When Long Islanders want the best, they turn to the best — and then they vote for it in the Bethpage Best of Long Island business awards program. For 17 years, you have helped turn this competition into something special. Our program has set the standard of excellence in every corner of Nassau and Suffolk counties — from Atlantic Beach to Aquebogue, Westbury to Montauk, and every point in between. Following a year of nominating, voting, and ballot counting, the winners were officially announced on Feb. 28 to reveal who Long Islanders say are the best businesses, people, and places.
Our 2022 competition proved to be another record-setting year. Over 1.4 million votes were cast! During this difficult period, it was more important than ever to support your local businesses. This program was a great way to help publicize them and we thank you for all your continued support. Remember, these winners couldn’t be called “the best” without the voters. When it’s all over, it was Long Islanders who awarded these honors to the local businesses that call Long Island home.
Our gratitude is as endless as the Atlantic coast or the traffic on the Long Island Expressway. Every year, we become more amazed at the lengths the nominees go to in their quest for Bethpage Best of Long Island glory — colorful banners, amazing social media campaigns, even direct engagement with the public to get their support and their votes.
The Bethpage Best of Long Island competition is more than just a competition for bragging rights. It’s a mutual display of support Long Islanders have for each other. Bethpage Best of Long Island taps into the love each Long Islander feels for their special corner of the world, and channels it into something that brings out the best in every participant.
There are so many ways to connect with the Bethpage Best of Long Island program. You can join us through social media platforms such as Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook by following our feeds and searching #bestofli. Keep following it all year long, and don’t hesitate to send us your ideas, your input, your compliments, and even your complaints. All your feedback helps us continue to make this competition better every single year.
Of course, we would be remiss if we also didn’t pay special homage to our sponsor, the Bethpage Federal Credit Union, a champion of Long Island in its own right. They are as committed as we are to promoting and supporting the very best of everything Long Island has to offer.
As we look back on another successful year, we naturally have much to look forward to next year. The 2023 nominations are now open, through Aug. 31, and there are plenty more opportunities to nominate, vote and win.
Spread the word about Bethpage Best of Long Island. Keep on nominating, keep on voting and keep on winning, Long Island!
With gratitude and good wishes,
The Best of Long Island Team