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How some businesses are promoting


Gino Roselli from Iavarone Bros. in Lake Success wears his pride on his sleeve.

Gino Roselli from Iavarone Bros. in Lake Success wears his pride on his sleeve.

We’ve all heard the line “Just to be nominated is an honor,” and in this case it really is. This year’s Best of L.I. finalists were chosen from a record-breaking pool of nominees. Only the top made it to the final round, and now they’re flaunting it.

Hair Above Salon draws in street traffic and new business with their 2009 Best of L.I. award banner.

Hair Above Salon draws in street traffic and new business with their 2009 Best of L.I. award banner.


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Panera Bread made flyers. Levittown Lanes has it on their scoreboard. Iavarone Brothers has it printed on their shirts. The best of the best are out there campaigning for your votes, and this year the race is so close, the nominees are getting more creative than ever. Can you blame them?

Panera Bread locations hand out voting instructions to every customer, as winning is the only option.

Panera Bread locations hand out voting instructions to every customer, as winning is the only option.

Massapequa Perk puts a sticker on the lid of every cup of coffee they sell. You can’t take a sip without reading it, and since their average cup of Joe is a 90-sip endeavor, these guys aren’t messing around.

Vincent’s Clam Bar knows how to play with giant signage and cool Best of L.I. placemats at every table.

Vincent’s Clam Bar knows how to play with giant signage and cool Best of L.I. placemats at every table.

Maybe you’re a two-finger typer. Maybe the voting site is way too many letters to bang out on the keyboard when you have a million other things to do. Jarro Builders and White Post Farms aren’t taking that chance. With “Cast Your Vote Here!” links on their websites, they make voting even easier for customers.

Vincent’s Clam Bar, The Healthy Eatery, Hair Above Salon and countless others have posted huge banners over their doors to help reel in the votes. It’s gotten to the point where we can’t go anywhere without passing at least one. But Valley Caterers in Franklin Square decided not to go that route. This previous Best of winner took things up a notch by making a permanent statement—they painted it on the side of their building!

White Post Farms' website

White Post Farms' website

Jarro Building Industries Corp.'s website

Jarro Building Industries Corp.'s website

Why bother going through all this trouble, you ask? Well, when was the last time someone asked you where an “OK” place to get sushi was, or what hair salon would do a “good enough” job on the bride. Face it, being the best pays—in more ways than one.

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