Thursday, September 3, 2009 Launches 2009 “Best of Local” Awards Program and Weekly Prize Drawing announced its second annual Best of Local program - featuring the top businesses as rated by consumers in 15 cities and 20 categories across the U.S., with rankings established based on the quantity and quality of the reviews that have been submitted by visitors to Winners will be selected and announced in December 2009.

In addition, the company launched a Best of Local weekly drawing for a $500 Visa® gift card. Visitors who write a valid review on a local business at will be automatically entered to win.

Best of Local award recipients will receive program related recognition and publicity in addition to an official Best of Local certificate, official Best of Local window decals to display at their business, the official Best of Local icon displayed on their business listing at, their business listed on the official Best of Local winners page and enhanced SEO for their business listing.

The Best of Local program will rank local businesses in 15 cities throughout the U.S. including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Francisco and Washington D.C.

The 2009 Best of Local program will run from September 1, 2009 through November 24, 2009.