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Best of the Heights 2024

Show your appreciation for our locally owned, independent businesses by voting for your favorites in the annual FutureHeights Best of the Heights Awards contest!

Since 2005, Best of the Heights is an annual public opinion survey focused on honoring businesses in a variety of categories and their contributions to the vitality of Cleveland Heights and University Heights.

All nominees must be local, independent merchants.

Nominations will be accepted from April 1 through May 17. Finalists will be announced June 1, with voting open from June 1 through July 17. Winners will be announced in the August issue of the Heights Observer.

Access Your Best of the Heights Nomination Form Here: Nominate Your Favorites Now!

New in 2024: Raffle to Benefit Business Outreach

During the months of nominating and voting, FutureHeights will be running a reverse raffle to raise funds for our Local Business Outreach program. In addition to sponsoring the Best of the Heights Awards annually, FutureHeights sponsors the Heights Music Hop, and of course, publishes the Heights Observer. We also offer support and collaborate with small businesses all year long. We know that supporting local business owners and promoting shopping locally means that your money is staying within the community, rather than being sent off to a corporate headquarters. Local businesses often employ your neighbors, contribute to local taxes, and reinvest in their own operations – creating a cycle that benefits everyone.

Reverse Raffle tickets are now available for purchase HERE.

Tickets are $50 each with a grand prize of $2500. Raffle tickets will be pulled daily during the month of August. A pulled ticket eliminates the ticketholder. Pulled tickets will be posted on this page. Ticket pulled early, but you want another chance?  You may purchase additional tickets up to one hour before the final drawing (Date and time TBA).

You can support local business by supporting the work of FutureHeights. Make a donation to the program HERE.

Below are a few of our past Best of Heights winners. To view the complete list of 2023 winners, visit the Heights Observer archives for the May 2023 issue, HERE.