The nominations have been parsed, the votes have been tallied, and it’s almost time for the Main Event: In May, AY About You will announce this year’s class of AY‘s Best of 2021.
AY Media Group president and publisher Heather Baker will co-emcee a virtual event with 103.7 the Buzz’s David Bazzel on May 6, commemorating this year’s inductees and announcing the winners. The duo will be joined by special guest Lisa Fischer, and all three have a few surprises up their sleeves for spectators.
“This past year has been so abnormal and especially difficult for local businesses, which makes us even more excited to carry on this ‘AY‘s Best’ tradition,” Baker says. “Our mission as a company is to highlight and celebrate the best parts of Arkansas each and every month, and these awards are our proud annual culmination of that.”
For months, more than 100,000 votes from across the state have been cast to decide this year’s class. AY‘s Best of 2021 will be published in the May issue of the magazine, and the overall winners — announced at the virtual event on May 6 — will be published in the June issue. Like in past years, it will be broken down into a number of categories to represent all that Arkansas has to offer, such as beauty and health, shopping, dining, people and places, and more.
Don’t miss the virtual event, hosted by Bazzel, Baker and Fischer, on May 6 at 6:30 p.m. A link to watch the event will be made available two weeks out, so keep an eye on AY‘s social media platforms and website for more information as we get closer to the big day.