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Selection Process

Effective Date: January 2024

Our Mission

At Lynchburg’s Best, we believe in celebrating what makes our city unique: the outstanding businesses and services provided by our local community. Our mission is simple yet powerful – to bridge the gap between the people searching for the best Lynchburg offers, including places to visit, businesses, and services that make our city exceptional.

How We Identify Potential Candidates

  1. Research: We identify various active businesses and service providers in Lynchburg across multiple categories. This includes scouring business directories, local awards, and reviews.
  2. Community Input: We actively seek recommendations and feedback. Community forums, social media, and direct submissions on our website all contribute to our list.

Evaluation Criteria

Our team evaluates businesses on five key metrics to ensure a fair and comprehensive review:

  1. Reputation: A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.
  2. Credibility: Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.
  3. Experience: Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.
  4. Engagement: Actively engaged with their customers and their community.
  5. Professionalism: Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

The Review Process

  1. Preliminary Assessment: Our research team initially assesses all identified businesses based on our evaluation criteria.
  2. Verification and Scoring: Businesses that meet our preliminary criteria undergo a more detailed review and scoring process.
  3. Final Selection: Our panel reviews the top-scoring businesses for final selection.

Continuous Monitoring and Reevaluation

Our commitment to showcasing the best of Lynchburg is ongoing. We continuously monitor our selected businesses and conduct an annual review to ensure our recommendations remain up-to-date and relevant.

Get Involved

Lynchburg’s residents play a crucial role in our selection process. Recommend a business, share your experiences, or provide feedback. Your input helps us discover and celebrate the best of our city.