Find out who voters chose as the best in 85 categories.

We are proud to be in our second decade of recognizing the region’s best-in-class businesses.

For the 12th year in a row, our Best of Business poll is shining a light on the insurance companies, restaurants, law firms, dentists, educational institutions, orthopedists and more that have earned the admiration of our community. It’s our longest-running and most far-reaching recognition program, as well as the only one in which our readers get the final say.

This year’s poll attracted a record 68,000 votes, with readers weighing in on 85 categories in 11 sections: business support services, education, financial, food and beverage, health care, legal, meetings and events, personal perks, real estate, workforce and Best of the Rest. Voting occurred from May through July.

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If you’re a regular reader of the monthly magazine, you’ll notice some familiar names in our list—perennial winners we’ve celebrated since our poll launched in 2007. You’ll also see a handful of new names in the list, as well as a few who’ve vaulted from the runner-up position to claim the top prize in their respective categories.

How do you get on the list in the first place? Many ask. We add top write-in vote getters from year to year, and you can also request new categories—we added florists this year. Want to get on the list next year? Email Katy Smith at ksmith@columbusceo.com with your contact information and we’ll consider.