WHO DO YOU LOVE?....From most loved restaurant to favorite Santa Monica farmer, we are putting the call out to discover and celebrate the Most Loved Businesses of 2019 in Santa Monica! Which local business can you not live without? Who puts a smile on your face when you drop in?

One vote per person.  Please fill in as many categories as you can.  To be eligible to win a raffle prize, you will need to fill out 15+ categories.
  Raffle prizes include gift certificates + fun swag from our Santa Monica businesses.  The #MostLovedSM Business winners will be announced in the spring at the Most Loved SM Businesses 2019 Awards Ceremony and via SM Daily Press' Most Loved SM 2019 publication. Everyone who votes will be invited to attend the ceremony.


Thank you for buying local + supporting your favorite local businesses + our Santa Monica community!

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* 1. Santa Monica Auto-Related Business?

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* 2. Santa Monica Bar/Pub?

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* 3. Santa Monica Bike/Surf/Skate Shop?

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* 4. Santa Monica Breakfast/Brunch Spot (business)?

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* 5. Santa Monica Business for Kids?

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* 6. Santa Monica Business for Pets?

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* 7. Santa Monica Clothing Boutique?

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* 8. Santa Monica Coffee Shop/Bakery?

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* 9. Santa Monica Cultural Venue (business or organization)?

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* 10. Santa Monica Doctor/Dentist/Health Care Practitioner? 

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* 11. Santa Monica Farmers Market Farmer?

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* 12. Santa Monica Farmers Market Prepared Food Vendor?

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* 13. Santa Monica Gym/Health/Fitness Studio? (incl. yoga, Pilates, dance studios)

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* 14. Santa Monica Happy Hour?

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* 15. Santa Monica Hotel/Motel for a Staycation?

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* 16. Santa Monica Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt Shop?

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* 17. Santa Monica Natural Grocer/Food Retailer?

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* 18. Santa Monica Non Profit/Charity/Community Service Organization?

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* 19. Santa Monica Real Estate Agent?

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* 20. Santa Monica Restaurant?

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* 21. Santa Monica Retailer featuring locally-made products? (incl. art, gift + jewelry stores) 

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* 22. Santa Monica Salon/Spa?

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* 23. Santa Monica Sustainable/Green Business?

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* 24. Santa Monica Vintage/Consignment/Thrift Store?

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* 25. Your Most Loved Business in Downtown Santa Monica/Third St Promenade?

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* 26. Your Most Loved Business on Main Street?

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* 27. Your Most-Loved Business on Montana Avenue?

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* 28. Your Most Loved Business on Pico Boulevard?

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* 29. Your Most Loved Business on the SM Pier?

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* 30. Most Loved Independent Business in Santa Monica? (note:  business with five or less outlets globally)

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* 31. Most Loved Santa Monica Legacy Business? (note:  30+ years of operation in Santa Monica)

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* 32. Bonus:  Most Loved New Business in Santa Monica? (note:  business that has opened  in 2018/19).

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* 33. Buy Local testimonials:  If you want to tell us more about why you love any of the businesses listed above, please write in this box.  We will incorporate testimonials into our "SM Most Loved" newspaper coverage and press follow-up.  Thank you! 

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* 34. Voting Validation + Raffle Prize Notification Details (confidential)

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* 35. Please check here if you'd like to be kept in the Santa Monica loop...

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* 36. Suggestion for a "Most Loved" Business Category to add to the campaign next year?

Thank you for participating in this fun contest! Please encourage your friends, family, neighbors + co-workers to also vote for their Most-Loved Santa Monica businesses. Voting closes on February 28, 2019.  Winners will be announced in the spring.  Thank you to the founding members of the Most-Loved Campaign: Buy Local SM Committee, SM Daily Press, Montana Avenue Merchants Association, Main Street Business Improvement Association, Pico Improvement Organization, Downtown SM Inc, SM Pier Corporation, SM Chamber of Commerce, SM Travel + Tourism and the City of Santa Monica. We LOVE our locals! To find out more about the Buy Local SM campaign & to view our 1,000+ active Buy Local SM businesses, please visit: www.buylocalsm.com. THANKS!


Most Loved SM Contest Rules:  A business can be a finalist in up to two categories.  All finalists must have a valid City of Santa Monica business license.   The winners will be announced in an upcoming  awards ceremony and in the "Santa Monica's Most Loved..." issue of the SM Daily Press and celebrated throughout the year by the Buy Local SM campaign, the City of Santa Monica and our local business partners.  All voters will be eligible to win a Most Loved raffle prize if they vote for a minimum of 15 business categories above and provide either a contact email or telephone number, which will remain confidential.  One vote per person.

THANK YOU FOR VOTING FOR YOUR MOST LOVED SANTA MONICA BUSINESSES...AND FOR BUYING LOCAL IN SUPPORT OF OUR COMMUNITY!

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