Nominations are now open for the Plain Dealer’s annual Best of Wabash County contest.

However, the window to submit your favorites will close soon. This means if you have any intention of highlighting the best in your community, you have only a few days left to do so.

Nominations for the contest began Wednesday, Sept. 29, and they will close Thursday, Oct. 14.

All nominations and voting are done online.

Please visit to get started.

After round one nominations are completed and we tally the votes to determine the top three winners of each category, we will begin the voting to select winners. Voting starts on Saturday, Oct. 23. Winners will be announced on Saturday, Nov. 20.

The categories are listed under 10 groups:

Greatest Entertainment: Bingo, Bowling Center, Festival or Event, Golf Course and Live Theatre.

Greatest Food: Greatest Buffet, Family Restaurant, Casual Restaurant, Fine Dining, Sports Bar or Pub, Greatest BBQ, Pizza, Breakfast, Prime Rib, Sandwich, Steak, Chicken, Coffee, Hamburger, Pork Tenderloin, Chicken Wings, Cake or Desserts, Ice Cream, Asian Food, Italian Food, Mexican Food and Greek Food.

Greatest People: Bank Teller, Bartender, Server, Teacher, Minister or Pastor, Accountant, Insurance Agent, Interior Designer, Realtor, Attorney, Veterinarian, Financial Advisor, Car Salesman, Stylist and Nail Technician.

Greatest Businesses: Place to work, Not-for-profit business, Banquet Facility, Pre-School or Day Care and Funeral Home.

Greatest Auto Services: New Car Dealer, Pre-Owned Car Dealer, Auto Repair, Auto Detailing, Car Wash, Oil Change, Towing and Motorcycle Dealer.

Greatest Home Services: Air Duct Cleaning, Carpet Cleaner, Electrician, Home Improvement, Landscaping Company, Garden Center, Heating and Cooler, Floor Covering and Plumbing.

Greatest Personal Care Services: Dance Lessons or School, Gym or Fitness Facility, Hair Salon, Barber Shop, Martial Arts, Pet Grooming, Nail Salon, Shoe Repair, Tanning Salon, Travel Agency and Tattoo Studio.

Greatest Local Shopping: Florist, Book Store, Gift Shop, Supermarket, Shoe Store, Antiques, Appliances, Furniture, Hardware, Jewelry, Liquor or Beer or Wine, Mattresses, Meat Market or Butcher, Pet Store and Pools or Hot Tubs.

Greatest Financial Services: Bank, Credit Union, Investment Company, Place To Get a Loan, Place To Get a Mortgage and Place To Get a Car Loan.

Greatest Medical Services: Senior Assisted Living Facility, Retirement Center, Hospice, Home Health Care, Rehabilitation Center, Cardiologist, Chiropractor, Nurse, Oncologist, Optometrist, Orthodontist, Pediatrician, Pharmacy, Physical or Occupational Therapist, Podiatrist, Surgeon, Family Doctor, Massage Therapy and Hearing Professional.

Rob Burgess, Wabash Plain Dealer editor, may be reached by email at