Tell us who you think is the Best of SML!

For your convenience, we’ve pre-populated the ballot with last year’s top finishers in alphabetical order, along with featured advertisers. If you don’t see your favorite, each category offers a write-in option. The category of Best New Business (opened after Sept. 2013) will require a write-in vote. You may submit one ballot per day so be sure to bookmark this page. We also encourage you to share with friends and colleagues via email and social media!


Are you a business owner at SML?

Make sure your customers know how to vote for you. We have great advertising packages available for this special program. We’ve also developed many promotional materials so you can launch your own campaigns and encourage your customers to vote for you. Contact a Laker Media sales associate for details. 540-721-4675 (ext. 409 or 410) or ads@smithmountainlaker.com

All ballots must be cast by 11:59 on Nov. 9. Award winners will be published here, in the January/February issue of Laker Magazine and in Laker Weekly in February.

Twelve lucky voters will be drawn at random to win one of 12
$100 gift certificates from the area businesses noted below.
All ballots must be cast by 11:59 on Nov. 9.

  • Absolute Collision
  • BlueCrane Medical Acupuncture
  • Capps Home Building Center
  • Haywood’s Jewelers, Westlake
  • Jake’s Place/The Blackwater Cafe
  • JZ Lock & Key
  • Moneta Farm & Home Center
  • Phone Axiom
  • Ramulose Ridge Vineyards
  • Smith Mountain Lake Water Taxi
  • The Little Gallery
  • Virginia Dare Cruises & Marina