun categories along the way such as Best Pet Employee, which will go to a fury, feathered or finned companion that’s a staple in the workplace.

“The idea is to promote the great mom and pop businesses we have in this region,” said We Are MT marketing representative Jennifer Woods. “There are so many unique stores in this area, stores that people travel to visit, so we need to get the word about what’s in our expanded neighborhoods. This contest will highlight what our neighbors recommend.”

The 10-county region includes Warren, DeKalb, Coffee, Cannon, White, Rutherford, Van Buren, Bedford, Putnam and Grundy counties.

Participants can vote once a day, per email address, in as many categories as they want. The website is

“I want this to be representative of all the counties so I’m hoping for participation throughout the region so we can recognize the best this 10-county area has to offer,” said Woods.

Voting ends Feb. 26.