Who will be voted Best?

ominations opened Monday, Nov. 1 for the 2021 Best of Northwest Arkansas, this year presented by Enhanced Healthcare of the Ozarks. It’s our audience’s opportunity to recognize the best in business, things to do, places to go, people who entertain us, and the people who make things happen in Northwest Arkansas!

The Best of Northwest Arkansas is all about engaging fans, customers, and local businesses. It’s the one time that our audience engages to help select the BEST of Northwest Arkansas. Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette gives readers an opportunity to choose outstanding people, businesses, and establishments in 255 categories. The nine topic areas are Agriculture, Eat & Drink, Health & Beauty, Home & Garden, Motors, Services, Schools, Shopping and Things to Do.

Each year, we rely on our audience to supply us with the names of outstanding people, businesses, and establishments in each of the 255 categories. Once the nominees are finalized, our audience is asked to vote who they think is best in each category. This year, voting begins on Thanksgiving Day, November 25. Vote each day until December 22, 2021.

Nominations are accepted online until November 17. There is no cost or obligation to nominate yourself or your favorites. Just go online to BestNWA.com and start nominating. Nominations require a valid email address for verification. Nominations outside the market area will not qualify for the ballot but are welcome to participate as advertisers. Businesses with multiple locations will appear as a single nomination for voting. Business associates and advertisers of the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and any other owner-affiliated company are not given special treatment.

For a category to qualify for the ballot, there must be a minimum of five separate businesses that are competing for votes. If a category is not qualifying, the contest organizers will make reasonable accommodations to move the contestant to a similar category. Once a category is qualified, those nominated will be placed on the official ballot.

Each year we start fresh, and no past winners are automatically nominated. This year there are new categories with new opportunities to win. Businesses and individuals that have not participated in the past are encouraged to nominate themselves.

There is no cost to be nominated or participate in the voting!
All nominations and voting this year are done through BestNWA.com. The official ballot is a closed ballot. Those wanting to participate must submit a nomination.

And the winners …
The names of the winners will be posted and announced on Sunday, March 27, 2022, in the Sunday Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. All winners will be honored in the popular Best of Northwest Arkansas collector’s edition full-color magazine, and on the year-round website BestNWA.com.

The traditional and ever-popular Best of Northwest Arkansas Gala will be held over two nights in March. This is the Best event of the year and sells out quickly. Keep up to date at BestNWA.com.
Go to BestNWA.com and start your nominations. Visit ShopBestNWA.com to learn more about strategies, official rules, opportunities and more!


This year’s Best of Northwest Arkansas is presented by Enhanced Healthcare of the Ozarks, providers of high-quality healthcare to individuals and communities that promote the improvement of disease and general wellness. The providers aim to be a resource that will guide individuals, families, and the community to better outcomes with their chronic disease management. The overall aim of Enhanced Healthcare is to improve the quality of life for individuals and families.

Health and wellbeing are not one-size-fits-all. What works for one person may not work for another. Everybody is different, so the providers of Enhanced Healthcare offer customized, personal plans providing lasting results.

Medical Services
Chronic pain and fatigue, allergies, and food sensitivities can be a thing of the past when you work with Enhanced Healthcare.

Health & Wellness
Learn how to combat chronic fatigue and migraines, diabetes, and cardiovascular issues with help from the providers of Enhanced Healthcare.

Most insurance is accepted along with financial help as needed. They specifically have Medicare coverage!

Take charge of your health. Learn more by visiting their website at enhanced-healthcare.org or by calling 479-662-0891.

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